Set yourself free, with one CD

Wired is running a story about Anonym.OS, a bootable version of OpenBSD set on CD. It surfs the net using Tor, an encrypted proxy server system that has become very popular as of late (and quite overloaded, as I can attest from waiting days for all that pr0n to load…oops, maybe thats the Privoxy install I didn’t do right).

Nonetheless, the creators noted that it is not ready for everyday use (meaning grandma can’t have it yet), but it has interesting implications for computer security, outside of its first intent (downloading pr0n in private, of course). The fact that you can boot a machine and surf the net without your computer ever using its hard drive would be a boon for keeping viruses and malware on the sidelines.

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