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Apt 1.6 with seccomp support

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Julian Andres Klode has recently released a new version of APT, the advanced debian package manager, with some interesting new features. The most important feature is the seccomp support, to allow only a restricted set of syscalls to be executed by apt, making the package manager more secure and reliable. For more details, please visit the […]

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No internet connection when upgrading to parrot 3.7

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Parrot 3.7 introduces many significant changes to the core of the system, first of all it is based on debian 10 (the new testing branch) and we have noticed that the update breaks the DNS configuration. Even if we are still working to find the updated packages that caused the problem, we have already spotted […]

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Fix file manager background color

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Some recent updates to our parrot themes are causing an old dconf setting to be activated, here a quick tip to restore the background color used by the theme. To fix it we need to change the dconf value of our local config database, because a fix was made through our updates channel but it […]

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Welcome to our new Parrot Mirror Director

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How many of you have noticed that your sources.list was automatically switched to mirrordirector.archive.parrotsec.org and the system upgrades were taken from strange servers which were not listed in your apt configuration? This is what happened in the last few days, in fact we have created a mirror director that automatically detects your geographical location (from […]

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reconfigure mysql, mariadb or postgresql passwords

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Introduction Parrot includes several SQL engines, but when they are pre-installed, the default password is not configured and the access to its root user is denied. This page will help you in setting up a new password for the root user of Mysql/Mariadb and Postgresql   This topic is also available in our documentation portal […]

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[Community tips] Use the Parrot Alternate Installer

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We all want that nice little prompt of a reverse shell. Which requires a dedicated IP or a host that doesn’t filtered a lot custom ports that we define. Not a lot of ISP’s provide dedicated IP for cheap for resident Internet users. And it’s never a wise idea to disable port filtering on home […]

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How to compile a custom parrot kernel

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Want to create a custom kernel by compiling the source code of the parrot linux kernel? We have recently finished our documentation page dedicated to this topic.   Feel free to contact our community for further help and for some tips about the correct kernel configuration for your needs

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Parrot Servers Map

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We at Parrot Security have created a map of all our mirror servers, it is not geographically precise because of the high density of servers in some areas, but it is perfect to understand how our download network is distributed around the world and what zones need to be covered by new mirrors to reduce […]