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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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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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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Tor over Tor: Is it really risky?

I would like to discuss about the different tor config for achieving a better anonymity and prevent or making harder a de-anonymize attack (via tor-nodes by correlating traffic from user to endpoint) ...
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VPN necessity for hosting a hidden service & maintaining anonymity?

What are the pros/cons/necessity/redundancy for utilizing a VPN on top of TOR if hosting a hidden service? I'm aware of the obvious concerns regarding logging if using a commercial VPN service, but if ...
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Can my internet company tell I used torr 1 week ago?

Can my internet provider tell I used torr browser 1 week ago?
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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to have a completely anonymous video conference via TOR?

I understand that using a webcam via disabling Web-RTC or using the Brave Browser can reveal an IP address, but is there no way to access say, a private JitsiMeet server through the Tor network and ...
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How to change IP Address every few seconds with TOR in Linux

I want to know if I can configure TOR on Linux to change / rotate IP every 30 seconds or say X seconds . I have tor setup but I don't want to keep browsing with same IP and want to change it every ...
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Using Tor to comment on blogs and forums?

I am new to Tor. Can I use it to post comments on blogs, forums, and websites that have contact forms please? I would like to be able to use Tor all the time, rather than have to stop using it every ...
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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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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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How can I create my own Tor alternative?

I'm not technically competent, but I was wondering how I could create my own Tor alternative using Visual Studio, Notepad++ or any other coding software and perhaps some links to the type of scripts I'...
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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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Kronymous 0.2.8 is working with Chrome 59.0.3071.9 (official Build) dev (at 64 bit)?

According with this post,kronymous 0.2.8 seems to work with the the Developer Channel 58.0.3029.31 (Official Build) dev (32-bit),so I have tried to check if it was true. I have installed Chrome 59.0....
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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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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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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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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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Will disabling caching in Tor Browser increase anonymity, or decrease it?

I have stumbled upon the idea of disabling cache - completely. On one hand, I am thinking that due to having to load all elements afresh when visiting a page, I appear more like a fresh 'New Identity' ...
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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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Is there a way to defend oneself against a timing attack?

Is there a way for an end user to protect oneself against the timing attack when using Tor? For those, who are not familiar with it, a timing attack involves an adversary populating the Tor cloud ...
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Can I use other programs with Tor? What information is relayed through Tor?

Can I for example open up my notetaking app and start writing notes while Tor is running? Is this information somehow relayed through the browser in any way? (I know for example window position, ...
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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 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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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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How am I anonymous and safe with my config?

I have got ThinkPad T400 with coreboot and minimal OpenBSD installation with full-disk encryption. All non-Tor traffic is dropped by pf. Only allowed traffic on the host is torified traffic from ...
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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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Send emails to external addresses

I would want to send emails to external addresses from an external web site (for example contact@mywebsite.com or .org etc) from my mail2tor account, but I received the next e-mail: Subject:   ...
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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 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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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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is this a threat to tor?

an adversary controls some middle nodes and they log ip adresses of users and times they connect. if an adversary controlled middle node receives traffic from one of their own controlled middle nodes ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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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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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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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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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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