Linked by maccouch on Mon 31st Dec 2012 13:27 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes "Whonix is an anonymous general purpose operating system based on Virtual Box, Debian GNU/Linux and Tor. By Whonix design, IP and DNS leaks are impossible. Not even malware with root rights can find out the user's real IP/location. This is because Whonix consists of two (virtual) machines. One machine solely runs Tor and acts as a gateway, which we call Whonix-Gateway. The other machine, which we call Whonix-Workstation, is on a completely isolated network. Only connections through Tor are possible."
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RE[2]: A bit awkward feelings
by Zbigniew on Mon 31st Dec 2012 18:26 UTC in reply to "RE: A bit awkward feelings"
Zbigniew
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2008-08-28

Yes, my comment was of general nature rather. Not too specifically about Whonix itself.

What I meant, was: such "anonymyzing networks" can be established especially for tracking down the individuals, wanting to hide their identity. Instead of tracking entire Internet - it's easier to create TOR-like network, bid welcome to all those wanting to remain anonymous - and just read the logs. Police, or some other secret services can establish such "TOR"-s exactly as honeypots.

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