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whonixcheck Hardening

Prevent Autostart[edit]

To prevent whonixcheck from automatically starting, run.

sudo systemctl mask whonixcheck

Prevent Downloading Whonix News and Whonix User Census Counting[edit]


This will prevent downloading of Whonix News and Whonix census (counting of Whonix users). [1]

Open /etc/whonix.d/50_user.conf in an editor with root rights.

If you are using a graphical Whonix or Qubes-Whonix with KDE, run.

kdesudo kwrite /etc/whonix.d/50_user.conf

If you are using a graphical Whonix or Qubes-Whonix with XFCE, run.

kdesudo mousepad /etc/whonix.d/50_user.conf

If you are using a terminal-only Whonix, run.

sudo nano /etc/whonix.d/50_user.conf

Add the following content.

whonixcheck_skip_functions+=" download_whonix_news "

Prevent Polluting TransPort[edit]


Deactivate the TransPort Test for better Stream Isolation.

Open /etc/whonix.d/50_user.conf in an editor with root rights.

If you are using a graphical Whonix or Qubes-Whonix with KDE, run.

kdesudo kwrite /etc/whonix.d/50_user.conf

If you are using a graphical Whonix or Qubes-Whonix with XFCE, run.

kdesudo mousepad /etc/whonix.d/50_user.conf

If you are using a terminal-only Whonix, run.

sudo nano /etc/whonix.d/50_user.conf

Add the following content.

WHONIXCHECK_DISABLE_TRANS_PORT_TEST="1"

Save.

Prevent Running apt-get[edit]


This prevents the running of apt-get by whonixcheck.

Open /etc/whonix.d/50_user.conf in an editor with root rights.

If you are using a graphical Whonix or Qubes-Whonix with KDE, run.

kdesudo kwrite /etc/whonix.d/50_user.conf

If you are using a graphical Whonix or Qubes-Whonix with XFCE, run.

kdesudo mousepad /etc/whonix.d/50_user.conf

If you are using a terminal-only Whonix, run.

sudo nano /etc/whonix.d/50_user.conf

Add the following content.

whonixcheck_skip_functions+=" check_operating_system "

Prevent torproject.org Connections[edit]


Deactivate SocksPort Test, TransPort Test and Tor Browser Update check.

Open /etc/whonix.d/50_user.conf in an editor with root rights.

If you are using a graphical Whonix or Qubes-Whonix with KDE, run.

kdesudo kwrite /etc/whonix.d/50_user.conf

If you are using a graphical Whonix or Qubes-Whonix with XFCE, run.

kdesudo mousepad /etc/whonix.d/50_user.conf

If you are using a terminal-only Whonix, run.

sudo nano /etc/whonix.d/50_user.conf

Add the following content.

WHONIXCHECK_DISABLE_SOCKS_PORT_TEST="1"
WHONIXCHECK_DISABLE_TRANS_PORT_TEST="1"
whonixcheck_skip_functions+=" check_torbrowser "

Save.

Footnotes[edit]

License[edit]

Whonix Whonixcheck Hardening wiki page Copyright (C) Amnesia <amnesia at boum dot org>
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