BlackArch Linux – Penetration Testing Distribution

BlackArch Linux is an Arch Linux-based penetration testing distribution for penetration testers and security researchers. The repository contains 2325 tools. You can install tools individually or in groups. BlackArch Linux is compatible with existing Arch installs.

BlackArch Linux - Penetration Testing Distribution
BlackArch Linux – Penetration Testing Distribution

Today there was a new release for BlackArch ISOs and OVA image. The distribution were tested and updated with improvements including the following:

  • added more than 150 new tools
  • added terminus font for all WMs (thanks to psf for i3-wm bugfixes)
  • included linux kernel 5.2.9
  • new ~/.vim and ~/.vimrc (thanks to noptrix offering his config files)
  • updated blackarch-installer to v1.1.19
  • various improvements and bugfixes
  • removed dwm window manager
  • replaced the default terminal xterm with rxvt-unicode
  • updated look&feel: new BlackArch theme for WMs, grub, syslinux, etc. (special thanks to Erik!)
  • QA’ed and fixed all packages (runtime exec).
  • updated all blackarch tools and packages including config files
  • updated all system packages
  • updated all window manager menus (awesome, fluxbox, openbox)

some of the forensic tools included are:

  • afflib – An extensible open format for the storage of disk images and related forensic information.
  • captipper – Malicious HTTP traffic explorer tool.
  • guymager – Forensic imager for media acquisition.
  • volafox – Mac OS X Memory Analysis Toolkit.
  • volatility – Advanced memory forensics framework
  • xplico – Internet Traffic Decoder. Network Forensic Analysis Tool (NFAT).

This will be a useful distribution that ships thousands of tools for penetration testing and forensic analysis. You can read more and download the latest version over here:

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