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Whonix is an operating system focused on anonymity, privacy and security. It's based on the Tor anonymity network, Debian GNU/Linux and security by isolation.

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How does Whonix torify non-torified requests?

I'm confused as to how the Whonix Gateway works exactly under the hood versus Tails. With Tails we know that non-tor connections are blocked by iptables, and that you need to torify your application ...
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Unknown Bootstrap tag

When I try to use anon connection wxzrd on qubes, it brings me the message unknown bootstrap tag, and is stuck on 2%. I do use a custom obfs4 bridge, and I'm certain I typed it correctly,my connection ...
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Is running Whonix with a Windows 10 Host a bad idea?

I'm considering using either a Tails stick on my spare laptop or Whonix on my PC via Virtualbox. Only problem is, said PC is a Windows 10 system. Is it more secure to just go with the Tails plan, or ...
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How to change the IP in tor whonix gateway

I want to change the IP of the exit node in a tor browser on whonix. When i use tor browser on Whonix- Workstation i must have a static IP of the exit node , or IP of one concretion country. I already ...
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local broadcast is displayed on "onion circuits"?

When I'm using whonix, I frequently see ip address 255.255.255.255:443 on "onion circuits". Why is local braodcast is displayed as tor destination ? And this address remains even after I ...
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Is this setup safe and secure?

My setup is to first connect to a VPN. Then run whonix using virtualbox. Then inside the whonix workstation, I installed normal firefox with a VPN addon to surf for websites that blocks tor. Basically ...
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How to host an Apache Server on a Whonix box?

Is it possible to host an Apache Server (Wamp/Lamp)on a Whonix box? Just share the content using the Whonix box IP address?
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What is best Practices for Hosting Tor Onion Hidden Service?

I want to host Tor onion hidden service, I want to know what is the best technique to host it, can someone helps me with the below questions What is the best server operating system for hosting Tor ...
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Latest version of Whonix-Gateway stuck on "Loading Network Status 30%"

Whonix v15.0.1.3.9. Log says clock is sane and there are no errors about time or date. Host Internet connection is working with Tor Browser. Whonix-Gateway VM clearnet connection is tested with sudo -...
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Temporary failure in name resolution

I keep getting dns errors when running scripts in the terminal. Normal dns resolving in the tor browser (and chromium) works as it is supposed to though. user@host:~$ ping google.de ping: google.de:...
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Whonix hidden service

I'm playing around with whonix and hidden services. I've followed this tutorial (except Step 3: Configure Onion Services Authentication) https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Onion_Services#Hidden_Webserver ...
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Whonix and anonsurf

Am using parrot os and I have whonix set up in a VM all the two. But I still run anonsurf whiles connected to the whonix. Will there be any problem or is it a bad thing to do. Thank you
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Whonix workstation + Whonix gateway vs Kali + Whonix gateway

I see a lot of people using Kali and Whonix gateway instead of the original Whonix workstation and gateway. Why would they do that? What are the differences and are there any pros/cons?
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Error: " Command line option --allow-releaseinfo-change is not understood in combination with the other options "

Error: " Command line option --allow-releaseinfo-change is not understood in combination with the other options " This Error Message does not disappear, whatever the User does. I did nothing to my ...
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Bootstrapping of Tor takes so much time

Currently, I'm trying to bootstrap Tor on Whonix. The screen says as below. Bootstrapping Tor... Bootstrap phase: Starting 0% However, it's been 30 minutes since this started. Does bootstrapping Tor ...
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Combining Whonix with Tails

Is it useful to run the Whonix gateway in a VM inside of tails, running as a liveboot, to connect to another VM like for example Kali, which also runs inside of Tails, because it would rout my traffic ...
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Tails and Qubes/Whonix? [duplicate]

I’m just trying to learn about Tails and Qubes/Whonix. What gives you the most security and anonymously online? Tails on its own or Qubes with Whonix or Tails, Qubes and Whonix all three together? And ...
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My setup: Long-range Wi-Fi antenna --> FreeBSD OS --> nested VPN chains --> Whonix VMs --> Tor. Is it 100% untraceable and anonymous?

