Parrot 3.0 includes some of the best tools for Wireless testing, sniffing and spoofing, digital forensics, reverse engineering, mobile hacking, and reporting, all on top of the MATE 1.12.1 desktop environment.
The hacking tools in Parrot Security OS 3.0 ‘Lithium’ are categorized as follows:
- Privacy and Cryptography
- Information Gathering
- Vulnerability Assessment
- Web Apps Analysis
- Database Analysis
- Exploitation Tools
- Maintaining Access
- Password Attacks
- WiFi Related Tools
- Wireless Testing
- Sniffing and Spoofing
- Digital Forensics
- Reverse Engineering
- Reporting Tools
- Mobile Hacking
If you are familiar with Parrot Security OS, an alternative to the well-known Kali Linux, you might be knowing that past releases of this hacking operating systems were distributed in three editions — Cloud, Full, and Standard.
However, the upcoming Parrot Security OS 3.0 ‘Lithium’ release is going to change that in a big way by coming in six editions. The three new versions are as follows:
- Libre: includes only 100% free and open libre software
- LXDE: designed with the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment
- Studio: features are yet unknown
The website of Parrot Security OS tells that version 3.0 will be based on Debian Jessie core and powered by custom hardened Linux 4.5 kernel and rolling release upgrade line.
The new release will be based on the popular MATE desktop environment and feature Lightdm Display Manager.
To run Parrot Security OS 3.0, your PC must have at least 1Ghz dual core CPU and minimum 256MB – 512 MB RAM. The OS doesn’t need any graphic acceleration to operate and the installation needs around 8GB HDD space.