Privacy Alert: Tails is no longer secure

Quick privacy alert…

Tails, a privacy platform¬†recommended by Bad Guy Fu in the past, should no longer be considered secure or private. It is better than nothing, but a recent set of findings from the team over at The Palinopsia Blog¬†have discovered some insecurities in the virtual machine platforms that can lead to information leakage in Tails and other “secure” platforms.

Our recommendation, one that we stress all the time, never think any one thing is your “silver bullet” to security, nor is completely secure.

We are not recommending completely dropping Tails as a tool, but only use it in situations of moderate to low levels of privacy. When true extreme privacy is needed we recommend “burner” devices that can be completely controlled and completely destroyed.

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