Software

From Kicksecure

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Warning[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svg.png It is estimated that within 10 to 15 years, Quantum Computers will break today's common asymmetric public-key cryptography algorithms used for web encryption (https), e-mail encryption (GnuPG...), SSH and other purposes. See Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQCrypto).

Accessibility[edit]

On-Screen Keyboard[edit]

onboard homepage (Debian package) is an extensible, scalable, virtual (on-screen) keyboard.

To install it: Start menuSystemXfce Terminal

Install onboard. To accomplish that, the following steps A. to D. need to be done.

A. Update the package lists.

sudo apt update

B. Upgrade the system.

sudo apt full-upgrade

C. Install the onboard package.

Using apt command line parameter --no-install-recommends is in most cases optional.

sudo apt install --no-install-recommends onboard

D. Done.

The procedure of installing onboard is complete.

Figure: Onboard Software in Kicksecure ™

Onboard-onscreen-keyboard.png

Audio, Image and Video[edit]

Audio Recorder and Editor[edit]

Audacity homepage (Debian package).

To install it: Start menuSystemXfce Terminal

Install audacity. To accomplish that, the following steps A. to D. need to be done.

A. Update the package lists.

sudo apt update

B. Upgrade the system.

sudo apt full-upgrade

C. Install the audacity package.

Using apt command line parameter --no-install-recommends is in most cases optional.

sudo apt install --no-install-recommends audacity

D. Done.

The procedure of installing audacity is complete.

Figure: Audacity Software in Kicksecure ™

Audacity.png

Image and PDF Viewer[edit]

Ristretto (Debian package) and xpdf (Debian package) come pre-installed in Kicksecure ™.

Start menuGraphicsImage Viewer

Figure: Ristretto Software in Kicksecure ™

Ristretto.png

Figure: xpdf Software in Kicksecure ™

Xpdf.png

Screenshot Creator and Image Editor[edit]

Qubes info box Kicksecure ™ only! [1]
In Qubes, screenshots only work in dom0 (System ToolsScreenshot) and this applies to the entire platform, including Kicksecure ™ for Qubes.

Flameshot homepage (Debian package).

To install it: Start menuSystemXfce Terminal

Install flameshot. To accomplish that, the following steps A. to D. need to be done.

A. Update the package lists.

sudo apt update

B. Upgrade the system.

sudo apt full-upgrade

C. Install the flameshot package.

Using apt command line parameter --no-install-recommends is in most cases optional.

sudo apt install --no-install-recommends flameshot

D. Done.

The procedure of installing flameshot is complete.

Figure: Flameshot Software in Kicksecure ™

Flameshot.png

Video Editor[edit]

Flowblade homepage (Debian package).

To install it: Start menuSystemXfce Terminal

Install flowblade. To accomplish that, the following steps A. to D. need to be done.

A. Update the package lists.

sudo apt update

B. Upgrade the system.

sudo apt full-upgrade

C. Install the flowblade package.

Using apt command line parameter --no-install-recommends is in most cases optional.

sudo apt install --no-install-recommends flowblade

D. Done.

The procedure of installing flowblade is complete.

Figure: Flowblade Software in Kicksecure ™

Flowblade.png

Video Recorder[edit]

vokoscreenNG homepage (Debian package).

To install it: Start menuSystemXfce Terminal

Install vokoscreen-ng. To accomplish that, the following steps A. to D. need to be done.

A. Update the package lists.

sudo apt update

B. Upgrade the system.

sudo apt full-upgrade

C. Install the vokoscreen-ng package.

Using apt command line parameter --no-install-recommends is in most cases optional.

sudo apt install --no-install-recommends vokoscreen-ng

D. Done.

The procedure of installing vokoscreen-ng is complete.

Figure: vokoscreenNG Software in Kicksecure ™

Vokoscreen.png

Communications[edit]

E-Mail[edit]

See E-Mail.

Instant Messengers[edit]

Undocumented.

IRC Client[edit]

HexChat (Debian package) is pre-installed in Kicksecure ™.

XMPP/Jabber Client[edit]

TODO

Encryption[edit]

OpenPGP (GnuPG Frontend)[edit]

OpenPGP can be used to encrypt, decrypt, sign, and verify text. GPA and GnuPG come pre-installed in Kicksecure ™ (Debian packages).

