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Best wishes

We just did the last package updates for 2018. We wish you all (except the kali and metasploit hackers) creativity and new ideas in 2019. Our TODO for 2019 can be found on Github #blackarch #linux #NewYear


Sun, Dec 30 2018

Mirror in Hungary

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


Tue, Dec 04 2018

ISO and OVA release

Today we released the new BlackArch Linux ISOs and OVA image. For details see the ChangeLog below.

Here’s the ChangeLog:

  • added more than 150 new tools
  • enabled wicd service by default
  • removed dwm window manager
  • removed wmii window manager
  • added bactl package (script to config and setup BlackArch environment)
  • included every tool of BlackArch except: cuda-/oclhashcat, vmcloak, theZoo
  • included linux kernel 4.19.4
  • included wordlistctl
  • updated blackarch-installer to v1.0.3
  • updated default ISO files (synced with archiso’s template)
  • package QAs (runtime checks) were performed prior the ISO build
  • updated all blackarch tools and packages including config files
  • updated all system packages
  • updated all window manager menus (awesome, fluxbox, openbox)

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


Sat, Dec 01 2018

wordlistctl

Our wordlistctl tool was just released and will be included in the upcoming ISOs as well! This tool fetches, installs and searches wordlist archives from websites and torrent peers. Supports: usernames, passwords, hostnames, dirs/files. #blackarch #linux


Sun, Nov 25 2018

ARM packages updated

We did it again: All ARM (armv6h, armv7h, aarch64) packages were updated! ;-) #blackarch #linux #RaspberryPi #pentest


Sun, Nov 18 2018

OVA Image release

Today we released the new BlackArch Linux OVA image. This is a bugfix release! For details see the ChangeLog below.

Here’s the ChangeLog:

  • fix for ruby tools (rubygems was missing)
  • fix for VMware import and usage
  • include Linux kernel 4.17.11
  • updated all blackarch tools and packages including config files
  • updated all system packages

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


Wed, Aug 01 2018

Mirror in Russia

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


Sat, Jul 21 2018

ISO and OVA release

Today we released the new BlackArch Linux ISOs and OVA image. This is a high quality release! For details see the ChangeLog below.

Here’s the ChangeLog:

  • added more than 60 new tools
  • added config files for i3-wm (BlackArch compatible))
  • network stack tunings (sysctl + tuning.sh)
  • added system/pacman clean-up script (consistency++)
  • switched to terminus font (console, LXDM, WMs, x-terminals, …)
  • replaced second browser midori with chromium
  • really, a lot of clean-ups and many tweaks!
  • renamed ISO filename
  • fixed awesome-wm quit/exit issue
  • fixed system group and user failures
  • fixed kernel module load failures
  • update blackarch installer to version 0.7 (bugfix + many improvements)
  • included linux kernel 4.16.12
  • updated all blackarch tools and packages including config files
  • updated all system packages
  • updated all window manager menus (awesome, fluxbox, openbox)
  • re-add multilib

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


Fri, Jun 01 2018

Updates

Ok, so we’ve just updated all arm packages including: armv6h, armv7h and aarch64. Have fun!


Wed, Apr 18 2018

Release date?

Many people asking for new ISO releases: Yes, soon: 1-2~ month. #blackarch #linux #PenTest


Wed, Apr 18 2018

Packages added

We’ve added 20 new tools. Run `pacman -Syyu –needed –force blackarch’ to get them. #blackarch #linux #Pentesting #PenTest


Mon, Feb 12 2018

gOSINT

I’m happy to see my project gOSINT featured in @blackarchlinux :D #OSINT #linux #infosec


Mon, Feb 12 2018

Cutter added

i.imgur.com/J4BSf9n.png Cutter for @radareorg on @blackarchlinux. Just added version 1.2. Thanks to @r2gui for this awesome GUI. Support this project to get rid of IDA :)


Sun, Feb 04 2018

Mirror in the Netherlands

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


Wed, Jan 24 2018

ISO release

Today we released new BlackArch ISOs. For details see the ChangeLog below.

