Kali Linux is a Debian-derived Linux
distribution designed for digital forensics and
penetration testing. It is maintained and
funded by Offensive Security Ltd. Mati
Aharoni, Devon Kearns and Raphaël Hertzog
are the core developers.
Kali Linux was released on the 13th March,
2013 as a complete, top-to-bottom rebuild of
Backtrack Linux, adhering completely to
Debian development standards.
More than 600 penetration testing tools
Free and always will be
Open source Git tree
Wide-ranging wireless device support
Developed in a secure environment
GPG signed packages and repositories
Kali Linux is specifically tailored to the needs
of penetration testing professionals, and
therefore all documentation on this site
assumes prior knowledge of, and familiarity
with, the Linux operating system in general.