BlackArch Linux is an Arch Linux-based distribution for penetration testers and security researchers. The repository contains 1410 tools. You can install tools individually or in groups. BlackArch Linux is compatible with existing Arch installs. For more information, see the installation instructions. Also, news are published on our blog site.

Please note that BlackArch is a relatively new project. To report bugs and request new tools, please visit the issue tracker on Github, stop by IRC, or email us.

The BlackArch Live ISO contains multiple window managers. Below you will find screenshots of a few of them.

BlackArch Linux is backed by a team of volunteers. Some of them have chosen to appear in the following list.

  • Name Nickname E-Mail GPG Key Role
    Evan Teitelman paraxor teitelmanevan[at] 0xEA87E4E3 Founder, Developer
    Levon Kayan noptrix noptrix[at] 0x7A747D10 Developer
    Javier nrz nrz[at] 0x7C03DD86 Developer
    Ellis Kenyo elken elken.tdos[at] 0x0F4093D1 Developer
    Louis Dion-Marcil ldionmarcil louis.dionmarcil[at] 0x0E61E739 Developer
    Jeremy Marlow i3_Arch jamarlow410[at] 0xC8173B68 Contributor
    Pierre B. Pi3rrot pierre[at] 0x0B694394 Contributor
    Halit Alptekin rapt0r me[at] 0x17F838F9 Contributor
    Ano Nymous sudokode sudokode[at] 0xBADC0DE Contributor
    Guy Marquez eserror guy.marquez[at] 0x1DDA1182 Contributor
    Felipe Montes GudwaL felipe[at] 0x9548C879 Contributor
    Abelardo Ricart abby aricart[at] 0xF126259B Contributor
    Alexander Rothenberg EisWiesel unreal436[at] 0xBADC0DE Contributor