SecBrowser: A Security-hardened, Non-anonymous Browser

In SecBrowser#Download_Alpha_Versions users are given instruction on how to install and/or user multiple text editors. However, gedit preempts that a little further up the page. I thinkk its necessary to show new users how to use a text editor but I’m not a big fan of adding those secondary instructions to the page. I think it adds clutter and to some extent confusion for beginners.

Private Browsing Mode

gedit ~/.secbrowser/secbrowser/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Browser/profile.default/user.js


lxsu mousepad /etc/secbrowser.d/50_user.conf

gksudo gedit /etc/secbrowser.d/50_user.conf

sudoedit /etc/secbrowser.d/50_user.conf

Google Season of Docs should solve this with clickable icons that link to the corresponding man pages.

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@0brand the fpcentral site is a better test for browser fingerprint because it measures differences between versions in the TBB family exclusively compared to panopticlick which has browsers from all over the place.


Once https://github.com/netblue30/firejail/issues/2863 is sorted, firejailing SecBrowser by default is an option when firejail is installed (which will be the case in “hardened debian”).

(For Tor Browser in Whonix, perhaps another first start popup.)

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Made minor changes to SecBrowser local homepage. Wiki page enhancements (download alpha versions, firejail, hardened-malloc).

Could you please modify/split https://www.whonix.org/wiki/SecBrowser for use in Debian (based) distributions vs Qubes Debian templates? Not sure if best modified or split and/or using wiki templates?

Little Qubes specific. Should work well in Debian (based) too.

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SecBrowser will keep growing so splitting with templates is the best option imo. I’ll get that sorted out.


SecBrowser has been split into 2 pages.

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Secbrowser starter (tb-starter) from Whonix testers repository now will automatically enable use of config option tb_hardening=true which results in using hardened-malloc as well as firejail by default if packages hardened-malloc firejail and firejail-profiles are installed. Documentation was updated.

Will move to stable-proposed-updates and stable repository over time.

What should…


Other pages:

Could you please set https://www.whonix.org/wiki/SecBrowser to use a “few” (fewer) templates and/or an introduction text(s) only and then link to the other pages?

Perhaps move https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Tor_Browser_without_Tor to https://www.whonix.org/wiki/SecBrowser_™_in_Windows?

And a new https://www.whonix.org/wiki/SecBrowser_™_in_macOS stub which basically says “no one looked much into it yet but look at Secbrowser for Windows”?

I’ll get it done.

How about move a copy of Tor Browser witout Tor to deprecated. Might be needed when SecBrowser.com is created (will need a “history” of SecBrowser ) :slight_smile:. Then create a page for SecBrowser in Windows based on Tor Browser witout Tor wiki.

No problem. SecBrowser dev is moving along nicely :slight_smile:

From Missing Libre Illustrative Images @TNT_BOM_BOM


https://www.iconfinder.com/icons/520561/browser_communication_internet_network_seo_icon - cannot use. Free for commercial use but cannot sell, therefore incompatible with Freedom Software.

https://www.iconfinder.com/icons/17856/browser_icon is cool but I saw it elsewhere before (dunno which application). Therefore will not use.

https://www.iconfinder.com/icons/6546/browser_mozilla_icon reminds me (= same?) as firefox, therefore will not use.

https://www.iconfinder.com/icons/17856/browser_icon looks really good. Haven’t seen before. Anyone?


First time I’ve seen it. Very simple. I like it :wink:

Thanks for finding these TNT!


Opted to create a new SecBrowser in Windows wiki instead of moving Tor Browser without Tor. (good practice for GSoD) The page is 95% complete. The bottom half needs to be formatted better with boxes, changes in header size etc. Added a bunch of images since this wiki is mostly for beginners imo. Will have everything complete tomorrow, Tor without Tor wiki removed and ready for review.


Note to self, submit bug report?? for incorrect Tor project docs.


For Windows users:

gpgv --keyring .\tor.keyring Downloads\torbrowser-install-win64-8.5.4_en-US.exe.asc Downloads\torbrowser-win64-install-8.5.4_en-US.exe


should be;(confirmed)



Wow, impressive, that’s a lot more than I expected! (Just a stub, low effort, no images.)



Already completed. Is there a way to both deprecate Tor Browser without Tor and create a redirect from Tor Browser without Tor -> https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Secbrowser ?

There is already a redirect from https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Tor_Browser_without_Tor/SecBrowser to SecBrowser proper.

Done .


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Nice looking icons. Thanks again TNT!

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Seemed like a good idea at first but not sure anyone will want to type the path to password evertime one is needed. Stoped using it myself.

pass qubes -c path/to/some/password

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Removed maintainer template since this is “default support level”.

Created and added:

Also added at the very top small platform icons and the free symbol.

[[File:Windows_logo_-_2012.svg.png|30px|link=SecBrowser/Windows]] [[File:rsz_osx.png|30px|link=SecBrowser/macOS]] [[File:Tux.png|30px|link=SecBrowser/Debian]] [[File:qubes-logo-blue.png|30px|link=SecBrowser/Qubes]] {{#widget:Free}}

to illustrate what platforms are supported and being free of charge.

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