BlackArch Linux is an Arch Linux-based penetration testing distribution for penetration testers and security researchers. The repository contains 1629 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 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 0xEA87E4E3 Founder, Developer
    Levon Kayan noptrix 0x7A747D10 Developer
    Javier nrz 0x7C03DD86 Developer
    Hannes Eichblatt heichblatt 0x31B0AF0E Developer
    Ellis Kenyo elken 0x0F4093D1 Developer
    Louis Dion-Marcil ldionmarcil 0x0E61E739 Developer
    Dimitri Mader anyon3 0x8B8E3622 WebDeveloper
    Jeremy Marlow i3_Arch 0xC8173B68 Contributor
    Pierre B. Pi3rrot 0x0B694394 Contributor
    Halit Alptekin rapt0r 0x17F838F9 Contributor
    Ano Nymous sudokode 0xBADC0DE Contributor
    Guy Marquez eserror 0x1DDA1182 Contributor
    Felipe Montes GudwaL 0x9548C879 Contributor
    Abelardo Ricart abby 0xF126259B Contributor
    Alexander Rothenberg EisWiesel 0xBADC0DE Contributor