Here’s the ChangeLog:

  • update blackarch-installer to version 0.6.2 (most important change)
  • included kernel 4.14.4
  • updated lot’s of blackarch packages and packages
  • updated all blackarch packages and packages
  • updated all system packages
  • bugfix release! (see blackarch-installer)

Mon, Dec 11 2017

ISO release

Today we released new BlackArch ISOs. For details see the ChangeLog below.

Here’s the ChangeLog:

  • added more than 50 new packages
  • various clean-ups and tweaks
  • updated blackarch installer to version 0.6
  • included kernel 4.13.12
  • updated all blackarch packages and packages
  • updated all system packages
  • update all window manager menus (awesome, fluxbox, openbox)

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


Fri, Nov 24 2017

End of i686 support

Following 9 months of deprecation period, support for the i686 architecture effectively ends today. By the end of November, i686 packages will be removed from our mirrors and later from the packages archive.

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


Sat, Nov 18 2017

ISO release

Today we released new BlackArch ISOs. For details see the ChangeLog below.

Here’s the ChangeLog:

  • added more than 50 new packages
  • bugfix: strap.sh (removed ‘http:’ for pgp keyserver)
  • updated blackarch installer to version 0.5.2 (update: sha1 sum of strap.sh)
  • include kernel 4.12.8
  • updated a lot of blackarch packages
  • updated all system packages
  • update all window manager menus (awesome, fluxbox, openbox)

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


Wed, Aug 30 2017

OVA Image release

Today we released a new version of the official BlackArch OVA Image. Ready to use for VirtualBox, VMware and Qemu!

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


Fri, Jun 16 2017

ISO release

Today we released new BlackArch ISOs. For details see the ChangeLog below.

Here’s the ChangeLog:

  • bugfix release: perl libraries rebuilt due to perl upgrade
  • include kernel 4.11.4

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


Wed, Jun 14 2017

ISO release

Today we released new BlackArch ISOs. For details see the ChangeLog below.

Here’s the ChangeLog:

  • add more than 100 new packages
  • update blackarch installer to version 0.5.1 (bugfixes + features)
  • fix several packages (dependencies, installs)
  • include kernel 4.11.3
  • updated all blackarch packages
  • updated all system packages
  • update all window manager menus (awesome, fluxbox, openbox)

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


Mon, Jun 12 2017

Packages added

Blackarch have now more than 1700 packages !

In order to install all newest packages, please run: ‘pacman -Syyu –needed –force blackarch`


Wed, Feb 22 2017

Server changes

Today we migrated BlackArch to a new server system, updated DNS changes and deactivated HTTP.

If you used HTTP please make sure to update this to HTTPS!


Fri, Feb 10 2017

Packages added

More than 20 new packages have been added to the repository. Some of them are listed here:

  • backdoorppt - Transform your payload.exe into one fake word doc (.ppt).
  • hercules-payload - A special payload generator that can bypass all antivirus software.
  • insanity - enerate Payloads and Control Remote Machines.
  • snuck - Automatic XSS filter bypass.
  • linux-exploit-suggester.sh - Linux privilege escalation auditing tool.
  • tinfoleak2 - Get detailed information about a Twitter user activity.
  • iptodomain - This tool extract domains from IP address based in the information saved in virustotal.

In order to install all newest packages, please run: ‘pacman -Syyu –needed –force blackarch`


Sun, Feb 05 2017

ISO release

Today we released new BlackArch ISOs. For details see the ChangeLog below.

Here’s the ChangeLog:

  • add 20 new packages
  • update blackarch installer to 0.3.2 (bugfixes)
  • fix shadow permissions (thx to ldionmarcil)
  • fix f*cking ruby packages (wpscan, metasploit, etc.)
  • include linux kernel 4.9.6
  • add vmware support (installer)
  • updated locale.gen list
  • updated all system packages
  • updated all blackarch packages
  • updated menu entries for windows managers (awesome, fluxbox, openbox)

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


Sat, Jan 28 2017

Packages added

Following newest packages have been added:

  • dff - A Forensics Framework coming with command line and graphical interfaces.
  • empire - A PowerShell and Python post-exploitation agent.
  • quicksand-lite - Command line tool for scanning streams within office documents plus xor db attack.
  • exitmap - A fast and modular scanner for Tor exit relays.
  • cminer - A tool for enumerating the code caves in PE files.
  • veles - New open source tool for binary data analysis.
  • revsh - A reverse shell with terminal support, data tunneling, and advanced pivoting capabilities.
  • airgeddon - Multi-use bash script for Linux systems to audit wireless networks.
  • poracle - A tool for demonstrating padding oracle attacks.
  • hash-extender - A hash length extension attack tool.
  • proctal - Provides a command line interface and a C library to manipulate the address space of a running program on Linux.

