Kali Linux website hacked by The GreaT Team

When it comes to Security, No ONE is 100% Secure.  Even the world most popular Security-related Linux provider Kali is no exception to this fact.

Earlier Today, a Libyan Hackers group "The GreaT Team(TGT)" have breached the mailing list subdomain of Kali website(lists.kali.org).

The hacker managed to change the descriptions of two lists which was being shown in the front page of the subdomain. One of the description is "Hacked By The GreaT TeAm -TGT ", other one is "Libyan Hackers".

After became aware of the breach, Kali Team immediately take down the entire sub-domain to offline.  The team said it is an inactive sub-domain.

"Looks like our inactive, 3rd party, 0 volume mailing list was hacked. DNS entry removed - back to sleep, problem solved." Kali Team's response to the breach.

It is worth to note that Kali Team has already have a bug bounty program- Researchers who report security bugs in their website will get reward.  But, Security researcher Rafay Baloch who discovered few security bugs in kali website highlighted the fact the "Bug Bounty" didn't help much.

The mirror of the defacement is here: http://www.zone-h.org/mirror/id/22278878

Kali pentesting Linux 1.0.6 is here with Self Destruction feature

Offensive security Team, the creator of the famous Penetration testing Distro "Backtrack", has released updated version of Kali Linux.  The team has added an interesting feature to the update.

A self destruction feature has been introduced to the latest version 1.0.6.  The Kali Linux already provides disk encryption to protect the data from being accessed by thief, if it is stolen.

However, the team came with up a new idea to provide more security to the data stored in the distro, a "nuke" option.  By just entering a nuke password, you can make the data on the drive inaccessible.

Before implementing the feature, the team asked the users to vote in a poll whether to add this feature or not.  95% people(3700+) including me voted to add this feature, only 4%(140+) voted against it.

So, finally they have implemented the "nuke" option in the latest version of Kali.  How many of you think this is useful feature for you?!

Besides the nuke feature, there are 'Kali ARM Build script', 'Kali AMAZON AMI and Google Compute image generation scripts' and have added a number of tools and upgraded the existing tools.