Developers mull adding data nuke to Kali Linux

The developers behind penetration testing and security auditing suite Kali Linux are considering creating a “nuke” password that would allow information security professionals to render data unreadable if needed.

Kali Linux is an open-source operating system based on the popular BackTrack Linux suite, but backed and funded by Offensive Security. It can be set up to use full-disk encryption using a combination of Logical Volume Management (LVM) and Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS).