'sudo apt-get install whonix' Part II



Originally published at: https://www.whonix.org/blog/sudo-apt-get-install-whonix-part-ii
Many packages developed under the Whonix umbrella are independent
packages in their own right and should be available to users whether
they use Whonix directly or not.

Another long term goal is bringing some of Whonix’s major software
packages with their security and privacy enhancements to Debian host
systems via our repository.

To try it out, follow the instructions on the wiki.

Currently supported packages:

  • security-misc: Disables kernel features to decrease surface attack and
    prevents others that leak information about the system.

Packages we plan to support:

  • sdwdate + timesync: Correct system time unsurveillable and
    uninfluenced by adversaries is crucial to prevent side channel attacks
    on crypto implementations and securing hosts from fingerprinting and
    network attacks. (https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Time_Attacks)

  • tp-updater: An automatic and secure way to fetch and verify Tor
    Browser from the Tor Project website.

  • Whonixcheck’s banned packages: Checks for installed packages that are
    harmful to privacy like Popcon and recommends their removal.

  • Apparmor Profiles that are not available in upstream Debian yet.

As mentioned in the first post we need and rely on your financial
support to sustain development effort. Please consider giving a donation.