This is day for great joy! Offensive Security announced that they are releasing Kali 2017.1, an update that has a lot of good stuff included. You can read the entire announcement here.
But it is an extra joyous day for me. Because with the release of the new Kali-version, an issue I have had has been resolved. The support for the RTL8812AU wireless chipset that comes with ALFA antennas. I have one of these, and struggled a lot installing the drivers. They kept messing up and every time I hit a problem – I had to dig deep down into the inner workings of Linux in order to solve them. Even the most experienced Linux experts gave up trying to solve my issue. For a long time I could only use the ALFA antenna in Kali Linux by using a brigde into a virtual machine on Windows. But this had also some issues and were not an optimal solution.
And not only are the compatibility solved by this new release, there are also some added features available:
This chipset supports 802.11 AC, making this one of the first drivers to bring injection-related wireless attacks to this standard, and with companies such as ALFA making the AWUS036ACH wireless cards, we expect this card to be an arsenal favourite.
In regards to the Studio project, the update comes a bit late for me to redo the wireless tool tests using the ALFA antenna. Also, some of the attacks I have in mind when the possibilities now increase, would require a closed testing environment and several preparations in order for it to meet legal requirements.