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What are the differences between Tails and Whonix?

TailsOS (The Amnesic Incongito Live System) TailsOS boots off USB and puts you in a live Debian-based linux instance configured to give you out-of-the-box anonymity on potentially any computer system ...
Morteza M's user avatar
3 votes

Can't set master password in the tor browser

This got fixed as of 10.5.4 (based on Mozilla Firefox 78.13.0esr): Source: https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-1054
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Can't set master password in the tor browser

It's a bug that will be fixed soon, see: https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/applications/tor-browser/-/issues/40506
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Is there a way to get portscanning (nmap) to work through Whonix?

You should read about how nmap works and how iptables transproxying works or SOCKS proxying works and then realise that you will not be able to effectively nmap over a whonix gateway nor should you ...
cacahuatl's user avatar
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Could not bind to 127.0.0.1:9050: Address already in use. Is Tor already running? (Whonix)

Good day, You'll have to run "whonixsetup" after adding your bridges to torrc and reload Tor afterwards. Either way, going through this should help you get along nicely: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/...
Ego's user avatar
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How can I connect to my vps through Tor?

All traffic issues from within Whonix-Workstation will either be routed through Tor or not routed at all. It's the very core of what Whonix is good for.
adrelanos's user avatar
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Portscan through whonix gateway

You should read about how nmap works and how iptables transproxying works or SOCKS proxying works and then realise that you will not be able to effectively nmap over a whonix gateway nor should you ...
cacahuatl's user avatar
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what does 'amnesic' in context of Computer science and/or privacy mean?

Amnesic in terms of, for example Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) it is the same as is meant by the medical term. From Wikipedia: "Anterograde amnesia is the inability to transfer new ...
cacahuatl's user avatar
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Whonix Workstation Country Code

Packets won't carry your local time information, application data will though. You probably want to make your timezone UTC since this is the most "generic" timezone and the easiest to calculate your ...
cacahuatl's user avatar
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Does whonix traffic non browser requests through tor?

Quote Whonix Homepage: The Everything Tor OS All internet traffic is routed through the Tor anonymity network. No exceptions. Whonix is the "All Tor Operating System". It is better to use ...
adrelanos's user avatar
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Does using Tor via Whonix protects privacy over public Wifi

It would be the same if using a private wifi or a public one, it's because Tor is already ENCRYPTED. This is the obvious reason they created HTTPS What matters is the fact that anyone can identify you....
phantomcraft's user avatar
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Whonix proxy and isolation

There are no unsolicited inbound connections except hidden services when you set some up. (Different Tor Hidden Services are automatically stream isolated.) Solicited (related) incoming connections ...
adrelanos's user avatar
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Is this setup safe and secure?

First of all, I have to tell you that it it is a very dangerous to use the final addon VPN. Don't use it! It probably came for free (since it is a Firefox addon), and free vpns are very unreliable. ...
Swangie's user avatar
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Bootstrapping of Tor takes so much time

Try using a bridge. There is a chance that your internet service provider is blocking you. This is often the case at workplaces and universities. It really shouldn't take more than 30-60 seconds.
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DHCPREQUEST: send_packet: Operation not permitted

You need to follow Whonix documentation for combining VPNs. Otherwise they conflict with Whonix's firewall. https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Tunnels/Introduction Should I be concerned or do anything ...
adrelanos's user avatar
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Using ddclient in Whonix?

No, you cannot directly have an incoming clearnet IP. I.e. you cannot use the public clearnet IP of a Tor exit relay to anonymously host a server. Explanation on incoming connections / opening ports: ...
adrelanos's user avatar
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DHT routed through Tor

Well, looks like you're not getting the Tor network principles right, let me explain: It's not a mistake to use torrents inside Tor network if you're seeding from a hidden service and your retracker ...
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Whonix tor downloader never works for me. It says its an app and not in the (/.tb) folder?

Not normal, but also not a sign for being compromised. See: Am I compromised? Debugging your tb-updater issue is not suited for stackexchange, because'd have to provide debug output, answer back and ...
adrelanos's user avatar
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How to configure Whonix Gateway for communication between two local Workstations in Qubes?

sys-whonix is not set up to forward packets between VMs, and doing has not been evaluated for leaks. Instead, qrexec should be used for inter-vm communication. In dom0, create a file /etc/qubes-rpc/...
xloem's user avatar
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Using regular Firefox browser with Tor in Qubes-OS

Short answer: If you're sure you understand and accept the fingerprinting risks, then yes, it's fine to use regular Firefox (or any application) in an AppVM connected to a Whonix-Gateway. Longer ...
Axon's user avatar
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Is there a "reason" for Orbot-tethering?

it is not really an exact answer, but a good collection of suggestions related to this topic: You should, wherever possible, use tor on the local system. [...] If you can run Tor Browser on the ...
DJCrashdummy's user avatar
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Is (provider rotating) DNSCrypt inside Whonix superior privacy-wise to defaulting to Tor exit nodes' DNS?

I recommend looking into DNS over HTTPS for any clearnet traffic that you may be touching, including if you are running your own exit node: Here is an example along with instructions on running your ...
james-see's user avatar
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(whonix) Arm shows external ip or loopback address?

Good day, This seems to have changed with Whonix 13, according to this: https://phabricator.whonix.org/T434 Have a nice day, Ego
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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

This case indicates one of the things: You have specified the proxy settings wrong It happens when you've mistyped in torrc specifying your proxy server address, port and credentials. Just check it - ...
Alexey Vesnin's user avatar
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Running TorBB on host machine while running Whonix VM setup as guest on the same physical box

Good day, Running the Tor Browser Bundle, or any browser for that matter parallel to Whonix is not recommend due to the fact that confusing which browser runs on Whonix and which on the host is ...
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Using Whonix Gateway to host web server?

No, do not use the gateway to host the webserver. Use the workstation to host it. In the torrc file on the gateway, you will point the server:port on the workstation. Instructions can be found on the ...
John Smith's user avatar
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Is it normal for Tor to randomly connect to various hidden services?

Not normal for Tor, but normal for Whonix. It's sdwdate. Details: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Dev/TimeSync
adrelanos's user avatar
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Android reverse tethering through Whonix Workstation in virtualbox?

This is unsupported. Full disclosure: I am a developer of Whonix.
adrelanos's user avatar
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Problems with browsing hidden services with Custom Workstation

I've yet to find a better way to do it, but the problem is that Firefox either can't resolve .onion domains, or resolution of .onion is blocked in newer versions of Firefox. You'll need to configure ...
drew010's user avatar
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