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Kali Linux’s First Release in 2021 Ships with Xfce 4.16, New Hacking Tools

Meet Kali Linux 2021.1, a major release that comes three months after the Kali Linux 2020.04 update with numerous improvements, new hacking tools, and all the latest software and security updates.

The biggest change is the upgrade to the latest Xfce 4.16 desktop environment, which is used by default in the Kali Linux images. This change alone is so huge that you’ll want to download the Kali Linux 2021.1 release right now and install it on your personal computer.

The second biggest change in Kali Linux’s first 2021 release is the inclusion of new tools for ethical hacking and penetration testing, such as Airgeddon for auditing wireless networks, AltDNS for generating and resolving permutations, alterations and mutations of subdomains, as well as the Arjun HTTP parameter discovery suite.