The Haven Project
Haven is a portable operating system that creates a temporary, secure and anonymous environment on any computer.
Installed on a regular USB stick, Haven makes it possible to transport sensitive information through hostile environments. It is a tool that whistle blowers, journalists and human rights activists can use to copy, store and distribute computer files without leaving behind any traces that could compromise their safety. Haven also includes tools for secure and anonymous Internet access and programs for email and message encryption.
Haven is a Live operating system based on Ubuntu, a highly esteemed and user friendly open source Linux distribution. More specifically Haven is a remix of the Ubuntu 10.04 Live CD distribution.
Below are some of the features included in the Haven OS. For more information, see the complete list of features included in the Haven OS.
- Turns any computer into a secure and anonymous work station.
- Includes a hidden and encrypted file vault.
- Installed on a USB stick, it's easy to transport.
- Tools for private, secure and anonymous Internet access.
- Digital paper shredder for deleting files beyond recovery.
- Message encryption tools for email and instant messaging.
- Online and offline distribution modes.
THP is under active development and has not yet been thoroughly tested in the field. We strongly advice against using Haven to protect your privacy, anonymity or data unless you have a thorough understanding of how Haven and it's included technologies works.
There is currently no support for booting Haven from a USB device on Mac computers. This is due to the special boot process on Mac computers. You should still be able to burn the ISO file to a CD and boot from that.
Contact :For questions and discussion about using or installing Haven, please go to the haven-users mailing list.
haven-dev is a mailing list for the developers, testers and advanced users of Haven.
To report a bug please create a new ticket using our issue tracking platform.
You can also send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org