Sicherheitsregeln für den Betrieb eines Servers im Tornetzwerk

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Sicherheit/opsec ist ein Thema mit dem mensch nie fertig ist. Daher ist dieser Text nur als Einstieg gedacht, der mit eigenen Recherchen und Versuchen komplettiert werden sollte.

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There is also a git repository with a lot of automated scripts to use, I would suggest reading both, finding the methods that work for you.

Hidden Service Setup Guide for Newbies
Version .2
So, you've decided to set up a hidden service and join the information underground? That's fantastic,
but be aware of what you're getting into. If you're setting up a hidden service, you're probably doing so
because whatever you're publishing could put you at risk. Maybe it's legal risk, maybe you might lose
your job, maybe your friends might disown you, or maybe you might end up in prison for the rest of
your life or worse. It could also be that you're a Tor fanatic and that you're setting up a hidden service
to help those who are taking the risk.
Tor is an amazing technology and there's lots of technology that when combined with it can make your
hidden service almost bulletproof, but that doesn't mean you can remove risk from the equation.
Whatever it is you're doing, you need to accept the risk and the potential consequences. If you aren't
prepared to take the fall, you might want to reconsider what you're doing or how you're doing it.
Nobody has ever been caught for running a hidden service and those who will be will most likely do so
through their own stupid mistakes - Tor won't be at fault. Tor is beautiful and so is the resistance to the
current system that is inherently built into it. If you're ready to join the revolution and fall in love, be
my guest. All good things in life, all struggles must be won. There is no easy way, this is a conflict.
Since you've taken it up to learn how to arm yourself, I'll show you how to use your weapons.
Just as a clarification, I am not a lawyer. I'm not qualified to give legal advice. You should learn about
what you're doing before you do it. This guide is not the be-all end-all. You're going to have to use
your brain and some common sense if you're going to survive out here. This guide is written for
laypersons, but that isn't an excuse for you not to do your research. I didn't write this myself, it comes
from decades of research and work by individuals too numerous to name. People have gotten hurt,
people have been thrown in jail, and some people have been killed simply for taking the red pill.
I didn't write this guide to help people break laws. If you do something stupid with this, it's your fault.
This, like the Tor software, is a tool and how you use it is up to you.
There is no warranty of fitness or accuracy on this guide whatsoever. You are using it at your own risk
and if you mess something up, it's not my fault. By using this guide, you agree to hold its author(s)
harmless for any damage that may arise as a result.
This guide is anti-copyright. You are free to mercilessly update it, edit it, share it, etc. If you give me
attribution, that's great but absolutely not required or expected. If you have any questions/clafifications/
edits to the guide, you can reach me at ringo{at} My PGP key is below:
Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)
Because this guide is written for newbies, it's not the best way to do it. It's meant to be as easy and
secure as possible. If you learn more and work on this knowledge-base for a few years, you'll look back
on this guide as ridiculous. You'll realize that it could have been done easier, better, faster, and without
such a nice computer. Since you are probably a newbie, let's define some important terms we'll be
Administrator - An administrator controls the computer. They can do system updates, install software,
and mess with all kinds of internal system things. In the wrong hands (or in the case of a mis-typed
command), the administrator account can wreak all sorts of havoc.
Anonymity - Anonymity is the ability to operate without anybody knowing who you are. It is not an
absolute, you are simply more anonymous than the average person. Any adversary, given sufficient
resources and time, can break your anonymity. If somebody can buy and control every internet router
in the world (or even a fair portion of them), tracking somebody through Tor would be fairly easy.
Fortunately, few people/organizations have this power and even fewer use it for this purpose. In terms
of using Tor or running a hidden service, the goal is to obscure your browsing profile which includes
things like your browser configuration and your IP address.
Adversary - The adversary is the enemy, the person or entity you use Tor to defend against. Maybe it
is your government, the police, your boss, or your significant other.
Algorithm - A method for encrypting data. It describes how data should be encrypted and decrypted,
kind of like a recipe.
