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December 11, 2016

How to Install and Review Whonix 13 for Anonymous Web Browsing on VMware

Whonix 13 for Anonymous Web Browsing
Whonix 13 Installation and Configuration on VMware

This tutorial shows how to install and configure Whonix 13 (Whonix-Gateway and Whonix-Workstation) for anonymous Web browsing on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. We also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Whonix for better VM performance and usability.

Whonix 13 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Whonix-Gateway and Whonix-Workstation OVA Files
  2. Import Whonix-Gateway into VMware Workstation
  3. Configure Whonix-Gateway VM Settings
  4. Start and Configure Whonix-Gateway
  5. Uninstall VirtualBox Guest Additions and Install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  6. Update Whonix Gateway
  7. Import Whonix-Workstation into VMware Workstation
  8. Configure Whonix-Workstation VM Settings
  9. Start and Configure Whonix-Workstation
  10. Uninstall VirtualBox Guest Additions and Install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  11. Update Whonix-Workstation
  12. Whonix 13 Review

Installing Whonix 13 and Review on VMware

What is Whonix?

Whonix is a Debian GNU/Linux based security-focused Linux distribution. It aims to provide privacy, security and anonymity on the internet. The operating system consists of two virtual machines, a "Workstation" and a Tor "Gateway", running Debian GNU/Linux. All communications are forced through the Tor network to accomplish this.  A web browser, IRC client, word processor, and more come pre-configured with security in mind. With Whonix, you can use applications and run servers anonymously over the Internet. DNS leaks are impossible, and even malware with root privileges cannot find out the user's real IP.
Whonix Website:

Whonix 13 New Features and Improvements

  1. Within an isolated environment, research and evidence can be gathered without accidental exposure
  2. Anti-malware and anti-exploit modifications lower the threat of Trojans and back-doors
  3. Compartmentalized, anonymous internet use prevents identity correlation between social media (and other) logins
  4. The usefulness of threatening the ISP in order to analyze a target’s internet use will be severely limited
  5. Easy Tor setup (and options for advanced setups) gives users in repressive countries full internet access desktop-wide, not just in their browser
  6. Whonix does not silently upload identifying information in the background
Hope you found this Whonix 13 installation and review tutorial helpful and informative. Please consider sharing it. Your feedback and questions are welcome!

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