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  • Newest tools added!

    Following newest tools have been added:

    • det - (extensible) Data Exfiltration Toolkit.
    • firmwalker - Script for searching the extracted firmware file system for goodies.
    • onionscan - Scan Onion Services for Security Issues.
    • profuzz - Simple PROFINET fuzzer based on Scapy.
    • cjexploiter - Drag and Drop ClickJacking exploit development assistance tool.
    • blind-sql-bitshifting - A blind SQL injection module that uses bitshfting to calculate characters.

    New ISOs released!

    Today we released new BlackArch Linux ISOs along with the new installer. The new ISOs include over 1400 tools. For more details see the ChangeLog below.

    Here's the ChangeLog:
    • added new (improved) BlackArch Linux installer
    • include linux kernel 4.5.1
    • added new blackarch linux installer
    • fixed an EFI boot issue
    • fixed the well-known i686 boot issue
    • added more than 80 new tools
    • updated all blackarch tools
    • updated all system packages
    • updated menu entries for window managers (awesome, fluxbox, openbox)

    We wish to thank all of BlackArch's users, mirrors, and supporters. Thanks for your help.

    New BlackArch Linux installer released!

    We have released the new (improved) BlackArch Linux installer today. It is built and released in our repository and can be installed via pacman:

    pacman -S blackarch-installer

    The source code and documentation is available on github: blackarch-installer

    New ISOs released!

    Today we released new BlackArch Linux ISOs. The new ISOs include over 1330 tools. For more details see the ChangeLog below.

    Here's the ChangeLog :

    • added more than 30 new tools
    • updated userland files (etc/)
    • added bluetooth packages
    • replaced 2nd browser opera with midori
    • include linux kernel 4.3.3
    • replaced mplayer with mpv
    • package-fix: beef: use ruby 2
    • added few missing security tools from community
    • added package: htop

    We wish to thank all of BlackArch's users, mirrors, and supporters. Thanks for your help.

    New ISOs released!

    Today we released new BlackArch Linux ISOs. The new ISOs include over 1300 tools. For more details see the ChangeLog below.

    Here's the ChangeLog :

    • added more than 100 new tools
    • updated system packages
    • include linux kernel 4.2.5
    • updated all tools
    • updated menu entries for window managers
    • added (correct) multilib support
    • added more fonts
    • added missing group 'vboxsf'

    We wish to thank all of BlackArch's users, mirrors, and supporters. Thanks for your help.

    We did it!

    We went over the BlackArch Linux repository and updated all tools. Soon, we will release the new ISOs and the BlackArch Linux Guide, stay tuned!

    A big "Thank you" to all BlackArch Linux users, supporters and contributors.

    New ISOs released!

    Today we released new BlackArch Linux ISOs. The new ISOs include over 1230 tools for i686 and x86_64 and over 1010 tools. For more details see the ChangeLog below.

    Here's the ChangeLog :

    • added more than 30 new tools
    • updated system packages including linux kernel 4.1.3
    • updated all tools
    • added new color config for vim
    • replace splash.png
    • deleted blackarch-install.txt
    • updated /root/README
    • fixed typos in ISO config files

    We wish to thank all of BlackArch's users, mirrors, and supporters. Thanks for your help.

    New Vietnam mirror added!

    We would like to thank archlinuxvn.org for becoming a mirror.
    They are offering the following access: http

    We did it!

    We went over the BlackArch Linux repository and updated all tools. Soon, we will release the new ISOs and the BlackArch Linux Wiki, stay tuned!

    A big "Thank you" to all BlackArch Linux users, supporters and contributors.

    New Austria mirrors added!

    We would like to thank easyname.at and nessus.at for becoming a mirror.
    They are offering the following access: http | ftp | rsync

    New Switzerland mirrors added!

    We would like to thank easyname.at and nessus.at for becoming a mirror.
    They are offering the following access: http | ftp | rsync

    New China mirrors added!

    We would like to thank ustc.edu.cn for becoming a mirror.
    They are offering the following access: https

    New Denmark mirrors added!

    We would like to thank dotsrc.org for becoming a mirror.
    They are offering the following access: http | ftp

    New Australia mirrors added!

    We would like to thank digitalpacific.com.au for becoming a mirror.
    They are offering the following access: http | rsync

    New ISOs released (Bugfixes)

    Today we released new BlackArch Linux ISOs. The new ISOs include over 1200 tools for i686 and x86_64 and over 1000 tools for armv6h and armv7h. This release includes bugfixes and SHA1 sum checks for our strap.sh script in the installer. For more details see the ChangeLog below.

    Here's the ChangeLog :

    • added README
    • fix pacman.conf settings: replace HoldPkg settings with IgnorePkg
    • updated blackarch-install-scripts (add missing packages, check SHA 1 sum of strap.sh, and more...)
    • updated system packages including linux kernel 3.19.3, and more...
    • updated tools (version bumps)

    We wish to thank all of BlackArch's users, mirrors, and supporters. Thanks for your help.

    New Belgium mirrors added!