Boot - To turn on a computer or operating system
Command - A command is something you tell a computer to do. We'll be issuing them through the
terminal aka the shell or command line. After you type enter, the command is executed. For instance,
typing “ls” and then the enter key causes the computer to list all the files/folder in the current directory.
Encryption - Encryption takes regular data (emails, files, etc.) and turns it into unreadable data. Onlythose who know the secret (a password, private key, etc.) can theoretically access that data in a format
that is readable. Encryption is strong these days.
Flag - A flag (also called an option) is something that's added onto a command to change the way it
operates. For instance, the cp command (copy) when invoked (used) by typing 'cp oldfilelocation
newfilelocation' will copy a file from one location to another. If you want to copy an entire folder, you
would type 'cp -r oldfolder newfolder'. The -r is the recursive flag and it tells the copy command to go
inside directories. Flags can also have values in this format (usually, but there are a few exceptions)
'command -flag anumberorsometext'
Identity – Somebody or something that an entity claims to be. This could be your name, a pseudonym
you use, or the name of a corporation. Identity is important and when you're hosting a hidden service,
and should probably be kept secret. Identity is authenticated by some form of credential, like an ID
card, a passphrase, or the address of your hidden service. Your real world identity and the identity you
use on your hidden service should never come in contact unless that's your goal.
Keyspace - A set of keys that could potentially be private keys (ie keys that could unlock encryption).
The more keyspace you have, the more keys must be tried to crack your encryption.
Linux - Linux is an operating system. It's actually just the kernel of the operating system, but we'll call
it an operating system for simplicity's sake. Most servers in the world run it (as opposed to Windows)
for the simple reason that it works better, is cheaper, is faster, and is more secure. Linux (or at least the
variants we'll be using) is free (as in freedom) software. You have the right to use it, copy it, give it to
friends, modify it for your own purposes, and distribute those modifications. Being free (as in money)
is a byproduct of this. It's designed for communities and built by communities. It's not built by a big
corporation or monitored by a government. There isn't one person or entity who can backdoor it. It's
Noob/Newb/Newbie - Somebody who is new at something and lacking or devoid of skill. This is who
this guide is written for.
Operating System - An operating system is what your computer runs. The programs you run
communicate to the operating system and it handles all of the hard stuff like writing to the hard drive,
managing memory, etc. Windows, OS X, and Linux are all examples of operating systems.
Password - A password is used to protect unauthorized access to whatever you're protecting. You use a
password on your email account, to enter a secret location, etc.
Passphrase - This is like a password, but longer, harder to guess, and much more secure.
Privacy - Privacy is the idea that a person has things or information that should be kept inaccessible to
the rest of the world if the person so desires. Normally these include things like medical records,
personal thoughts, and corporate records. Tor extends your privacy by giving you control over what
you share and with whom. You get to decide if you want to be identified and if you want to reveal your
true IP address. If you decide to post your personal information online, you're giving up a lot of your
privacy. Like anonymity, privacy is not an absolute.
Private Key - In encryption, the private key is the secret that is needed (usually in combination with a
passphrase) to decrypt information. You don't give this to other people as it's private. If an adversaryobtains this key and your password, they will be able to decrypt your data. If they only have the private
key, cracking the password is still a fairly easy process. Divulging your private key will result in your
encrypted data being unsafe.
Protocol - A standard procedure that is understood by more than on party. A protocol insures that two
different entities can interact and produce a pre-designated result, kind of like a recipe. For instance,
when you buy a hot dog, the protocol is that you pay for the food before you get it. This insures that the
seller is not ripped off by you running away before paying. If the seller decides to take the money and
run, you can always take the hot dog cart. Computers use protocols to communicate information.
Random – Unpredictable or difficult to predict. All modern encryption relies on obtaining random data
to make private and public keys which in turn are used to encrypt data. An adversary would have a hard
time guessing something random right? Random is also not a binary as some data are more random
than others. The 'randomness' of a set of data is called its entropy.
Security - Security is the degree of protection from forces external from or internal to an entity. This
could be a fence around a building, laws that protect data, or a firewall on your computer.
