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Questions tagged [anonymity]

The word "anonymity" is used to describe the state or quality of being unidentifiable for a person's or a group of people's actions or in the case of computers, data.

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I have a few questions regarding the data of Tor [closed]

What data does TOR use? How does TOR transform this data? What are some data privacy concerns of TOR?
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Reset to default browser size

I accidentally resized tor browser. How to change back to default size without restart?
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Orbot shut down! In logs said “Definitely notthe fbi” What does that mean?

My Orbot App Stopped is Bootleg even though it was 100%. After it shit down it said " Definitely Not The Fbi" What Does this mean? Im assuming a warning. I Shut the process down. Cleared data and cut ...
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Is tor browser and anon surf both the same?

I am very new to using proxy chains, and since I was worried about messing up while setting up a proper proxy chain I have been using tor browser. Is using tor browser same as using proxy chain using ...
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How Can I Stop Extension Fingerprinting in Tor?

Since using many extensions (browser addons) in tor can increase your browser fingerprint, is there a way to stop this?
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Increasing number of middle relays weakens the anonymity?

Tor nodes build encrypted TLS sessions between neighbors to multiplex circuits of users. Multiplexing helps to anonymize users (?). With an increasing number of middle relays multiplexing becomes ...
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How does the loopback provide no deanonymizing information?

On page 99 of the book "Practical Anonymity: Hiding in Plain Sight Online", there's this passage about HiddenServicePort: Generally, you would to keen the hidden service address as the loopback ...
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Track Tor circuit via ISP logs

I have some question about the very basics of tor, as this keeps bugging me now for some time: As far as I know every tor node is only aware of the ip address of the following node. For example the ...
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Is there an .onion page for Google?

Tor is awesome, but to get maximum security, you should use the .onion pages. DuckDuckGo has an .onion version of its search site, but is there an equivalent for Google?
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it seems that tor can not hide ip address [duplicate]

Based on American sanctions law it is prohibited to visit some sites like https://www.ti.com from Iran. As an electronic student in Iran I hopefully used Tor, but it did not work. Other solutions like ...
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How often should i click on “Create new identity”?

I know that this is to clear cache, cookies, DNS and also other things that i don't know. I want to know when should i "Create new identity".
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Australian regulations

With new regualations enforced TOR nodes running in Australian territory will be compromised / malicious. What will TOR do about this ? source : https://assets.documentcloud.org/docu... https://...
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NoScript Settings Don't Persist On Browser Restart

Every time I launch the browser the default settings reset to allow everything which is the same as Trusted settings for all new website. This is incredibly annoying since I need to change them after ...
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Is a Tor Download anonymos when pausing and resuming it?

I recently downloaded a file through Tor Browser. The download speed was, let's say 0.5 MB/s. After pausing and resuming the download, the speed jumped up to 3MB/s. So I am wondering if the ...
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Is it safe to open darknet websites on chrome?

Yes, we can open darknet sites on latest chrome without appending any strings like .to. But my concern is risk of losing annonimity. Is their any such issues in accessing darknet via Chrome?
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Change socksport and listen address?

Is it possible to change TorAddress and TorPort when using apt-transport-tor? I'm trying to use socksports listening on another machine on my network.
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How to run the tor browser through a second proxy after Tor?

My arch-nemesis, Akamai, is interfering with my ability to live my daily life. I'd like to use Tor Browser to connect to a website that blocks Tor IP addresses by using an open proxy after Tor. It ...
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How to set an IP address from a specific state in the US?

Is it possible, and if so how, to set tor so that my entry and/or exit IP will be from a specific state in the US ? Idk like NY, FL, TX, CA... I already know how to choose a specific country, but i'd ...
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Why am I getting ads by Google

I use DuckDuckGo search and when I went to whatismyipaddress.com using Tor browser, some ads by Google popped up: Is my anonymity being compromised?
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Does Tor now keep history?

The latest update seems to have changed settings to keeping history. Is it also broadcasting our social security #'s?
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Does deanonymization only affect the current session?

Say I'm using Tor, and I make an error by, for example, logging into an account on a website. Will this deanonymization only affect my current session, since I can just restart my browser and get a ...
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ultimate encryption and protection of sensitive data

I have many sensitive documentation which I am scared to lose or get somebody accessed. My question would be what is the ultimate encryption protection? I have read lot of articles saying that for ...
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Is Tor network traceable

I am curious how I can rely on Tor network in terms of traceability. I am looking for really professional who can say if my Tor communication is secure, if a Tor exit node is detectable or traceable....
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Fetching JSON via Tor

Hi I am trying to make a code that monitors cryptocurrency prices, so I am fetching JSON data from public sources and then processing it. I am using this python code by @Anurag Uniyal: import urllib....
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How dangerous is to allow Google javascript?

I know it's dangerous to allow javascript on some website. But very often if you want to register on a website you need to type captcha. If you want to see captcha you need to allow javascript from ...
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How this website see Real location?

The website xvideos.com see your real location ( in left top side the icon of your real locations it's showed ) even with Safest Security Level Why ?
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Protect against pseudonymous identity activity on a forum and traffic correlation?

