Welp. I downloaded an appImage of Atomic wallet to my Kali portable USB, wrote up some guides on how to get started, and planned on giving them out to friends and family. It’s all stored on the encrypted side, so no one’s getting in unless they know the password.
Also, that one point about hardware failure is true, but that’s what imaging a drive is for. Back up the image and encrypt it, then if you run into trouble, just buy a new USB and flash to that.
I understand the paranoia but I really don’t get why anyone wouldn’t just go the persistent-encrypted route. Just don’t use the internet.
Someone please educate me on why this is a bad idea.