Sudo - A command that when used by allowed users executes a given command as if the user were the
Traffic - Stuff that goes over the network. This could be web browsing, Tor connections, hidden
service downloads, or whatever.
Virtual Machine (VM) - A virtual machine is an operating system that runs inside another operating
system. It is (often) completely separated from the other operating system. It can't see files in the host
operating system, access the internal communications bus for the host operating system, or see the IP
address of the host operating system. This is useful for testing programs, sandboxing users, or
protecting information about your computer.
Ubuntu - Ubuntu is a distribution of Linux, think of it as a 'flavor'. A group of people took previous
Linux flavors and packaged it together with the goals of it being newbie-friendly, compatible with as
much hardware as possible, and being flexible.
User - An account usually associated with a single person on a machine. This user can log in and out of
the machine and is granted specific abilities
Great, you're this far and about a day or so away from running a hidden service using this guide! This is
going to take a while and it's going to take even longer if you have an older machine. I strongly suggest
that you grab some snacks and coffee before you start this. As a note, this guide was designed for the
Ubuntu 9.04 release. If you're using a different version, you'll have to adapt these instructions. The
computer you're running this on should be recent, something made around 2005 or later. If your
machine came with XP installed, it may struggle a little. Dual-core processors and processors with
hyperthreading will handle the load much better. 64bit machines will as well, but many of the programs
I'm expecting you to use do not have 64-bit versions available in the Ubuntu software repositories so
you may spend quite some time finding them manually or even compiling them from scratch. You can
run a secure hidden service on a machine that came with Windows 98, but it is much more complicated
and requires more knowledge than I can fit in a guide that is already turning into a textbook. You'll also
need a way to burn CDs.In order to write this guide, a lot of things had to be assumed. We are assuming there is no all-knowing
entity watching the internet. This not true. If you do some research about ECHELON, the UKUSA
agreement, or the history of the intelligence trade you'll find this out. Rather, we're assuming that
entities capable of being all-knowing are also not concerned with with whatever you're doing. Usually
divulging what they know would compromise their purpose and therefore you have little to worry
about. We are assuming that encryption will protect you. Again, intelligence agencies like the NSA can
probably break encryption but they won't for the reasons stated above. In our model, we're also
assuming that the Tor software will never have vulnerabilities that could result in an attacker running
remote code on your machine and that, if put at gunpoint, the Tor developers would refuse to put in
backdoors or that in such a case somebody would notice. We're also assuming that the Ubuntu
operating system doesn't have any major backdoors or that if it did whoever used them wouldn't be
interested in you. Assuming all of this is a risk but we're going to do it to keep both of us sane and
within the realm of possibilities that reality offers as opposed to the possibilities that tin foil hat land
When you use a machine for a hidden service, it's absolutely critical that you only use it for that
purpose. NEVER use it for anything else, especially activities that have connection to you personally. It
might be obnoxious to have a computer you can never use, but given the possible consequences it's
probably worth it. The same goes for your virtual machine which we'll talk more about later. The more
programs you install on your hidden service machine, the more avenues of attack you will create for
your adversary.
While this guide seeks to protect you from all reasonable risks, you should realize that there are some
attacks this guide doesn't cover.
1. Cold Boot Attacks
One of the problems with encryption is that in order for it to work, your computer has to know the
private key and any other information needed for decryption. This information is stored in memory and
while memory isn't a good place to store things long term, it does store data for an amount of time from
seconds to minutes after your machine has been turned off. An adversary, knowing that they are facing
a locked down machine with lots of encryption, may perform a cold boot attack. This involves turning
off your computer, spraying your memory with liquid nitrogen (or something to keep it cold), and then
recovering your encryption key from memory. Once frozen, data in memory can be retained (and then
further reconstructed) for hours. If you feel this is a risk, you need to implement physical security
measures that deal with the possible threat. This could be as simple as a laser tripwire on a door that
triggers a shutdown.
