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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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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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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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Prevent TOR over TOR while using Whonix and Kali Linux

I am using Whonix Gateway to pass the network traffic of the Kali Linux machine. If I run Tor Browser on Kali Linux will there be a tor over tor connection? and if yes, then how can I prevent it, as ...
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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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Is (provider rotating) DNSCrypt inside Whonix superior privacy-wise to defaulting to Tor exit nodes' DNS?

I use Whonix. I am interested in making clearnet traffic as private from third parties other than the sites I visit, as possible. This not only includes the NSA, but also third-party DNS providers ...
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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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Configure “host -> ssh(encrypted socks5 proxy) -> Tor -> destination” on Whonix

The goal is to create an encrypted connection all the way between host and tor exit node, while hiding the use of tor from the host isp and masking host network activity as ssh encrypted traffic when ...
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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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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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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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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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Getting whonix bad signature message

Ok, getting BAD signature from Patrick Schleizer when trying to verify the .ova file. I've trashed and redownloaded like 6 or 7 times. Using "gpg --verify-options show-notations --verify Whonix-....
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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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Is it safe to allow html5 canvas in Tor in an anonymous OS?

I know that html5 canvas can be used to fingerprint my browser. But sometimes I have to allow canvas, for example, when uploading a image to twitter. If so, is an anonymous OS like Whonix helpful for ...
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How to set an exit node in Whonix in QubesOS?

I use Whonix on QubesOS. And the following sentence was added at the end of "/ etc / tor / torrc" to change the exit node of Tor. And I checked the ip in TorBrowser, but the settings were not ...
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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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Running Tor (OpenWrt-)Router better than whonix?

Is setting up a Router as Tor Gateway better than using whonix gateway? Since they are physyically seperated it should become harder to escape? Since a router is an embedded device I'm not sure if ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it feasible and rational to combine the Tails package and Whonix package to improve the anonymity of the client? And, how to implement it?

Is it feasible and rational to combine the capability of Tails package and Whonix package to improve the anonymity and security of the client? And if so, how one may implement it?
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What are the implications of “starting up with tabs/windows from last time”

I am a bit of a tabs nut, and have been trying to read up on various parts of staying anonymous but where I am the ISP is owned by the gov (relatives of the pres) and they don't like the whole idea of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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(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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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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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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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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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 ...