Parrot OS


We are the Parrot Project

Parrot is a worldwide community of developers and security specialists that work together to build a shared framework of tools to make their job easier, standardized and more reliable and secure.

Parrot OS, the flagship product of Parrot Security is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian and designed with Security and Privacy in mind. It includes a full portable laboratory for all kinds of cyber security operations, from pentesting to digital forensics and reverse engineering, but it also includes everything needed to develop your own software or keep your data secure.


Always updated, frequently released with many hardening and sandboxing options available. Everything is under your complete control.

Free (as in freedom)

Feel free to get the system, share with anyone, read the source code and change it as you want! This system is made to respect your freedom, and it ever will be.


We care about resources consumption, and the system has proven to be extremely lightweight and run surprisingly fast even on very old hardware or with very limited resources.

Portable and universal

Our tools are designed to be compatible with as many devices as possible via containerization technologies like Docker or Podman. Feel free to use the Parrot tools on Windows, Mac OS or any other Linux distribution without changing your habits.


A complete arsenal of security tools that can be deployed on all your devices and in the cloud.


A secure and hardened system ready to securely surf the web and privately communicate with, plus many useful zero-knowledge services where encryption is done right.

Software Development

A full development stack with the best editors, languages and technologies available out of the box.


Many resources to learn from, in order to make your skillset stronger. The system is designed to push newbies into good habits.


A vast community of experts who want to know you and help you in your cyber security journey.


A resilient and distributed infrastructure with dedicated CDNs, worldwide mirrors and IPFS/P2P gateways to give access to software and information even to people in totalitarian regimes or in poor countries where stable internet connection to foreign countries is not an option.

Official Forum

An awesome community is one click away. Receive assistence, share ideas and follow the development of the project.

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Parrot + HTB

ParrotOS worked with HackTheBox to introduce you PWNBOX - use ParrotOS in your browser!

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Community Links

Telegram, Matrix, IRC, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more. All the official channels of our community.

Official Links