2. Radio Leakage, TEMPEST, etc.
All electronics create radio interference as a consequence of their operation. While this radio
interference is often useless it can also provide valuable information for your adversary. For instance,
the radio interference generated by keyboards can divulge your passwords to an adversary sitting across
the street from your house. RF shielding is the only solution for this problem and involves surrounding
your machine in some type of metal. This isn't all though, as the power pull generated when you use thekeyboard, etc. can also be monitored through your wall socket. I don't know of any solutions to this.
One idea would be to lock your machine in a box with a UPS to filter the electricity and a security
scheme similar to the one used to prevent cold boot attacks but I'm not sure how effective this would
3. Physical Security
An adversary may put a camera, microphone, or some other recording device in the room with your
hidden service machine. If they capture your encryption passphrase, your data will be compromised.
Recently the FBI and Secret Service used this technique against a bust of the ShadowCrew carding
board and it's been used for a long time by both law enforcement and intelligence. While using a
blanket will deter a camera, the audio generated by your keyboard may not be sufficiently muffled to
stop a microphone from knowing what's going on.
4. Traffic Correlation
If your adversary suspects you run a hidden service, they can watch your internet connection and try to
use traffic analysis to determine if the hidden service is run on your network. If your adversary
downloads a few 50 megabyte files from your server and every time around 50MB of encrypted traffic
goes across your network, it's pretty good evidence. Combine that with shutting off the power to your
machine and watching the hidden service go down and you've got somebody who knows what's going
on. There are creative ways of dealing with this such as cover traffic, UPSs, redundant servers, and
physical security.
Installing Ubuntu
The first thing we need to do is download the version of Ubuntu this guide was written for. In the event
that you're doing this in a time so far away that Ubuntu 9.04 is an outdated version, you can use the
newest version but realize that you might have to change some of what this guide tells you to do to get
it to work. The fastest way to get the most recent release is via BitTorrent. Not only is this usually
faster than downloading the file directly from Ubuntu, but it also reduces load on their servers. You'll
need a BitTorrent program to do this. If you're doing this on Windows, I suggest Vuze ( but a
lot of people like uTorrent ( It doesn't really matter what program you use.
You can grab the Ubuntu 9.04 Alternate Install CD at:
While you're waiting for it to download, it might help to look at some basic Linux commands. There's a
good tutorial at
Once you've downloaded the file (hopefully on a different computer to make your life easier), I
encourage you to leave your BitTorrent program open (let it seed) so that you upload the file to other
people. If there was nobody to help you get this file, you wouldn't have it so please do your part and
seed for a day or two.You'll need to burn the ISO image to a disk. Most commercial CD burning programs, such as Roxio or
Nero will do the trick. If you don't have one, you can get a free ISO burner from or go to and just search for ISO Burner.
Meanwhile, on the machine you're installing your hidden service on...
1. Put the CD into your computer and then restart. On most computers, this will cause it to boot off the
CD. If it doesn't (ie goes into Windows, etc.), you'll need to change the 'boot order' in your BIOS. You
can Google on how to do this. Basically, right when you turn your computer on (and before windows,
etc. loads), just quickly cycle through keys F1-F12, esc, and del. If the computer starts beeping at you,
you usually have to wait a bit more. Make sure the CD-ROM boots before the hard drive/hdd.
2. If you booted off the CD, choose the language you want (using the up/down keys and enter) and then
select "Install Ubuntu"
3. You'll be asked to choose a language again at the next screen. Keep in mind that (without additional
precautions), your webserver and any documents/emails/etc. you produce on this machine will indicate
which language you chose to a trained eye.
4. Next you'll be choosing your time zone. Again, this is something to think about wisely as people will
be able to tell what time zone you choose through your web server, other services, etc. Think about
where you want your adversary to think you are ; )
5. You'll be asked if you want your keyboard layout detected. I suggest you choose no unless you've
got a very weird keyboard. Then choose your keyboard's most likely origin and you're set.
6. If you get an error saying that "network autoconfiguration failed", it's probably because it doesn't
recognize your wireless card or that you're not plugged into the internet. Just go to 'continue' and then
'do not configure network at this time'. This will get sorted out later.
