BlackArch Linux is an Arch Linux-based penetration testing distribution for penetration testers and security researchers. The repository contains 2607 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 i3
BlackArch Linux with awesome wm
BlackArch Linux with spectrwm
BlackArch Linux with lxdm
BlackArch Linux Grub

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
    Levon Kayan noptrix noptrix@blackarch.org 0x7A747D10 Leader, Developer
    Pedro Freitas psf psf@blackarch.org 0x6B644488 Developer
    Pierre B. Pi3rrot pi3rrot@blackarch.org 0x0B694394 Developer, Torrent Master
    Alia Morozova anunna anunna@blackarch.org 0x9DB34F2F Developer, Queen
    Sachin S. Kamath pwnfoo pwnfoo@blackarch.org 0x0171823A Developer
    Christopher Downs dualfade dualfade@blackarch.org 0xB8E1C494 Maintainer
    Hannes Eichblatt heichblatt heichblatt@blackarch.org 0x31B0AF0E Developer
    Stefan Venz ikstream ikstream@blackarch.org 0x8CAA1975 Developer
    Sepehrdad Sh sepehrdad sepehrdad@blackarch.org 0x76903A84 Developer
    Eduard Toloza Edu4rdSHL edu4rdshl@blackarch.org 0x09F553E5 Developer
    Richard Baumann ohaz ohaz@blackarch.org 0x9684D220 Developer
    Leon L. Tazmain tazmain@blackarch.org 0xBA75AF84 Developer
    Aan W. petruknisme petruknisme@blackarch.org 0x7731F2B1 Developer
    OSO SPEED OSO oso@blackarch.org 0x005E6A4C Developer
    Jeremy Marlow i3_Arch i3_arch@blackarch.org 0xC8173B68 Developer
    Alexandre Zanni noraj noraj@blackarch.org 0x5BFB05CA Developer
    Semtex s7x s7x@blackarch.org 0x461E386F Contributor
    Erik deep_m4gic deep_m4gic@blackarch.org 0x772F36C5 Designer
    Alexander Rothenberg EisWiesel eiswiesel@blackarch.org 0xBADC0DE WebDesigner
    Dimitri Mader anyon3 anyon3@blackarch.org 0x8B8E3622 WebDeveloper

BlackArch Linux is backed by a team of volunteers. Below are the names of those who helped the project.

Former Developers & Contributors
  • Name Nickname E-Mail GPG Key Role
    Evan Teitelman paraxor teitelmanevan@gmail.com 0xEA87E4E3 Founder, Developer
    Javier nrz nrz@nullsecurity.net 0x7C03DD86 Developer
    Ellis Kenyo elken elken.tdos@gmail.com 0x0F4093D1 Developer
    Louis Dion-Marcil ldionmarcil louis.dionmarcil@gmail.com 0x0E61E739 Developer
    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
    Filipe Lains FFY00 ffy00@blackarch.org 0xB0EB4BF2 Contributor
    Harry P. luserx0 luserx0@blackarch.org 0x90883003 Developer