HTB x ParrotOS

edited October 17 in News

Hack The Box officially supports the Parrot OS Project! 🦜

The main goal of the project is to provide a familiar environment to cyber security professionals, developers and people who care about their privacy, by making good habits and best practices easy to follow and eventually hard to break.

Our goal is help the team to focus on what they do best, further developing and adding more functionality and features to the OS.
Furthermore, we will start incorporating the OS to the HTB platform so our users can experience it and provide more feedback towards the success of the project.

Hope you are excited as much as we are and we are waiting for your input!
For all details about this collaboration go here: https://www.hackthebox.eu/press/supporting-parrot-os

Comments

  • awesome

    peek

  • I just installed Parrotsec today :3

  • Parrot is indeed awesome os

    s1lv3rst4r

  • To those who are using it, may i ask what's worth the switch from Kali ?

    lebutter
    eCPPT | OSCP

  • Yes. Is it better than kali?

    Drforbin

  • Type your comment> @lebutter said:

    To those who are using it, may i ask what's worth the switch from Kali ?

    I've found it to be more stable personally. I'm still hoping that the Parrot devs pursue basing off Devuan in the next version as well.

    aut0exec

  • Fun new way to use an OS

    Hack The Box

  • I've been seeding the ISO for a while... honestly if you want to beat kali just keep a bunch of helpful .ps1's organized by purpose somewhere easy to navigate to... and ship stuff like impacket and evil-winrm with it

    Ghostisold

  • What are the PRONS/CONS of using parrot besides the hype of it? How does it relate to Kali? Same number of tools? Same distro?

    Hack The Box

    discord: vicio#4677

    Always Remember MRX Rules:
    1. No System is Safe
    2. Aim for the Impossible
    3. Have fun at cyberspace and meat space

  • Parrot supposedly runs lighter than Kali by default and so is better for people with potato computers. I haven't tested this myself, however. Personally, I like Parrot's UI better. I find it to be more aesthetic.

    kneedeep

    Reality is often disappointing.

  • I switched from Kali to Parrot because it's not just for pentesting but also for daily usage
    Happy to see the project got support from hacktebox

    148910

  • edited June 5

    @lebutter said:
    To those who are using it, may i ask what's worth the switch from Kali ?

    -

    @drforbin said:
    Yes. Is it better than kali?

    Kali has gotten very bloated. That's why in their latest release they also did a cleanup of the packages included.
    ParrotOS is nice because you can easily install a package-group specific for pentesting, web, forensics, mobile, ...
    I also have the feeling it runs a lot smoother than Kali did in the past.

    Also, ParrotOS is non-root by default. While Kali (in the past) did everything as root, which is just a no-no in the security field.
    You'll curse this a few times (e.g. installing tools in /opt/ will require sudo each time), but in the end it's just best practice to run as non-admin as much as possible.

    ParrotOS is also a nice OS for daily usage, as @CanTchaSee pointed out.
    I love working on my ParrotOS box even for casual browsing and programming

    FlatMarsSociet

  • kali
    ???????

  • Are there any plans to have the possibility to download the HTB Theme for Parrot OS?

  • what about Kali Linux ???????

  • I used kali at first, but its interface was not entirely intuitive for me, so looking to get to a parrot and the truth is comfortable, stable and functional. It is useful to me as a workstation, and for pentest testing it is ideal.

    Now I use Parrot KDE Plasma and its interface is clean and fast, 100% recommended, if it is better or worse than Kali, the truth is for everyone. You can also use a normal ubuntu and load the tools by hand one by one (or by batch), the idea is to see what is most comfortable for you.

  • Type your comment> @SanAbbas said:

    Are there any plans to have the possibility to download the HTB Theme for Parrot OS?

    I am looking for this aswell. The theme used by IppSec in his videos is just gorgeous. Kinda like the HTB theme for vscode.

  • edited June 29
    > @SanAbbas said:
    > Are there any plans to have the possibility to download the HTB Theme for Parrot OS?

    I find that:
    https://github.com/theGuildHall/pwnbox/blob/master/README.md

    Discussion:
    https://forum.hackthebox.eu/discussion/3353/htb-pwnbox#latest
  • I downloaded and installed Parrot on Virtualbox. I'll admit, I've gotten use to using root on just about everything from using Kali.
    How much are you using sudo in ParrotOS to run basic enumeration software (nmap, gobuster, burp, etc.) ?

  • I'm glad to see HTB supports Parrot... since I've almost never used Kali.

    Parrot is a great SO, and a great Team, let's make it's community grow.

    mu5t1

  • Even i am thinking to switch from kali to Parrot os

  • If you have kali installed and running well then i don't think it is needed to switch to parrot .
    If it is not running well and you want somehow faster performance than kali then it could be the best option.

  • I switched from Kali and seems a pretty stable distribution

  • I like Parrot as these few days my kali is crying to update.
    I was just wondering whether we can get the same built as the one hosted here :) the interface looks very awesome.

  • I really like Parrot and this is great news. It feels more.....complete

    crackz0p

  • Type your comment> @vicio said:

    What are the PRONS/CONS of using parrot besides the hype of it? How does it relate to Kali? Same number of tools? Same distro?

    in my office kali repo IPs are blocked by the firewall and parrot aren't so at least that is a benefit when updating/installing programs via apt. it doesn't have the same tools installed by default but it comes with the most useful ones and you can add pretty much everything kali has after you get it set up.

  • Anything missing from Parrot release that should be downloaded to the system that are helpful for HTB challenges?

    Hack The Box
    Knowledge is my blade, wisdom the hilt.

  • than you for your support. we have some amazing plans for the future

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