Tails OS: Secure OS to Stay Anonymous
Tails OS (unusually named tool) is actually a live Linux-based operating system that you can boot into and use on any computer.
This free OS can hide who and where you are, it’s optimized for anonymity, doesn’t leave any traces behind and comes with a collection of privacy and encryption tools.
If you are worried about your Privacy on the internet, then you must start using this OS as it preferred by famous NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
The main aim of this OS is to protect your Privacy and helps you to surf the web anonymously.
Tails is an acronym for ” The Amnesic Incognito Live System”, you can run this OS from a DVD, USB memory stick or SD card.
Using Tails OS, you can cruise the sea called internet anonymously while safeguarding your Privacy and deceive or thwart censorship imposed by the government.
The main idea of using this operating system is to browse the web like a boss and use any computer without leaving any traces and stop the snooper spying on you.
The OS based on the Debian 9 (Stretch) Linux operating system also features built-in encrypted emails and chat with private messaging.
This secure OS supports built-in file encryption as well.Using this file encryption feature, you can save your documents to a pen drive and they’ll automatically be encrypted.
So by using Tails OS, you can encrypt your files, emails and Instant-messaging chats to make sure no-one else read them.
It doesn’t end here as this is secure OS is pre-loaded with good softwares such as GIMP (image editor), Audacity (sound editor ), Inkscape (drawing application), LibreOffice (office suite) and more, so you can do all kinds of tasks.
For browsing the web, it provides Iceweasel, a Firefox-based browser that uses Tor network for routing connections.
Tor is an open network that bounces your communication around a distributed network of global relays.
For anonymity on the web most users prefer Tor, it lets you access blocked sites, hides your physical location and prevents others watching over your Internet connection.
Tails OS preserves your privacy and anonymity, you have access to cryptographic tools to encrypt, circumvent censorship and use the Internet anonymously without leaving any trace on your computer.
DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL
Installing and using this operating system is very easy, the developer website provides full instructions about how to set up and use this OS.
If you plan to install and run it on a USB drive, you will need two USB sticks with capacities of at least 8GB as it is now impossible to install Tails directly from windows.So you need one USB drive to set up an intermediary version which lets you install the full OS on the second drive.
Alternatively, you can download Tails in ISO format, then burn this straight to DVD and clone this to a USB drive.
About The Author
Ramakanth is lead writer & one of the Founder of Techno360. He covers security, freebies, web-browsers,Windows OS and a variety of other subjects. He earned his degree at Anna university,worked in IT support for several years, and has been writing at Techno360 since 2008.