Parrot OS 3.0 (Lithium) – Friendly OS designed for Pentesting



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


  • 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

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