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Questions tagged [whonix]

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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multiple connections to the same entry-node(whonix)

When I'm monitoring connection using watch ss -t command, there are sometimes multiple connections to the same entry-node at the same time. Only difference is local port number. NetId State ...
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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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Torbutton Extension Unusable

My question is about the torbutton extension preloaded on Tor. I will try to be as precise as possible: I run a VM operating Whonix (Linux distro) with the gateway and workstation activated, 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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Would anonymously purchased nested VPN chains used with Tor-Whonix in a VM guarantee maximum anonymity?

IVPN, in the following 8-part series, suggests this elaborate setup here for maximum anonymity and untraceability: https://www.ivpn.net/privacy-guides/advanced-privacy-and-anonymity-part-8 ...
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Qubes / Tor Browser (anon dist) fails to start browser. Generates error

Environment: Qubes 4.0 (R4.0) installed to internal drive. Actions: Qubes -> Domain: anon-whonix -> anon-whonix: Tor Browser (AnonDist) Error generated: Popup Screen: torbrowser script bug. No ...
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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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Portscan through whonix gateway [duplicate]

Lately I've been messing around with Whonix, trying to figure out how it works. All of the problems I've encountered, I've been able to figure out, except one: I can't get nmap to work through the ...
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Using regular Firefox browser with Tor in Qubes-OS

So the regular recommendation is to use the Tor browser at all times because it includes no-script, https-everywhere etc by default as well as a number of other tweaks. However I'd like to know if ...
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Changing Locations, please help?

I have been trying to figure out how to change the location because it always thinks I am in Europe. Is there a way to change the location to what you want? For example, I want the computer to think ...
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Tor, Bridges, and DNS Leaks

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 ...
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I have a few questions about Whonix/Tor

I'm a new user to Tor/Whonix I have a question about it and I hope you can help. Or, if there is documentation that answers each question I have, feel free to post it and I am sorry for wasting your ...
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Is there a “reason” for Orbot-tethering?

I'm wondering what would be the case to use Orbot-tethering? If I'm using Tails or Whonix, I will use the normal network-connection and internet provider (maybe via Android-tethering) and I'm fine! --...
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how to install whonix getway using broadband usb for network connection

hello i have been installing whonix getaway, but this always show error when when tor check the network . it shows bug error saying my network is not connected . i'm using a broadband to receive ...
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Whonix over Qubes, Mac Address Error

When I try to run my whonix-gw on Qubes I get an error saying,"This MAC address already exists." Everything installed alright, and I followed the installation directions exactly.
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Transparent proxy improvement using haproxy load balancer?

I want to know if isn't a good idea to use many instances of Tor and load balancing them through haproxy. I've tested here.. I ran 20 Tor instances (20 socks5 ports) and load balanced them through ...
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Tor's Control Port could not be Reached?

I recently installed the newest Whonix and after finishing installation received the error: Tor Boostrap Result: Tor's Control Port could not be reached! Troubleshooting: Confirm that Whonix-...
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Whonix with http server not reachable

I've been following this tutorial on how to setup Whonix with a lighttp server so I can host my own tor website. I did all the steps described in the tutorial, but when I try to visit my tor website (...
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unable to retrieve tor network settings [closed]

On whonix 9.6, I can't access the Tor network settings, getting this message "Unable to retrieve Tor settings. Please ensure Tor is running". I want to setup transparent proxying.