As we’re heading toward the end of 2020, BlackArch team has released its second and last new snapshot of this year as BlackArch 2020.12.01.
The latest version includes Linux kernel 5.9.11, updated system packages, config files, and tools. It has also added more than 100 new hacking tools, which lead to the total count of tools in BlackArch to 2608.
This Arch Linux-based operating system for penetration testers and security researchers has also renamed “Live ISO” to “Full ISO.” Along with renaming, the team is now preparing a new “Slim ISO” featuring lightweight Xfce desktop environment.
Additionally, BlackArch 2020.12.01 has updated all vim plugins and available window managers that includes Fluxbox, Openbox, Awesome and spectrwm.
Here are the other changes that a new BlackArch snapshot includes:
- Updated blackarch-installer to v1.2.16
- Removed unnecessary files from the ISO env
- Bug fixes for several packages like missing dependencies
- Improved vim config options
At last, if you want to try the latest BlackArch 2020.12.01, grab either a full ISO containing a complete and functional BlackArch Linux system or netinstall ISO for a lightweight image for bootstrapping machines and install it following the official guide.
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The official OVA image of BlackArch is also available for Virtualbox, VMware and QEMU.
Since BlackArch Linux is compatible with existing or normal Arch installations, you can also install BlackArch on top of Arch Linux by running the following commands:
$ curl -O https://blackarch.org/strap.sh $ echo d062038042c5f141755ea39dbd615e6ff9e23121 strap.sh | sha1sum -c $ chmod +x strap.sh $ sudo ./strap.sh $ sudo pacman -Syu
Now, to install all tools from the BlackArch repository, run the commands:
$ sudo pacman -S blackarch