A new Linux distro I discovered...

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    Kodachi Linux 6.2 is a high security debian-based distro created for increased privacy and anonymity. It is designed to be anti-forensics, meaning it leaves no traces of your activity on your PC, has a wipe RAM option in Panic Room Panel to clear Temporary Memory, and other safeguards. In addition to the ability to access the Darknet, it also allows one to use I2P and GNUNET. Its various secure browsers provide options to block scripts, change browser agents, block ads, destroy cookies, etc., which safeguards against tracking, cryptojacking and many other online attacks. Both symmetric and asymmetric encryption to secure your files online and offline is supported. VeraCrypt, TrueCrypt and GPA is used to encrypt your files, docs, partitions and hard drives, and KeePass is used to securely store your passwords, while Cryptocurrency Wallets to record and make cryptocurrency transactions secure are also included. These wallets can help you with buying stuff anonymously on the Darknet, or the surface web.

    For any like myself that do not covet such levels of complexity, take note that use of Kodachi can be as simple as you want, as such complications are not required. I use it to explore the Darknet mostly, and MX Linux 18.2 for online shopping and banking. In other words, I use these two Linux distros in addition to XP Pro, and not as replacements.

    Kodachi is designed to run as LiveCD, and not intended to be installed, as this would sacrifice many of the security benefits this distro offers. A LiveCD is a distro on a bootable CD that can be executed from it, via your CD-ROM or DVD-burner, without installation on a hard drive. Nothing is installed, and the system returns to its previous OS once you pop the Live CD out, so your current operating system (XP, Win7, or whatever) is untouched. As soon as Kodachi boots up, it 'automagically' establishes an internet connection (no fooling with idiotic network connection wizard or similar brainteasers!), and changes your MAC address. You are then able to engage a free built-in VPN, TOR browser, and DNS encryption. To learn how to do this requires enough patience to go exploring around in this OS. I figured it out within half hour. As comparison, I wasted many weeks trying to get gawd-awful Puppy Linux (and some other distros) to connect to the internet, and failed. While Kodachi is intuitive and fairly easy to puzzle out, those that require 'instant gratification' with zero effort should avoid this distro. TAILS might be more your speed...or just stick to Win10 (with its bestest buddy Big Bro riding shotgun)! For those with any sort of patience and curiosity to learn Linux, or those wanting to explore the Darknet and I2P, or them wanting to make life difficult for Big Bro and his minions (corporate spooks, LilBro Google, scriptkiddies, etc.), Kodachi Linux is the answer.

    Overview/download:
    https://www.digi77.com/linux-kodachi/

    LiveCD/DVD/Flashdrive for sale:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kodachi-Li...-VPN-DNScrypt-Windows-Mac-Linux/282957767539?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Latest-Kod...hash=item216090f62e:m:mmn4UBVuhmHXsetkkgSeGAA

    Reviews:


     
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    Thanks for posting the information, trimis. I will look into it, mostly to check out how useful its free VPN turns out to be. Cheers.
     
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    Hmm. Interesting.

    There's more & more of these high-security, ultra-strong privacy 'Live' Linux distros popping up all over the place these days. It seems like there's another one pretty much every other week.

    And the 'automagic' internet connection - which I know you were looking for - does tend to be a feature of these types of OS. (Though I'm pretty certain that would only work with an Ethernet setup; with wi-fi, you're going to get asked for your password at some point, surely?)

    @priscus:-

    Doesn't current Opera now have a built-in, free VPN, too? It's not one of the Chromium-based browsers I tend to use (that & Vivaldi; I just don't like their layouts, especially Vivaldi). I think I read that somewhere just the other day, anyway.....


    Mike. ;)
     
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    Yes, I have Opera, amongst many other browsers. Have used their VPN without encountering any problem. However, reviews say it is not a true VPN but a browser proxy. Have been too busy to investigate further the significance of such difference, or the claims that it is itself a security hazard.
     
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    Don't get cowered by all the options, like one silly reviewer did. Just explore around in it, like you would a new store that just opened. Have any problems, just ask....so long as it's not the complex stuff, I can probably help.
     
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    Yep, I got most of those distros, starting way back when...with Vatlator, Ubuntu Privacy Remix, and Polippix. All the way to recent models of TENS, Ipredia, JonDo, ParrotOS, LiberteLinux, and SubgraphOS. Kodachi and TAILS are the only ones I've been able to use reliably. TAILS is for the ultra-lazy (I'll admit it!). Kodachi is for them with a bit more patience, and rewards that extra effort by being light-years ahead of TAILS.

    Yeah, any distro that does not connect to the internet on its own is one I'll never use, even if I could ever figure out how to force a connection. MX Linux, Linux Mint, and all the other distros that connect automatically on boot spoiled me. I only use wired stuff, so wi-fi/bluetooth junk I would not know about. That crapola was banned as soon as WEP was cracked. I left it to the diehards to move on to WPA, WPA2, etc. For me the (very) slight convenience of wireless was never worth the potential price in privacy and security.
     
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    Ah, each to their own, of course.

    Personally, I've never had any issues with using WPA2; where we live, right out in the sticks, we don't have any neighbours living close enough to try breaking into our wireless LAN. Anybody hanging about outside in a car would very soon draw attention to themselves.....and what would it achieve? If they weren't locals, they couldn't make any use of it.....and although we're well spread out, out here neighbours look out for each other.


    Mike. ;)
     
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    Sounds like a good place to be.
     
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    Agreed. I miss the country life.
    Last i heard, WPA2 was either cracked, or about to be, and the herd was stampeding to the new flavor of the month! WPA3? Something else? Wired router and connections suit me fine. I got remotes for the TV, DVD recorder, VCR, and a light switch....that's enough silliness for me.
     
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    https://thebestvpn.com/reviews/opera-vpn/

    https://www.tomsguide.com/us/opera-vpn,review-4496.html

    https://www.vpnmentor.com/reviews/opera-vpn/

    https://proprivacy.com/review/operavpn

    https://privacyaustralia.net/opera-vpn-review/

    https://cooltechzone.com/opera-vpn

    https://www.howtogeek.com/247190/whats-the-difference-between-a-vpn-and-a-proxy/

    https://torguard.net/proxyvsvpn.php

    https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/pages/tor-vpn-proxy

    https://www.cloudwards.net/vpn-vs-proxy-vs-tor/
     
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    Thanks trimis, yes that will really save me some work. However, I am so up to my eyes in stuff at the moment, will have to defer looking at it for some days. Cheers.
     
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