Privacy: more secure Linux distributions

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Lately, with all the scandals revealed by Wikileaks, backdoor intrusions on famous free software projects (even on Linux kernel) by order of the NSA, government espionage, cyber security, the PRISM project, the confessions of Edward Snowden, etc., the security and privacy it's of vital importance.

For this reason, in this article we will make a comparison of some of the Linux distributions that respect your privacy and privacy more. The study and comparison has been carried out by TechRadar and has reported that the best distributions in this regard are IprediaOS, Liberté, Privatix, Tails and Whonix.

  • IprediaOS: a Linux-based operating system that provides anonymity and encryption of all Internet traffic thanks to the I2P network. This distribution can be found with the GNOME and LXDE graphical desktop environment.
  • I released Linux: is a distribution based on Gentoo and that is focused on security, efficiency, lightness and ease of use. You can find it in the LiveUSB version to run it from a pendrive or from an SD card. The famous Tor is the one that will manage Internet connections in this distro.
  • Privacy: another Live distro brought to us by Markus Mandalka, this time based on Debian. This portable distribution has an efficient encryption system and allows you to encrypt communications for anonymous browsing.
  • Tails: another distribution specialized in privacy and anonymity. You can navigate more calmly with it thanks to its strong protection using Tor and its configuration to block non-anonymous communications. It also allows the encryption of documents, emails and instant messaging.
  • Whonix: To be “completely” anonymous, you can use this Debian Linux-like distribution. It uses the powerful Tor tool and prevents DNS filtering, so that even malware with root privileges could not reveal the user's true IP. All applications are required to use Tor for networking.

If they want Another alternative, they can fall back on the successors of Anonum.OS (removed from Surceforge site for being riddled with malware), a free distribution created for this purpose and based on OpenBSD. One of these successors is Incognito LiveCD, a Gentoo Linux-based distro designed for anonymity and security.

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Source - Techrights


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  1.   Anonimo0000 said

    Which of all the ones you mention best does keeping you anonymous?