Security Reviews and Feedback

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This is a list of notable reviews and feedback about the security of Whonix ™.

See also Whonix ™ Protection against Real World Attacks


Happy to report no leaks observed, ever.


There are a few older threads [archive] on the Tor Talk Mailing List about the security of Whonix ™ / transparent proxy.


None, but that doesn't mean anything. There is no audit of Tails, Liberté Linux, etc. either. At the time of writing there were no public published audits for Debian, Ubuntu, Qubes OS, etc. either.

We are not aware of any serious research about any of such distributions in anonbib [archive]. No expert such as Bruce Schneier [archive] for cryptography exists for security-focused operating system review.

More food for thought on the audit, users are sometimes asking for. Has GNU wget been audited? What is an audit? Is it an professional company, providing software security audits as a service? Some kind of certification? In the Open Source world, adrelanos hasn't found such a thing. If you know examples, please get in contact or edit this section. Do you expect to come someone reputable come up, say something like "I carefully audited GNU wget and haven't found any security vulnerabilities"? It looks like it works quite the other way around. When someone audits the code and finds nothing wrong, nothing will be reported. On the other hand, if a vulnerability has been found, that's worth some fame. The one who claimed beforehand to have found nothing, however, wouldn't get better reputation, on the contrary, look bad for previously making positive claims.

If you make an audit, please edit this section or get in contact so it will be linked here.

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