Documentation:

Figure: GnuPG Software in Kicksecure ™

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Entertainment[edit]

Media Player[edit]

VLC Media Player Icon

The VLC Media Player Icon VLC Media Player (Debian package) is pre-installed in Kicksecure ™. There are no increased fingerprinting risks because VLC does not run Javascript. [2]

Start menuMultimediaVLC Media Player

Figure: VLC Software in Kicksecure ™

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Miscellaneous[edit]

Calculator[edit]

galculator homepage (Debian package).

To install it: Start menuSystemXfce Terminal

Install galculator. To accomplish that, the following steps A. to D. need to be done.

A. Update the package lists.

sudo apt update

B. Upgrade the system.

sudo apt full-upgrade

C. Install the galculator package.

Using apt command line parameter --no-install-recommends is in most cases optional.

sudo apt install --no-install-recommends galculator

D. Done.

The procedure of installing galculator is complete.

Figure: galculator Software in Kicksecure ™

Galculator.png

File Comparison Tools[edit]

A file comparison tool is also often called a diff viewer.

meld[edit]

Install meld. To accomplish that, the following steps A. to D. need to be done.

A. Update the package lists.

sudo apt update

B. Upgrade the system.

sudo apt full-upgrade

C. Install the meld package.

Using apt command line parameter --no-install-recommends is in most cases optional.

sudo apt install --no-install-recommends meld

D. Done.

The procedure of installing meld is complete.

Usage example:

meld file1 file2

kdiff3[edit]

Install kdiff3. To accomplish that, the following steps A. to D. need to be done.

A. Update the package lists.

sudo apt update

B. Upgrade the system.

sudo apt full-upgrade

C. Install the kdiff3 package.

Using apt command line parameter --no-install-recommends is in most cases optional.

sudo apt install --no-install-recommends kdiff3

D. Done.

The procedure of installing kdiff3 is complete.

Usage example:

kdiff3 file1 file2

diff[edit]

diff is a pre-installed command line interface (CLI) diff viewer.

Usage example:

diff file1 file2

File Manager[edit]

Thunar Icon

Thunar is pre-installed. To launch it:

Thunar as User[edit]

  • A) From start menu: Start menuSystemThunar
  • B) From command line:
    thunar

Figure: Thunar Software in Kicksecure ™

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Thunar with Administrator Rights[edit]

From command line:

lxsudo thunar

Task Manager[edit]

There many choices. Unspecific to Kicksecure ™. Here is a taskmanager graphical user interface (GUI) example.

Install xfce4-taskmanager. To accomplish that, the following steps A. to D. need to be done.

A. Update the package lists.

sudo apt update

B. Upgrade the system.

sudo apt full-upgrade

C. Install the xfce4-taskmanager package.

Using apt command line parameter --no-install-recommends is in most cases optional.

sudo apt install --no-install-recommends xfce4-taskmanager

D. Done.

The procedure of installing xfce4-taskmanager is complete.

Popular taskmanager command line utilities include:

  • top
  • htop
  • ps
  • pstree
  • pgrep

Task killing can also be done on the command line.

  • kill
  • killall

Terminal[edit]

xfce4-terminal-emulator icon

Xfce-Terminal homepage (Debian package). Xfce-Terminal is pre-installed in Kicksecure ™.

To start it: Start menuSystemXfce Terminal

Figure: Xfce Terminal in Kicksecure ™

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Unsafe Paste Warning Popup[edit]

This is a demonstration of the Warning: Unsafe Paste feature of the Xfce Terminal Emulator. Other graphical terminal emulators might have similar features.

Figure: Warning: Unsafe Paste feature

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First a text editor is opened, then several arbitrary lines of text written, copied to clipboard and pasted into the terminal emulator.

1. Open a text editor.

Open file some-file-name in a text editor of your choice as a regular, non-root user.

If you are using a graphical environment, run.

mousepad some-file-name

If you are using a terminal, run.

nano some-file-name

2. Write several lines of text.

Should be long lines. Should be multiple lines. The text is not important. Can be anything.

For example:

111111111111111111111111 222222222222222222222222

3. Copy to clipboard.

Select all of the lines of text and right click, copy to clipboard.

4. Open a terminal.

Open a terminal.

If you are using Kicksecure ™ inside Qubes, complete the following steps.

Qubes App Launcher (blue/grey "Q")Kicksecure ™ App Qube (commonly named kicksecure)Xfce Terminal

If you are using a graphical Kicksecure ™ with XFCE, run.

Start MenuXfce Terminal

5. Paste the text into the terminal.

6. The warning popup will appear.

Warning: Unsafe Paste

Warning-terminal.png

7. Done.

The demonstration of the Warning: Unsafe Paste feature has been completed.