7. This is where you choose your computer's name. Usually people name their computers after
themselves, but this wouldn't be a good idea here. I suggest something generic like "computer" "laptop"
"desktop" etc. You can also choose something deliberately deceptive to throw off an adversary who
may obtain this through leaks such as “windows machine”.
8. The time zone seems like an obvious choice but again consider what an adversary could gain from
knowing it.
DELETED FROM YOUR HARD DRIVE. Before installing, you might benefit from "wiping" your
hard drive as opposed to "deleting" the stuff on it, which is analogous with removing all the highway
signs to New York City and hoping nobody will find it. The city is still there. A good wiping program
called Darik's Boot and Nuke ( is available for those who are interested.
This is where it can get tricky. If you don't know what you're doing, it's best to just go with "guided -
use entire disk and set up encrypted LVM". You can also make your own custom encrypted LVM but
this can always be changed later.
After you select this, it will ask you which hard drive to partition. If you have multiples, you'll need toknow how big each of them is and which you want to install Ubuntu on. If you only have one (most
people), just select the only one that's available.
To finish this step, just select yes at the next screen.
10. Encrypting Your Hard Drive
This is where you choose the passphrase to encrypt your hard drive. Under current US law, you cannot
be forced to give up your encryption passphrase in a criminal proceeding (but that won't stop the judge
from jailing you for contempt or using other illegal tactics to entice you) however in a civil proceeding
if encrypted data is subject to discovery you may have to. Under UK law, you are required to give up
your password in certain circumstances but there's nothing that can be done if you forget. In some
countries, you could go to jail for life or worse for not giving up your passphrase.
If you're serious about this, you'll choose a good one and only type it in under a blanket. Authorities
have been known to put cameras in vents, etc. to catch passwords.
Words found in the dictionary (or combinations thereof)
Words or phrases that could easily be associated with you (your birthday, personal mantra, etc.)
Short passphrases
Letters, numbers, symbols, spaces, uppercase, and lowercase
A long passphrase
Write down this password (unless to temporarily remember it and make sure you keep a damn good
eye on it)
Share the password with anybody else unless they “need to know” it to administrate the server
For more information about passphrases and how to choose a good one (which is really important if
you want your data to stay private) see these links:
11. Next it may ask you the "amount of volume group to use for guided partitioning". Just use what it
suggests as the default.
12. Tell it to write the changes to disk and it will start re-partitioning your hard drive. This basically
means it's setting it up so you can put data onto it, dividing it up into the proper chunks and installing
the file system (which keeps track of where files physically are on the hard drive, among other things).
It will also start installing Ubuntu. This may take a long time, especially on computers with slow
drives, big drives, or a slow cd reader. Be patient.
13. Choosing a Username
Once your system is installed, you'll need to configure it. The first thing you'll have to do is choose a
username. It's best if this can't be guessed, so choose something random but also consider what your
adversary might know about you if they saw it. When you choose your password, try and make it assecure as your passphrase but don't make it the same. Also consider what somebody might know if they
cracked your password. Under our model, the adversary will never be able to find out this account
information but it never hurts to be safe.
14. Encrypting Your Home Directory
This doesn't really offer any additional protection and will just slow your computer down. Your entire
disk is encrypted anyways.
15. Install Software
Now that you've answered a few questions, it's back to watching the loading bar.
16. Set the Clocks
Once you're done installing software, it's going to ask you about your system clock. In most cases,
choosing Yes is the best option here. After this the CD will eject. You should remove it and then select
Configuring Ubuntu
Once you've logged into your system, the first thing you'll want to do is select your software sources
and update your computer. Go to System> Administration> Software Sources. You're presented with a
list of software sources from which you can update your programs and install new ones. You should
make sure that "Canonical Supported" software is enabled. If you have odd hardware (mainly laptops),
Ubuntu will need special drivers which aren't open source. In this case, make sure you also enable
"Proprietary drivers".
