Kicksecure is a security-hardened, non-anonymous Linux distribution.
This is the first release of Kicksecure.
- For now Kicksecure is only available for download for VirtualBox which can be run on top of Windows, Linux and MacOS.
There is not much documentation available for Kicksecure yet. A lot documentation valid for Whonix also applies for Kicksecure but only advanced users know what applies and what does not. A Google Summer of Documentation (GSoD) project to create Kicksecure documetation is currently ongoing, see "Document Installation and Setup of the New Security-focused Hardened Debian Linux Distribution" selected by Whonix for Season of Docs 2019.
Possible future available platforms:
Installation on Debian buster hosts using the
kicksecure-clipackage initially tested by developer, call for wider testing upcoming.
- Work on Whonix-Host recently started. Developers succeeded in creating a bootable live ISO which can be used live and optionally installed to the hard drive. Anyone welcome to contribute a Kicksecure ISO.
- KVM porters welcome.
- Qubes porters welcome.
In future, new Kicksecure images will probably released at the same time new Whonix images are released. This is because Kicksecure and Whonix share a common base of source code. Whonix is based on Kicksecure. This also explains why the first release of Kicksecure already comes with a high version number.
- Kicksecure initial announcement
- 'sudo apt-get install whonix' Part I / Distro-Morphing
- 'sudo apt-get install whonix' Part II / Whonix Packages for Debian Hosts
- It is indeed non-ideal that Kicksecure is hosted on whonix.org. Ideally it would be migrated to its own domain name
kicksecure.com. Due to lack of project resources (such as lack of a volunteer webmaster) for the time being, Kicksecure will be hosted on whonix.org.