Linux News Today: Kali Linux NetHunter 3.0 Android Mobile Penetration Testing Platform Out Now
After being in development for over a year, the Kali Linux NetHunter 3.0 Android application has been released earlier today, January 6, 2016, by Offensive Security, the company behind Kali Linux, the successor of BackTrack.
Prominent features of Kali NetHunter 3.0 include a completely rewritten user interface, which has been made more application-centric, support for new attacks, including complex ones, support for managing your Kali chroot independently, including the ability to delete and rebuild the chroot, along with support for selecting individual metapackages in the respective chroot.
“NetHunter has been actively developed for over a year now, and has undergone nothing short of a complete transformation since its last release. We’ve taken our time with v3.0, and the results are a complete overhaul of the NetHunter Android application, with a more polished interface and a fully functioning feature set,” reads today’s announcement.
Supports Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android 5.0 Lollipop
Kali NetHunter 3.0 brings support for the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow mobile operating system from Google, along with support for the Android 5.0 Lollipop series. The OnePlus One phone is the officially supported device by Offensive Security. Moreover, the application features new build scripts based on the Python dynamic programming language, and can be easily ported to new devices.
The official NetHunter documentation saw great improvements as well in this new release, and includes new topics like downloading, building and installing NetHunter, along with overviews of the application’s features and the available attacks. Last but not least, there’s now a NetHunter installer that successfully runs on GNU/Linux and Mac OS X operating systems, supporting Nexus and OnePlus One devices.
Kali NetHunter 3.0 is now available for download from the official website of the project, where you’ll find all the information you need to get started. Below, we’ve attached a gallery with screenshots of the new NetHunter 3.0 application, courtesy of Offensive Security, which stated the the app has matured and it is a viable Android mobile penetration testing platform.