Category: General Security News

News that do not only apply to Whonix, but to computer security in general.

Whonix has a New v3 Onion Address

Greetings to the Whonix Community! Thanks to the efforts of the Whonix server administrator (fortasse), the Whonix website now has a new v3 onion address! http://dds6qkxpwdeubwucdiaord2xgbbeyds25rbsgr73tbfpqpt4a6vjwsyd.onion This configuration runs alongside the familiar v2 onion address (http://kkkkkkkkkk63ava6.onion), so all Whonix users

Whonix Livestream 17.June.2017 – Let’s talk Reality Winner

I’ve just wrapped up the third monthly Patreon Live Stream. This time I covered the Reality Winner leaks, what kind of mistakes were done by the Intercept as well as her and why these leaks are going to have a

2nd Patreon Stream Now Public – Let’s talk Quantum

I’ve just wrapped up the second monthly Patreon Live Stream, this time sadly without Patrick, due to an error on my part. This time I covered quantum computing, its threats for current encryption and verification standards and what it is

Beyond #Grsecurity: The Future of Linux security is Brighter than Ever

Those of us following security news have heard about grsec’s decision by now. If you are a current grsec sponsor reading this who doesn’t like their de-facto violation of kernel code licensing, I urge you to privately leak updated versions

MAC Address Randomization: Not as Random as You Think

MAC Address Randomization: Not as Random as You Think For privacy-minded individuals, randomization of Media Access Control (MAC) addresses for Wi-Fi networks and mobile devices has long been touted as a standard defensive technique. However, recent research [1] suggests that

Livestream NOW!

Patrick and I are going stream ourselves NOW under this address: If you’d like to join us, we’d be very grateful. Furthermore, this will be our first Patreon Stream. If you want to support us on Patreon, click here.

Announcing unMessage: a Next-Gen Tor Messenger

unMessage is an anonymous messenger that uses Tor to hide metadata of participants. Its still in early development, however a major new feature such as Tor-to-Tor audio chat (the first such implementation we are aware of) has been included. Major

Tor Onion Services as Anti-DDoS Protection

The more widely known feature of Onion Services besides anonymity is the free and trustworthy end-to-end encryption they provide which is impossible to have under the Certificate Authority racket. Another interesting property is they can serve as a drop-in Global

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.

Biometric Fingerprinting, Mass Surveillance and You

Tracking techniques have become more sophisticated with time. They advanced from simple cookies to browser/device fingerprinting (which Tor Browser focuses on defeating) to user behavior fingerprinting. The latter is about profiling how a user types on a keyboard or uses