After reading the article on ideas concerning how to organize one’s qubes, it caused me to question my existing setup.
When I first started with Qubes last year, I really took things to the max by trying to have a separate qubes for different uses and some select websites in addition to general purpose qubes.
This setup quickly became for cumbersome to keep track of and I now have a setup where I have three qubes: one whonix qube for anonymous internet activity, one networked qube for clearnet activity, and one offline qube for anything that doesn’t require an internet conection. This makes things SOOOO much simpler and takes less time to setup.
But maybe there are perspectives I’ve not considered. What advantage is there in having a qube dedicated to a particular website or having a separate qube for your password vault.
I used to have a separate password vault qube myself, but I eventually merged it with my general purpose offline qube because I figured: why bother if they’re both offline? If any of my offline qubes are compromised, that probably means my dom0 has been compromised, which means all my offline qubes are compromised. Maybe my understanding is flawed?
Is there any significant benefit to having separate qubes for visiting different websites if you’re not having the browser store your login credentials? I have my browser clear the cookies, data, history…everything from each session upon exit and if I want to visit a potentially shady website, I’ll just use a disposable. If anyone does use separate qubes for internet activity, please explain your reasoning.
EDIT: Btw, I’m not considering the use of work-related qubes. I can certainly see the benefit in having separate qubes for work stuff. Unfortunately, my job forces me to use Windows (though thankfully on employer-provided machine).
EDIT: Also, for the purpose of maintaining anonymity where that is important and to my understanding, having separate whonix qubes for different websites may be necessary. I’m specifically asking about the value in having separate qubes for non-anonymous internet activity.