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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 "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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Certain onion sitest don't work from Whonix

The following issue is reproducible on multiple Whonix instances. While I can access many onion sites from Whonix Tor browser, certain sites report "The connection has timed out". These ...
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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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How to route a site out of Whonix through a normal connection?

I have multiple vms running for different programs. On a few of them I have some connections that return a 403 error when connecting through Tor. How can I connect to those sites, while routing the ...
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Does whonix traffic non browser requests through tor?

I understand that using the built in browser within whonix is the best way to utilize its privacy and security benefits. However with network scripts for example that make custom requests, do they ...
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How to Whonix > socks5?

I've just installed whonix in my ubuntu. My vpn is working great on host machine and my aim is to make this setup: me > vpn > whonix/tor > sock5 I do know how to make this happen. Ive installed ...
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Does using Tor via Whonix protects privacy over public Wifi

I read that to be able to browse anonymously, using only Tor is not sufficient: Your ISP can see that you are on Tor but he cannot see what pages you are visiting because of onion routing. On the ...
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Can't set master password in the tor browser

I'm using the tor browser version 10.5.2 in whonix 15, everything works, except that I cannot save logins in the tor browser because every time I try to setup a master password, a popup window appears,...
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Would enabling VirtualBox's "host i/o caching" option compromise much anonymity on your Whonix VM?

I'm kind of a newb with VBox and trying to boost my VM performance any way possible to make it more useful, but my guess would be not to mess with much of the default settings in the Whonix ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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] ...