[LACryptoparty] Fwd: [liberationtech] Whonix 14 has been Released
tim at timschwartz.org
Tue Aug 7 15:16:38 GMT 2018
For those of you that have never used it Whonix is hardcore anonymous operating system, akin to quebes os. New version is out, should be fun to try!
We did a cryptoparty with Patrick back in early 2015.
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> From: Patrick Schleizer <patrick-mailinglists at whonix.org>
> Date: August 7, 2018 at 03:17:00 PDT
> To: tor-talk at lists.torproject.org, Whonix-devel <whonix-devel at whonix.org>, qubes-users <qubes-users at googlegroups.com>, debian-derivatives at lists.debian.org, full-disclosure at lists.grok.org.uk, liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu
> Subject: [liberationtech] Whonix 14 has been Released
> Reply-To: liberationtech <liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu>
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> After more than two years of development, the Whonix Project is proud
> to announce the release of Whonix 14.
> Whonix 14 is based on the Debian stretch (Debian 9) distribution which
> was released in June 2017. This means users have access to many new
> software packages in concert with existing packages such as a modern
> branch of GNuPG, and more. 
> **Major Changes and New Features**
> Whonix 14 contains extensive security and usability improvements, new
> features and bug fixes. For a detailed description of these and other
> changes, please refer to the official release notes. 
> * Rebased Whonix on **Debian stretch** (Debian 9).
> * Whonix 14 is **64-bit** (amd64) only - 32-bit (i386) images will no
> longer be built and made available for download. 
> * The new **Anon Connection Wizard**  feature in Whonix simplifies
> connections to the Tor network via a Tor bridge and/or a proxy.
> * The Tor pluggable transport **meek_lite**  is now supported,
> making it much easier to connect to the Tor network in heavily
> censored areas, like China. 
> * **Onioncircuits** are installed by default in Whonix. 
> * Tails' **onion-grater** program has been implemented to enable
> **OnionShare, Ricochet and Zeronet** compatibility with Whonix. 
> * **Onion sources** are now preferred for Whonix updates/upgrades for
> greater security.
> * Reduced the size of the default, binary Whonix images by
> approximately **35 per cent** using zerofree.  
> * **Updated Tor** to version 3.3.7 (stable) release to enable full v3
> onion functionality for both hosting of onion services and access to
> v3 onion addresses in Tor Browser.
> * Created the **grub-live package**  which can run Whonix as a
> **live system** on non-Qubes-Whonix platforms. 
> * Corrected and hardened various **AppArmor profiles** to ensure the
> correct functioning of Tor Browser, obfsproxy and other applications.
> **Known Issues**
> * Desktop shortcuts are no longer available in non-Qubes-Whonix.
> * OnionShare is not installed by default in Whonix 14 as it is not in
> the stretch repository.  It can still be manually installed by
> following the Whonix wiki instructions  or building it from source
> code. 
> * Enabling seccomp (Sandbox 1) in /usr/local/etc/torrc.d/50_user.conf
> causes the Tor process to crash if a Tor version lower than 0.3.3 is
> used.  
> While there may be other issues that exist in this declared stable
> release, every effort has been made to address major known problems.
> Please report any other issues to us in the forums, after first
> searching for whether it is already known.
> **Download Whonix 14**
> Whonix is cross-platform and can be installed on the Windows, macOS,
> Linux or Qubes operating systems. Choose your operating system from
> the link below and follow the instructions to install it.
> **Upgrade to Whonix 14**
> Current Whonix users (or those with 32-bit hardware) who would prefer
> to upgrade their existing Whonix 13 platform should follow the upgrade
> instructions below.
> **What’s Next?**
> Work on Whonix 15 is ongoing and interested users can refer to the
> roadmap to see where Whonix is heading. 
> Developer priorities are currently focused on easing the transition to
> the next Debian release due in 2019 (“buster”; Debian 10) and
> squashing existing bugs, rather than implementing new features.
> We need your help and there are various ways to contribute to Whonix -
> donating or investing your time will help the project immensely. Come
> and talk with us! 
>  https://www.debian.org/News/2017/20170617
>  https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/release-notes/
>  https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/release-notes/
>  https://whonix.org/wiki/Whonix_Release_Notes#Whonix_14
>  Whonix 13 users with 32-bit systems can however upgrade their
> platform by following the available wiki instructions, rather than
> download new Whonix-WS and Whonix-GW images.
>  https://whonix.org/wiki/Anon_Connection_Wizard
>  https://www.whonix.org/blog/meek_lite-whonix-14
>  https://packages.debian.org/stretch/onioncircuits
>  https://phabricator.whonix.org/T657
>  https://phabricator.whonix.org/T790
>  VirtualBox .ova and libvirt qcow2 raw images. The Whonix-Gateway
> is reduced from 1.7 GB to 1.1 GB, while the Whonix-Workstation is
> reduced from 2 GB to 1.3 GB.
>  https://whonix.org/wiki/Whonix_Live
>  grub-live is optional and requires the user to first enable it
>  https://packages.debian.org/search?searchon=names&keywords=onionsha
>  https://whonix.org/wiki/Onionshare
>  https://github.com/micahflee/onionshare/blob/master/BUILD.md#gnulin
>  https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/22605
>  https://packages.debian.org/stretch/tor
>  https://phabricator.whonix.org/maniphest/query/open/
>  https://forums.whonix.org
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