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New BlackArch Linux ISOs released with over 2800 tools
BlackArch Linux, a distribution for penetration testing and ethical hacking based on Arch Linux, has released new ISOs containing more than 2800 tools.
After a long time, the developers have finally announced the release of new ISOs and OVA images with a new version of their text-based installer, an improved Vim setup, the latest Linux kernel 6.2, and additional hacking and penetration testing tools.
BlackArch Linux: Overview
BlackArch Linux is a Linux distribution designed for security researchers and penetration testers. Since it is based on Arch Linux, users can install its components directly on top of Arch Linux, either individually or in groups. The toolset is available as an unofficial Arch Linux user repository, allowing for the installation of BlackArch onto an existing Arch Linux setup.
Users can install tools by category or individually, and the repository is continually expanding, which is currently with over 2800 tools. The developers have carefully tested all tools before adding them to the codebase in order to maintain the repository’s quality.
You can find the 2842 tools available in BlackArch listed here. The new ISO images will be helpful for those who wish to deploy BlackArch Linux on new machines without having to download numerous updates from the repository.
The latest BlackArch 2023.04.01 release is available to download from the official website. You can also find installation instructions or learn how to convert an existing Arch Linux installation into a BlackArch installation.
Three new ISO images are available, including a Full edition containing all the tools, a Slim version recommended for most users, and a Netinstall option for those who wish to customize their installations. Additionally, an OVA image is provided for those who want to run BlackArch on Virtualbox, VMware, or QEMU.
In conclusion, the recent release of BlackArch Linux ISOs containing over 2800 tools is a significant development for security professionals. It includes a set of a wide range of security tools which makes it a powerful and reliable platform for testing the security of systems and networks.
The sources for this article include a story from 9to5linux.