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.

combining Tor with a VPN or proxy can make you less anonymous

Using a VPN, proxy or SSH can can negatively affect anonymity under some circumstances. [1] [2] To explain why that is, some background information is required so you can draw conclusions and take actions to avoid this risk. See below.

Your MAC Address Randomization attempts are futile!

The following paper explains why. Why MAC Address Randomization is not Enough: An Analysis of Wi-Fi Network Discovery Mechanisms The above interesting paper has been found by HulaHoop and added to Whonix MAC address documentation.

Gathering Feedback of new Whonix Homepage Draft

We have been discussing a new Whonix homepage (old) and new Whonix download page (old) for a while now. The draft has been created by Ego and we are now be counseled by ura design, Elio Qoshi (@elioqoshi) (who has

Whonix logo has been refined

We are excited to reveal that our very own Whonix logo has been slightly refined, offering now better support for smaller screens and more mediums. We also have new profile image based on the logo for social media usage. Head

Looking for firejail / seccomp maintainer for better security!

(repost) firejail is a sandbox to restrict the application environment. Please contribute. Task: play around with firejail in Whoinx see how it goes report (and possibly fix) issues upstream in firejail test the Tor Browser firejail profile, consider packaging it

testing refined Whonix logo

There will be a more detailed announcement later.

Qubes separate VPN-Gateway between anon-whonix and sys-whonix – Connecting to Tor before a VPN (User -> Tor -> VPN -> Internet)

This is now documented here: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Tunnels/Connecting_to_Tor_before_a_VPN#Separate_VPN-Gateway Recommended order of reading: * 1) https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Tunnels/Introduction * 2) https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Tunnels/Connecting_to_Tor_before_a_VPN * 3) https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Tunnels/Connecting_to_Tor_before_a_VPN#Separate_VPN-Gateway

Connecting to Lantern before Tor (User -> Lantern -> Tor -> Internet)

Lantern is a censorship circumvention tool, an alternative to Tor bridges. Testers only! As an exercise and proof of concept, I quickly put together a documentation chapter for Connecting to Lantern before Tor (User -> Lantern -> Tor -> Internet).

Connecting to JonDonym before Tor (User -> JonDonym -> Tor -> Internet)

Testers only! As an exercise and proof of concept, I quickly put together a documentation chapter for Connecting to JonDonym before Tor (User -> JonDonym -> Tor -> Internet). Qubes-Whonix only! Non-Qubes-Whonix is unsupported. https://www.whonix.org/wiki/JonDonym#Connecting_to_JonDo_before_Tor At the moment these instructions

Whonix 13 released!

Qubes-Whonix: Either start with fresh templates. I.e. uninstall qubes-template-whonix-gw and qubes-template-whonix-ws. Then, to install, run in dom0: sudo qubes-dom0-update –enablerepo=qubes-tempates-community qubes-template-whonix-gw qubes-template-whonix-ws Or you can also upgrade from Whonix’s repository. Please refer to the following instructions: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Upgrading_Whonix_12_to_Whonix_13 Non-Qubes-Whonix: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Download Or

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