Category: Whonix Wiki Updates

When significant changes to the Whonix wiki are made with knew knowledge you should be aware off, we will blog about it.

Qubes-Whonix DisposableVM documentation created

Before we had just a stub. Now Qubes-Whonix DisposableVMs are fully documented thanks to contributions by the community. (wiki history) What are DisposableVMs? Under the Qubes TemplateVM model, any changes made to a TemplateBasedVM’s root filesystem are lost upon reboot.

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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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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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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

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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).

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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

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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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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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