Let's assume that the VPNs in the nested chains have been anonymously purchased through bitcoin, maybe using Anonabox. Let's also assume I have good OPSEC. Now isn't this the ultimate setup ...
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SSH Into Whonix Workstation

Is it technically possible to SSH into a Whonix workstation locally? So if I'm on the same local network as the device running the workstation. For example, my laptop is on 192.168.0.2, the device ...
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Hostname Hacking

How do I protect against this vulnerability? https://mascherari.press/dark-web-diaries-hostname-hacking/ > torify curl -H 'Host: localhost' http://myonionaddress.onion It reveals another onion ...
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Me->VPN->Tor->Socks5->Tor: Where would a honeypot do the most damage?

Since most vpn's are untrustworthy, and Tor exit nodes can be hosted by malicious entities, im trying to create a trustless chain of anonymization and encryption. I feel as there might be flaws in my ...
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NMAP scanning through TOR [duplicate]

I have configured my Kali Linux (VM) through Whonix Gateway 13 and it's working, But when I do scans the results are unbelievable for an example I scanned my own network I have only open a few ports ...
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update tor of Whonix Gateway

I'm using Whonix Gateway and Workstation. Recently Arm shows Tor 0.2.9.9(unrecommended) (unrecommended is red) How can I update to a newer version of tor? Is it dangerous to use as it is ?
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Is it dangerous to download Whonix? [closed]

Is it dangerous to download Whonix. Could a global adversary or your ISP start monitoring you after they see you downloaded Whonix ?
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How to learn Kali anonymously? [closed]

I want to learn Kali, but wanna do this anonymously ? I want to register on vulnhub and learn Kali solving the CTF, but in same time I want to remain anonymous to vulnhub, in Kali and while ...
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Whonix gateway syslogs question?

I've been keeping an eye on my whonix gateway logs lately and noticed two things. The first is this: "Time has been changed" message? I am also seeing "Time has been changed" spamming my ...
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Hidden Service on Qubes Whonix, can not access Onion site from browser

I am trying to set up a hidden service on Qubes on the gateway with the server on a workstation. I followed the Whonix guide and checked to ensure the configuration was valid and that I could get the ...
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DHCPREQUEST: send_packet: Operation not permitted

seeing a lot of this in my whonix gateway logs. Should I be concerned or do anything about it? $ journalctl -af Jun 02 19:41:30 host dhclient[884]: DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to 192.168.122.1 port 67 ...
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Can you create a SSH, OpenVPN, or stunnel tunel from Whonix where the other party is a non-Tor machine and pipe Linphone traffic through this tunel

Basic problem of lets say a whistleblower is that he may not wish the person he is communicating with to know his real public IP and often the 3rd party is a non-Tor user so the use of hidden services ...
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what does 'amnesic' in context of Computer science and/or privacy mean?

From Whonix wiki Whonix is not amnesic Unlike Tails, Whonix is not an Amnesic Live CD. If you install Whonix on your computer this will leave local traces on the harddrive, that you ...
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Whonix Workstation Country Code

Should I be concerned about the timezones in my custom whonix workstations (arch, ubuntu, kali)? Installation mediums always ask for my country code. I usually pick a random one. When building ...
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Using ddclient in Whonix?

Can we use ddclient with noip.com (or other ddns services) inside a Whonix VM to connect with our media servers or SSH ports? I know pointing an .onion at our local server makes more sense, but I'm ...
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DHT routed through Tor

First of all, I am not asking if it is a good idea to use Tor for sites like The Pirate Bay. I know that it will slow down the network for everyone else (and has been asked previously). I am ...
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Whonix tor downloader never works for me. It says its an app and not in the (/.tb) folder?

