Just a few months after the Kali 2017.3 release, Kali releases the new Kali 2018!
No immediately apparent cosmetic changes from the 2017 version, but some changes under the hood – A new Kernel (4.14.12) and several package updates:
The new Kernel brings two important features:
- AMD Secure Memory Encryption Support
- Increased Memory Limits (for those who didn’t think 64 TB was enough)
Upgrade old version:
apt update && apt full-upgrade
But if it has been a long time, either download the new version or update the repository key (it expired) before updating:
wget -q -O – https://archive.kali.org/archive-key.asc | apt-key add
On a new Kali 2018 download, there are already quite a few updates available, so don’t forget to update. My virtual machine host anti-virus blocked one of the updates, I don’t recall ever having that happen before.
For more information and all download links check out the official release article: