Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) is a live operating system that you can start on almost any computer from a USB stick. It aims to preserve your privacy and anonymity by routing all your internet traffic through the Tor network and by providing a host of other privacy-centric features. In this blog post, we'll dissect the key components of Tails, its security measures, and how it fits into the broader cybersecurity landscape.
What Makes Tails Unique?
Tails is designed to leave no trace on the computer you're using. It operates independently of the installed OS and doesn't use the hard disk. This makes it immune to most viruses that could be present on the computer. However, it's crucial to note that Tails can't protect you if installed from a compromised system or used on hardware with malicious components like keyloggers.