Kali Linux is a Linux distribution that comes bundled with penetration testing and forensics tools for security experts. Its core is based on Debian Linux.
Kali runs on a variety of devices including 32-bit and 64-bit Intel and AMD computers, the Raspberry Pi, the Texas Instruments BeagleBoard, and ARM-based Chromebooks.
Kali Linux is free, and can be downloaded at kali.org/downloads.
Over 300 network and security tools come pre-installed on Kali Linux, including:
A complete list of Kali’s installed tools can be found at tools.kali.org/tools-listing.
Also see: Forensics, Linux, Penetration, Security terms