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Enhance Tor Protection

Posted 08-26-2019, 09:19 AM
Hello HF.

Today I'll be teaching you how to make use of more anonymity and security while using Tor. Unfortunately in 2019, using Tor by itself isn't the most effective strategy for remaining anonymous/secure anymore. We will be using VM software known as Whonix. I'm not suggesting Whonix is 100% private, but what is? It is hugely more secure than using Tor or Tor+VPN.

I'll just paste this for you to get a simple understanding of 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."

The beauty of Whonix is that you can put basically any OS onto the VM, there is an incredible amount of protection from malware and IP address leaks, infact it's literally impossible for IP address leaks and DNS leaks.

Supported OS:
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Qubes
  • MacOS

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Now, go to: https://www.whonix.org and download.

Select the OS that you have, for example, I am running Windows 10 on my primary drive.
For this tutorial and for many of you, select the Whonix with XFCE, this is the graphical interface version.

  1. Select the OS you are on
  2. Download Whonix XFCE
  3. Download VirtualBox (right below) (Under 6.0.8 platform packages)

Run VirtualBox, Just click Next to everything that comes up, Then start it up,

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It will not have the gateway + workstation yet, this is how to do so.

Tools>Import then select the Ova file you downloaded previously, this will be the Whonix XFCE.
After it's imported you will see the gateway + workstation.

The gateway is the connection that will run through Tor, without running this, there will be no connection.

it's imperative to run Gateway before you access Workstation or custom OS.

Connect using the options provided in the gateway, this will see your connection through Tor succesful.
After you have the gateway running, now run the workstation.

The workstation is actually the VM that you can use, you don't use gateway for any other reason than confirming the Tor connection.

Please PM me regarding any errors about connections.
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So now we have our Gateway + Workstation running, with our workstation being a Linux distribution that you can use straight away, but we can import our own OS as I will show soon.

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As you can see, using the provided default OS, we are now running a connection through Tor using two VM's which is incredibly safer than just using Tor.

Simply to use an OS of your choice, click New on VirtualBox and follow in the easy steps.

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For best options, select Create a virtual hard disk now, select the OS you desire, fill out a name and choose a memory size of your choice, the larger the more stable/faster.
Now click create.

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Now for this, change the file size to your selecting, leave the hard disk file type as VDI. Make sure leave it as Dynamically allocated.

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Now you will see the OS file under Tools, next to your gateway+workstation, now you will need to click to configure which will bring you to this ^^.

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Import the Iso of your OS.

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As you can see, Windows 10 running via Tor VM.

Customize custom OS hardware settings

Make sure in your Bios, you have AMD-V or Nvidia's equivalent (VT/x) of virtualization. Otherwise VM will not be possible.
Now go to VirtualBox, make sure the OS is closed and click Settings.

*Note this is all in the System tab*

Go to System, make sure you change the CPU cores from 1 CPU to 4 CPU cores.
Enable PAE/NX
Acceleration tab: Enable VT/x & AMD-V & Nested Paging
Enable Network in Boot order.
Change Hardware Clock in UTC time (v-important)

*Note this is all in the Display tab*

Video memory - Turn to 128mb
Graphics controller - VBoxSVGA
Enable 3D Acceleration

Connection in Custom OS *Must Read*

Okay, so now you have your custom OS, but you don't have internet access.

Under Virtualbox, click settings while the VM isn't running.
System>Processor>Enable PAE/NX

Now go to Network, and make sure Adapter 1 of your custom OS is attached to "Internal Network"

After that go to Windows, find Network Connections, select properties of Ethernet and configure the IP addresses manually.

Properties> Internet Protocol Version 4 > Use following IP addresses

IP address:
Subnet mask:
Default gateway:

Preferred DNS Server:

Now, give it up a minute or two and ignore warnings, you will now have connection in your OS, as you see below.

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Congratulations you now have the Tor connection in your own OS manually configured correctly. Obviously you can either download Tor or drag file into VM.

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VPN, What to do?

I strongly recommend only using a VPN on your actual OS, not in Whonix, please follow this. Using a VPN while in Whonix actually completely ruins the point of Whonix and will make you a lot less anonymous.


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Thank you very much for reading, I hope you take this into consideration rather than just using Tor, it is much more secure/anonymous. This tutorial took me some considerable amount of time so I hope you enjoyed.

Now that you have a strong Tor route through two VM's, you can be sure that you are traversing through the Dark-web much safer than before.

Here is DuckDuckGo onion link: http://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion/
Here is Torch's Search Engine onion link: http://xmh57jrzrnw6insl.onion/
Here is Reddit on Darkweb: https://www.reddit.com/r/deepweb/
08-27-2019, 03:46 PM
What about Tails OS?
08-26-2019, 06:41 PM
Excellent work duplex. You have a knack for writing!
08-26-2019, 01:54 PM
Brilliant guide, was a great read!