    We would like to thank alexiobash.com for becoming a mirror.
    They are offering the following access: http

    New US mirrors added!

    We would like to thank TSpitz Consulting, Inc for becoming a mirror.
    They are offering the following access: http | rsync

    New ISOs and BlackArch Linux installer...

    Today we released new BlackArch Linux ISOs. The new ISOs include over 1200 tools for i686 and x86_64 and over 1000 tools for armv6h and armv7h.

    Here's a short ChangeLog :

    • lot's of bugfixes
    • change splash for boot loader (syslinux / grub)
    • updated pacman.conf settings
    • updated /etc/motd
    • updated /etc/issue
    • updated blackarch-install-scripts (version bump: 0.8)
    • minor tweaks related to ISO builds
    • updated menu entries for fluxbox, awesome and openbox
    • updated all tools
    • added more than 150 new tools

    We wish to thank all of BlackArch's users, mirrors, and supporters. Thanks for your help.

    Tool count breaks 1200 & upcoming ISOs...

    BlackArch Linux now contains more than 1200 tools. We will add the new tools to the next version of the ISO. If you wish to become a beta tester join our IRC channel on Freenode.

    In addition to over 150 new tools and a number of features, the new BlackArch Linux ISOs will include bugfixes for the current installer. They will be released in a couple of days.

    Also, in parallel, we are working on a new installer written in Python which will have a text- and a curses-based installer modes. Once the new installer is finished, we will release new ISOs yet again.

    Stay tuned...

    New Turkey mirror added!

    We would like to thank linux.org.tr for becoming a mirror.
    They are offering the following access: http | ftp | rsync

    Major upgrade of BlackArch Linux repository!

    We walked through the BlackArch Linux repository and upgraded almost every single package.
    In order to get the updated packages, run:

    pacman -Syyu --needed --force blackarch

    Thanks for all supporters and contributors!

    New Ecuador mirror added!

    We would like to thank mirror.uta.edu.ec for becoming a mirror.
    They are offering the following access: http | ftp | rsync

    New Australia mirror added!

    We would like to thank hexnoia.org for becoming a mirror.
    They are offering the following access: http

    New Italy mirror added!

    We would like to thank garr.it for becoming a mirror.
    They are offering the following access: http | rsync

    New Switzerland mirror added!

    We would like to thank tillo.ch for becoming a mirror.
    They are offering the following access: https | http | ftpes | ftp | rsync

    New US mirror added!

    We would like to thank CDN Depot for becoming a mirror.
    They are offering the following access: https | http | rsync

    New US mirror added!

    We would like to thank Packetfire for becoming a mirror.
    They are offering the following access: https | http | rsync

    New US mirror added!

    We would like to thank deadbeef.ninjafor becoming a mirror.
    They are offering the following access: https

    New ISOs!

    Today, we released new BlackArch Linux ISOs including more than 1000 tools and lot's of improvements. Also, armv6h and armv7h repositories are filled with more than 1050 tools.

    A short ChangeLog :

    • tool fix: beef
    • fixed pam issues
    • added services and login.defs file
    • removed kde/openbox and i3-debug menu items from lxdm
    • fixed blackarch keyring issue
    • disabled dhcpcd service
    • upgraded menu entries for awesome, openbox and fluxbox
    • upgraded tools
    • added a bunch of new tools (contains now more than 1050 tools)
    • upgraded archiso profile
    • and more ...

    We wanted to say "thank you" to all users and supporters of BlackArch Linux who contributed, donated and motivated us for testings, fixes and improvements.

    New Turkey mirror added!

    We would like to thank knuth.mirrortr.com for becoming a mirror.
    They are offering the following access: http | ftp | rsync

    Torrent files for new ISOs!

    Torrent files for new ISOs have been added.
    You can get them here or on our mirror sites.

    New ISOs!

    Today, we released new BlackArch Linux ISOs including more than 1000 tools and lot's of improvements. Also, armv6h and armv7h repositories are filled with about 950 tools.

    A short ChangeLog:

    • added new gtk theme
    • added more locales for lxdm and system
    • replaced wallpaper and logos
    • added bash completions
    • added exploits to /usr/share/exploits using sploitctl
    • added a bunch of new tools / updated tools (more than 1000)
    • added new packages with help flags to each wm's menus
    • added missing users and groups in /etc/passwd and /etc/group

    We wanted to say "thank you" to all users and supporters of BlackArch Linux who contributed, donated and motivated us for testings, fixes and improvements.

    New Taiwan mirror added!

    We would like to thank cs.nctu.edu.tw for becoming a mirror.
    They are offering the following access: http | rsync

    New Canada mirror added!

    We would like to thank clibre.uqam.ca for becoming a mirror.
    They are offering the following access: http

    New Ecuador mirrors added!

    We would like to thank cedia.org.ec and espoch.edu.ec for becoming a mirror.
    They are offering the following access: http | http

    New Germany mirrors added!

    We would like to thank Curesec Team for becoming a mirror.
    They are offering the following access: http | http

    New US mirror added!

