New Version of Incognito a.k.a. Tails Has been Released

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Goggles, Apr 18, 2011.

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  1. Goggles

    Goggles Registered Member

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    The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 0.7, is out. It is built on top of Debian Squeeze.

    -Tor 0.2.1.30
    -Protecting against memory recovery: new, safer way to wipe memory on shutdown which is now also used when the boot media is physically removed.
    -3G: support mobile broadband devices such as 3G USB dongles
    -wireless: install Atheros and Broadcom firmwares
    -install the HTTPS Everywhere extension
    -optionally install TrueCrypt at boot time to allow users of the (old and now unsupported) Incognito live system to access the data on previously created media; this is not meant to be used to create new TrueCrypt media
    For more, check out - Changes
     
  2. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    I downloaded 0.7 TAILS on April 8, 2011.

    It booted up to a blank screen. The work-around is to hit TAB when the splash screen appears, and modify the boot command line to delete splash and add debug to the end of the boot command - then press Enter and it will boot up.

    -- Tom
     
  3. x942

    x942 Guest

    Thank god! Glad to see these distros getting Broadcom support! I hate broadcom just because nothing supports it out of the box. :mad: also love the "instant shutdown and wipe" on removal of flash drive ;)
     
  4. box750

    box750 Registered Member

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    Apparently this is the last version where Truecrypt will be included:

    https://tails.boum.org/support/truecrypt/index.en.html

    Even if TrueCrypt looks like free software, it is not included in Debian due to its restrictive license. The development is done in a closed fashion, so even if the source code is free, we can assume than there is not much review happening on a daily basis.

    For all the above reasons, Tails developers do not recommend to use TrueCrypt.
     
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