Kali Linux 1.0.5 Is the Perfect Distro for NFC Hackers

This maintenance release includes fixes, upgrades, and improvements

By Marius Nestor on September 9th, 2013 08:12 GMT

Offensive Security, the developer behind the Backtrack and Kali Linux operating systems, has announced a few days ago that a new maintenance release of the Kali Linux distribution for forensic and penetration testing tasks is available for download.

Kali Linux 1.0.5 includes various news tools, updated applications, as well as numerous fixes in order to make Kali Linux a more stable and reliable Linux operating system. The GNU Radio application has been forked from Debian's software repositories, and upgraded to version 3.6.5.1.

Numerous SDR (Software Defined Radio) tools and drivers have been added to this release, including kalibrate-rtl, gr-air-modes, RTLSDR Scanner, gr-scan, rtl-sdr, Gqrx, GR Extras, gr-baz, gr-osmosdr, gr-iqbal, gr-fcdproplus, as well as support for UHD, HackRF, RTL2832U, and Funcube Dongle Pro+.

"This release of Kali Linux isn’t only about SDR, though. For our users who love hacking NFC, we have also beefed up our suite of tools for manipulating MIFARE cards with updates to libnfc, mfoc, and mfcuk along with the addition of mfterm," was stated in the official release announcement.

Kali Linux 1.0.5 is distributed as DVD ISO images featuring the GNOME desktop environment and supporting the x86, AMD64 and ARM architectures.

Download Kali Linux 1.0.5 right now from Softpedia.
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