I’ve heard tails is great for privacy and security, but just how good is it? On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is publicly accessible and 10 is a literal black box, how secure is tails? What are its limitations, from a security standpoint?

  • Marxism-Fennekinism
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    51 year ago

    I’d be interested in how the fact that the Tor browser in Tails has uBlock Origin pre-installed affects the security/anonymity of the browser instance. I’m all for blocking ads and trackers everywhere, but since regular Tor doesn’t have an ad blocker, wouldn’t fingerprinters be able to identify at least that you’re on Tails and not a normal OS? And therefore also know when you change where you’re accessing Tor from?

    (Also, I totally thought this was referring to Tails from Sonic for a second lol)

  • Futt
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    41 year ago

    If used correctly, I’d say it’s probably as secure as you’re going to get short of airgapping. It’s not a replacement for good OpSec, and as with all security, there is a trade-off in terms of usability.

  • @blank_sl8
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    41 year ago

    Whonix is often a better choice, it has IMO the strongest protection against leaking data out via clearnet and really forces everything through tor. Theoretically, even malware on the whonix workstation VM can’t figure out your IP address.

  • @mossadnik
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    11 months ago

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