Anonymizing with Whonix

Anonymizing yourself with Whonix~!

Anonymizing with Whonix

Here's my shot at anonymizing my online presence with the help of whonix! Thought I'd document the steps as I'm setting it up in my environment πŸ˜‡

Whonix protects user anonymity by routing internet connections through Tor’s network of volunteer-run servers while deploying advanced security mechanisms. The Linux-based OS, which runs on top of existing systems via virtual machines, can be installed on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

If I see 12, I'm doin 12!


Prerequisites

  • Windows host
  • Virtual Box
  • Internet Connection

Getting Whonix

Downloading

The first step would be to get whonix downloaded and imported into virtual box from here.

Importing

Adapter Settings:

Ensure that Adapter 1 is set to NAT or Bridges and Adapter 2 is set to Internal Network [Whonix]


Setup

There isn't a whole bunch to do in this section thankfully!

Credentials:
user:changeme

Agree to all the EULAs and select ready to connect to TOR. Then hit yes!

And that should be it....


IP address

on whonix gateway

Now configuring a workstation to point to this "router" should enable tor networking for all online activities!

on workstation (this could be any workstation of yours)

IP = 10.152.152.X
Netmask = 255.255.192.0
DNS = 10.152.152.10 ("router")

Now we're all set!


Testing

I'm definitely not switching ISPs before querying my IP every time.

And I'm also definitely not from Finland! So that's a success πŸ˜‡! We are officially anonymous on the net...almost atleast. Once again, only for educational purposes! :)


~nee