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 😇
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!
- Windows host
- Virtual Box
- Internet Connection
The first step would be to get whonix downloaded and imported into virtual box from here.
Ensure that Adapter 1 is set to NAT or Bridges and Adapter 2 is set to Internal Network [Whonix]
There isn't a whole bunch to do in this section thankfully!
Agree to all the EULAs and select
ready to connect to TOR. Then hit yes!
And that should be it....
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!
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 😇! We are officially anonymous on the net...almost atleast. Once again, only for educational purposes! :)