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Tails is a Debian based live CD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the...

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  • I started using the darkweb in 2003 shortly after it became publicly accessible. I was under 14 years old. AMA
    Yeah man check it out! - Source: Reddit / about 17 hours ago
  • We have a problem. The GOP are now using Facebook, aka Meta, to use private information to convict women trying to perform abortions. The Republicans are now using social media to spy on american citizens; not for national security, but to terrorize women.
    If you need to do things online and stay anonymous: There are a few things to know about not leaking information while online, but they lay those details out. - Source: Reddit / about 19 hours ago
  • Another post on how to secure a seed passphrase
    Finally, a few words on how to actually do it. I will only discuss what I consider the possibile best way and this will not be an extensive guide, just an outline: 1. If you don't have it already, get Tails OS, the amnesiac live Linux distro. Tails is a well-respected privacy-focused Linux distro that can be booted up from a USB drive or a CD and runs directly in the RAM on your computer (i.e. The volatile... - Source: Reddit / 8 days ago
  • Warning, might be a dumb question. What happens if the software you use to access the ledger goes down?
    The software doesn't matter. The hardware doesn't matter much. The seed phrase is the critical thing. I suggest getting a good physical backup, e.g. On steel (see: and get familiar with a backup software. For example tails linux ( which comes with Electrum, which is a free open-source wallet software which works with your ledger. - Source: Reddit / 14 days ago
  • What Linux thing am I thinking of?
    You're probably thinking about Tails. - Source: Reddit / 14 days ago
  • Lot of Useful Information
    Https:// TailsOS (old but effective for tor). - Source: Reddit / 28 days ago
  • I need a help about wallets choosing a wallet
    Electrum can do transactions with multiple outputs and it's fairly user-friendly. Get it ONLY from All other sources are malware with the possible exception of Google Play store and the version of Electrum that comes preinstalled with Tails. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Anonymous hosting
    If privacy is a concern and you don’t want a new computer, you could consider using Tails This runs off a USB and deletes everything when you shut it down. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Do I just need to pull it out when I dont wanna use it anymore and is everything on my normal windows still there when I pull it out
    Look, I’ll even give you a top level link: nice and clear for you. I will suggest though, if getting around a website is too much trouble then this may be a project which is too advanced for you. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Cold Wallet Safety Best Practices - Single vs Multiple?
    Glacier Protocol (, but instead of using individual private keys, use Electrum ( If you trust the Tails ( maintainers, you can use the Electrum installation that comes preinstalled with Tails. How to use Electrum on Tails can be seen here: - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Every house I go to, they know my web activity, HOW???
    If you are that paranoid install TAILS: - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Site Download vs Linux Terminal installation
    I peeped your other comments, def look into Tails OS for your specific use case. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • BIP85 for multi-sig?
    You can set up BIP85 seedphrases in a secure way for free using AirGap Vault or Iancoleman on Tails stick off line. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Someone please take pity on me. Totally clueless how to use I2P on Android
    Should be fine, look into to be more secure. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Cold wallets
    Or use Tails, because it has Electrum on-board. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • A man charged with murder looks on while his Google searches from the day his wife disappeared are read in court
    What you want is a live boot OS like Tails that natively uses TOR for all traffic and has an extremely generic device fingerprint. Since it runs in RAM only it leaves no traces after you reboot the device. Https:// - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Can someone get into my computer from Omegle chat?
    There are browsers built for privacy and Operating Systems built around the same protocols. But in the end it all comes down to what information you share and what you're willing to give up for privacy. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • do I need a USB stick or a wifi adapter? I'm really confused
    Don’t use Tor with a VPN, a MAC address changer is included and for the love of all things unholy just go to Tails actual website and read their super easy to follow instructions. The ‘problem’ here is you’re clinging to this sheet of crap. Stop doing that, forget what it told you and just go to It’s not as hard as you’re making it out to be, you’ve just been lead astray. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Extra Layer of security via "quixand" sandbox utility?
    It hasn't been updated since 2020, if a project is unmaintained it will quickly be considered "insecure" due to the lack of security patches. With that being said, if you want to sandbox Tor, Whonix is a pretty reliable method of doing that via a virtual machine in pretty much every mainstream virtualizer. An additional layer of security would be using it in Qubes, since the Xen hypervisor is much more secure than... - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • university wi-fi blocking me from doing anything
    I would use a tor bridge Or even tails - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Rate my secured/anonymous setup
    Why not just use tails - - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Tails

Best Secure Linux Distros for Enhanced Privacy & Security
Tails uses the Tor network, a network heralded for its privacy and anonymity benefits, to keep users safe online. All connections run through this network - concealing users’ location and other private information. Tails comes with a secure browser, a secure email client and other secure Internet tools. Tails is the most well-known privacy-focused distro, and a popular choice among less tech-savvy security...
Top 10 Most Secure Linux Distros for Personal Use
Tails, or The Amnesic Incognito Live System, is a security-centric system based on Debian. It is one of the most secure Linux distros available for personal use because it was designed for protecting your identity by keeping your activities anonymous. Tails forces incoming or outgoing traffic through a Tor network and block all traceable connections. Tails was first released in 2009 for personal computers.
Top 15 Best Security-Centric Linux Distributions of 2020
Tails is a security-centric Debian-based distro designed to protect users’ identity online and keep them anonymous. Its name stands for The Amnesiac Incognito Live System and it is built to force all incoming and outgoing traffic through the Tor network while blocking all traceable connections.

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