One of the things that makes Ubuntu so powerful is its community repositories. These contain
programs and updates that are contributed by community members (other Ubuntu users). This is nice
because it allows you access to lots of software but it's a security risk because you don't know who is
delivering it to you or making sure security updates are available. Anybody can add any program to this
list (for instance, there was an insecure outdated version of Tor in there for years), meaning that
theoretically somebody could put a trojan, backdoor, etc. in there and you might accidentally install it. I
suggest turning off these repositories and manually enabling them when you need specific programs.
Everything that's installed on your system right now will update through Canonical (which we're
assuming for the sake of simplicity is 100% trustable although this obviously isn't true).
Next go to the Updates tab and select "Install Security Updates without Confirmation". Unless you plan
on sitting by your computer waiting for updates, this is the best thing to do. It will insure that your
software is as secure and up-to-date as possible.
Now, go to Applications > Accessories > Terminal and type the following commands (followed by
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
This will allow you to edit your software sources manually. Because Ubuntu's software repositories
don't contain an up-to-date version of Tor, we'll be using the repositories which are updated
on a regular basis. Now, add the following two lines:
deb jaunty maindeb-src jaunty main
Now exit and save the file. Back to the terminal. Type this command:
gpg --keyserver --recv 94C09C7F
gpg --fingerprint 94C09C7F
This should show you some text, mainly this:
pub 1024D/94C09C7F 1999-11-10
Key fingerprint = 5B00 C96D 5D54 AEE1 206B AF84 DE7A AF6E 94C0 9C7F
[ultimate] Peter Palfrader
If it looks vastly different, something has probably gone wrong. Now, enter this command:
gpg --export 94C09C7F | sudo apt-key add -
This insures that when we download Tor, we're actually getting Tor and not a program that somebody
has injected between us and the server we're downloading it from. This somebody could be your
internet provider, somebody who has hacked into the software repository, etc.
18. Update Your Software
Go to System> Administration> Update Manager and click "check". You should have lots of updates
available, so click "install updates". Depending on your internet connection and your computer's speed,
this could take a long time. You may have to restart afterwards depending on what updates are
19. Install Tor
Now it's time to install Tor. Go to Applications> Accessories> Terminal and type the following
sudo aptitude install tor
Say yes to whatever it asks you. Great! Tor should be installed now.
20. Install Privoxy
Unfortunately, there is no good version of Privoxy in the Ubuntu 9.04 repositories so we have to add it
manually. Go to, click on 'download recent releases', click on 'Debian' and download the
i386/x86 version. Run this file once you've saved it and click install.
Preparing The Virtual Machine
A virtual machine is a complete operating system that runs inside another operating system. We will
use this to protect your identity. This way, even if somebody hacks into your hidden service, they won't
be able to find out your IP address, what's on your hard drive, or any other sensitive information.
Instead, they'll just land in an empty sandbox that has ONLY hidden service things. It's important that
you only use your virtual machine for your hidden service and NOTHING ELSE. Tor will run on the
host machine. Tor needs to access the internet, but your hidden service only needs to access Tor. In this
way, Tor can access the internet, connect to tor servers, etc. but the machine with your actual hiddenservice can only communicate through Tor. This removes the risk that an attacker can force your server
to divulge its IP address and therefore it's location/operator by requesting external files.
Open up the terminal (you should know where it is by now) and type the following command: (If you
haven't enabled community repositories, you'll want to do so before issuing this command.)
sudo aptitude install qemu
Now it's time to restart!
You'll also need to grab a copy of Ubuntu 9.04 Server. I suggest you download this through the torrent
they provide at:
Please don't just be a leech and download. I suggest downloading these files and then uploading to
other users so they can get it as well. A good general rule of thumb is to "seed" (share) until your share
ratio is 1.5 or you've been seeding for 48 hours, whichever comes first. You can always run
transmission, Ubuntu's Bittorrent program, later and it will remember what's up.
Once you've installed the software that's needed to install the virtual machine, you'll need to restart. I'll
be here when you come back.
In order to keep the virtual machine safe, we're going to install Truecrypt. Ubuntu's encryption (which
we used to encrypt your hard drive) is fairly weak in terms of the grand scheme of encryption options.
It's also not deniable. Anybody looking at your hard drive can conclusively prove it's encrypted.
