Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st May 2014 23:19 UTC
Linux

Tails is a live system that aims to preserve your privacy and anonymity. It helps you to use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship almost anywhere you go and on any computer but leaving no trace unless you ask it to explicitly.

This is what Snowden uses. Tails released version 1.0 a few days ago.

Thread beginning with comment 588002
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
false sense of security?
by project_2501 on Fri 2nd May 2014 11:42 UTC
project_2501
Member since:
2006-03-20

Is there any guide and from tails discussing the known limits of its security?

Much like the For browser site lists the main caveats.

Shame if journalists and lovers of democracy were lulled into a false sense of security.

Reply Score: 2

RE: false sense of security?
by lokrisch on Fri 2nd May 2014 12:20 in reply to "false sense of security?"
lokrisch Member since:
2012-04-18

Yes, there is a good overview of the security limitations available: https://tails.boum.org/doc/about/warning/index.en.html

Some of those points apply not to Tails in general but to Tor. So one should be aware of those issues anyway if Tor is used on another system than Tails.

Reply Parent Score: 3