OnWorks Kali Linux online (formerly known as BackTrack) is a Debian-based distribution with a collection of security and forensics tools. It features timely security updates, support for the ARM architecture, a choice of four popular desktop environments, and seamless upgrades to newer versions.
As you can see in this OnWorks Kali Linux online is a Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing. Kali contains several hundred tools which are geared towards various information security tasks, such as Penetration Testing, Security research, Computer Forensics and Reverse Engineering. Kali Linux was released on the 13th March 2013 as initial version, and latest version 2018.2 was released on April 30, 2018; 41 days ago. Kali Linux is developed, funded and maintained by Offensive Security, a leading information security training company. It was developed by Mati Aharoni and Devon Kearns of Offensive Security through the rewrite of BackTrack, their previous information security testing Linux distribution based on Knoppix. The third core developer Raphaël Hertzog joined them as a Debian expert.
When you start to use Kali Linux, you will realize that there are a wide variety of things that you can do with it.
Full customisation of Kali ISOs with live-build allowing you to create your own Kali Linux images – Kali Linux is heavily integrated with live-build, allowing endless flexibility in customising and tailoring every aspect of your Kali Linux ISO images. Want a non-root user, KDE version of Kali with only the top 10 tools installed? We have a Kali Linux live build recipe for that!
The Kali Linux ISO of doom – a great example of the flexibility of live-build, and the types and complexity of customisations possible. Build a self installing, reverse VPN auto-connecting, network bridging Kali image – for the perfect hardware backdoor.
Kali Linux Live USB persistence with LUKS encryption – Kali has extensive support for USB live installs, allowing for features such as file persistence or full (USB) disk encryption.
Kali Linux Live USB with multiple persistence stores – What’s more, Kali Linux supports multiple persistence USB stores on a single USB drive. You can create a live Kali USB bootable drive which supports encryption and multiple store profiles.
Kali Linux LUKS Full Disk Encryption (FDE) – Having the ability to perform a full disk encryption of your sensitive penetration testing computer drive is an essential feature needed in our industry. Just the thought of unencrypted client data getting lost or mishandled is horrific.
Nuking your Kali Linux hard disk with the Kali LUKS nuke option – While being able to encrypt your drives is important, we believe it’s also important to be able to quickly control the destruction of data on these drives. Our Kali LUKS nuke feature is unique to our distribution.
Mastering Kali Linux tool sets with Kali Metapackages – Kali contains a bunch of metapackage collections which aggregate different toolsets. This makes it easy to get custom, minimized environments set up. For example, if all you need are some wireless tools for an upcoming assessment, you can apt-get install kali-linux-wireless.
Kali Linux in the cloud – Kali Amazon EC2 images available – Need to spin up a Kali box quickly? Perhaps you need some serious bandwidth or disk space for your upcoming tasks. You can easily set up a cloud version of Kali Linux in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud.
Kali Linux accessibility features for visually impaired users – Kali is one of the very few Linux distributions which have a working accessibility system for blind or visually impaired users through both voice feedback and braille hardware support.
Automating Kali Linux deployment via Unattended PXE installations – You can automate and customize your Kali Linux installations over the network. You are one PXE boot away from a fresh, custom Kali installation, or 10,000 of them.
Kali Linux on a Raspberry Pi and a bunch of other interesting ARM devices – Kali supports over a dozen different ARM devices and common hardware such as Raspberry Pi, Odroid, Beaglebone, and more. We’re very active in the ARM arena and constantly add new interesting hardware to our repertoire.
Kali Linux forensics mode – The bootable “Forensics” mode available in Kali makes it perfect for forensics work, as the forensics Kali live image option does not mount any drives (including swap) with this option. The wealth of forensics tools on Kali (metapackage – kali-forensics-tools) makes Kali a good choice for any forensics work you need.
Kali Linux NetHunter ROM overlay for Nexus Android devices – Kali is so versatile that creating the “Kali NetHunter” Android was a natural extension to our distribution. NetHunter is a custom Android ROM overlay for ASOP which brings together all the toolset of Kali Linux (and more!) to your Nexus or OnePlus phones.