Are you afraid of your computer or laptop getting into the wrong hands, and having your personal information violated? Then check out this week’s featured open-source project: HiddenVM

HiddenVM aims to tackle computing privacy but enabling users to use any desktop operating system without leaving a trace. 

“Imagine you’re entering a country at the airport. The border agents seize your laptop and force you to unlock it so that they can violate your privacy, treat you like a criminal, and insult your humanity. Is that the world you want to live in?” the project states. 

Whether you use Windows, macOS or Linux, HiddenVM enables you to run Oracle’s open-source VirtualBox software on the Tails operating system — meaning you can run an operating system as a virtual machine.

“To ensure anti-forensic deniability of your VMs, you can place your persistent HiddenVM installation – containing all VirtualBox binaries, VMs, and HiddenVM itself – in a hidden VeraCrypt volume, and only mount it in the amnesic Tails,” according to the project.

As far as guest operating systems, the project has been successfully tested with: Windows 10, macOS Mojave, Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Fedora and Whonix. 

“How does it feel to have no trace of your entire operating system – whether it’s Windows, macOS or Linux – ever touch your hard drive? Now you can find out,” the project states.