Kali Linux is a popular open-source Linux distribution that is widely used by security professionals and researchers for penetration testing, forensic analysis, and other tasks related to cybersecurity. The latest version of Kali Linux, 2022.4, was released in November 2022 and includes a number of new features and improvements.
One of the key highlights of Kali Linux 2022.4 is the inclusion of the new ZSH shell, which replaces the default Bash shell that was used in previous versions. ZSH, or Z Shell, is a highly customizable shell that offers a number of powerful features, such as command completion, globbing, and command history. This makes it easier and more efficient to use the command line in Kali Linux, which is an important tool for many security tasks.
Another notable feature of Kali Linux 2022.4 is the inclusion of new tools and updates to existing tools. For example, the Metasploit framework, which is a popular tool for conducting penetration tests, has been updated to version 6.0. This update includes a number of new exploits, payloads, and other features, as well as improved performance and stability. In addition, the Nmap network scanning tool has been updated to version 7.91, which includes new scripts and improvements to the NSE (Nmap Scripting Engine).
Kali Linux 2022.4 also includes a number of other improvements and enhancements. For example, the distribution now includes updated versions of the Linux kernel (5.10) and the GNOME desktop environment (3.38), which offer improved performance and security. In addition, the distribution now includes a new tool called “kali-undercover” that allows users to switch the desktop environment to a more generic and inconspicuous appearance, which can be useful for avoiding detection while conducting certain types of security tests.
Overall, Kali Linux 2022.4 is a significant update that offers a number of new features and improvements that will be of interest to security professionals and researchers. Whether you are new to Kali Linux or are an experienced user, this latest version of the distribution is definitely worth checking out.