Parrot Security operating system is a Debian-based Linux distribution built by Frozenbox Network for
cloud oriented penetration testing. It is a comprehensive, portable security lab that you can use
for cloud pentesting, computer forensics, reverse engineering, hacking, cryptography and
It is a rolling release upgrade line and comes with some impressive penetration testing operating
system features and tools.
Parrot OS Features
System Specifications: based on Debian 9, runs on a custom hardened Linux 4.5 kernel, uses MATE
desktop and Lightdm display manager.
Digital Forensics: supports “Forensic” boot option to shun boot automounts plus many more.
Anonymity: supports Anonsurf including anonymization of entire OS, TOR and I2P anonymous networks
Cryptography: comes with custom built Anti Forensic tools, interfaces for GPG and cryptsetup.
Additionally, it also supports encryption tools such as LUKS, Truecrypt and VeraCrypt.
Programming: braces FALCON (1.0) programming language, multiple compilers and debuggers and beyond.
Full support for Qt5 and .net/mono framework.
It also supports development frameworks for embedded systems and many other amazing features.
You can read a full features and notable tools list from the Parrot Security OS features and tools
Before you hurry to download and test it, the following are the system requirements:
CPU: At least 1GHz Dual Core CPU
ARCHITECTURE: 32-bit, 64-bit and ARMHF
GPU: No graphic acceleration
RAM: 256MB – 512MB
HDD Standard: 6GB – 8GB
HDD Full: 8GB – 16GB
BOOT: Legacy BIOS or UEFI (testing)