Lorenzo Faletra from Parrot team has announced the release of Parrot 4.7 on 18 September. It comes with repository changes, new menu structures, tool improvements, and new sandbox behavior.
A Debian-based Linux distribution Parrot (formerly Parrot Security OS) essentially designed for penetration testing, computer forensics, reverse engineering, hacking, privacy, anonymity, and cryptography. The latest stable version of Parrot 4.7 is now ready to use.
As lead developer Lorenza Faletra mentioned in the announcement, the pentesting menu structure was re-factored and re-designed to make tools easier to access in a more logical hierarchical structure. Also, new tools were also added to Parrot 4.7 and continue to be added even more in the future. A set of tools that built up the pen-test system is ready to install for pen-testers.
In Parrot 4.7 the sandbox is disabled by default, and users can decide whether to start an application sandboxed or not. You can easily start the sandboxed version of an installed program from the /sandbox/ folder or from a dedicated menu that we plan to improve in the future, or you can re-enable it by default by using the firecfg tool.
In the announcement, Faletra also said that Parrot 4.7 Project is preparing to integrate a future LTS branch alongside the rolling branch in a similar way OpenSUSE does. He also added that there will be no change for the end-users.
Parrot 4.7 Project which comes with the latest MATE 1.22 desktop environment based on the Linux kernel 5.2, latest on the time of the release. You have the option to download either of the versions available on their web site: Security for the fully-fledged penetration testing environment, Home/Workstation version intended for daily GNU/Linux use, and other downloads intended to be used with Docker or ARM devices.
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