Parrot Cloud is a special edition of our OS specifically
designed for servers, it consists on a lightweight parrot
system without graphic interfaces, wireless and forensic
tools and any other tools that can be considered useless
in a remote-controlled virtual environment.
The idea of Parrot Cloud is to have a VPS or a dedicated
server with a special operating system full of useful
security tools, neither relying all the dirty work to
your local machine nor relying the security of your
confidential data to a 3rd party provider.
It can also be used to store private files (preferably encrypted),
scan targets in the background and other stuff that you
don't need to do with your own machines, allowing you to
go everywhere you want with just a Parrot live USB and
to do great penetration tests without having confidential
data physically with you.
How to get it
Download the Cloud ISO image from our download page and install it on your server.
Or buy a VPS with Parrot Cloud pre-installed,
we offer several plans to suit your needs. Buy a VPS on our datacenters
Parrot Cloud Script
VPS providers usually do not allow the installation of custom uploaded operating systems on their machines so we made a custom script that converts a VPS with a minimal Debian installation into a full Parrot Cloud environment.
You can do this by downloading and launching (as root) the following script
Parrot Security is developed in collaboration with
one of the most important GNU/Linux distributions in the Digital Forensics world.
One of our purposes is to provide the best forensics enviromnent ever seen in a security distro,
infact the entire system is hardened to not perform device automounts and to provide all the
tools needed to do forensic acquisitions and evidence identifications in a safe comprehensive and portable virtual lab.
Parrot includes the most famous frameworks,
it has many reliable acquisition and imaging tools
and the top class analysis, evidence management and reporting softwares,
all of them on top of a reliable OS designed to not alter the proof.
Parrot includes many cryptographic softwares
which are extremely useful when it comes to
protect your confidential data and defend your privacy.
Parrot includes several cryptographic front-ends to work
both with symmetric and asymmetric encryption, infact it
natively supports volumes encryption with LUKS, TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt
and the hidden TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt volumes with nested algorythms support.
The whole system can be installed inside an encrypted
partition to protect your computer in case of theft.
Another swiss army knife of your privacy is GPG, the GNU Privacy Guard,
an extremely powerful PGP software that lets you create a private/public
pair of keys to apply digital signatures to your messages and to
allow other people to send you encrypted messages that only your
private key can decrypt, in can also handle multiple identities and subkeys,
and its power resides in its ring of trust as PGP users can sign each other's keys
to make other people know if a digital identity is valid or not.
Even our software repository is digitally signed by GPG, and the system automatically
verifies if an update was altered or compromised and it refuses to upgrade
or to install new software if our digital signature is not found or not valid.
Your privacy is the most valuable thing you have in your digital life
and the whole Parrot Team is exaggeratedly paranoid when it comes to users privacy,
infact our system doesn't contain tracking systems, and it is hardened in deep to
protect users from prying eyes.
Parrot has developed and implemented several tricks and softwares to achieve this goal,
and AnonSurf is one of the most important examples, it is a software designed to start TOR and
hijack all the internet traffic made by the system through the TOR network, we have also modified
the system to make it use DNS servers different from those offered by your internet provider.
Parrot also includes torbrowser, torchat and other anonymous services,
like I2P, a powerful alternative to TOR.
The main goal of an environment designed by hackers for hackers is the possibility
to change it, adapt it, transform it and use it as a development platform to create
new things, this is why Parrot comes out of the box with several tools for developers
such as compilers, disassemblers, IDEs, comfortable editors and powerful frameworks.
Parrot includes QTCreator as its main C, C++ and Qt framework.
Another very useful tool is Geany, a lightweight and simple IDE which supports a huge amount
of programming languages, while we also include Atom, the opensource editor of the future
developed by GitHub, and many compilers and interpreters with their most important libraries
are pre-installed and ready to use.
And of course many other editors, development softwares and libraries are available
through our software repository where we keep all the development tools always updated
to their most cutting edge but reliable version.