Sun, Jan 15 2017

aarch64 repository

We’re happy to announce the release of aarch64 repository. All packages were build on a Raspberry Pi3 system.

You can find the repository here.


Sun, Jan 15 2017

ISO release

Today we released new BlackArch ISOs. For details see the ChangeLog below.

Here’s the ChangeLog:

  • include linux kernel 4.8.13
  • include new installer version 0.3.1
  • updated all blackarch packages

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


Thu, Dec 29 2016

OVA Image release

Today we released the official BlackArch OVA Image. Ready to use for VirtualBox/VMware!

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


Tue, Dec 20 2016

Packages added

Following newest packages have been added:

  • dracnmap - Tool to exploit the network and gathering information with nmap help.
  • opendoor - OWASP Directory Access scanner.
  • wafninja - A tool which contains two functions to attack Web Application Firewalls.
  • hoper - Trace URL’s jumps across the rel links to obtain the last URL.
  • smalisca - Static Code Analysis for Smali files.
  • smali-cfgs - Smali Control Flow Graph’s.
  • evtkit - Fix acquired .evt - Windows Event Log files (Forensics).
  • lfle - Recover event log entries from an image by heurisitically looking for record structures.
  • novahot - A webshell framework for penetration testers.

Sat, Nov 12 2016

Mirror in the USA

We would like to thank tuxns.net for becoming a BlackArch mirror.

They are offering the following access: https  
http rsync

Sat, Nov 12 2016

ISO release

Today we released new BlackArch ISOs. For details see the ChangeLog below.

Here’s the ChangeLog:

  • include linux kernel 4.8.13
  • fix lxdm shutdown/reboot issue
  • userland clean-ups
  • added more than 100 new packages
  • updated all blackarch packages
  • updated all system packages
  • updated menus for window managers (awesome, fluxbox, openbox)

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


Sat, Nov 12 2016

Packages added

Following newest packages have been added:

  • findmyiphone - Locates all devices associated with an iCloud account.
  • whitewidow - SQL Vulnerability Scanner.
  • magescan - Scan a Magento site for information.
  • apkid - Android Application Identifier for Packers, Protectors, Obfuscators and Oddities.
  • androwarn - Yet another static code analyzer for malicious Android applications.
  • pyssltest - A python multithreaded script to make use of Qualys ssllabs api to test SSL flaws.
  • grr - High-throughput fuzzer and emulator of DECREE binaries.
  • ruler - A tool to abuse Exchange services.
  • penbox - A Penetration Testing Framework - The Tool With All The Packages.
  • blackbox-scanner - Dork scanner & bruteforcing & hash cracker tool with blackbox penetration testing framework.

Sun, Nov 06 2016

Packages added

Following newest packages have been added:

