BlackArch Linux is an Arch Linux-based penetration testing distribution for penetration testers and security researchers. The repository contains 2084 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
    Levon Kayan noptrix noptrix@nullsecurity.net 0x7A747D10 Leader, Backd00rer
    Pedro Freitas psf pedrosffreitas@protonmail.com 0x6B644488 Developer, Allrounder
    Jeremy Marlow i3_Arch jamarlow410@gmail.com 0xC8173B68 Developer, Allrounder
    Pierre B. Pi3rrot pierre@pi3rrot.net 0x0B694394 Developer, Torrent Master
    Hannes Eichblatt heichblatt blackarch@hanneseichblatt.de 0x31B0AF0E Developer, Allrounder
    Stefan Venz ikstream stefan.venz@protonmail.com 0x8CAA1975 Developer, Allrounder
    Sepehrdad Sh sepehrdad sepehrdad.dev@gmail.com 0xDEADBEEF Developer, Allrounder
    Eduard Toloza Edu4rdSHL tolosaeduard@gmail.com 0x09F553E5 Developer, Allrounder
    Vechtomov German mrsmith0x00 mrsmith0x00@gmail.com 0x43FB1128 Developer, Allrounder
    Richard Baumann ohaz ohaz@ohaz.engineer 0x9684D220 Developer, Allrounder
    Leon L. Tazmain ghost53947@gmail.com 0xBA75AF84 Developer, Allrounder
    Harry P. luserx0 luserx0@gmail.com 0x90883003 Developer, Allrounder
    Filipe Lains FFY00 lains@archlinux.org 0xB0EB4BF2 Contributor
    Dimitri Mader anyon3 dimitri@linux.com 0x8B8E3622 WebDeveloper
    Alexander Rothenberg EisWiesel unreal436@gmail.com 0xBADC0DE WebDesigner

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