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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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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Can I run multiple hidden services without anyone knowing they are hosted on the same server?

I want to host multiple hidden services but I need it in a way that people cannot find out that they are all hosted on the same server. How could I do this?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does increasing NumEntryGuards decrease anonymity?

I get too many guard overload fails and tried increasing NumEntryGuards and NumDirectoryGuards both to 3. Would this decrease my anonymity?
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JUMPSHOT/AVAST and TOR

I guess that by now some of you have seen Vice's article on AVAST and how they are basically mining everything going on in your browsers. If not you can read and be afraid here: https://www.vice.com/...
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How to review previous onion comment or tip

I submitted an anonymous tip and want to review it and see if there has been any answer. How do I do that?
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TOR Hidden Service: IP anonymity

Suppose that a Tor client wants to access a certain hidden service. According to the protocol, instead of submitting a request directly to the server IP (which is hidden[1][2]), this client submit a ...
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Tor Key Exchange Remaining Anonymous

If the client device performs 3 DH key exchanges with the 3 Tor relay devices, how does Tor provide anonymity to the client; wouldn't the IP address of the client be seen during the key exchange?? How ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Use Kindle for PC Anonymously

I would like to read Kindle books anonymously, to protect my identity from being used against me (for example, employment opportunities, reputtaion, etc). I have tried using Tor and the kindle cloud ...
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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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Tor vs Brave - which is technically more effective to hinder user tracking - fingerprint generalization or randomization?

TOR's method to countering fingerprinting is to make as many users "appear the same" as possible, let us call this to "generalize". While Brave tries to randomize all fingerprints of each and every ...
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Increase max allowable delay

1 attack is timing correlation attack. How can I increase the max allowable delay for requests between my computer, guard nodes, exit nodes, website?
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Question: What kind of anonymity and privacy risks and under what adversary model such a misconfiguration introduces?

Tor software is sometimes being misconfigured such that applications use native Internet connections to conduct DNS resolutions and then Tor to communicate with servers.
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Is it safe to allow html5 canvas in Tor in an anonymous OS?

I know that html5 canvas can be used to fingerprint my browser. But sometimes I have to allow canvas, for example, when uploading a image to twitter. If so, is an anonymous OS like Whonix helpful for ...
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Global adversary: Can they see if I visit a hidden service?

Hello my friends of Tor Browser, I have a theoretical question about the power of a global adversary, such as (the) NSA. Given the 7 hop security level when visiting a hidden onion service, is there ...
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How to make proxyxhains act as transparent proxy server

my proxychains is configured to use several proxy server and its work in localhost but i need to route all traffic of other hosts to routed through proxychains-host something link this: my-host <&...
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Does connecting to a normal website using tor work the same way as connecting to a hidden website?

When you connect to a normal website using tor, is the process of connecting to it the same as when you connect to a hidden website? First you connect to the entry node, then middle node then exit ...
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Client key exchange with Relay Node 2 & 3

From Wikipedia, I understand that Using asymmetric key cryptography, the originator obtains a public key from the directory node to send an encrypted message to the first ("entry") node, ...
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How Build Tor Statically Into An Application

I have a C++ app that communicates data back and forth. I want to automatically run all connections in the program through Tor. I have it working if I already have Tor installed and set Tor as the ...
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Would it make it harder to get de-anonymyzed if you disconnected from tor while reading web pages and only connected when clicking links?

Thinking of writing a script to make it easy to connect to tor temporarily for a few seconds when you need it, eg before clicking on a link on a web page, and disconnect the rest of the time while you ...
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Why does yahoo mail & craigslist remember my credentials on new login?

Yahoo mail and Craigs list seem to log me in automatically (username&PW) when I surf to them over tor. (Even after PC shutdown, restart). I am a bit shocked that some part of the system remembers ...