Recently I've been looking to follow good-practices while browsing the internet (e.g 50%+ of my browsing in through a VPN, 10%+ is through Tor). Now, I am looking to increase my regiment by tinkering with/using security-focused linux distributions (e.g Tails).
However, I have some concerns:
- There have been recent research articles that focus on deanonymizing Tor (https://people.csail.mit.edu/devadas/pubs/circuit_finger.pdf, http://www.nrl.navy.mil/itd/chacs/sites/edit-www.nrl.navy.mil.itd.chacs/files/pdfs/13-1231-3743.pdf)
- DNS Leaks are possible via Tor (see: Google - I cannot link more than two URLs if I have reputation < 10 points)
- Linux Distro Whonix can protect against DNS leaks by virtualizing the Network Adapter (independently from the work station).
- Do Tor Bridges help against DNS leaks?
- Can Whonix be used in conjunction with another distro such as Tails? Would it be possible to have the Whonix gateway persist on Tails?
- If Whonix cannot persist on Tails, can the Whonix Gateway be on a bootable USB that is plugged in parallel to Tails and accessed via Tails UI?
Note: I understand Tails is all about amnesia, but I am inquiring if there is a client-side capability to write to Tails or access Whonix Gateway through another USB port on the host computer.