Whonix 16
Linux Format|December 2021
Mayank Sharma is a busy man, but when it comes to privacy and security then, like Louis Armstrong, he has all the time in the world.
Mayank Sharma

Whonix ships with a handful of wrapper scripts to make regular administration tasks easier, such as changing passwords and keeping the system updated.

IN BRIEF

The Debian-based distro is built on the concept of security by isolation. It ships in the form of two virtual machines; an arrangement that helps it create a secure environment shielded from the nasties on the internet.

SPECS

CPU: Any CPU with Intel VT-x or AMD-V

Memory: 1GB

HDD: 10GB

Build: Virtual disk images for VirtualBox and KVM.

Whonix is one of the best privacy-centric distros that does its magic using the concept of security by isolation. It comes in the form of two virtual machines (VM): Whonix-Gateway and Whonix-Workstation. The idea is to isolate the environment you work in (Workstation) from the internet access point (Gateway), which, for added privacy, routes all internet traffic through Tor.

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