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Kali Linux 2020.4 Released: New features for Hackers

Offensive Security has officially announced the new Kali Linux 2020.4. This the fourth and final release of Kali Linux after 2020.1, 2020.2, 2020.3. The new Kali Linux 2020.4 is packed with some amazing and new features for hackers. 

What’s New in Kali Linux 2020.4 ?

1. ZSH new default shell


As planned earlier the ZSH has replaced BASH as the new default command-line shell for the desktop and the cloud users. Also, if you are switching to the new Kali Linux 2020.4 you need to switch each user to ZSH by simply typing the command.

[email protected]:~$ [ -e ~/.zshrc ] && cp -i .zshrc{,.bak}
[email protected]:~$
[email protected]:~$ cp -i /etc/skel/.zshrc ~/
[email protected]:~$
[email protected]:~$ chsh -s /bin/zsh
[email protected]:~$
[email protected]:~$ zsh

2. Bash Shell Theme Makeover


The Kali Linux has also tweaked the appearance of the Bash prompt, which now looks similar to the ZSH prompt in terms of design.

3. AWS EC2 Cloud Image

In the new version, Kali Linx has created a new metapackage, kali-linux-headless for AWS Cloud Image. It has also included all default set of command-line tools.

4. Win-KeX 2.5


Win-KeX 2.5 will allow users of “Windows on ARM” devices to use Win-KeX and aims to improve Windows plus Kali Desktop Experience. 

Win-KeX with the new “Enhanced Session Mode (–esm)” will work like Windows but it uses Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). 

5. Integration of CrackMapExec Tool

If you have used CrackMapExec (CME) tool or are using then you will be glad to know that Kali Linux has officially partnered with the author byt3bl33d3r. 

This simply means that Kali Linux users to get access to the newest changes in CME 30 days before the tool is made public to everyone else.

6. New Tools & Updates

Kali Linux 2020.4 has upgraded the kernel to version 5.9, GNOME was updated to 3.38 & KDE to 5.19. And also, the new Kali Linux 2020.4 has also included some new tools mean some new features for Hackers.

Some new tools in Kali Linux 2020.4

  • Apple bleee
  • CertGraph
  • dnscat2
  • FinalRecon
  • goDoH
  • hostapd-mana
  • Metasploit Framework v6
  • Whatmask

How to Download or Upgrade Kali Linux to 2020.4

If you want to download the new Kali Linux 2020.4 here is the link, Download.


If you want to upgrade Kali Linux 2020.4 to 2020.4, here are a few steps to follow.  

Satender Kumar

A tech Blogger always fascinated with the technology and gather as much amount of knowledge from the internet. Loves to share the knowledge with the others.

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