100 Days to Privacy Online: Day 13 – Tails

Towards the beginning of this series we covered Tor. Today we are covering Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System), a live operating system that can be run from USB stick, DVD, or SD card. It runs Tor and can be used to maintain maximum privacy since it routes all traffic through Tor.

What you’ll need:

Once you have a USB stick download and install Tails.

After you have installed Tails you want to plug it into your computer and reboot. Be sure to go into your BIOS and make USB your first boot device. Or (if applicable) hit the key to select boot order at startup.

When you have booted into Tails you will have the option to set an Administrative password by clicking Yes. This will allow you to install additional software and make system changes. For most users needs this will not be needed.

If you wish to save files encrypted to the USB drive you will need to enable persistence.

Download and Install Tails

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