User Documentation[edit]

SSL in Wikipedia [1]

The public SSL certificate authority system is not to be trusted. Too many security breaches happened before. [2]

See also Man-in-the-middle attacks.

Whonix Technical Design[edit]

SSL certificates, especially for (check.tpo) are not yet pinned in Whonix. Eventually that will be done in future. That needs some more discussion. How that technically could be done is documented under Dev/SSL Certificate Pinning. This has low priority for Whonix, since not even the Tor Browser Bundle does pin the check.tpo SSL certificate, which is a much bigger issue. Whonix developer adrelanos does not agree with "low priority" in TBB. See TBB: hardcode SSL cert check to prevent MITM.


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