Category: Whonix Important News

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Most important stuff only. Security vulnerabilities and new stable versions only. For people with very limited time and interest in Whonix development and news.

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

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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.

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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.

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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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most encryption will be broken

In ~10 years Quantum Computers will break todays common asymmetric public-key cryptography algorithms used for web encryption (https), e-mail encryption (gnupg…), ssh and others. See Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQCrypto).

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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

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a browser is not a safe environment to type

A browser is no safe environment to write stuff such as for example forum posts or e-mails, webmail or IMAP. You could accidentally paste things you don’t want to paste for example into the search or url bar, which could

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Persistent Tor Entry Guard Relays can make you trackable Across Different Physical Locations

https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Warning#Persistent_Tor_Entry_Guard_Relays_can_make_you_trackable_Across_Different_Physical_Locations

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