Linux News Today: New BlackArch Linux ISO Lands with Over 1,500 Penetration Testing, Hacking Tools

The skilful team of developers and security professional behind the BlackArch Linux operating system have announced today, August 19, 2016, the general availability of a new ISO image.

It’s been more than three months since the release of the previous BlackArch Linux ISO image, and the development team managed to add more than 100 new tools you can use for penetration testing and ethical hacking work.

BlackArch is based on the famous, lightweight and highly customizable Arch Linux operating system, so the new ISO also contains all the security and software updates released since the May announcement of the previous ISO image.

Therefore, BlackArch team is proud to announce that they now have more than 1,500 tools available in the latest ISO image released today, along with updates to the BlackArch Linux installer, all the in-house built tools and system packages.

“Today we released new BlackArch Linux ISOs. The new ISOs include over 1500 tools,” reads the announcement. “We wish to thank all of BlackArch’s users, mirrors, and supporters. Thanks for your help.”

Over 1,900 packages are now available for BlackArch

But that’s not all that has been added in the new BlackArch Linux ISO, as it also serves more than 1,900 packages, updated menu entries for the Openbox, Fluxbox, and awesome window managers, as well as the recently released Linux 4.7.1 kernel.

Dubbed BlackArch 2016.08.19, the new ISO image is available for download right now via our website or directly from the project’s homepage, where it’s distributed Live and Netinstall variants for both 64-bit and 32-bit hardware architectures.

If you’re new to BlackArch, we recommend checking out its website for additional information you need to get started with this powerful, open-source computer operating system targeted at security professionals and aspiring hackers.

Via Softpedia