Parrot OS 4.7: the new version of the distro for ethical hacking

Parrot 4.7

Parrot is a GNU / Linux distribution well known in the security world. It brings a large number of pre-installed tools to perform pentesting. Therefore, it is a good tool for those who practice ethical hacking. Those of you who use it, now you have at your disposal a new version: Parrot OS Security 4.7. This has been confirmed by Lorenzo "Palinuro" Feletra, one of the developers of the Parrot Security development team.

The new distro Parrot OS Security 4.7 is based on Debian GNU / Linux. It arrives four months after version 4.6, so you already have the ISO ready to download from the download area of ​​the official website, or you can upgrade if you had an older version. Be that as it may, you will find a series of news and package updates that you will appreciate. One of the most striking improvements is that it is powered by the Linux 5.2 kernel, a much more current version of the kernel.

On the other hand, Parrot 4.7 also includes a new functionality to make sandboxing easier for apps. In Parrot OS 4.7 the sandbox it is disabled by default, although users can easily use it if they want and install such a program. In addition, in the future they will improve this as they have recognized from the development group.

Of course, pentesters will find a wide variety of applications out of the box, some of which have been updated to newer versions. But they are not the only packages with changes, such as Mozilla Firefox 69 browser, etc. In Parrot OS 4.7 you will also notice another notable change when including the latest version of the MATE 1.22 desktop environment.

You already know that Parrot Security has adopted a rolling release development model, that is, constantly updating. If you already have a previous version of Parrot, you already know that you can update to this latest version just running a simple command, which is:

sudo parrot-upgrade

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