Depending on where you live, you may be legally compelled to give up the password or a rubber-hose
attack (imagine what somebody could do to you with a rubber hose) may cause you to give it up. It
uses AES by default, which is approved for classified data in the United States if I remember correctly.
Encryption isn't foolproof, it's a deterrent -- something that will make your adversary work harder.
Every encryption scheme people have devised has eventually been broken, and AES will be no
exception. Right now, AES is still very secure. I believe Ubuntu uses 128-bit encryption. According to
the National Institute for Standards in Technology (, if you assume that every person on the
planet owned ten computers, and that there are seven billion people on the planet, and that each of these
computers can test 1 billion possible keys per second, and that on average you only need to test 50% of
the possible keys to crack a 128-bit encrypted file, then it would take the entire world
77,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 years to crack a 128-bit key. This example is taken from
That's assuming you chose a truly random passphrase and that the adversary guesses your key in a
random order. There's always a chance they could guess the key the first time around, it's all a game of
chance. Additionally, there have been some attacks published about AES that reduce the keyspace (the
amount of keys that need to be guessed in order for somebody to crack the correct one), so AES is
probably on its way out.
TrueCrypt is an open-source encryption program. It works by creating 'volumes', which show up on
your computer as separate drives. You can read/write to them like any other hard drive. It has a few
very important features that Ubuntu's default options don't have. For one, it's deniable. There's no way
(that anybody has figured out) to prove a Truecrypt file is actually a Truecrypt file. It could be just a
bunch of random data. Another important feature is 'hidden partitions'. These enable you to create anencrypted file that actually has two separate volumes with separate passphrases. In one, you can put
sensitive-looking information should you ever be forced to divulge your passphrase. In the other one,
you can put the actual sensitive information and there's no way to prove that a hidden section exists.
Additionally, Truecrypt features 'super encryption', also known as cascading encryption. This means
that your data is encrypted two or three times, not just once. This means that even if an adversary
guessed a private key that worked, they'd have to guess more and they wouldn't know if that key was
correct or just mathematically correct. The final important feature is that it has no default encryption
algorithm. With Ubuntu's full-disk encryption, an adversary knows the algorithm the drive is encrypted
with and what the keysize is. In Truecrypt, there's over a dozen combinations, forcing your adversary to
spend much more time cracking it.
It's worth discussing quantum computing here. All modern encryption systems rely on the fact that
factoring prime numbers for large numbers (that have 128 digits, for instance) is extremely difficult. It
would take an average computer billions of years to factor a 128 bit key. With a quantum computer,
you ask it to factor a 128 bit key and it gets you the answers within seconds. Traditionally, intelligence
agencies have been at least a decade ahead of academics. Right now academics are starting to build
very basic quantum computers (they aren't computers yet, they're just the basis for doing math using
quantum computing) and I would put money on the idea that the NSA already has quantum computing.
Needless to say, if you're fighting the NSA you've got bigger concerns than your computer's encryption
So, after much discussion, let's finally download Truecrypt. Go to, click on download,
and get the Ubuntu x86 version. One unfortunate part of the Truecrypt website is that it doesn't support
SSL. This means that you can't verify that the server is the actual server. It
could be your ISP, the Chinese firewall, etc. The site provides a PGP signature for verifying the
downloaded file, but if you're getting that PGP signature in an unauthenticated manner, it won't do
much good. One way to verify the files is to get an "md5 sum". This is way of making a unique
'signature' of a file. I downloaded Truecrypt (version 6.2a) through two different Tor servers and got
this md5 sum:
You can check the md5sum by opening the terminal and going to the directory where you saved the file
using the following command:
cd /directory
It is probably in /home/user or /home/user/Desktop. Then type "md5sum filename" and it will print out
the file's signature. Also realize that you probably got this guide in an un-authenticated manner.

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Hier die Anleitung von riseup

Autor: anonym Datum: 6. Aug 2020 21:28 Quelle: http://raxuatgmxdvnp4no.onion


Auch auf englisch, aber meiner Meinung nach besser verständlich als der Text oben.