A Tails USB is a live system that assists in preserving your privacy, security and anonymity. It assists you in browsing the internet and restricts censorship leaving minimal traces of your online activities once the USB stick is removed.
A Tails USB is based on the Debian / Linux operating system and comes pre-installed with a number programs all configured with security in mind. Some programs that are pre-installed are:
|Included In (Encrypted Tails USB) Purchase|
|Tails Operating System Pre-Installed|
|16GB USB 2.0|
TOR is a browser that aims to conceal its users’ identities and their online activity from surveillance and analysis by separating identification and routing. It utilizes onion routing, which encrypts and then randomly sends communications through a number of relays run by volunteers around the globe.
OTR is a messaging application that allows you to have private encrypted conversations. No one can read your messages, there is authentication which assures the end person receiving your messages is the correct person. There is no tracking digital signatures so you cannot be held to have sent a specific message and if you lose your private key no previous correspondence is compromised.
ICEDOVE is an email extension (rebranded Thunderbird) with TLS encryption and utilizes PGP keys.
ONIONSHARE is a file sharing tool which provides anonymous file sharing over the TOR network.
ELECTRUM is a popular secure standalone bitcoin wallet installed on a PC or USB drive.
While we do not recommend you use a persistent volume (a volume that stores data as this can be cracked / hacked) you can implement one on our encrypted USB utilizing Tails Encrypted Persistence or LUKS.