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An ArchLinux based distribution for penetration testers and security researchers.

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BlackArch Linux is an ArchLinux based penetration testing distribution for penetration testers and security researchers. The repository contains 2665 tools. You can install tools individually or in groups. BlackArch Linux is compatible with existing Arch installs. For more information, see the installation instructions.

To report bugs and request new tools, please visit the issue tracker on Github, stop by IRC, or email us.

Download and Installation

BlackArch Linux only takes a moment to setup.

There are three ways to go:

  1. Install on an existing Arch machine.
  2. Use the live ISO.
  3. The ISOs come with an installer (
    ). You can use the installer to install BlackArch Linux to your hard disk.

Get Involved

You can get in touch with the BlackArch Linux team. Just check out the following:

Please, send us pull requests!

To start developing for BlackArch please refer to the Dev-Guide


Mail: [email protected]

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