Raspberry Pi 4 gets its own version of Kali Linux
Offensive Security has officially released Kali Linux for Raspberry Pi 4, the most powerful version of the mini-computer that was launched on June 24th.
For those unaware, Kali Linux is one of the best Linux distros for hackers, pen-tester, and security researchers due to the fact that most of the hacking tools that are available online are built-in this Linux Distro.
According to Offensive Security, the latest build of Kali Linux takes advantage of everything the Pi 4 has to offer. Kali Linux for Raspberry Pi 4 will benefit from Kali Linux support complete with on-board Wi-Fi monitor mode and frame injection support.
In case anyone missed it, Kali on the Raspberry Pi 4 dropped today: https://t.co/vMtyDv37xu
— Kali Linux (@kalilinux) July 5, 2019
As far as specifications of Raspberry Pi 4 is concerned, it comes with a more powerful CPU along with a 1.5GHz quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 CPU (~3× performance). It is available in 1GB, 2GB, or 4 GB of LPDDR4 SDRAM and supports two monitors at resolutions up to 4K.
It comes with VideoCore VI graphics, supporting OpenGL ES 3.x and also includes 4Kp60 hardware decode of HEVC video.
Further, Raspberry Pi 4 includes a USB-C power supply for charging and also has two USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports. On the connectivity front, it supports dual-band 802.11ac wireless networking and Bluetooth 5.0. It is also completely compatible with previous Raspberry Pi products.
Currently, Kali Linux for Raspberry Pi 4 is only available in a 32-bit variant, but a 64-bit version is expected to be available sometime “in the near future” says Offensive Security.
You can download Kali Linux for the Raspberry Pi 4 on the Kali ARM download page. The installation process of Kali Linux ARM architecture on Pi4 is similar to that of Pi2. Those who do not know how to set it up, can follow the instructions here to get started.