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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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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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What are the differences between Tails and Whonix?

Whonix and Tails both have the goals of providing a complete package for anonymizing internet usage. What are the primary differences between the two?
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Is running Tor over Tor dangerous?

I've read somewhere that running Tor over another Tor connection is not only non-productive but actually dangerous? For example: say I were running TBB on my machine and was running Whonix in 2 VMs ...
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If I change my circuit in one workstation, will it be changed in another workstation as well?

Using multiple Whonix-Workstations, when I change my Tor circuit in Whonix-Workstation 1 (using this method for example), will my Tor circuit in Whonix-Workstation 2 be changed as well?
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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 request new circuit from within workstation?

I'm using Whonix Gateway and Workstation. I can request a new tor circuit in the Gateway via arm, I press "n". How can I do this in the Workstation terminal?
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Whonix/Tor Bug/Error [closed]

Whenever I try to run the Whonix Network Time Syncing from the Workstation I keep getting the following error message: However whenever I run Network Time Syncing in Gateway, It will sit at about 10% ...
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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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Whonix/Tor Connecting Error [closed]

The day before I got a serious problem communicating with Tor. Tor Bootstrap Result: Whonix-check gave up waiting after 60 seconds. Bootstrapping 85% done. Tor reports: WARN BOOTSRAP PROGRESS=85 TAG=...