I accidentally changed the system clock a few months into the future in the middle of a Tor browser session. The browser stopped responding, but would the failed attempts to connect to pages before I realized what was going on reveal my identity?

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No, this does not reveal your identity. It does as you say - prevent Tor from connecting, since it needs the clock to be set correctly to your timezone.

  • which timezone doesn't actually matter, it just needs to be somewhat accurate (as in, convertible to reasonably correct utc - not sure about how much leeway there is ...)
    – mroq
    Nov 8, 2014 at 1:48

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