Parrot Security 4.6 - Security GNU/Linux Distribution Designed with Cloud Pentesting and IoT Security in Mind


After 3 months of heavy development Parrot 4.6 is officially released.

How to update

Update your existing Parrot system with the following command:
sudo parrot-upgrade

System Changes (Appearance)

The desktop-base and parrot-wallpapers also received some love and are updated to reflect such changes including the new Parrot appearence.

APT now enforces https

Parrot 4.6 is now configured to serve signed index files via https by default, and the mirror redirector is configured to redirect traffic to https mirrors when available. In case an https mirror is not available, the packages are downloaded by fallback http mirrors, but APT will still verify the signatures.

In other debian-based systems and previous Parrot OS versions, mirrors used http by default, and https is just an exception. Http downloads don’t represent a security risk because gpg signatures are more effective than ssl downloads in certifying repository integrity, as described on this website - https://whydoesaptnotusehttps.com/.

Although you can never eliminate risk of bad actors, we hope to increase the cost for providers attempting to intercept or track user activities (i.e. knowing if a user is installing specific software).

Improved drivers support

Parrot 4.6 includes the Linux 4.19 kernel which contains several security patches, performance improvements and a better hardware support.

Moreover Parrot 4.6 features important updates for broadcom and other wireless chipset manufacturers, and the Nvidia drivers were updated to the latest 410 version with better Quadro support. Debian Kernel Changelog - Linux changelog

Anonsurf has OpenNIC support

Anonsurf now integrates a new option to change from the system DNS servers to OpenNIC DNS resolvers.

OpenNIC is a community-driven dns resolver provider that respects user freedom and allows domain resolution of some special top level domains.



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