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: protection from Tor-exit GW?
by maccouch on Tue 1st Jan 2013 20:44 UTC in reply to "protection from Tor-exit GW?"
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2012-03-14

If memory serves, you have to use encrypted traffic on Tor otherwise the Tor's exit gateway can listen to your traffic, do Whonix do something about this point?

as i far as i know yes, the Tor's exit gateway can still listen to you, but if you're using an SSL http connection between you and whatever web service you're using, wouldn't that resolve the issue?

That would effectively grant you anonymity and privacy.

Edited 2013-01-01 21:00 UTC

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