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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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How can I get proxychains to work on Tails in 2024?

My objective is tor --> socks proxy --> destination Reason for doing this is to access sites that do not like Tor exit nodes. This is all done on Tails. I have tried running this and get the ...
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Anonymity with tor

Question : If you have the gmail app on your phone (samsung) and you not signed out of the app, if you then use a VPN then access tor, does Google have your search history of tor and is your tor ...
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Tor + 4G dongle

What you want to avoid when using Tor is someone finding out the IP of your wifi network. But what if I would use a 4G dongle with a unregistered SIM-card? I would only use the 4G dongle when using ...
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Measurements to deploy a Tor Service anonymously

I am planning on creating a new Tor service. It will be a website made in PHP/Laravel/Symfony, a database like MySQL and there will be a payment system for Monero transactions. I'm already familiar on ...
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If I turn on JavaScript, can my workplace see what sites I'm using TOR to access?

My question is about what my ISP can see if I enable JavaScript on a site.I would like to use TOR to access sites without letting my work know, but some sites will only work with JavaScript on. If I ...
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Tor on Linux. DNAT port 53 DNS requests to TOR DNS listener port set to 9041 on 127.0.0.1 with iptables. tcpdump shows my def gateway replies. strange

Tor on Linux. DNAT port 53 DNS requests to TOR DNS listener port set to 9041 on 127.0.0.1 with iptables. tcpdump shows my default gateway answers to same client port. [root@localhost memyself]# ...
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Is an .onion service aware of its own circuit?

So I understand that when a user logs into an onion service, they are logged as ”127.0.0.1” and port now, does the onion service log the relays or know what relays it connected to in order to ...
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I have downloaded some files over tor

I have downloaded some files over tor and also open them outside tor. But they are in .zip format. Am I still anonymous?
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Tor Downloads/ Anonymity

I had a question regarding Downloading files Using the Tor software . Lets say you are a journalist and you were on some website on TOR (like a .onion) and you needed to download standard MP4/ PNG/ ...
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Safety settings and javascript status

Tor Browser allows three safety settings. The highest level safety setting is designated Safest. When one clicks on that setting, a display box appears which says: Safest: Only allows website ...
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Does Tor allow canvassing?

On some websites certain scripts must be temporarily allowed in order to get past the captchas. After I get past the captcha I disable those temporary permissions. When doing that I see the allow/...
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Why Do I always get Iran's ip?

I'm using tor in Iran . My question is why do i always get Iran exit nodes even after configure the torrc file to use strict exit nodes? my torrc exitnodes config: ExitNodes {nl} StrictNodes 1 Note: ...
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Can my internet company tell I used Tor 1 week ago?

Can my internet provider tell I used Tor Browser a week ago?
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Access a hidden service with a clearnet IP

On two machines with different public ip I host two hidden services. Both hidden services are wordpress blogs. Both services can be accessed by their respective .onion addresses with a tor-browser. ...
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Not using Tor message

Why do I keep getting a message that says I’m not using TOR even though I’m on the iPhone app? When I go to browse the web it comes back as not using Tor? What settings should I use?
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Does using Tor via Whonix protects privacy over public Wifi

I read that to be able to browse anonymously, using only Tor is not sufficient: Your ISP can see that you are on Tor but he cannot see what pages you are visiting because of onion routing. On the ...
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Hidden service setup

Planning on starting my own hidden service but would want some advice regarding the security/privacy. Looking for someone with experience to be able to tell me from A to Z (from nothing to finished ...
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Reading Wikipedia through Tor : will my life be safer this way?

When reading Wikipedia, which benefits arise of doing it through Tor versus doing it by the common default web way?
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Is Transmission Control Protocol of in a tamper proof (by 'tiny' explosions) device not the only way to circumvent transport correlation attacks?

Goal: I am trying to build an anonymous voting system and am wondering if Tor is sufficient to anonymize data by command-run-on(s), only when the proxy-onion-node has encrypted IP addresses that are ...
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How hidden is your IP and Device ID while using Tor?

So, because Reddit can decide to suspend at will, my account has been permanently suspended from the site for alleged "ban evasion"...which is a total mistake, the subreddit that they are ...
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youtube tracking you though TOR

Recently while browsing on tor I visited a shop on google maps. Later using you tube out of tor it appeared to me a propaganda of that shop.It is something very specific so nothing about coincidences....
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Does clicking on "new circuit for this site" too often risk deanonymization?

I have a (probably stupid) quirk/OCB: When I want my traffic to a website to be particularly hard to backtrace, I click dozens of times on the new circuit for this site button (sometimes for >15 ...
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VPN through Tor. Are there any errors in my settings and can anonymity be improved?

I need to route traffic from multiple mobile apps and all sites through tor. Some apps and websites block tor traffic. For this reason, I decided to use tor and vpn together (vpn through tor). I know ...
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How to get an anonymous phone number to make an account on Tor?

I am involved in some activism work against a powerful group that is known to use threats against its opponents. As a result, many activists have been silenced and quit working against said powerful ...
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How to get a phone number without compromising privacy

Many pages have mandatory sms verification. But i would like to use these pages without revealing my identity. Typically these pages do not function with free online sms services. Paid SMS ...
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What precautions should I take if I want to use Tor to hide my traffic from my University?

