nettester In which country the mere fact or running OpenBSD would spell trouble?
I didn't expand on it, so it might have been mis-presented, sorry.
It is not the mere fact or running OpenBSD, but it contributes to the sum image of you.
My situation was crossing a border - a humanitarian corridor, even - between 2 countries currently kind of at war.
Officials in both countries are obsessed with catching collaborators, traitors, sniffers and saboteurs.
There were reports of people denied to pass the border and even people "got missing", because of officials having found in their phones something they didn't like.
Some people did pass, but their HDDs/SDDs were seized.
Worse, I had a negative record in another city. Was asking awkward questions about passport, and made them angry. They did pay attention to obscure software - got inside my hotel room, and the laptop was unencrypted and running, got their hands on it and rummaged through Downloads dir, found some memes and stated that the laptop needs to be examined in the office and took it and me along.
I had an unpleasant evening with the officials, explaining me that you may not question the authorities.
The laptop was not checked by them and returned to me.
Back to border-crossing. What if I didn't do preparations? Adult male
- with "unpopular" subscriptions in Telegram in smartphone
- with an encrypted laptop, which I would not desire to unencrypt whereas they expect to look at anything they want
- who has had issues with authorities recently.
Great prerequisites asking for undesired attention.
Not only wiping OpenBSD, I did also my Android smartphone and my paper notebook look ultimately innocent.
The country I was leaving is Russia and country I was moving to is Ukraine, both suck heavily at citizen rights. And based on what I see in the internet, even the most "civilized" countries commit atrocious violations either, so I wouldn't concentrate attention on which country it was...