Category: Whonix Misc News

Anything that does not fit into the other categories.

A Picture is Worth More than a Thousand Informants

Anonymous blogging and journalism is becoming ever complicated in the age of mass surveillance and data mining. I want to draw the attention of our publishing users to the fact that every photo and video shot with a camera carries

The Cold Hard Truth Behind VPNs

The “Virtual” in Virtual Private Networks is just that: “Existing in the mind, especially as a product of the imagination.” There is an entire market of scam artists playing on people’s fears of mass surveillance, and trying to sell them

Whonix Host Operating System, Announcing Sponsorship by OTF

A Whonix Host Operating System has been a long standing TODO item that hasn’t made much progress over the years. Providing more usable user interface than VirtualBox, the ability to easily fire up additional VMs, to open potentially dangerous files


My friends, I had not intended to discuss this controversial subject at this particular time. However, I want you to know that I do not shun controversy. On the contrary, I will take a stand on any issue at any

TorProject Leaflets

For those of you who are introducing Tor for the first time to friends and family, the TorProject has released their official leaflets for advocacy to better explain anonymity technology and its uses.

Poisoned Fruit The classic paper on compilers called “Trusting Trust” sheds light on the most devastating type of attacks in a computing environment. An attacker altering a compiler binary can make it produce malicious versions of every program it compiles, including

The ‘Libre’ in Libre Software

For those of you using proprietary platforms, powerful privacy tools may be your first encounter with Libre Software. Unlike proprietary software, Libre Software is not some opaque mysterious blackbox, a shrink wrapped “product” or even a development process. Libre Software

How to Run a Successful Free Software Project

This is a recommendation for a Libre / Free book that applies to the Whonix Libre Software project. Link to the online version of the book: Table of Contents: Especially important I find at the moment chapter 4,

Security Fixes and Transparency of Free Software

Within a day there has been a raft of some major security bug reports coming in on. A summary: – Bash bug that allows remote arbitrary execution of malicious input – RSA Signature Forgery in NSS – FireFox’s crypto-library –

A Vulnerable Internet, Carrion for Spooks

HACIENDA is the latest program to be uncovered in this week’s reporting. It is a collaborative program between FIVE EYES Intelligence agencies to scan for and infect computers outside their borders. You don’t have to be a target to be