Whonix is an operating system focused on anonymity, privacy and security. It’s based on the Tor anonymity network, Debian GNU/Linux and security by isolation. DNS leaks are impossible, and not even malware with root privileges can find out the user’s real IP.
Whonix consists of two parts: One solely runs Tor and acts as a gateway, which we call Whonix-Gateway. The other, which we call Whonix-Workstation, is on a completely isolated network. Only connections through Tor are possible.
Surprised when whonixcheck reported 100 packages can be updated. I thought it was an attack until I found this thread. However after updating and rebooted the workstation, whonixcheck still reports version of 188.8.131.52.0 not 184.108.40.206.2 RC.
INFO: Whonix is produced independently of, with no guarantee from, The Tor Project. Whonix is experimental software. Do not rely on it for strong anonymity. https://www.whonix.org
INFO: SocksPort Test Result: Connected to Tor. IP: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
INFO: TransPort Test Result: Connected to Tor. IP: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
INFO: Stream Isolation Test Result: Functional.
INFO: Whonix News Result:
√ Up to date: whonix-workstation-packages-dependencies 2.9-1
√ Up to date: Whonix Build Version: 220.127.116.11.0
INFO: Debian Package Update Check Result: No updates found via apt-get.
INFO: Whonix APT Repository: Enabled. When the Whonix team releases JESSIE updates, they will be AUTOMATICALLY installed (when you run apt-get dist-upgrade) along with updated packages from the Debian team. Please read Placing Trust in Whonix ™ to understand the risk. If you want to change this, use:
Start Menu → Applications → System → Whonix Repository