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antdude
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Best Linux distro for privacy protection

»www.itworld.com/open-source/3828···otection from »www.linuxtoday.com/infrastructur···ion.html ...

IprediaOS
Liberté
Privatix
Tails
Whonix

I have only heard of Whonix. :/

PrntRhd
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Fedora is pretty secure.
CentOS is pretty secure.
LPS is pretty darned secure.


antdude
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said by PrntRhd:

Fedora is pretty secure.
CentOS is pretty secure.
LPS is pretty darned secure.

Out of the box? What about Debian stable, Ubuntu, etc.?

PrntRhd
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1 recommendation

It depends on what threat you are trying to protect against. The curious or malicious kid down the street presents a different threat than trying to defend against hackers from a well-funded government army/agency and that is yet different than government data collection programs. And of course that is different than defending against malware.

LPS is secure in that when you shut down the computer, the traces left on the PC are erased. There is no data retained on the hardware.

Fedora is "secure" in that it is patched when flaws are found and the OS is quite stable.

The "secure distro" versions usually involve hardening the network connections.

Tails Linux uses TOR connections to "anonymize" the user when on the Web and so does Liberte'.
Liberte' is smaller, can be run from a thumb drive and is geared to running on older PCs with less resources, Tails is a larger install.

Ipredia encrypts and anonymizes all network connections with TOR connections.