Developing a Safe Computer
- Install a Live USB operating system. Ubuntu or Tails are possibilities.
- Get a laptop/desktop. a. visually inspect the machine for tampering or obvious modifications. b. remove the hard drive c. remove wifi card, if possible d. configure BIOS to boot from USB only (this is true for UEFI systems too) e. configure BIOS to disable bluetooth, NFC, infrared, if they exist.
- Boot from Live USB drive. a. When booted, plug in ethernet cable.
- Everything is now ephemeral. Don’t assume anything is anonymous or private.