Published on June 7th, 2016 📆 | 4293 Views ⚑


Parrot OS 3.0 (Lithium) – Friendly OS designed for Pentesting, Computer Forensic, Hacking, Cloud pentesting, Privacy/Anonimity and Cryptography

Parrot Security OS is a cloud friendly operating system designed for Pentesting, Computer Forensic, Reverse engineering, Hacking, Cloud pentesting, privacy/anonimity and cryptography. Based on Debian and developed by Frozenbox network.

Who can use it

Parrot is designed for everyone, from the Pro pentester to the newbie, because it provides the most professional tools combined in a easy to use, fast and lightweight pentesting environment, and it can be used also for an everyday use.


System Specs

  • Debian jessie core
  • Custom hardened linux 4.5 kernel
  • Rolling release upgrade line
  • MATE desktop environment
  • Lightdm Dislpay Manager
  • Custom themes, icons and wallpapers

System Requirements

  • CPU: at least 1Ghz dual core cpu
  • ARCH: 32bit, 64bit and ARMhf
  • RAM: 256Mb - 512Mb suggested
  • GPU: No graphic acceleration required
  • HDD Standard: 6Gb used - 8Gb suggested
  • HDD Full: 8Gb used - 16Gb suggested
  • BOOT: Legacy bios or UEFI (testing)


  • Parrot Server Edition
  • Parrot Cloud Controller
  • Parrot VPS Service
  • Custom installation script for Debian VPS

Digital Forensic

  • "Forensic" boot option to avoid boot automounts
  • Most famous Digital Forensic tools and frameworks out of the box
  • Reliable acquisition and imaging tools
  • Top class analysis softwares
  • Evidence management and reporting tools
  • Disabled automount
  • Software blockdev write protection system


  • Custom Anti Forensic tools
  • Custom interfaces for GPG
  • Custom interfaces for cryptsetup
  • Support for LUKS, Truecrypt and VeraCrypt
  • NUKE patch for cryptsetup LUKS disks
  • Encrypted system installation

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  • AnonSurf
  • Entire system anonymization
  • TOR and I2P out of the box
  • DNS requests anonymization
  • "Change Identity" function for AnonSurf
  • BleachBit system cleaner
  • NoScript plugin
  • UserAgentOverrider plugin
  • Browser profile manager
  • RAM-only browser profile
  • Pandora's Box - RAM cleaner
  • Hardened system behaviour


  • FALCON Programming Language (1.0)
  • System editor tuned for programming
  • Many compilers and debuggers available
  • Reverse Engineering Tools
  • Programming Template Files
  • Pre-installed most-used libs
  • Full Qt5 development framework
  • Full .net/mono development framework
  • Development frameworks for embedded devices
Download Parrot Security OS 3.0

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