BlackArch Linux v2018.06.01 - Penetration Testing Distribution

BlackArch Linux is an Arch Linux-based distribution for penetration testers and security researchers. The repository contains 1981 tools. You can install tools individually or in groups. BlackArch Linux is compatible with existing Arch installs.

  • added more than 60 new tools
  • added config files for i3-wm (BlackArch compatible))
  • network stack tunings (sysctl + tuning.sh)
  • added system/pacman clean-up script (consistency++)
  • switched to terminus font (console, LXDM, WMs, x-terminals, ...)
  • replaced second browser midori with chromium
  • really, a lot of clean-ups and many tweaks!
  • renamed ISO filename
  • fixed awesome-wm quit/exit issue
  • fixed system group and user failures
  • fixed kernel module load failures
  • update blackarch installer to version 0.7 (bugfix + many improvements)
  • included linux kernel 4.16.12
  • updated all blackarch tools and packages including config files
  • updated all system packages
  • updated all window manager menus (awesome, fluxbox, openbox)
  • re-add multilib

Download and Installation

BlackArch Linux only takes a moment to setup.
There are three ways to go:
  1. Install on an existing Arch machine.
  2. Use the live ISO.
  3. The live ISO comes with an installer (blackarch-install). You can use the installer to install BlackArch to your hard disk.

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