Tails Version 6.0 – 2/27/2024

We are very excited to present you Tails 6.0, the first version of Tails based on Debian 12 (Bookworm) and GNOME 43. Tails 6.0 brings new versions of most of the software included in Tails as well as several important security and usability improvements.

Disable bash History on Debian 12 for a Single User

While .bash_history is the default for storing command history in Bash, users can configure a different filename, location, or disable bash history by setting the HISTFILE environment variable.

Simple File Wiping on Linux using shred and dd

Use the strings command again, but specify the encoding option strings data01 -e {b,l}. Remember when the "test" file was deleted? The rm command was used, not shred. The file name data still resides in the file table and is recoverable because of this.

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