I ran across a pretty cool looking dongle that has Tails OS pre-installed, with tutorials on how to use the software.

I wanted to ask the community how safe you guys think this kind of technology is? The founders posted a Binary file at the bottom to be "Transparent", but I wanted some input from the tech community.

Here is the Link - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackcard/black-card-online-privacy-simplified

  • I'm not sure what you are asking. How safe what is? Tails? This USB stick? – schroeder Dec 14 '15 at 5:53
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    Please do not use shortened URLs in posts. – schroeder Dec 14 '15 at 5:54

Tails is probably the most secure you can go in terms of choosing an OS but it's still vulnerable and it needs to be used in the proper way I would recommend reading the documentation or instructions on its website. All that Kickstarter is is a pre-installed USB drive with Tails on it which seems stupid since most people already have a USB drive lying around and Tails is open source and free. I would never buy a USB with a pre-installed OS if I was worried about security. Rather make it myself it takes about 5 min.

  • The key question is - what else BESIDES Tails could be on the USB. As chubby_monky points out, it is really easy to install Tails yourself. – Stone True Jun 10 '16 at 4:15

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