I use Qubes and Whonix, when I run telegram in my Whonix Workstation, in the settings, where the ip address is, it says what system I am using, it says I am using the Qubes system.
I have a question, why the developers of Qubes/Whonix didn’t think about to do a system identifier change? And it’s possible to do that?
It doesn’t look good that in all my telegram accounts it says I’m using the Qubes system, because not a lot people using Qubes.
Here’s one interesting opinion on this.
Someone said me: What exactly is wrong with displaying “Qubes OS”? It’s just a name and doesn’t reveal anything unique.
And the other person responded:
Well, it kind of does. Qubes OS is used so rare, it can make user almost unique. Especially if you limit the choice with connection info, country, screen size and etc. All that is available to any app in every online qube.
I would even not exclude the possibility, that there are countries that have only 0-1 actual users of Qubes OS. It makes them completely unique.
I think it is a design problem. Qubes OS is about security, not privacy. So, privacy in Qubes OS not good at all. All applications in qubes can get information in million ways that they not simply run in the Xen but on Qubes OS. qvm-copy still reveals on each copy process the source qubes names to the target qubes and all their applications, for no reason. Even hostname in the qube is the same as qube’s name (instead of general or random or something else).
Major design problem/flaw for privacy.
P.S. Whonix is helping with privacy but it is targeting mostly the different problems: like TOR connection with no leaks, security of something running in the browser sandbox. It probably does not help much against application that run in the qube.