BlackArch Linux is an Arch Linux-based penetration testing distribution for penetration testers and security researchers. The repository contains 2875 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 is published on our blog.

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 Matrix, or email us.

The BlackArch Full ISO contains multiple window managers. The BlackArch Slim ISO features the XFCE Desktop Environment. Below you will find screenshots of a few of them.

BlackArch Linux with fluxbox
BlackArch Linux with i3
BlackArch Linux with awesome wm
BlackArch Linux with spectrwm
BlackArch Linux with lxdm
BlackArch Linux Grub
BlackArch Linux Slim right click menu
BlackArch Linux Slim menu
BlackArch Linux Slim terminal

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