Parrot Security OS 3.3 has been released as a minor release with bug fixes and updated packages. Based on Debian GNU/Linux 9 Stretch, this ethical hacking Linux distribution features Linux kernel 4.8. The project has labeled version 3.3 as “just a working snapshot of the bigger work.”
In our lists of the most popular and best operating systems for ethical hacking purposes, Parrot Security OS is often listed as the best alternative to the well known Kali Linux. Back in October, we witnessed a big release of this OS, i.e., Parrot Security 3.2 CyberSloop.
As a Christmas gift to ethical hackers, Frozenbox Network has unveiled a minor release in the form of Parrot Security 3.3, which is “just a working snapshot of the bigger work.”
“We are sorry for all the silence behind our development process of these days, but we were secretly working on 2 main projects,” the announcement says.
As expected, this Debian GNU/Linux 9 Stretch-based release fixes many small bugs and introduces new updates. The blog post also mentions the upcoming Parrot 3.4 release that’s supposed to be a bigger release.
Parrot Security OS 3.3 changelog:
Parrot Security OS 3.3 updates the Linux kernel from 4.7 to 4.8. Thus, this OS release comes with better hardware and driver support. It also marks a switch to PHP 7 and GCC 6.2 (Source).
Most of the included tools have been updated to their latest versions, including metasploit-framework 4.13 and anonsurf.
Talking about the fixes, the major parts getting the benefits are touchpad/multitouch support, mismatching kernel installer, and minor MATE bugs.
Parrot Security OS 3.3 download:
To download Parrot Security OS 3.3 Full Edition that comes with a complete development environment providing all the tools, you can visit this download page. Here, apart from the Full Edition, you also get Lite Edition, Cloud Edition, Embedded Devices and IoT Edition, etc.