If you want to stay extra anonymous while browsing the web, look at Tails OS. It is particularly valuable for journalists etc. Tails is a secure and privacy-focused operating system that provides extra protection to the person who uses it. Here, I will explain what Tails OS is and its features and give you instructions on downloading and using it. Take a look at their website, HERE.
What is Tails OS?
Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) is an open-source operating system specifically designed to protect your privacy and anonymity while using the internet. It achieves this by routing all your internet traffic through the Tor network, leaving no trace of your activity on your computer. You can run Tails from a USB stick on any computer.
Key Features of Tails OS:
- Tails OS is built to provide maximum privacy and anonymity, ensuring your online activities remain untraceable.
- Tails OS can be run directly from a USB stick without needing to be installed on your computer, leaving no traces behind.
- All internet traffic is routed through the Tor network, providing an added layer of security and anonymity.
- Tails OS comes with a variety of pre-installed applications designed for secure and anonymous communication, such as email and instant messaging clients, and it also has a web browser.
How to use Tails:
Download Tails OS:
Visit the official Tails OS website and download the latest operating system version.
Create a bootable USB:
Use a USB stick (8GB or larger) and a suitable program (e.g., Rufus or Etcher) to create a bootable Tails OS USB drive.
Configure your BIOS:
Access your computer’s BIOS settings and enable the option to boot from USB.
Boot from the Tails OS USB:
Insert the Tails OS USB drive into your computer and restart it. Choose to boot from the USB drive in the boot menu.
Set up Tails OS:
Follow the on-screen prompts to configure Tails OS settings, such as language, keyboard layout, and network configuration.
Start using Tails OS:
Once the setup is complete, you can use Tails OS and its pre-installed applications to browse the web, send emails, and chat with others securely and anonymously.
That’s it! – It is simple! Let me know if you need any help with this or anything else.
All the best,
Incognito Privacy Care Team.