We have previously covered Tor which is perhaps the most popular decentralized overlay anonymity network (DarkNet) in the world.
Today we’ll cover I2P, which is a decentralized overlay network much like Tor in many ways. But with more features built into it.
From I2P site:
I2P is an anonymous overlay network – a network within a network. It is intended to protect communication from dragnet surveillance and monitoring by third parties such as ISPs.
I2P is used by many people who care about their privacy: activists, oppressed people, journalists and whistleblowers, as well as the average person.
I2P offers features like blogging, forums, email, anonymous sites and more. It is a younger project than Tor but has many promising advances and features when compared. It is a great addition to your privacy arsenal.
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.