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: A bit awkward feelings
by Alfman on Tue 1st Jan 2013 00:53 UTC in reply to "A bit awkward feelings"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

The wikipedia page covers some weaknesses of tor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor_%28anonymity_network%29#We...

One is getting the client to hand out some identifying information, such tor's encryption is irrelevant. But whonix looks like it should be fairly well protected from this particular problem.

Another issue is that tor is susceptible to statistical analysis by trojan peers in the tor network. The tor protocol itself cannot guarantee any anonymity if the peers are ratting out statistical details.

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