You can download the new version of the famous distribution aimed at computer security from the official website of the project, in addition to accessing documentation and information on the latest releases in which the development community of this distro works. I'm talking about Kali Linux, which has now already been made available to us Kali Linux 2017.3 Release with a multitude of updates to its packages and interesting improvements that we will now comment on, all aimed at pentesting and security audits as I have said.
Offensive Security announced this new release and the availability of the new ISO that contains this version of Kali Linux, for those who do not know it, a GNU / Linux distribution based on Debian specially designed for hacking and pentesting with a multitude of packages with tools for these purposes. The 2017.3 arrives two months after the previous launch, two months dedicated in depth to its development to achieve a better product for all the users who use it. Among the novelties that we can find is the new kernel that includes this Debian makeup, since it has been updated to Linux 4.13.10 with all the bug fixes, new drivers and updates that this implies for the kernel. With this update we will have better support for the latest hardware and all the latest installed security patches that have been discovered up to that date as well as those from the Debian Testing repositories. Now we also have support for SMB 3.0 with this new kernel, the limit number of directories for EXT4 has been raised from 10 million to 2.000 billion, and TLS support is enabled.
Also the packages of the different tools or programs included have also been updated, such as The Social Engineering Toolkit, Reaver, Burp Suite, PixieWPS, Cuckoo, Maltego CaseFile, etc. And the list has grown, since four new tools have been included, such as InSpy to carry out enumerations on LinkedIn, allowing to locate people by company, job title, email address, etc., in addition to the other tools that complete the news like CherryTree, Sublist3r, and OSRFRamework.