Some few days ago, Offensive security rolled out an update to the Kali Linux images with some amazing features and updates. This was dubbed Kali Linux 2017.1, with its centre of interest on wireless injection attacks to 802.11ac and Nvidia CUDA GPU.
From Kali official website, it was stated;
an updated kernel that provides more and better hardware support, as well as a slew of updated tools – but this release has a few more surprises up its sleeve.
Some Features of Kali Linux 2017.1
Support for RTL8812AU Wireless Card Injection
This new Kali Linux edition comes with a full support for wireless injection attacks to 802.11a. This driver can be installed by initiating this command;
apt-get update apt install realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms
Streamlined Support for CUDA GPU Cracking
There has also been an improvement in the packages, which makes it easier for users to have a good experience on streamlined GPU cracking process. With tools like Hashcat and Pyrit, you can take full advantage of NVIDIA GPUs within Kali.
Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure Availability (GPU Support)
OpenVAS 9 Packaged in Kali Repositories
To get all these features, it’s not necessary to actually download a fresh iso copy of Kali Linux 2017 edition. You can Simply run the command via root privileges, update and reboot your system.
apt update apt dist-upgrade reboot