I am student at university and use university internet. I am interested in using Tor to prevent my university from seeing what sites I visit and what I am doing on those sites. As I understand it now, ...
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Using a bridge even if Tor isn't blocked

By using a good bridge, it is more difficult for your ISP to detect that you are using Tor which can slightly improve your anonymity. I know it can slow down your connection speed, but with the ...
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Synchroized RSS over Tor

I am currently using a Feedly account without Tor to synchronize my RSS reading on multiple devices. Is there any solution to achieve this synchronization (possibly without Feedly account) over Tor?
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Can my ISP see that I am using Tails?

If ISPs can do this, then how would my anonymity be affected?
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How to run an exit node anonymously?

How do I run an exit node anonymously? By anonymously, I mean that nobody can identify who created or runs the exit node. I know that the IP addresses of exit nodes will be publicly available, so I am ...
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Anonymous 2FA solution for an onion website?

Would 2FA (let's say FreeOTP) work on Tor given the demands for privacy? Can I implement a 2FA solution on a onion website without giving away the servers location in any way along with the users on ...
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Encrypted DNS without Tor Browser Bundle

If using Tor and NOT Tor Browser Bundle, do you need to encrypt your dns or is setting your DNS on router to Cloudflare DNS sufficient? wanting to obfuscate all DNS from view of ISP
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Does using a hidden service mirror of a clearnet site improve the privacy/anonymity of the user (generally)?

Some clearnet sites are also available as hidden services such as DuckDuckGo, Ahmia, and Z-Library. Would using their Tor hidden service instead of their clearnet website increase your privacy/...
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Why does the Tor browser come with DuckDuckGo (normal) as the default search engine and not DuckDuckGo onion?

After installing the Tor browser, the user's default search engine is https://duckduckgo.com. However, it make more sense for the user to search with DuckDuckGo's onion service. This way all the ...
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Why does having a second non-Tor browser open compromise your anonymity on Tor?

Using Tor by itself gives anonymity, but I heard that you must avoid opening a clearnet web browser at the same time as Tor otherwise it can leak your identity. Why and how does the second browser ...
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How do onion services host anonymous chatrooms and what level of anonymity is present when using one?

There are many onion services such as Talk to John Doe and OnionChat which have anonymous chatrooms. How do they connect random users and let them chat with each other. How anonymous are users when ...
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Q & A: How do Firefox addons remove your privacy and anonymity while using the Tor browser?

I know not to install Firefox addons or plugins as it can compromise your privacy as stated by the Tor project. But what are the specific ways these addons can remove your anonymity and how can users ...
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how to send email anonymous from Gmail

If I send email from gmail account using Tor browser with VPN connection can my identity be anonymous? can anyone find me out by tracking my email?
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What's so bad about using Tor from home?

If Tor browser anonymizes our IP address, why go to extra lengths to not use Tor from home? What added benefit does going to a public wi-fi hotspot even provide a Tor user? Does it simply defend ...
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How to be more anonymous and safe on Tor

Is it possible to more anonymous and on Tor than this setup and browsing method: Using Tails OS from USB which stores no data on hard drive Using Tor browser on safest mode Always automatically ...
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How does JavaScript interfere with Tor browser anonymity?

Heard that JavaScript interferes with Tor when browsing the internet causing a breach in its security wall, having the effect of a hole in the ozone layer. Why is this? How does this breach work ...
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Does Tor Browser get a unique fingerprint with JavaScript, even if HTML5 Canvas data is blocked (amiunique.org)?

Tor Browser settings Security slider is on "Safest" JavaScript is enabled (otherwise no Canvas fingerprint possible by site) "Extract Canvas Data" is blocked: Issue amiunique....
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How do darknet merchants ensure the shipping of illegal goods to customer's home? [closed]

Why do people think they can get away with buying illegal goods and counterfeit money online when it is going to get inspected by border control anyway? Besides that, to get the goods, you're no ...
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Will Tor block favicons by default?

I realized this was possible years ago but people told me I was crazy and that it was impossible. https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/22/favicons-may-be-used-to-track-users/
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Tor without Tails or VPN

How easy is it for the ISP or other party to see online movement of someone using the Tor browser without the Tails OS, as well as without a VPN? From what's written Tor doesn't automatically come ...
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Device spoofing, instead of MAC address spoofing

Besides MAC address spoofing, how can device name, device brand, and device type spoofing (randomization?) be done on a Tails (windows) system, so that WLAN hotspot hosts see different information ...
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Never using Tails and Tor from home IP address but still caught

If a system using Tails and Tor always connects to public wifi in a city far away from someone's home IP address, what are all the different ways this would backfire such that authorities still manage ...
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Is there a way a website can identify me when connected to it via Orbot?

When using Orbot and not coupled with Tor browser, but rather through Google Chrome or Firefox, can a website I visit de-anonymize me? Particularly know anything about my location, IP, service ...
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I want to hear opinions about the chain: VPN1==>TOR==>VPN2==>TOR (using Kodachi Linux with USB + Kodachi Linux with Virtualbox)

I would like to hear your opinion about this connection chain, what can you say anonymously and whether it is secure. Boot Linux Kodachi in Live mode from USB Turn on a reliable VPN1 After that I ...
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Why does the TOR browser bundle disclose my location

All sites visited using the TOR browser bundle correctly identify the country from where I'm accessing the internet. Why is that and how can I prevent this?
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