Parrot Security OS 3.3 Brings Linux 4.8 Kernel, Metasploit Framework 4.13

Parrot OS latest version - Parrot finally reached the 3.3 release which fixes many minor but unpleasant bugs, miscellaneous improvements, and introduces many many updates.

Parrot is security GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian focused on penetration testing, security audits, digital forensics, programming, privacy protection, vulnerability assessment and mitigation.

It designed with cloud pentesting and IoT security in mind. The product, developed by Frozenbox, comes with MATE as the default desktop environment.

Parrot Secutiry OS 3.3

"We are sorry for all the silence behind our development process of these days, but we were secretly working on 2 main projects, the perfect plan to conquer the world and the new Parrot 3.3 release."

Also on Linuxslaves :

"This release is not a definitive goal, it is just a working snapshot of the bigger work we are doing for parrot 3.4 that will be released very soon."

Parrot OS Changes From 3.2 to 3.3

  • Include linux 4.8 kernel
  • Fix touchpad/multitouch support
  • Fix mismatching kernel installer
  • Update anonsurf
  • Fix minor MATE bugs
  • Include GCC 6.2
  • Update metasploit-framework 4.13
  • Switch to php 7
  • Upgrade most of the tools to their latest version

System Requirements

  • CPU: at least 1Ghz dual core cpu
  • RAM: 256Mb - 512Mb suggested
  • GPU: No graphic acceleration required
  • HDD Standard: 4Gb used - 8Gb suggested
  • HDD Full: 8Gb used - 16Gb suggested
  • BOOT: Legacy bios or UEFI (testing)

Parrot Security OS is available in several editions. They are full edition, lite edition, cloud edition. You can get your prefered version from its official download page.