The default tor downloader for me never works. I always have to end up manually installing. Is this normal? Or a sign that I'm compromised? thank you
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How to use wireshark behind whonix?

I'm getting conflicting views about where wireshark should be used to sniff for traffic. Some say to use the gateway to do it and use it to capture non tor traffic, others say to use the workstation ...
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How to configure Whonix Gateway for communication between two local Workstations in Qubes?

I'm running Qubes with two Whonix Workstations side-by-side on the same Whonix Gateway. I'd like to set up SSH communication between them: locally, not through the onionsphere. How do I configure ...
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Could not bind to 127.0.0.1:9050: Address already in use. Is Tor already running? (Whonix)

I am relatively new to Tor/Linux/Whonix My goal in mind is to add bridges to my sudo nano /etc/tor/torrc I keep getting errors saying basically I can't reach the host servers of these bridges. Then ...
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(whonix) Arm shows external ip or loopback address?

About whonix gateway,arm(page 2/5) sometimes(not always) shows 127.0.0.1 as my ip from the top to the bottom,like 127.0.0.1 --> nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn(us) 127.0.0.1 --> nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn(de) ...
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How to create a wifi hotspot using tails or whonix?

NetworkManager in ubuntu and arch have a handy feature that allows users to turn an additional wireless card into a wifi hotspot. The idea is: boot whonix or tails in virtualbox, connect a wireless ...
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Unable to connect on tor network error 0.0.2.0:0? i am using a proxy server in college, the bridges obtained are not working.... below are the logs i

09/11/2016 12:45:39 PM.600 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. 09/11/2016 12:45:39 PM.600 [NOTICE] ...
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Running TorBB on host machine while running Whonix VM setup as guest on the same physical box

I've currently set up Whonix VMs using Virtual Box on OS X 10.11.6. Before that I was using a Bitcoin-qt with Tor Browser Bundle. Now I'm having question what is a best way to use bitcoin+tor setup ...
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Randomize tor entering node [duplicate]

when I run whonix gateway it almost all time use same first node. When I restart tor it makes new circuit with different exit node but first node is still the same IP. What's the way how TOR choose ...
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Using Whonix Gateway to host web server?

Is it okay to use the whonix gateway to host an onion? And simply point the hidden service to a debian workstation like "10.152.152.17 12345"? Generally it seems best not to modify any of the whonix ...
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Is it normal for Tor to randomly connect to various hidden services?

I am using Qubes-Whonix. For a while now I have noticed, by monitoring ARM, that Tor attempts to connect to various random hidden services. Unplugging my connection results in rows of the following: ...
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Android reverse tethering through Whonix Workstation in virtualbox?

I need to connect my android phone to tor network. I tried orbot, for some reason only orfox is working, other apps don't work - I set all setting to "torify" ALL apps but they don't connect. So I ...
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Problems with browsing hidden services with Custom Workstation

I just installed a Whonix Gateway VM on VirtualBox and setup my Debian VM to use the Whonix Gateway to connect to the internet. So far all good. When I visit check.torproject.org it tells me I´m using ...
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Is there a way to get portscanning (nmap) to work through Whonix?

I configured my Kali Linux Vm to run through the Whonix Gateway, however portscanning is not possible now as it shows that all ports are open, which is definitely not the case on my server. Is there a ...
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Whonix proxy and isolation

I set up Whonix Gateway, Workstation and Iceweacel. I also set up a Proxy on Iceweaceal (in Preferences) at the Gateway and now my IP address is defined as the one on the proxy. But I'm confused ... ...
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Whonix cannot sync time

I am trying to sync the time on both whonix gateway and workstation but am getting the following connectivity errors upon running whonixcheck with the verbose flag set. On the gateway I get: $ ...
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How can I connect to my vps through Tor?

I need a static IP address, so I decided to rent a vps. Is there a way to establish SSH tunnel passing first through tor so anonymize my ISP IP? I’m using Whonix OS.
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