  • google-explorer - Google mass exploit robot - Make a google search, and parse the results for a especific exploit you define.
  • pcapfex - Packet CAPture Forensic Evidence eXtractor.
  • forager - Multithreaded threat Intelligence gathering utilizing.
  • bandicoot - A toolbox to analyze mobile phone metadata.
  • pocsuite - An open-sourced remote vulnerability testing framework developed by the Knownsec Security Team.
  • owasp-zsc - Shellcode/Obfuscate Code Generator.
  • cloakify - Data Exfiltration In Plain Sight; Evade DLP/MLS Devices; Social Engineering of Analysts; Evade AV Detection.
  • l0l - The Exploit Development Kit.
  • stepic - A python image steganography tool.
  • matroschka - Python steganography tool to hide images or text in images.
  • triton - A Dynamic Binary Analysis (DBA) framework.
  • tls-prober - A tool to fingerprint SSL/TLS servers.
  • wordpress-exploit-framework - A Ruby framework for developing and using modules which aid in the penetration testing of WordPress powered websites and systems.
  • omnihash - Hash files, strings, input streams and network resources in various common algorithms simultaneously.
  • barf - A multiplatform open source Binary Analysis and Reverse engineering Framework.
  • amoco - Yet another tool for analysing binaries.
  • typo-enumerator - Enumerate Typo3 version and extensions.
  • gitem - A Github organization reconnaissance tool.
  • dripcap - Caffeinated Packet Analyzer.
  • daredevil - A tool to perform (higher-order) correlation power analysis attacks (CPA).
  • jeangrey - A tool to perform differential fault analysis attacks (DFA).
  • sysm2elf - A plugin for Hex-Ray’s IDA Pro and radare2 to export the symbols recognized to the ELF symbol table.
  • arybo - Manipulation, canonicalization and identification of mixed boolean-arithmetic symbolic expressions.

Sat, Oct 29 2016

ISO release

Today we released new BlackArch ISOs. This is just a Bugfix release and shrinks the ISO size for DVD-R. For more details see the ChangeLog below.

Here’s the ChangeLog :

  • Bugfix: blackarch-installer
  • shrink ISO size (DVD-R support)
  • updated all blackarch packages
  • updated all system packages

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


Wed, Aug 31 2016

ISO release

Today we released new BlackArch ISOs. This is just a Bugfix release. For more details see the ChangeLog below.

Here’s the ChangeLog :

  • Bugfix: strap.sh
  • include linux kernel 4.7.2
  • updated installer
  • updated all blackarch packages
  • updated all system packages

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


Tue, Aug 30 2016

Mirror in the USA

We would like to thank Princeton University for becoming a BlackArch mirror.

They are offering the following access: http rsync

Wed, Aug 24 2016

ISO release

Today we released new BlackArch ISOs. The new ISOs include over 1500 packages. For more details see the ChangeLog below.

Here’s the ChangeLog :

  • include linux kernel 4.7.1
  • updated installer
  • added more than 100 new packages
  • updated all blackarch packages
  • updated all system packages
  • updated menu entries for window managers (awesome, fluxbox, openbox)

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


Fri, Aug 19 2016

Packages added

Following newest packages have been added:

  • anti-xss - A XSS vulnerability scanner.
  • shelling - An offensive approach to the anatomy of improperly written OS command injection sanitisers.
  • pathzuzu - Checks for PATH substitution vulnerabilities and logs the commands executed by the vulnerable executables.
  • gef - Multi-Architecture GDB Enhanced Features for Exploiters & Reverse-Engineers.
  • scamper - A tool that actively probes the Internet in order to analyze topology and performance.
  • wolpertinger - A distributed portscanner.
  • backhack - Tool to perform Android app analysis by backing up and extracting apps, allowing you to analyze and modify file system contents for apps.
  • apt2 - Automated penetration toolkit.
  • bonesi - The DDoS Botnet Simulator.

Fri, Jul 29 2016

Packages added

Following newest packages have been added:

  • dhcpoptinj - DHCP option injector.
  • scansploit - Exploit using barcodes, QRcodes, earn13, datamatrix.
  • spfmap - A program to map out SPF and DKIM records for a large number of domains.
  • firecat - A penetration testing tool that allows you to punch reverse TCP tunnels out of a compromised network.
  • spoofcheck - Simple script that checks a domain for email protections.
  • SimpleEmailSpoofer - A simple Python CLI to spoof emails.
  • waybackpack - Download the entire Wayback Machine archive for a given URL.
  • windows-exploit-suggester - This tool compares a targets patch levels against the Microsoft vulnerability database in order to detect potential missing patches on the target.
  • exescan - A tool to detect anomalies in PE (Portable Executable) files).
  • abcd - ActionScript ByteCode Disassembler.

