Published on May 28th, 2014 📆 | 5455 Views ⚑0
Kali Linux 1.0.7 Offers Persistent Encrypted Partition on USB Stick
Kali Linux is an open source Debian-based distribution for penetration testing and forensics that is maintained and funded by Offensive Security, a provider of world-class information security training and penetration testing services.
In the beginning of this year, Offensive Security released Kali Linux 1.0.6 with Kernel version 3.12, and also added the Self Destruct feature that allows Kali users to encrypt the full hard disk to make the data inaccessible in an emergency case by entering a secret password at boot time.
This latest Kali Linux 1.0.7 version added some more features to the last version, along with many new penetration testing and hacking tools. The new release includes the most stable and latest kernel i.e. Linux kernel 3.14 with bug fixes, performance improvement and hardware support.
The most attractive feature added to the latest Kali Linux release is ‘Live USB persistence encryption’, which allows you to create a bootable Kali Linux with persistent encrypted partition on USB drive, that gives you an option to securely save your changes on the USB drive even after the reboots.
Kali Linux now offers two persistent options in the boot menu, as shown. One is an encrypted USB persistence partition and other one is unencrypted persistence partition.
This was one of the most awaiting feature that now allows penetration testers and hackers to keep their data, customized scripts and favorite 3rd party hacking tools organized in the Live Kali Linux on bootable USB Sticks.
If you are already have Kali Installed onto your system, then there is no need to download and reinstall the latest updated version from scratch. Instead, you can use following commands to upgrade to Kali 1.0.7 easily:
# If you've just updated your kernel, then:
The new release also includes ARM image scripts, and team has promised to provide some additional virtual machine images and custom ARM images in the near future.