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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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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.
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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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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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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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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 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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Make Whonix Gateway exit from VPN? Web proxy recommendations?

Is there a way to mess with the Whonix Gateway VM so that I can have a VPN be the final exit point for Workstation data before reaching destination servers? This would be great as it would help me ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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=...
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What are Whonix system requirements? [closed]

Hello my name is Gregory. I would like to ask a few questions about running Whonix on a notebook computer. What would be an ideal notebook/specs for running Linux Host VirtualBox Whonix (both VMs in ...
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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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Multiple gateways (whonix with tails)?

Ive been reading whonix's documentation and threads here to be more anonymous and secure. For the best anonymity whonix recommends having two different computers, one being the gateway and the other ...
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Is it possible to change the default circuit length?

Default number of nodes is 3. Can i build a circuit of 5 or 6 nodes? (using whonix)
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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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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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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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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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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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Hide Tor behind proxy?

I would like to set something like this Tor->proxy->webpage I know I can use proxychains. In Tails proxychains Tor Browser Bundle without setup proxy settings In Whonix I can use it with Icewasel. In ...
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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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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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Whonix + Android VM

I'm running a whonix gateway as well as an Android VM via Genymotion. Would it be possible to route my traffic on the Android VM through the whonix gateway? I know whonix can be used in conjunction ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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