Distribution Release: Kali Linux 2020.1
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Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution with a collection of security and forensics tools. The project has started off the 2020 year with a new release and a series of significant changes. The new version, 2020.1, of Kali Linux merges the various desktop editions into single download options and does away with running as the root user by default. “Throughout the history of Kali (and its predecessors BackTrack, WHAX, and Whoppix), the default credentials have been root/toor. This is no more. We are no longer using the superuser account, root, as default in Kali 2020.1. The default user account is now a standard, unprivileged, user. For more of the reasons behind this switch, please see our previous blog post. As you can imagine, this is a very large change, with years of history behind it. As a result, if you notice any issues with this, please do let us know on the bug tracker. So with this, should you use Kali as your daily driver, as the primary OS? It’s up to you. There wasn’t anything really stopping you before, we just don’t encourage it. We still don’t. But its a helping hand for the people who are familiar with Kali enough.” Download (SHA256) (pkglist kali-linux-2020.1-live-amd64.iso (2,811MB, torrent), kali-linux-2020.1-installer-amd64.iso (2,016MB, torrent).
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