Linux News Today: Parrot Security OS 3.0 Ethical Hacking Distro Is Out, Now Ready for Raspberry Pi

Parrot Security OS developer Frozenbox Network was extremely proud to announce the release of the final Parrot Security OS 3.0 “Lithium” computer operating system.

Parrot Security OS is a cloud-friendly distribution based on the latest Debian GNU/Linux technologies. It has been designed to act as a penetration testing OS that can be used by security professional in various ethical hacking, computer forensic, cloud pentesting, cryptography, reverse engineering, privacy, and anonymity operations.

The latest version, Parrot Security OS 3.0, which the project’s development team dubbed Lithium, ships with up-to-date packages, security patches, and core components from the Debian “Jessie” stable software repositories, but it comes with a huge collection of penetration testing, security auditing, and computer forensic utilities.

Best of all, Parrot Security OS 3.0 “Lithium” offers users no less than six editions, each one featuring more or less ethical hacking tools, or a different desktop environment. For example, the Parrot Security OS 3.0 Libre edition will ship only with GNU/Linux-libre software and corresponding kernel.

Parrot Security OS 3.0 ARM and IoT images out now

Other possible flavors of the Parrot Security OS 3.0 operating system are Cloud Edition, Full Edition, and Lite Edition, as well as Parrot Studio and Parrot LXDE (ships with the LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) desktop). However, the Studio, LXDE, and Libre editions haven’t yet been released.

To our surprise, the Parrot Security OS devs have prepared a bunch of binary images to help you deploy the ethical hacking/penetration testing operating system on various embedded and IoT devices, including the well-known Raspberry Pi. You’ll find 32-bit, 64-bit, and ARMhf generic rootfs images.

Without any further ado, we invite you to download the final Parrot Security OS 3.0 release right now via our website. It ships with a hardened Linux 4.5 kernel, as well as hundreds of tools for tasks like cryptography, vulnerability assessment, system exploitation, information gathering, Web Apps and Database analysis, privacy, password attacks, or maintaining access.

We almost forgot to tell you that the default desktop environment for the Full Edition, which probably anyone will download, is the lightweight and highly customizable MATE. Make sure that you also check out the screenshot gallery below to see Parrot Security OS 3.0 in action. More editions should be available soon from the project’s homepage.

MATE desktop

MATE desktop

Running various pentesting tools

Running various pentesting tools

Via Softpedia