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MOFO Linux is an operating system optimized for defeating all major methods of internet censorship and surveillance used by governments, corporations, schools, and internet service providers. It is a tool created to empower people for exercising their inalienable right to participate in free speech. The system contains office, multimedia, and internet applications enabling you to read, write, watch, or listen to any media from anywhere with an internet connection.
MOFO Linux is designed for easy usage on home PCs, laptops, and any computers installed in internet cafes around the world. Use MOFO Linux to break free of authoritarian powers intending to control the flow of information or "own the truth."
MOFO Linux has Encrypted DNS, OpenVPN, Softether, Tor, I2P, and Olive installed to provide anonymous and secure access to the internet. Browsing history and usage tracks are destroyed on shutdown when MOFO Linux is run in "copy to RAM" and "always fresh" boot modes.
The "Persistent Changes" option features automatic retention of settings and files for users on flash memory devices or hard drive installations. To use the default "/porteus/changes" directory, the system should be installed to a writable Linux filesystem. NTFS, FAT16, and FAT32 filesystems will not work with the default setting! Users must instead set up a savefile via the menu: System Tools > Porteus Settings Centre. After creating the savefile, edit the boot options to use it instead of the /changes directory.
Usage and installation options are many. MOFO Linux can be used as a boot disc, installed to USB or SD flash memory, or installed on a hard drive in a manner similar to other live Linux distros. A suggestion for easy portability is to install MOFO Linux to a flash drive using the included Porteus Installer, UNETBOOTIN, or "DD copy method." Use it as a pocket operating system, which will boot and run well on nearly every PC one is likely to encounter.
MOFO Linux is configured with two user accounts. The usernames and passwords are:
USER PASSWORD guest guest root toor
L2TP/IPsec VPN IN MOFO LINUX
Useful in many situations, L2TP/IPsec VPN connectivity has been painstakingly implemented in MOFO Linux. The term "painstakingly" is used because though a popular VPN for mobile devices, L2TP/IPsec client software has been largely ignored by mainstream Linux developers. Getting it to work smoothly wasn't easy, but it was done to give MOFO Linux users another option for evading internet censorship and surveillance. Be aware that OpenVPN and SoftEther use stronger cryptography.
To connect to an L2TP/IPsec server, use the regular Network Manager taskbar applet to add or configure the connection. A second option, for users of the VPN Gate service, is to use the Internet Security Tools application. Internet Security Tools will read from a user supplied list of VPN Gate mirror sites, select a working server, and start a VPN session.
SOFTETHER VPN: NEW AND FAST
Softether is the newest VPN protocol available in MOFO Linux. It is capable of fast broadband data transfer, uses strong encryption, and only moderately targeted by censorship authorities. Client software for Linux is still sparse, but MOFO Linux includes scripts which enables easy connectivity.
OPENVPN IS WELL SUPPORTED IN MOFO LINUX
To use an Open VPN service with MOFO Linux, follow these steps:
- Keep a copy of your ovpn, key, ca, and crt files on a USB flashdrive or SD card. A folder on your MOFO Linux USB drive is an ideal location.
- After booting MOFO Linux, transfer the files to a folder called "openvpn" in the guest account's home folder. Use the "Internet Security Tools" for managing the connection. Click the "OpenVPN" tab, select the ovpn file, then click the buttons to make and break OpenVPN connections. Read connection status from the terminal window which opens when making a connection.
- NetworkManager can also manage OpenVPN connections. Right click the networking icon and follow the menu prompts for creating a new server connection. The NetworkManager applet will not work with the VPNGate "single ovpn" files, which contain the certificate and key data. Use the Internet Security Tools applet for servers operated by VPNGate volunteers.
- If you don't have a subscription to a VPN service, simply use the free servers at http://vpngate.net. If VPN Gate is blocked in your country, try the mirrors listed below to obtain fresh OpenVPN config files.
VPN Gate Alternate Mirrorshttp://mofolinux.com/vpngate.html
FIREFOX AND TOR / I2P / OLIVE SELECTION
Firefox is the default browser, and there are three proxy options: Tor, I2P, and Olive. I2P is a new and robust privacy and anonymity network. It is configured as a proxy, but does several complex tasks to conceal identity and browsing activity. Tor is an older network, with a well developed infrastructure providing anonymity to internet users. Olive is a robust peer-to-peer network designed to be very difficult for network providers to block. To start any of these services, use the "Internet Security Tools" application, found in the Internet section of the start menu. No settings need to be changed in Firefox. Privoxy is automatically reconfigured to route data from Firefox to the selected network.
FILE SYSTEM ENCRYPTION: VERACRYPT and ECRYPTFS
Truecrypt is no longer actively maintained, but its source code has been forked to a team of developers making file and folder encryption better than ever. Veracrypt is the new replacement for Truecrypt, and the system offers better features and performance.
Ecryptfs is an encrypted filesystem with support built into the Linux Kernel. It is fast, strong, and efficient enough to keep users' files safe from unwanted access.
It is suggested that users run MOFO Linux from a flash drive and keep a separate flashdrive partition for encrypted files. Another option is to use a separate drive and encrypt its entire contents. Doing that, it is possible to carry a large volume of data which is quite difficult to detect and even more difficult to decrypt. In theory, a well-arranged encrypted volume should be secure for centuries. Be careful to create strong passwords. Do not allow any secret keys to be compromised.
ENGLISH, ARABIC, AND CHINESE LANGUAGE SUPPORT
MOFO Linux 3.0 further expands language options introduced in MOFO Linux 2.0. MOFO defaults to English on startup, but Chinese and Arabic system languages may be selected from the System Tools menu. Select the desired language, then LOG OUT and LOG BACK IN without turning off the computer. The new language will then be activated until shutdown.
Firefox may be switched between Chinese, Arabic, or English languages at any time by using the Tools > Languages menu.
MOFO Linux wishes to acknowledge and thank Fanthom, Freestyler, and the other talented developers who created Porteus Linux, the base system upon which MOFO Linux is built. Porteus provides incredibly smooth operation, fast perfomance, and a pleasant user interface quite suitable for building customized systems. Before each edition of MOFO Linux is built, the current pool of lightweight Linux distributions is evaluated, and Porteus is repeatedly deemed most favorable.
Good Luck And Hang Tough,
Disclaimer: Creators or distributors of MOFO Linux bear no responsibility for the actions of end users. Users of MOFO Linux are responsible for their own actions and should consider legal implications of evading local and national censorship rules and take suitable measures to prevent interdiction. That means, "don't stand in front of a police station in China and browse Facebook. Don't let the cops see you visit dog grooming sites in Tehran."
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