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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 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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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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Why shouldn't one run Firefox/Chrome/any browser behind a fully torified system?

One can fully torify a system using Qubes OS TorVM, Whonix or a custom transparent proxy. Everything gets torified, even Adobe Flash. Why should one use Tor Browser even though everything is already ...
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Releasing a controversial movie torrent using Tor Network for security

I live in a dictatorship and use the Tor Network to get around censorship. I read that Torrenting over Tor Network is not good because of high Internet usage and it slows everything down. For a short ...
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Whonix: Avoid changing exit node (external IP address)

I understand Tor tries to protect me by getting me a new IP address every 10 minutes. That, however, makes it hard to use websites where the session cookie is bound to the IP-address: Every 10 minutes ...
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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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What threat model is Qubes OS TorVM most appropriate for?

Why would someone want to use Tor through a TorVM in Qubes, compared to other approaches? This page compares TorVM to Whonix, Tails, and Tor Browser but doesn't come to a firm conclusion as to which ...
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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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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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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.
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whonix and location of hidden_service?

I am newbie, first time I try whonix, I didn't find in workstation hidden_service in torrc file and gateway station show me /etc/tor/torrc but there is nothing, I added two lines: HiddenServiceDir /...
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What are the dangers of possible Mac OSX backdoor?

Many people say that Mac OSX has a backdoor in it. It probably does, why wouldn't it? It's closed source therefore it would be stupid for Apple not to put in a special access route. The question is ...
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Can somebody please advise me about setting up isolatation proxying using Win 7 home premium / virtualbox / whonix?

My desktop is running windows 7 home premium x64 (host). I have the latest version of Virtualbox and have setup the latest version of Whonix gateway 8.1 which is up-to-date. I want to use Whonix ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tor can't be installed on Whonix GPG download signature could not be verified

I have virtualbox installed on w7 and there installed the gateway and the workstation. Now if I want to use the Tor browser it says it's not installed and if I want to install it. Then I get this ...
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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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Hosting Tor hidden services with Whonix on remote server

I want to use Whonix for my hidden services and am planning to use it on a remote dedicated server, the issue is I would have to connect to the dedicated server through SSH, will that compromise the ...
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Whonix problem with others IPs

I have a problem with two other IP addresses. Whonix-Workstation shows a different IP than the Gateway? Is it obliged to be this way? My host OS is Kubuntu, and on it I have VirtualBox running whonix-...
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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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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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How to upgrade to whonix 7 while preserving our sensitive files? [closed]

I read on the Whonix website that in order to update from Whonix 5.6 to Whonix 7, I had to download the image again. While I have no problem with that, how can I update my virtual machine while ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hidden Service : To hide from isp or not to?

My goal is to host a hidden service using Tor and Whonix. My computer is running debian with Whonix on virtual box. The question is, what is the best practices? Should I allow whonix to hide my Tor ...
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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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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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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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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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whonix/Tor connection error problem [duplicate]

Can someone please help me because I am having this same issue with Whonix.Tor connection error ? Possible issues: 1. Is the Internet on the host connection working>>YES WHONIX-GATEWAY will need a ...
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Whonix - How to get Java Plugin installed/working on Iceweasel? + GUI, Troubleshooting questions

I need help installing or messing with certain things on Whonix. Most important is getting Java to work on it in the browser. I've installed Iceweasel and Chromium, and JRE 8 and JDK6 (long story...),...
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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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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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Unable to use sip-based voip software [closed]

I've been trying to get Software like Jitsi to work on whonix, however it keeps saying either there is an issue with the login information or something wrong with the network settings. I tried using ...
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Can clear activity be linked to hidden activity? [duplicate]

I'm using whonix for a good deal of activity but I'm very new to it and Linux. will using my computer for personal information while not running whonix or tor compromise my anonymity? What about at ...
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How to make a system like Whonix?

I know Whonix has a virtual machine that connects to the gateway which is like a router that sends everything into Tor. How could I make a gateway like that so I can connect a VM(like workstation) to ...
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whonix, TBB doesn't exist?

I just used Virtualbox and whonix gateway and workstation and here is what I got when I tried to start tor browser bundle (it doesn't exist): when I want to start TBB, it pushed me to make update but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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