Author: Patrick Schleizer

Patrick started developing Whonix, the Anonymous Operating System in 2012, when quickly others joined efforts. He collected experiences working pseudonymous on Whonix for two years, enjoys collaboratively working on privacy preserving software.

Testers Wanted! Tor – Stable Upgrades

Tor was updated to 0.2.8.10 in Whonix stable-proposed-updates as well as in testers repository. Instructions for changing Whonix repository: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Whonix-APT-Repository Then just do a update: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Update

accessibility tools could be automatically removed / you probably should remove them

If you do not use any accessibility tools (gnome-orca, espeakup, console-braille, florence, dasher, kdeaccessibility, kvkbd, kmousetool, kmag, kmouth, jovie, xbrlapi, festival, qt-at-sp), you will not miss anything. (You would probably know if you are using them.) Soon, there will be

riseup.net likely compromised

riseup.net is a popular service provider among privacy and activist circles tweeted an obscure reference about birds which likely refers to their warrant canary that hasn’t been renewed since August. listen to the hummingbird, whose wings you cannot see, listen

Tor / whonixcheck Stable Upgrades – Testers Wanted!

Tor was updated to 0.2.8.9-1~d80.jessie+1 and whonixcheck was updated to 3:4.6.4-1 in Whonix stable-proposed-updates as well as in testers repository. Tor 0.2.8.9 is released, with important fixes whonixcheck fixes the /etc/perl/sitecustomize.pl apparmor warning Instructions for chaneing Whonix repository: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Whonix-APT-Repository Then

inchain – insurance from BTC / ETH losses

This is a sponsored blog post. Inchain is a decentralized insurance platform. It is based on Ethereum smart contracts. Digital cash (crypto currencies) such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Monero come with many advantages over the fiat money system. Banks cannot

Advanced Deanonymization Attacks

A number of advanced deanonymization attacks. These do not just apply to Whonix, but any anonymity system. Some are also general security issues. Rather than exploiting bugs in the hypervisor to break out, some of these attacks rely on the

Qubes-Whonix 13.0.0.1.2 TemplateVMs – Testers Wanted!

Qubes-Whonix only! Ideally for this testers wanted task, start fresh. Rename or delete both Whonix VMs sys-whonix and anon-whonix, reinstall whonix-gw and whonix-ws Qubes-Whonix templates. See the following instructions. Note: use qubes-dom0-unstable rather than qubes-templates-community then recreate Whonix VMs. https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/reinstall-template/

Testers wanted! Tor, anon-gw-anoynmizer-config and qubes-whonix upgrades

Upgraded packages have been added to Whonix jessie-proposed-updates and testers repository. newer Tor version 0.2.8.6-1~d80.jessie+1 anon-gw-anoynmizer-config 1.9.2 – bugfix newer qubes-whonix version 5.7-1 – It contains various bug fixes to ensure Qubes R3.2 compatibility. If you can, please enable such

corridor, a Tor traffic whitelisting gateway, a clearnet leak tester

After making the second step, posting how to use corridor, a Tor traffic whitelisting gateway with Qubes-Whonix, I will hereby do the first step, posting a general announcement of an interesting third party project, corridor. Please forget about Whonix for

Using corridor, a Tor traffic whitelisting gateway with Qubes-Whonix

corridor is a Tor traffic whitelisting gateway. It is a filtering gateway. Not a proxying gateway. It can also be used as a BridgeFirewall. This is not necessarily more anonymous. It is an additional fail-save Tor traffic whitelisting firewall that

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