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The team over at ArchAssault, a GNU/Linux operating system based on the famous Arch Linux distro and designed for ethical hackers, announced a few minutes ago on their Twitter account that they are changing the OS’ name to ArchStrike.
Designed from the ground up as a security layer to Arch Linux, the ArchAssault project provides security researchers and hackers with one of the most powerful open source and totally free Linux kernel-based operating system for penetration testing and security auditing operations.
Under the new umbrella brand, called ArchStrike, the project promises a bleeding-edge pentest distro to anyone who wants to join the fight against freedom of expression, privacy and anonymity on the Internet. It can be considered a direct competitor to Kali Linux, previously known as BackTrack.
There are currently over 1450 tools included in the ArchStrike repositories, and you can study the entire list now. The distro has been optimized for 32-bit (i686), 64-bit (x86_64), ARMv6, and ARMv7 platforms, it is built around the lightweight Openbox window manager, and it can be added on top of any Arch Linux installation.
To get started with using ArchStrike and join the Anonymous movement, you can visit the project’s Wiki, where you will find detailed instructions on how to add the custom repositories on your Arch Linux distribution. Live ISO images should be available in the coming weeks too!