I use Tor when I need to use a pseudonymous account on a forum. A observer can see when I connect to Tor and correlate with activity of the account from the forum How I can protect against this ?
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Tor and Folder Lock

I'm writing a novel, and one of my characters is into some illegal activities on the web. He's ultra-paranoid about security, so uses Tor...but he doesn't want anyone who might snoop in his computer ...
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What kinds of attack can a bridge carry out?

I have been recently doing some research on anonymity implications of using a bridge, and wrote a tool (not very well written though) for setting up a malicious bridge node. However, I am not clear ...
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Does TOR protect against an attacker who knows your IP / physical location?

I know that TOR protects me against de-anonymization by the websites / services I use. However If an attacker knows my physical location can I use TOR to hide the fact that I visit certain websites / ...
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Using Telegram Web inside Tor Browser: Log-in attempts fail several times?

When trying to log-in to my Telegram account on web.telegram.org I get requested to insert my phone number as usual. The next step would be insertion of a log-in authentification code that I receive ...
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Is it safe to use Nipe with a Raspberry Pi?

I'm not a Perl coder and hoped Tor users (more familiar with proper tor application and usage) could weigh in on the implementation and overall usage of such a tool. Would anyone recommend against ...
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Missing History

Most of us know of Tor V2 addresses (16 characters) and Tor V3 addresses (56 characters). What about Tor V1 addresses? What was its specification or why wasn't it used much or at all? Example: ...
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Create account with Tor

I am totally new and not very tech-affine. I want to create an account for instagram but anonymously as I only want to use it to follow certain people. But when I try, it keeps telling me that it ...
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Best set-up to navigate the dark web anonymously

OK so I'm fairly new but a very fast learner and I investigate everything before I jump and do something. So my questions is this: What's the best set-up? I have a Mac and was thinking of just ...
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Tor is not loading onion sites? Why is this happening?

When I try to open up an onion site, it says forbidden. I've looked at some sites for this question and it says you have to change your time zone. But what timezone? There's so many to choose from lol....
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Is there any advantage at using public wifi with tor?

consider these two scenarios: 1) You use tor on a private network (ex: home wifi), you also use a VPN you trust as a second layer. 2) You use tor on a public network (ex: library), and a VPN you ...
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IP4.ME and Tor report different IP addresses

Probably a complete noobie question. I'm running TOR browser 7.5. The browsers states Congratulations. This browser is configured to use Tor. Your IP address appears to be: xx.xx.43.164 But ...
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Tor New Identity [duplicate]

TorBrowser gives me same IP address for consecutive sessions after getting new identity. Is this normal behavior?
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Tor Onions active on Tail , does Electrum use that proxy?

When I open onion relay on Tails , and then open Electrum Wallet on LiveCD Tails Does that Electrum connected with Tor proxy/network? Hope some users would help me to explain this things
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How is my IP being tracked?

Recently I downloaded some e-books from b-ok.org (formerly known as bookzz). After downloading a few books, the site notified me that: "more than 5 books have been downloaded from this IP in the last ...
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What tor product would you recomend to anony,mously post a cl ad to prevent immediate flagging? [duplicate]

What tor product can I use to make a cl listing and not expose my ip for flagging? Thanks
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Tor node additional flags configuration

I recently stumbled upon these new additional flags in the Tor Metrics website: I’d like to configure my tor node to also have the FallbackDir and IPv6 ORPort flags, but don’t know what to add or ...
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Does dragging webpage image/file from Tor browser bundle to desktop reveal IP?

I like not having to "Right Click File -> Save As..." images and files and instead usually drag them from the browser page to my desktop. Does this mean I am circumventing Tor security / anonymity or ...
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Does Tor Work With Secret Agent

Does Tor Work With Secret Agent? Secret Agent can be found here. Will Tor break and/or is it a bad idea?
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How do Linux global brokers

I have a Linux VPS. I need to go outside and I try to proxy export http_proxy="http://127.0.0.1:8123" export https_proxy="https://127.0.0.1:8123" But not all agents. I have an nginx that needs ...
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Setting up an exit node on VPS along with a VPN. Impact to anonymity?

If I run a VPS (using Orange VPS provider out of Iceland, purchased with monero-filtered bitcoin) as a TOR exit node, and that VPS (running Streisand) is also the VPS I use for a privately controlled ...
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is it safe to download files through TOR?

So basically what I'm asking is: will downloading files (ie., video files, DOC files ect) compromise my anonomity? I ask because I visited some forums selling a answer to this very question and some ...
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OpenVPN connecting to a server via a Tor (SOCKS) proxy - error: “timeout expired” and “Inactivity timeout”" in Linux

I'm trying to connect to an OpenVPN server through Tor Socks Proxy. When I try to connect to the VPN sometimes I receive this error message "Recv_socks_reply: TCP Port Read Timeout expired" and ...
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Checking for DNS leak on TOR router

I have configured a router to route all traffic from an internal interface through the TOR network. Therefore, every client that uses this router as its Gateway will access the internet through TOR, ...