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Professional tools for security testing, software development and privacy defense, all in one place.

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The Parrot System

Parrot is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian Testing and designed with Security, Development and Privacy in mind.

It includes a full portable laboratory for security and digital forensics experts, but it also includes all you need to develop your own software or protect your privacy while surfing the net.


Project Goals


A complete arsenal of security tools right in your pocket.


A secure and sandboxed system ready to surf and communicate secretly.


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



Always updated, frequently released and fully sandboxed! 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.