Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 01:47 UTC, submitted by rohan_p
OSNews, Generic OSes "Whonix is a project to build an operating system that will offer the maximum privacy and anonymity possible straight out of the box. Its creator, 'Adrelanos', says the aim is to make it as hard as possible for privacy-conscious users to make missteps when it comes to remaining anonymous. 'It also provides loads of documentation and possibilities for interested users to make it even more secure,' he says." We've already covered Whonix before.
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RE: Comment by Laurence
by Alfman on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 16:25 UTC in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
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Laurence,

"Why are they using VirtualBox? Surely OpenVZ would be better suited for this - completely sandboxed networking and containers are harder to break out of than Virtual machines..."

What makes you say this? Now I don't know the particulars of VBox (I'm a KVM user myself), but in general within a VM the networking is completely sandboxed as well. The virtual network traffic cannot just jump onto the host's network stack unless they're bound somehow.


"(which, for the record, a skilled hacker can escape so the 'no malware' argument of theirs is a little ignorant)."

You'll have to forgive me if I have my doubts, maybe OpenVZ is more secure, but such claims deserve to be backed by hard evidence.


"...Plus containers will have a much lower footprint than VirtualBox. In fact pretty most other virtualisation solution would have a lower foot print than VBox..."

I can believe this, I had read that VirtualBox is slower than KVM (which is also VM based) due to the progressive state of virtual io drivers in KVM. I don't think your loosing that much to virtualization with the right hardware extensions enabled, maybe 5-10%, but that's an educated guess.

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