Parrot Security OS (or ParrotSec) is a Debian-based GNU / Linux distribution. Developed for Penetration Tests (Computer Security), Vulnerability and Mitigation Assessment, Computer Forensics and Anonymous Surfing. Created by the Italian Frozenbox team.
ParrotSec or Parrot Security OS offers many tools for content analysis on the web and computer systems. It is a workshop for Digital Forensics, with legally recognized tools that work with cryptography, offering many possibilities. In addition, it allows you to surf and work anonymously.
The Parrot is based on Debian's robust Jessie distribution, with a custom 4.xx kernel for Linux security. Distribution is a rolling release.
The new version is called CyberSloop and comes with an updated Linux Kernel in the 4.7.5 version.
The interface is MATE, a Gnome 2 fork, and the default display manager is LightDM.
The program is certified to run on systems that have at least 265Mb RAM and is suitable for both 32bit (i386) and 64bit (amd64). It also has a special version that works on old 32bit machines (486). In addition, the program is available for armel and armhf architectures. It also has a version (32bit and 64bit) developed for servers to perform Cloud pentesting.
The development team has not exactly identified the frequency of official releases, but according to the changelog of the releases that have already been released, the distribution frequency is monthly.
Previous editions (WikiPedia)
|2013-06-10||The project was born|
|2013-06-17||Parrot 0.1||For alpha|
|2013-06-22||Parrot 0.2||For alpha|
|2013-06-30||Parrot 0.3||For alpha|
|2013-07-10||Parrot 0.4||For alpha|
|2013-12-06||Parrot 0.7||For beta|
|2014-06-25||Parrot 0.9||Final beta|
|2014-09-02||Parrot 1.1||Asphalt Dragon|
|2014-09-11||Parrot 1.2||Asphalt Dragon|
So today will release the new Parrot Security OS 3.2. You can download it from the following link before the official announcement:
- Debian GNU / Linux 9 (stretch)
- Custom hardened Linux 4.7 kernel
- Rolling release updates
- Powerful worldwide mirror servers
- High hardware compatibility
- Community-driven development
- free (free) and open source project
Download Parrot Security OS 3.2