otrv4 VS HiddenVM

Compare otrv4 vs HiddenVM and see what are their differences.


Off-the-Record Messaging Protocol version 4. -This is a draft- This repository is a mirror of http://bugs.otr.im/otrv4/otrv4 (by otrv4)
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otrv4 HiddenVM
5 13
185 1,432
0.5% -
0.0 7.5
4 months ago 10 days ago
- GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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Posts with mentions or reviews of otrv4. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning otrv4 yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


Posts with mentions or reviews of HiddenVM. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-03-03.
  • Digital War Against Putin -- Automated Google Reviews with Python
    5 projects | reddit.com/r/UkraineWarVideoReport | 3 Mar 2022
  • Virtualbox WITHIN Tails?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/tails | 3 Feb 2022
    Well what a goddamn surprise. I happen to be fiddling around with the exact same thing as I'm snowed in today! Like others have said, this is not recommended if you have a serious threat model. But if you have a couple free USB sticks and like tinkering with this stuff, check out https://github.com/aforensics/HiddenVM
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/tails | 3 Feb 2022
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Online Anonymity (new draft version v0.7.8)
    5 projects | reddit.com/r/thgtoa | 27 Feb 2021
    Added new sub-route to the TAILS route using the HiddenVM project https://github.com/aforensics/HiddenVM for providing Plausible Deniability within TAILS
  • Most Secure Host OS
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/Whonix | 12 Feb 2021
    As per the documentation of the HiddenVM project (see https://github.com/aforensics/HiddenVM#but-doesn-t-whonix-inside-tails-mean-tor-over-tor). The VMs won't be using TAILS Tor connectivity. So there is no network chaining. It's not Tor over Tor and the Whonix VMs will have their own classic Tor connectivity but benefiting from TAILS well implemented Amnesia on the Host. I had no important issues so far.
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/Whonix | 12 Feb 2021
    You could also use TAILS with HiddenVM https://github.com/aforensics/HiddenVM which is also quite secure combining both TAILS/Whonix and Veracrypt plausible deniability features if you want.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing otrv4 and HiddenVM you can also consider the following projects:

Whonix - 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. https://www.whonix.org

go-incognito - Go Incognito: A Guide to Security, Privacy, & Anonymity

BrowserBox - Install and run Firefox on Debian unattended in a virtual machine or on a computer.

dohot - DoHoT: making practical use of DNS over HTTPS over Tor

mbp-tails - How to get Tails working on T2 Apple device (e.g. 2019 MacBook Pro) without needing external keyboard/mouse.

vagrant-boxes - The scripts that build my Vagrant base boxes.

merOS-virt - Build and Interact with a Set of Virtual Machines

awesome-malware-analysis - Defund the Police.

bento - Packer templates for building minimal Vagrant baseboxes for multiple platforms

end-to-end - End-To-End is a crypto library to encrypt, decrypt, digital sign, and verify signed messages (implementing OpenPGP)

whoami-project - Whoami provides enhanced privacy, anonymity for Debian and Arch based linux distributions

vagrant-projects - Vagrant projects for Oracle products and other examples