I am looking at a few interesting things today and I would love to know other peoples opinions or know-how. First I was thinking I wanted to make a bootable USB with some kind of distro that helps keep me anonymous. I was reading about this thing called TOR and I understand it uses a proxy and makes it very hard to trace your browsing back to you. (I realise this is not a fast way to browse). Upon reading more about it I found information about these USB keys that are made by IronKey or are called Ironkey... either way it's a totally encrypted USB that will actually self destruct if you put the wrong password in too many times.
All of these sound great as for no particular reason I would love to be able to roam the web totally anonymously and be able to say I am without talking ****.
I found this application called FreeOTFE which encrypts your USB drive. I am wondering if you can boot an OS off of an encrypted drive, and if it's possible to put some kind of self-destruct mechanism that clears the drive or makes it unreadable if it has been tampered with.
Baisically I am trying to learn all about encrypting and what are (if any) limitations to it. And also I would like to have the ability to be totally nameless out on the interweb. I am not asking for omeone to hold my hand as much as some direction would be nice since this is a new concept to me but I love the sound of it and hate how the internet is so monitored.
I feel like I am asking something illegal as I am sure the US would love it to be but since it isn't I would love some help on where to begin.
I appreciate all feedback (except for trolling of course