If the user does not understand the contents of the pasted text, the user should abort. Otherwise, the user might be compromised by running commands not understood by the user.

Related security risk: Invisible Malicious Unicode

Text Editor[edit]

Open File as Regular User[edit]

mousepad is installed by default.

Replace /path/to/file with the actual file name.

mousepad /path/to/file

Open File with Root Rights[edit]

Prefer sudoedit for better security. [3]

Note: Replace /path/to/file with the actual file name.

sudoedit /path/to/file

To use a different editor, replace mousepad with the name of the editor you wish to use.

SUDO_EDITOR=mousepad sudoedit /path/to/file

Work on Sensitive Documents[edit]

Office Suite[edit]

LibreOffice homepage (Debian package) [4] is recommended. It is a fully-featured office productivity suite that provides a near drop-in replacement for Microsoft (R) Office. A word processor is included, along with spreadsheet and presentation applications.

To install it: Start menuSystemXfce Terminal

Install libreoffice. To accomplish that, the following steps A. to D. need to be done.

A. Update the package lists.

sudo apt update

B. Upgrade the system.

sudo apt full-upgrade

C. Install the libreoffice package.

Using apt command line parameter --no-install-recommends is in most cases optional.

sudo apt install --no-install-recommends libreoffice

D. Done.

The procedure of installing libreoffice is complete.

To launch these applications: Start menuOffice

Figure: LibreOffice Software in Kicksecure ™

Libreoffice.png

Printing and Scanning[edit]

See Printing and Scanning.

Publishing[edit]

Scribus homepage (Debian package) is an open source desktop page layout accessible from the desktop menu (ApplicationsGraphics). It can be used for many tasks; from booklets design to newspapers, magazines, newsletters and posters to technical documentation.

Scribus has sophisticated page layout features like precision placing and rotating of text and/or images on a page, manual kerning of type, bezier curves polygons, precision placement of objects, layering with RGB and CMYK custom colors. The Scribus document file format is XML-based. Unlike proprietary binary file formats, even damaged documents can be recovered with a simple text editor.

To install it: Start menuSystemXfce Terminal

Install scribus. To accomplish that, the following steps A. to D. need to be done.

A. Update the package lists.

sudo apt update

B. Upgrade the system.

sudo apt full-upgrade

C. Install the scribus package.

Using apt command line parameter --no-install-recommends is in most cases optional.

sudo apt install --no-install-recommends scribus

D. Done.

The procedure of installing scribus is complete.

Figure: Scribus Software in Kicksecure ™

Scribus.png

scurl: SSL Command Line Downloader[edit]

To securely download files or webpages from the Internet on the command line, scurl is pre-installed in Kicksecure ™. scurl should be preferred over wget, since the former enforces strong encryption and is less buggy. See also Secure Downloads.

To invoke scurl to download a file, use the following syntax and replace the example URL with the file's location.

scurl https://dist.torproject.org/torbrowser/9.5/tor-browser-linux64-9.5_en-US.tar.xz

This will download tor-browser-linux64-9.5_en-US.tar.xz to the current working directory.

Refer to the scurl entry for further examples and a complete description of this tool.

Figure: scurl Command in Kicksecure ™

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Additional Software[edit]

If the recommendations in this section are unsatisfactory, additional applications can be easily installed in a few steps; see Install Software.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. Kicksecure ™ means all Kicksecure ™ platforms except Kicksecure ™ inside Qubes. This includes Kicksecure ™ KVM, Kicksecure ™ VirtualBox and Kicksecure ™.
  2. However, unrestricted access to the large number of codecs, along with the gstreamer and ffmpeg frameworks can expose the system to remote attacks. The risk is greater than with Tor Browser because the latter attempts to restrict codecs to a particular subset. No cookies are stored by VLC and no information is collected and sent to third parties; see the Original Whonix forum thread.
  3. https://forums.whonix.org/t/use-sudoedit-in-whonix-documentation-and-whonix-software/7599
  4. See also: LibreOffice in Wikipedia.

License[edit]

Kicksecure ™ Software wiki page Copyright (C) Amnesia <amnesia at boum dot org>
Kicksecure ™ Software wiki page Copyright (C) 2012 - 2022 ENCRYPTED SUPPORT LP <adrelanos@kicksecure.com>

This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details see the wiki source code.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; see the wiki source code for details.



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