BlackArch Linux is an Arch Linux-based penetration testing distribution for penetration testers and security researchers. The repository contains 1936 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 IRC, or email us.

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

BlackArch Linux with fluxbox
BlackArch Linux with openbox
BlackArch Linux with awesome wm
BlackArch Linux with spectrwm
BlackArch Linux with lxdm
BlackArch Linux wallpaper

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@gmail.com 0xEA87E4E3 Founder, Developer
    Levon Kayan noptrix noptrix@nullsecurity.net 0x7A747D10 Developer
    Javier nrz nrz@nullsecurity.net 0x7C03DD86 Developer
    Hannes Eichblatt heichblatt blackarch@hanneseichblatt.de 0x31B0AF0E Developer
    Ellis Kenyo elken elken.tdos@gmail.com 0x0F4093D1 Developer
    Louis Dion-Marcil ldionmarcil louis.dionmarcil@gmail.com 0x0E61E739 Developer
    Pedro Freitas psf pedrosffreitas@protonmail.com 0x6B644488 Developer
    Dimitri Mader anyon3 dimitri@linux.com 0x8B8E3622 WebDeveloper
    Jeremy Marlow i3_Arch jamarlow410@gmail.com 0xC8173B68 Contributor
    Pierre B. Pi3rrot pierre@pi3rrot.net 0x0B694394 Contributor
    Halit Alptekin rapt0r me@halitalptekin.com 0x17F838F9 Contributor
    Ano Nymous sudokode sudokode@gmail.com 0xBADC0DE Contributor
    Guy Marquez eserror guy.marquez@yandex.com 0x1DDA1182 Contributor
    Felipe Montes GudwaL felipe@smartdefence.cl 0x9548C879 Contributor
    Abelardo Ricart abby aricart@gmail.com 0xF126259B Contributor
    Alexander Rothenberg EisWiesel unreal436@gmail.com 0xBADC0DE Contributor