Hi all i have just downloaded whonix on my home computer and I would like to know if you could possibly help me with the following concerns which I have. I have done both the work station and the gateway, done the sudo -i and the apt upgrade and the apt update also. I want to make sure I am secure so I would like to ask if you could help me with the following :
Reading the whonix help pages My concerns lay in understanding what additional security measures i can take and if i am currently secure at all and how i can test whether i am secure. I feel a difference in IP isn’t enough to be secure.i have heard of horror stories on Youtube of killer’s and rapist’s hacking computers and coming to the users home.
so I’ve read about:
optional configurations> what are these and how can they be of any benefit to security? also where can i find them on the whonix system
beware of man in the middle attacks > from my understanding ssl certificates arn’t enough so how can i make sure i’m secure??
set directory guards > where can i find these and how do i change them?
change password > how do i do this? i’m assuming this is the default “changme” password. how would i change this?
got this statement from the whonix security help pages
“By default, protect you if Tor is somehow broken. You can improve that to some extent (with caveats) by chaining Tor with SSH, proxies or VPNs.”
the above sounds technical is there a video guide step by step which i can follow?? or can someone explain in simple terms.
How do i hide that i am using Tor??
Thanx in advance for your help