    We would like to thank Team Cymru for becoming a mirror.
    They are offering the following access: http | ftp | rsync

    New ISOs!

    Today, we released new BlackArch Linux ISOs including more than 750 tools and lot's of improvements. Also, armv6h and armv7h repositories are filled with about 650 tools.

    A short ChangeLog:

    • added new system packages: mplayer, abs, ack, bc, bridge-utils, darkhttpd, flashplugin, inotify-tools, irssi, makepasswd, mercurial, mplayer, rtorrent, scrot, strace, tor-browser-en
    • added .Xresources with entries for xterm
    • added wicd to system start (systemctl)
    • added wicd and wicd-gtk networkmanager
    • removed 'xset r rate 150 100' entry for X
    • updated menu entries
    • added more than 150 new tools
    • replaced zathura pdf reader with mupdf

    We wanted to say "thank you" to all users and supporters of BlackArch Linux who contributed, donated and motivated us for testings, fixes and improvements.

    ARM Support and New ISOs!

    BlackArch now has ARM support. Currently, there are 570 tools in the armv6h repo and 580 tools in the armv7h repo. We are working to close the gap between the ARM repos and the x86_64 and i686 repos. Expect to see over 600 tools in each ARM repo within a week or two.

    Soon, we will release ARM images for various devices including the Raspberry Pi and Pandaboard.

    We also released new ISOs today. The new ISOs make the following changes :

    • package: added zathura
    • package: added lsof
    • package: added pkgfile
    • disabled pc speaker beep
    • added initial /etc/motd with notes
    • vim: removed alias of vi="vim"
    • vim: disabled remap of ':'
    • vim: set ttimeoutlen=100

    New tools: netcon.sh and strap.sh

    BlackArch now comes with netcon.sh, a script to establish network connections with the option to spoof MAC addresses, hostnames, clientids, etc.

    Also, we simplified the installation instructions with a new script: strap.sh.

    New keyring

    All existing users must follow the new installation instructions, including step 0. We switched to a more robust keyring. The new keyring is a modification of the keyring used by the Arch Linux developers.

    Live ISOs, Status, and Futures!

    BlackArch Linux is an Arch-based GNU/Linux distribution for pentesters and security researchers. The BlackArch package repository is compatible with existing Arch installs.

    Here are some of BlackArch's features :

    • Support for i686 and x86_64 architectures
    • Over 600 tools (constantly increasing)
    • Modular package groups
    • A live ISO with multiple window managers, including dwm, Fluxbox, Openbox, Awesome, wmii, i3, and Spectrwm.
    • An installer with the ability to build from source.

    Soon we will release :



    • ARM support
    • Documentation for all tools

    We are also releasing a tool to fetch and search exploit archives called sploitctl. The nullsecurity team is an official supporter of BlackArch Linux. We have a relaxed development structure. We welcome pull requests of all sizes through Github and email. Also see our website, Twitter account, and IRC channel.

    Please report bugs and feature/tool requests through Github, email, twitter, or IRC. Feel free to post requests for your own tools.

    Major release and site redesign!

    We redesigned our website. We hope you like the new style. We also released a bunch of new tools. There are over 600 tools in the repo now. The full list of tools is here.

    Updates to Pacman.conf!

    We changed the directory structure of the repository. Please modify your pacman.conf files like so:

    • [blackarch]
    • Server = http://blackarch.org/blackarch/$repo/os/$arch

    The repository directory structure now resembles that of the official Arch repositories. The new structure will make it easier for mirrors to sync with our repository.

    We did it!

    Thanks to everyone's interest in this project we finally pissed off our ISP! It makes us happy to know that so many people appreciate our hard work and are using BlackArch Linux. We have managed to push a record 1.2TB a month of traffic and downloads. The shiny new server is up and alive, thank you for being patient with us. We are currently replicating mirrors across the USA to help with any potential future disruptions. For the latest updates please come back and visit us or follow us on twitter. Thanks everyone!

    Securabit Podcast!

    We're on Securabit Podcast. Thanks to Chris Gerling, Chris Mills, and Mike Bailey for having me as a guest. You can listen to the podcast or download it. They have relaunched their virtual lab environment Gh0st Networks, it's a great free tool for the community to help grow a more secure internet. Their philosphy is screw all the "hats", Gh0st Networks is about learning, exploring, exploiting and connecting in a world where finance and politics are now a few of the motives behind the creation of malware today. Research and reverse engineer these plagues towards the common goal of a secure internet.

    Extended downtime!

    We're continuing work to upgrade our infrastructure, as a part of this improvement our domain service provider experienced some issues which resulted in slow proprogation of our DNS records across the globe. This was the root cause of our extended downtime. This issue has now been corrected, we apologize for the inconvenience.

    Speak candidly!

    We have recently relocated all tools in the repository to comply with FHS. We would like to hear from anyone that was familiar with the /pentest path structure and how they feel about the current format. Did anyone depend on /pentest to remember what tools you have in your arsenal? Do you prefer having all tools available to you in your $PATH? Please feel free to comment below and speak your mind!