Linux Security
Linux Security
Linux Security

How to use the Whonix advanced security and privacy distribution

Date 22 Jun 2020
Category Privacy
991
Posted By Brittany Day
Istock 1127546741

Are you familiar with Whonix? Whonix is a Linux desktop dedicated to absolute security and privacy. Learn how to use this unique take on the desktop operating system.

In today's world, security and privacy have become incredibly important to both businesses and consumers. For some, it doesn't seem to matter what we do as there's always a security risk lurking around the corner. To that end, we go to all lengths to secure the desktop platforms we use. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

If you've reached the point where you have tasks that require the most secure and private desktop you can find, where do you turn? You could give Whonix a try. Whonix takes a very different approach to desktop security. Instead of a single operating system, you actually work with two virtual machines—one as a gateway and the other as a desktop. The gateway works with the Tor network to ensure security and privacy. With this one-two punch, you can be sure everything you do on the desktop is anonymized.

Advisories

LinuxSecurity Poll

How frequently do you patch/update your system?

No answer selected. Please try again.
Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 3 answer(s).
/main-polls/52-how-frequently-do-you-patch-update-your-system?task=poll.vote&format=json
52
radio
[{"id":"179","title":"As soon as patches\/updates are released - I track advisories for my distro(s) diligently","votes":"66","type":"x","order":"1","pct":75.86,"resources":[]},{"id":"180","title":"Every so often, when I think of it","votes":"14","type":"x","order":"2","pct":16.09,"resources":[]},{"id":"181","title":"Hardly ever","votes":"7","type":"x","order":"3","pct":8.05,"resources":[]}] ["#ff5b00","#4ac0f2","#b80028","#eef66c","#60bb22","#b96a9a","#62c2cc"] ["rgba(255,91,0,0.7)","rgba(74,192,242,0.7)","rgba(184,0,40,0.7)","rgba(238,246,108,0.7)","rgba(96,187,34,0.7)","rgba(185,106,154,0.7)","rgba(98,194,204,0.7)"] 350

Please vote first in order to view vote results.

VOTE ON THE POLL PAGE


VIEW MORE POLLS

bottom 200

Please enable / Bitte aktiviere JavaScript!
Veuillez activer / Por favor activa el Javascript![ ? ]

We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.