Hackers’ Operating System Kali Linux Released for Raspberry Pi 4

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We’ve got some really exciting news for you…

Offensive Security has released an official version of Kali Linux for Raspberry Pi 4—the most powerful version of the compact computer board yet that was released just two weeks ago with the full 4GB of RAM at low cost and easy accessibility.

Based on Debian, Kali Linux has always been the number one operating system for ethical hackers and penetration testers, and Raspberry Pi always has a gold standard for inexpensive single-board computing, designed to let people experiment with building software and hardware.

Due to the popularity of Kali Linux on previous versions of Raspberry Pi, Offensive Security says that the developers want to get Kali supported on the latest version of the Pi right away.

Now with the release of Raspberry Pi 4, Offensive Security is really excited to launch a new build of Kali Linux that takes advantage of everything the Raspberry Pi 4 has to offer including:

  • A more powerful CPU
  • Options for 1, 2, or 4GB of RAM
  • USB-C power supply
  • USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports
  • Full-throughput Gigabit ethernet
  • 2 micro HDMI ports

Offensive Security also notes that the penetration testing distro for the Raspberry Pi 4 also supports an onboard Wi-Fi monitor mode and frame injection support.


Currently, Kali Linux for Raspberry Pi 4 is only available in a 32-bit variant, though the developers at Offensive Security promised to release a 64-bit version in the near future.