Contributors and Authorship

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Kicksecure is developed by an independent team of contributors committed to computer security.

information Many Kicksecure contributors are or have been Whonix®

Current Contributors[edit]

Table: Current Kicksecure Contributors [1]

Name Role
Patrick Schleizer
  • Kicksecure founder and lead developer.
  • Kicksecure KVM contributor, miscellaneous.
  • Research.
  • Kicksecure social media administrator.
  • Creative consultant.
  • Usability testing and feedback.
  • English language fixes.
  • End user support.
  • Testing.
  • Kicksecure wiki screenshots and Libre illustrations.
  • Kicksecure social media administrator.
  • Wiki editor and research.
  • Wiki documentation audit.
  • Kernel hardening. [2]
  • AppArmor improvements. [3]
  • Numerous, miscellaneous security commits. [4]
  • (Tirdad kernel module for random ISN generation)
  • Security consultant.
  • Host operating system installer, ISO live boot. (
  • Kernel hardening
  • Numerous security improvements

For the full list of Kicksecure components and the respective contributor, see here. [5]


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Past Contributors[edit]

Kicksecure would not exist in its current form without the significant efforts of numerous contributors from the community. Gratitude is expressed to all past contributors, big or small.

Table: Previous Kicksecure Contributors [6]

Name Contributions
  • TorBOX wiki editor.
  • English language fixes.
  • python leaktest script creation.
  • Contact: smarm [at] hushmail dot com.
Cypherpunks / Anonymous
  • TorBOX build shell script creation.
  • Initial TorBOX binary releases. [7]
  • Rewrote the TorBOX guide for VirtualBox, instead of VMware. [8]
  • Improved the iptables firewall configuration and added a hardening section. [9]
  • Previous forum at the legacy sourceforge Kicksecure forum.
  • Contributed a phone number so the Google+ and Youtube Kicksecure accounts could be created.
  • Documentation feedback.
  • Tested Kicksecure images.
  • Feedback on Kicksecure source code and change commits.
  • Reviewed Kicksecure build documentation.
  • Tested building Kicksecure from source code.
  • Helped integrate TorChat into Kicksecure.
  • Reviewed matters concerning public relations.
  • Documentation feedback.
  • Created the original TorBOX logo.
Cuan Knaggs
  • Created the Kicksecure stream isolation graphic.
  • Contact: print media for graphical web design, web development, cms and e-commerce.
  • server administrator.
  • First Whonix® integration into Qubes.
  • IRC User Support.
Devitra or Lilias_sorcha
  • Testing.
  • Forum user support and forum moderator.
Inga Bemman
  • GI Engineer, contributor

Project Statements[edit]

The personal opinions of moderators The Web Archive or contributors to the Kicksecure project do not represent the project as a whole.


  1. Contributors are listed in rough chronological order.
  4. Including systemd sandboxing, blacklisting of uncommon network protocols, restricting hardware information to root, and more restrictive Kicksecure file permissions.
  5. Interested readers can also refer to a previous forum discussion about Kicksecure
  6. Contributors are listed in rough chronological order. Please add your name / handle and contribution(s) here if they have not already been listed.
  7. February 2012; TorBOX was a forerunner to Kicksecure.
  8. February 2012.
  9. February 2012.
  11. Past role: Wiki translations coordinator.
  12. Forerunner to Anon Connection Wizard.
  13. See Comments to use Qubes onion
  14. See Whonix for

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