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Encrypted OS on flash drive? or dual boot?


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#1 usvsthem

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 07:47 AM

Hi,

 

Been searching high and low but cant seem to find answers to my questions. Bear a complete newbie.

 

First I was looking into containers and such. The problem, if I've understood, is that data is sstill stored in temp- and swap-files. I want to be able to execute applications to, for exaple, edit Open Office textfiles, store sensetive links, pictures, hide web history and streamapplications.

 

The first action is ofcoure VPN, fire wall, anti-virus and anti-malware. No problems there.

 

Ofcoure I could encrypt my system drive (win 10). The issue though, is that I need to be able to quit the OS really fast incase of sudden search warrant and such. I'm on a laptop, so to just unplug it would be useless. And since I want to execute and run appliications I cant have temps and swaps.

 

Therefor, I'm wondering if it'd be possible to install and run OS on a USB drive? First thought is to run Ubuntu on the USB and encrypt it with the built-in tool.  If needed i could get an external hard drive (still USB-connected though) Could it be done? Any risks?

 

My other thought was to dualboot win 10 and ubuntu, but then I'd still have the same problem I suppose.

 

Sorry if I'n unclear, very confused.

 

Cheers



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Posted 21 April 2016 - 08:55 AM

The issue though, is that I need to be able to quit the OS really fast incase of sudden search warrant and such.

The only reason to be afraid a search warrant might be served on you, is if you are engaged in something illegal.  That being so, you will receive no assistance here.



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Posted 23 April 2016 - 06:22 AM

 

The issue though, is that I need to be able to quit the OS really fast incase of sudden search warrant and such.

The only reason to be afraid a search warrant might be served on you, is if you are engaged in something illegal.

 

 

I don't agree. I would say: "is if you are suspected of being engaged in something illegal".


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Posted 23 April 2016 - 08:20 AM

We may agree to disagree on my choice of words but methinks the mere fact the OP didn't pursue the matter is quite telling...



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Posted 23 April 2016 - 01:07 PM

....The issue though, is that I need to be able to quit the OS really fast incase of sudden search warrant and such...

We appreciate you candor, however, can you elaborate on that statement and why the concern of a search warranted being executed?
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