Wed, Jul 20 2016

Packages added

Following newest packages have been added:

  • shard - A command line tool to detect shared passwords.
  • tomcatwardeployer - Apache Tomcat auto WAR deployment & pwning penetration testing tool.
  • stegosip - TCP tunnel over RTP/SIP.
  • bluphish - Bluetooth device and service discovery tool that can be used for security assessment and penetration testing.
  • bof-detector - A simple detector of BOF vulnerabilities by source-code-level check.
  • cybercrowl - A Python Web path scanner tool.
  • mara-framework - A Mobile Application Reverse engineering and Analysis Framework.
  • vulnerabilities-spider - A tool to scan for web vulnerabilities.
  • sigspotter - A tool that search in your HD to find wich publishers has been signed binaries in your PC..
  • brute12 - A tool designed for auditing the cryptography container security in PKCS12 format.

Tue, Jul 19 2016

Brazilian Translation

We have released the brazilian translation of the BlackArch Guide.

Thanks a lot to teixeirazeus for the translation.


Tue, Jul 19 2016

Packages added

Following newest packages have been added:

  • antiransom - A tool capable of detect and stop attacks of Ransomware using honeypots.
  • riwifshell - Web backdoor - infector - explorer.
  • btproxy-mitm - Man in the Middle analysis tool for Bluetooth.
  • udpastcp - This program hides UDP traffic as TCP traffic in order to bypass certain firewalls.
  • swarm - A distributed penetration testing tool.
  • pythem - Python penetration testing framework.
  • smplshllctrlr - PHP Command Injection exploitation tool.
  • tplmap - utomatic Server-Side Template Injection Detection and Exploitation Tool.
  • networkmap - Post-exploitation network mapper.

Tue, Jul 12 2016

How to added

We have released a simple installation tutorial for beginners.

Please excuse for any typos and wrong wordings left. We will fix those soon. Also, it is planned to make more tutorials of this kind, using the the way: Easy and complete with the goal to create an online Documentation repository for Blackarch.


Sat, Jul 09 2016

Packages added

Following newest packages have been added:

  • bruteforce-wallet - Try to find the password of an encrypted Peercoin (or Bitcoin,Litecoin, etc…) wallet file.
  • peach-fuzz - Simple vulnerability scanning framewor.
  • httpwnly - “Repeater” style XSS post-exploitation tool for mass browser control”.
  • xsspy - Web Application XSS Scanner.
  • tabi - BGP Hijack Detection.
  • ftpscout - Scans ftps for anonymous access.

Mon, Jul 04 2016

Website update

Following improvement and features have been added:

  • Align of the packages array element
  • Add color on the packages list and category list
  • Fixed some wrong text
  • Blackarch got now more than 1435 packages

Mon, Jun 20 2016

Website update

Following improvement and features have been added:

  • Raise the font size of the packages list
  • Improved visual of the packages list
  • Packages can now be listed by category
  • Each category are sync in real time

Mon, Jun 13 2016

Packages section

Following improvement have been added:

  • On the packages section, the categorie for each packages are displayed
  • Improved listing packages array for small resolution size

Thu, Jun 02 2016

Packages added

Following newest packages have been added:

  • cantoolz - Framework for black-box CAN network analysis.
  • motsa-dns-spoofing - ManOnTheSideAttack-DNS Spoofing.
  • webfixy - On-the-fly decryption proxy for MikroTik RouterOS WebFig sessions.
  • pulsar - Protocol Learning and Stateful Fuzzing.
  • social-vuln-scanner - Gathers public information on companies to highlight social engineering risk.
  • sqlivulscan - This will give you the SQLi Vulnerable Website Just by Adding the Dork.
  • routersploit - The Router Exploitation Framework.
  • sipi - Simple IP Information Packages for Reputation Data Analysis.
  • smbcrunch - 3 packages that work together to simplify reconaissance of Windows File Shares.

Tue, May 31 2016

Packages added

Following newest packages 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.

Fri, May 20 2016

Mirror in the Ukraine

We would like to thank Dimitri of Wawa-Mania (dimitri@linux.com) for becoming a BlackArch mirror.

He offer the following access: http


Sat, May 07 2016

Mirror in the Netherlands

We would like to thank Dimitri of Wawa-Mania (dimitri@linux.com) for becoming a BlackArch mirror.

