Kali Linux 2017.1 Released with GPU Support


Kali Linux got an update termed Kali Linux 2017.1 Released, which brings with it a bunch of exciting updates and features. Kali Linux is the favorite operating system of ethical hackers.

Kali Linux 2017.1 new features

  • Support for RTL8812AU Wireless Card Injection

    This release brings wireless injection support to 802.11ac standard. This has happened due to the implementation of drivers for RTL8812AU chipsets and request asking for the inclusion of drivers for RTL8812AU wireless chipsets.


    For installing the driver, you simply need to run the following command:

    apt-get update
    apt install realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms
  • Streamlined Support for CUDA GPU Cracking

    Users can now experience a streamlined GPU
    cracking process. Together with supported
    hardware, tools such as Hashcat and Pyrit can
    take full advantage of NVIDIA GPUs within Kali.


  • Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure Availability (GPU Support)

    Azure and AWS images of Kali Linux have been created reportedly because Microsoft’s Azure NC-Series and Amazon’s AWS P2-Series appear to offer pass-through GPU support,owing to the cloud based instances’s usage trends for password cracking operations.

  • OpenVAS 9 Packaged in Kali Repositories

    One of the most lacking tool categories in Kali (as well as the open-source arena at large) is a fully-fledged vulnerability scanner. OpenVAS can easily be downloaded and installed using the following commands:
    apt-get update
    apt install openvas


Kali ISO Downloads, Virtual Machines and ARM Images

The Kali Rolling 2017.1 release can be downloaded via official Kali Download page. If you missed it, our repositories have recently been updated to support HTTPS, as well as an HTTPS apt transport. This release also updated Kali Virtual Images and Kali ARM Images downloads. As usual, if you’ve got Kali already installed, all you need to do to be fully updated is:

apt update
apt dist-upgrade

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