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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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Which one is preferable :electrum or blockchain.info in the sense of anonymity?

What is better option, electrum or blockchain.info when using Tor, regarding anonymity? I read here: http://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-tor-anonymity-can-busted-2500-month/ that it's possible to ...
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what is the recommended OS for accessing dark web through tor to maintain anonymity also using virtual machine?

I like to access dark web and i know it is not safe to access through windows. What is the recommended OS to access dark web other than windows. will it affect my anonymity if I use that OS through ...
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Simmilar to orbot the tor android app can we use Orxify to anonymize the Android traffic without any configuration of the ports

Here's a question in which the OP asks can we use the android app called Orxify which claims to use the Tor network and automatically configures the ports. I know that in order to anonymize the ...
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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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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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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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Signing Up for Twitter on Tor DEMANDS Phone Verification

I'm trying to sign up for Twitter on Tor, but whenever I do, I'm asked to give out a phone number for verification - which would render Tor useless as they would see my location. No matter what, ...
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How can b-ok.cc website track my number of books downloaded even after using TOR browser?

There is this website https://b-ok.cc/s/ I was using to download some book I needed. This website has a daily limit of 5 book downlods per day and it does this by tracking the IP I was using. So I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why TOR is considered like asynchronous?

I read a article that describes the caracteristics of anonymous communication protocols. One of their is the synchronization. A protocoles can be asynchronous or synchronous. This is the definitions ...
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Danger? I am trying to access a site that has Google Captcha

Can Google Captcha trace tor users? It asked me to copy and past this and that bla bla bla. But it's from Google. Am I being tricked into revealing my IP?
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Is (provider rotating) DNSCrypt inside Whonix superior privacy-wise to defaulting to Tor exit nodes' DNS?

I use Whonix. I am interested in making clearnet traffic as private from third parties other than the sites I visit, as possible. This not only includes the NSA, but also third-party DNS providers ...
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How to mitigate layer 7 attacks on hidden services?

I've observed the following: The Tor client establishes reverse connections to random relays and any further hidden service traffic is tunneled trough these connections. This means: There are no ...
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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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Tor anonimyty (keys)

How does anonymity of tor work? For example, government want to find somebody who uses tor. We will call him X. He visited site Z. He used tor. Government asks ip of exit node from Z and gets it. ...
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What are these packets sent from my Tor client at irregular intervals during a download?

I am comparing two traffic instances using Wireshark: one using Tor and the other not using Tor. In both instances, the user requests the HTML document of a web page. In both instances I first ...
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Website seems to know location / Orbot & Orfox

I have been using orbot/orfox on an android/cyanogen tablet. However, a website seems to still know my location. I would like to prevent this, but I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I am not ...
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Tor and Direct Download

Does downloading from a Direct Download (DD) site like Rapidgator through TOR ensures anonymity like browsing any other web site ? If so, is there a way to ensure download managers like Mipony ...
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Is there a way to use Tor to download apps for Windows 8 from the Windows Store anonymously?

Is there a way to use Tor to download apps for Windows 8 from the Windows Store anonymously? The Windows Store uses its own customized app for access and apparently isn't accessible from normal ...
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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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Gmail and Yahoo access using Tor

I used the firefox add-on "Export Import Cookies" to import cookies and logs into email accounts like gmail and yahoo with Tor Browser 6.5 successfully, but that does not work in Tor Browser 7.05. In ...
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Python JSON fetching via Socks5 proxy on Tails

I am trying to fetch JSON data, via a Python3 script, on Tails. I would like to know that this code is secure and doesn't leak IP or any other stuff. I know that Tails is configured to block any ...
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Commenting on blogs

I tried using Tor Browser to comment on blogs (blogspot). The blog I am interested in requires a Gmail login. So I tried to enter through Gmail, but when I tried to comment on the blog, I am unable to ...
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How to use EMail traffic via tor

I want to use via tor an anonymus email traffic. What I have to do? or install? Thanks for an answer Regards
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Isn't funding of TOR a suspicious?

I have read on this stack that TOR is funded in major by USA government. Same government which we may read and watch incredibly untrustful operation about. Is that reliable source of funding. Is ...
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Google Recognizes My Device When I Login Via Tor Browser

I have used the Tor Browser to login to my google account multiple times, and in each instance I am marked as using the same device in "Recently used devices," even if I am connecting via a different ...
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Any issues with ip leaking when using youtube-dl with tor?

I've wondering if using youtube-dl to download youtube videos will leak my real ip, like with p2p. If so, is there a way to protect against this, or is there another linux app that can do the same ...
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Am using Tor now w/a VPN. How did MSN pinpoint my location? Screenshot

What is going on? Am using Tor Browser along with "Strong VPN." Just signed out of my Hotmail which, at first, showed U.K. stories on its homepage. But now that I'm about to sign back in, my real ...
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Is it safe to run Avast with Tor

Is it safe to run Avast with Tor? I currently use Avast, but I've understood that Avast, as other anti-virus programs, send and log a lot of data about any browser that is being used. Are there some ...
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Will the Underwritten method for using TAILS work?

I have read THIS and THIS and I would also like to use tails as my primary OS. Before I go any further, please understand that this is mainly and academic exercise. So im not too bothered about the ...
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How can I reset my IP address and stay on the same page?

Whenever I hit "New Identity" it knocks me out of my session, is there a way to just simply have it reload?
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Probability for using a malicious entry-relay with and without Entry-Guards?

Im trying to figure out, what the probability for choosing a malicious entry-guard, depended on the amount of Relays and the fraction of malicious Relays, is. In the tor-faq it says for using NO ...
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Do secure channels provide a good means for asking bridges in order to stay annonymous

After going through this post Do utilization of bridges and/or Pluggable Transports bridges hinder anonymity? I ask is there any secure communication channel through which we can receive bridges as ...
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Tails behind IPCop

Are there any known unintended consequences (reduction in anonymity, etc.) when using a firewall (IPCop) between Tails and my ISP? (I don't think so, but...) Unless I have misconfigured IpCop, I am ...
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How to Whonix > socks5?

I've just installed whonix in my ubuntu. My vpn is working great on host machine and my aim is to make this setup: me > vpn > whonix/tor > sock5 I do know how to make this happen. Ive installed ...
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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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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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using whois with torify and detailed info

I tried tor-prompt and while the minimalist /help gives some info. it doesn't tell if I can run the whois command through it or some other command utility which gives me the info. I tried the ...