They are offering the following access: http


Thu, May 05 2016

Mirror in the USA

We would like to thank Ibiblio / University of North Carolina for becoming a BlackArch mirror.

They are offering the following access: http | ftp


Thu, May 05 2016

ISO release

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

Here’s the ChangeLog:

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

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


Fri, Apr 29 2016

New installer

We have released the new (improved) 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


Thu, Apr 28 2016

Mirror in Singapore

We would like to thank National University of Singapore for becoming a mirror.

They are offering the following access: http | https


Sat, Mar 12 2016

ISO release

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

Here’s the ChangeLog :

  • added more than 30 new packages
  • 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 packages from community
  • added package: htop

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


Mon, Jan 11 2016

Mirror in Germany

We would like to thank RWTH Aachen University for becoming a mirror.

They are offering the following access: http | ftp | rsync


Sat, Dec 05 2015

ISO release

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

Here’s the ChangeLog :

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

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


Sun, Nov 15 2015

We did it!

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

A big “Thank you” to all BlackArch users, supporters and contributors.


Sat, Nov 14 2015

ISO release

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

Here’s the ChangeLog :

  • added more than 30 new packages
  • updated system packages including linux kernel 4.1.3
  • updated all packages
  • 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 BlackArch users, mirrors, and supporters. Thanks for your help.


Mon, Nov 02 2015

Mirror in Vietnam

We would like to thank archlinuxvn.org for becoming a mirror.

They are offering the following access: http


Wed, Jun 17 2015

We did it!

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

A big “Thank you” to all BlackArch users, supporters and contributors.


Mon, Jun 15 2015

Mirrors in Austria

We would like to thank easyname.at and nessus.at for becoming a mirror.

They are offering the following access: http ftp rsync

Thu, May 21 2015

Mirror in Switzerland

We would like to thank easyname.at and nessus.at for becoming a mirror.

They are offering the following access: http ftp rsync

Thu, May 21 2015

Mirror in China

We would like to thank ustc.edu.cn for becoming a mirror.

They are offering the following access: https


Fri, May 01 2015

Mirror in Denmark

We would like to thank dotsrc.org for becoming a mirror.

They are offering the following access: http ftp

Wed, Apr 15 2015

Mirror in Australia

We would like to thank digitalpacific.com.au for becoming a mirror.

They are offering the following access: http rsync

Fri, Apr 10 2015

New ISOs released (Bugfixes)

Today we released new BlackArch ISOs. The new ISOs include over 1200 packages for i686 and x86_64 and over 1000 packages 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 packages (version bumps)

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


Wed, Apr 08 2015

Mirror in Belgium

We would like to thank alexiobash.com for becoming a mirror.

They are offering the following access: http


Sat, Apr 04 2015

Mirror in the USA

We would like to thank TSpitz Consulting, Inc for becoming a mirror.

They are offering the following access: http rsync

Thu, Apr 02 2015

Mirror in Poland

We would like to thank ICM Warsaw University for becoming a mirror.

They are offering the following access: http ftp rsync gopher

Thu, Apr 02 2015

Mirror in Greece

We would like to thank University of Crete / Computer Center for becoming a mirror.

They are offering the following access: http ftp

Wed, Apr 01 2015

Mirror in France

We would like to thank tamcore.eu and uteditor.de for becoming a mirror.

They are offering the following access: http https rsync

Wed, Apr 01 2015

New ISOs and installer

Today we released new BlackArch ISOs. The new ISOs include over 1200 packages for i686 and x86_64 and over 1000 packages 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 packages
  • added more than 150 new packages

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


Mon, Mar 30 2015

Tool count breaks 1200 and upcoming ISOs...

BlackArch now contains more than 1200 packages. We will add the new packages 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 packages and a number of features, the new BlackArch 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…


Sat, Mar 21 2015

Mirror in Turkey

We would like to thank linux.org.tr for becoming a mirror.

They are offering the following access: http ftp rsync

Sun, Mar 08 2015

Major upgrade of BlackArch repository!

We walked through the BlackArch 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!


