I was reading about Heads and the site says this:
“Heads is an open source custom firmware and OS configuration for laptops and servers that aims to provide slightly better physical security and protection for data on the system. Unlike Tails, which aims to be a stateless OS that leaves no trace on the computer of its presence, Heads is intended for the case where you need to store data and state on the computer.”
So im not sure if this is for me. I like to use 2 drives, one an internal drive for regular casual use, and another portable that is fully encrypted to carry valuable stuff. So If I need to get the laptop across airports or country borders, I wouldn’t care if I was in a situation where I was forced to deliver the laptop temporarily in order to not end up in trouble if I didn’t. So this way I don’t need to disassemble the internal drive everytime I travel. The portable disk would just stay at home, and put anything I needed to access temporarily in the encrypted in the cloud while crossing borders.
Would Heads deliver unnecessary information? like, it is attached to a certain boot partition. Does it log the last login attempt? does it identify which boot partition was used or something?
Could I easily use it with the 2 drive method? from what I read unless I understand this wrong the nitrokey would only work for a particular configured drive as boot partition.
Im very confused with Heads and Nitrokey usage to be honest. I would like what im buying before buying. In principle I just wanted an x230 with Coreboot to get rid of ME so the Heads and Nitrokey usage is an extra im not familiar with. And when traveling, if they wanted to access the laptop, the Nitrokey and Heads makes you look like an uber hacker that stands out from the crowd which imo is not too smart. So I would like for the x230 to look and work exactly as a regular laptop at least when traveling across borders. Im not sure what’s best. Knowing it was tampered with, or being a target because you are so into privacy?