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[4]: Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Sun 3rd Feb 2013 18:33 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Laurence"
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

...but so does OpenVZ (and LXC), even more so than Virtualbox since they are on the OS-level. Wouldn't they be even easier to break out of?

As far as I know, they don't share services in quite the same way. At least what I've read would suggest that. But I may well be wrong there.

Also, OpenVZ is a ginormous 3rd party kernel patch and I'm not sure how great that is for security

That's a fair concern. I guess peer review is will highlight any issues - in time.

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RE[5]: Comment by Laurence
by Alfman on Mon 4th Feb 2013 05:55 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Laurence"
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2011-01-28

Laurence,

"As far as I know, they don't share services in quite the same way. At least what I've read would suggest that. But I may well be wrong there."

I've worked a bit with linux containers/namespaces, and they are great, very elegant. I only wished there were better userspace tools to make arbitrary adhoc process containers in much the same way KVM could make adhoc VMs, which is exactly why I wrote my own. Containers are pretty easy to work with in code (though at the time I wanted to punch someone over the linux+distro interface breakages, hopefully that's settled now).

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