Sun, Feb 15 2015

Mirror in Ecuador

We would like to thank mirror.uta.edu.ec for becoming a mirror.

They are offering the following access: http ftp rsync

Thu, Feb 12 2015

Mirror in Australia

We would like to thank hexnoia.org for becoming a mirror.

They are offering the following access: http


Tue, Jan 13 2015

Mirror in Italy

We would like to thank garr.it for becoming a mirror.

They are offering the following access: http rsync

Fri, Jan 09 2015

Mirror in Switzerland

We would like to thank tillo.ch for becoming a mirror.

They are offering the following access: https http ftpes ftp rsync

Mon, Jan 05 2015

Mirror in the USA

We would like to thank CDN Depot for becoming a mirror.

They are offering the following access: https http rsync

Sun, Jan 04 2015

Mirror in the USA

We would like to thank Packetfire for becoming a mirror.

They are offering the following access: https http rsync

Mon, Dec 29 2014

Mirror in Taiwan

We would like to thank Dept of CSE, Yuan Ze University for becoming a mirror.

They are offering the following access: http ftp rsync

Wed, Nov 12 2014

Mirror in the USA

We would like to thank deadbeef.ninjafor becoming a mirror.

They are offering the following access: https


Mon, Oct 13 2014

New ISOs!

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

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 packages
  • added a bunch of new packages (contains now more than 1050 packages)
  • upgraded archiso profile
  • and more …

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


Tue, Oct 07 2014

Mirror in Turkey

We would like to thank knuth.mirrortr.com for becoming a mirror.

They are offering the following access: http ftp rsync

Thu, Aug 21 2014

Torrent files for new ISOs!

Torrent files for new ISOs have been added.

You can get them here or on our mirror sites.


Wed, Jul 02 2014

ISO release

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

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 packages / updated packages (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 who contributed, donated and motivated us for testings, fixes and improvements.


Tue, Jul 01 2014

Mirror in Taiwan

We would like to thank cs.nctu.edu.tw for becoming a mirror.

They are offering the following access: http rsync

Mon, Jun 30 2014

Mirror in Canada

We would like to thank clibre.uqam.ca for becoming a mirror.

They are offering the following access: http


Mon, Jun 30 2014

Mirror in Ecuador

We would like to thank cedia.org.ec and espoch.edu.ec for becoming a mirror.

They are offering the following access: http http

Tue, Jun 03 2014

Mirror in Germany

We would like to thank Curesec Team for becoming a mirror.

They are offering the following access: http http

Mon, Jun 02 2014

Mirror in the USA

We would like to thank Team Cymru for becoming a mirror.

They are offering the following access: http ftp rsync

Sat, May 17 2014

ISO release

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

A short ChangeLog:

  • added new system packages: mplayer, abs, ack, bc, bridge-utils, darkhttpd, flashplugin, inotify-packages, 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 packages
  • replaced zathura pdf reader with mupdf

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


Mon, Apr 21 2014

ARM Support and New ISOs!

BlackArch now has ARM support. Currently, there are 570 packages in the armv6h repo and 580 packages 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 packages 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

Mon, Mar 03 2014

Packages added

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.


Thu, Feb 20 2014

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.


Sun, Jan 12 2014

Live ISOs, Status, and Futures!

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

Here are some BlackArch features :

  • Support for i686 and x86_64 architectures
  • Over 600 packages (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 packages

We are also releasing a tool to fetch and search exploit archives called sploitctl. The nullsecurity team is an official supporter of BlackArch. 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 packages.


Wed, Jan 01 2014

Major release and site redesign!

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


Sat, Dec 28 2013

Updates to Pacman.conf!

We changed the directory structure of the repository. Please modify your pacman.conf files like to point to http://blackarch.org/blackarch/$repo/os/$arch

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


Fri, Dec 20 2013

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. 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!


Sun, Nov 24 2013

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.


Mon, Sep 16 2013

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.


Sun, Aug 25 2013

Speak candidly!

We have recently relocated all packages 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 packages you have in your arsenal? Do you prefer having all packages available to you in your $PATH?

Please feel free to comment below and speak your mind!


Sat, Aug 24 2013