Kodachi a Debian-based distro focused on anonymity


Kodachi is a Linux distribution that I hadn't talked about yet, which is based on Debian Live + XFCE and is a secure, anonymous, and anti-forensic distribution.

Once the computer started with Kodachi, connects directly to a VPN (proposed by the Kodachi team with the option of the country of departure, so you can see how much confidence you give them) and in Tor.

Y DNSCrypt is also enabled. You don't need to configure anything and you don't need to have a lot of Linux knowledge to use it.

Then, everything you do with this operating system will use the temporary memory stored in RAM, so unless you have an attack based on extracting the information temporarily stored in RAM, from then on your information hosted is safe, all your tracks will disappear as soon as you turn off the machine.

HR tools that we can find in the system include a MAC address generator, Pidgin messaging Bitcoin and litecoin wallets, TrueCrypt, and veracrypt KeePass, plus PeerGuardian, GnuPG, FileZilla, and tools to clean up your RAM in panic mode or outright destroy your installation (if you've installed Kodachi, which isn't especially a good idea).

Kodachi is a live operating system, which can boot almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. Its goal is to preserve your privacy and anonymity and helps you:

  • Use the internet anonymously.
  • All Internet connections are forced to go through the VPN network and then the Tor network with DNS encryption.
  • Do not leave any traces on the computer you are using, unless you explicitly request it.
  • Use state-of-the-art cryptographic and privacy tools to encrypt your files, emails, and instant messages.

About Kodachi 4.0

Recently this Linux distribution was updated, With which now builds on Debian version 9.5 along with the packages and updates so far.

The desktop environment is Xfce, with a modified kernel version

The new version 4 too supports first-time release on UEFI systems and persistent encrypted volumes. Thanks to optimized startup scripts, Kodachi drives faster than its predecessor. In addition, the desktop has received a new look.


The Truecrypt encryption software, which Veracrypt inherited, had to be removed. Also, the developers have added many more software packages including OpenShot, Icedove, Atom, Rkhunter, Steghide, or i2p Zulucrypt.

Some significant changes in this version are the following:

  • Open Shot video editing tool added,
  • Added some security or network related tools: Rkhunter, Steghide, Gnome Nettool, GResolver, SiriKali, Deny HHosts and Signal.
  • To this new version Nvidia, Detect, Florence, i2p, Zulucrypt, Zulumount, Onion Circuits, Onion share and Gnu Net were added.
  • It is now possible to use CloudFlare's DNS over TLS service has been added through DnsCrypt.
  • Public IP resolution increased.
  • Some Firefox plugins were added.
  • Encrypted volumes that support persistence.
  • Support for UEFI boot.
  • Remove Komodo-Edit and replace it with Atom.
  • Electrom LTC / BTC replaced with Exodus wallet.
  • New themes, icons and wallpapers.
  • Improve almost all Kodachi scripts.
  • Fix some issues in Tor and DNSCrypt.
  • Improve Conky and GUI.
  • And some other changes.

Download Kodachi 4.0

If you want to try this Linux distro focused on user anonymity, you can get a picture of this new version released from its official project website.

To do this, just go to the official website and in its download section you can download the ISO of the system.

I have to emphasize that this system is only available in 64-bit version. In short, it is quite complete (a little more than Tails) and quite stable.

The download link is this.

The system image can be saved with the help of Etcher.

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  1.   Charlie Brown said

    Any comparison with Tails?

  2.   windroidlinux said

    It can be run in one. imac? thanks..

  3.   Isard said

    If you have 64-bit "intel" architecture, in principle yes. We would have to see the compatibility of the network card (almost certainly yes), of the video card (almost certainly yes), etc.

    As it runs from a flash drive, it doesn't hurt to try it. 🙂

  4.   fraciel said

    I am going to give it an excellent proposal

  5.   jj said

    Can you make a comparison with others like Qubes and tails?