Freepto is a live operating system based on Debian Gnu/Linux and is developed by “AvANa”, the resident hacktivist collective of Forte Prenestino, one of the oldest and most famous social centrer (squat) in Italy. The operating system runs entirely on a USB key, so you can have your favourite tools always with you, “Metadata Anonymisation Toolkit“, “Tor Browser“, “MAC Changer” are among the best-known privacy applications. Even though, there’s already a few privacy enabled Linux distribution around, Freepto has the persistent encrypted partition feature, a unique option that makes it stand out among other similar distributions, this peculiarity allows to save data changes back to the USB encrypted storage device. Freepto aims to be a powerful tool for activists, journalists, Whistleblowers, and normal people that want to protect their privacy.
Surveillance self-defense by https://ssd.eff.org/tech/tor
You need to get the latest Freepto iso and the makefreepto script from:
-b skip badblocks check
-r skip random filling (use only if you know what you are doing)
-w skip dd of binary.img
-i IMAGE put IMAGE on DEVICE (default is binary.img)
-p set password (defaul is “freepto”)
-s set secure random password (default is “freepto”)
WARNING. With this process you can easily destroy data partitions on your
computer. I’m not responsible for any damage or data loss caused by
1) Plug the usb device to your linux computer.
2) Check for the USB device path with dmesg.
[ 2999.423840] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 2999.449517] sdb: sdb1
[ 2999.454623] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page present
3) Proceed (BE CAREFUL) to copy the freepto img to the USB device.
./makefreepto -i freepto-IT_0.1.1.img -p <EncryptionPassword> /dev/sdb
Once the process is complete you must get a message like this below.
4) Plug the USB stick into the computer you want to boot up. Make sure your BIOS is set to boot from your USB device. Select Live mode, and in a short wile you will be prompted to enter the encryption password in order to unlock the encrypted persistent partition.
Language, to switch from Italian to your own language you need to change the language system setting. The password for the user “paranoid” is “live”.
To change the language type: sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales