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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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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If I upload an image using Tor on Pinterest, would anyone know it was I?

I created an account on Pinterest Using Tor Browser. Then I uploaded an image from my phone on Pinterest(Tor Browser), would anyone know it was me who uploaded the image?
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Bypass blocking of the Tor-browser of webpages and services

Several webpages and services recognize that you are using the tor-browser and blocking you. Therefore I would ask if there exists a possibility to avoid this problem. Probably because most exit-nodes ...
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Watching videos on TOR?

What affects the speed in which videos load when using hidden services on TOR? I encountered websites where videos aren't playable because they don't load or buffer and websites that have videos that ...
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Tor detection, how is it done, can you get around it?

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How to setup nod route

now constantly encountering such chains: RandomCountry1>>>RandomCountry1>>>RandomCountry1 RandomCountry1>>>RandomCountry02>>>RandomCountry1 RandomCountry1>>&...
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Log into an account that isn't anonymous

If I'm on Tails and I want to log into an account that I've previously logged into without Tor can I do so by avoiding anonymous accounts/activity and then just restart Tails to a new session when I ...
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Can The Tor Browser (without Tor) increase my anonymity when used with a VPN

I am considering the best way to browse the web using a multi-hop VPN connection. As we know modern browser technologies can easily deanonymize you and require a lot of custom tweaking to lessen the ...
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Can incorrect clock de-anonymize me?

If my clock is incorrect with few seconds or few minutes Tor still can connect. But I've read a document And I want to ask people here. Can incorrect clock time de-anonymize me ?
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Resources for Learning Tor Prerequisite Knowledge

While the basic concept of Tor as an anonymity tool is intuitive, most of the literature describing Tor at a lower level is pretty heavily intertwined with computer networking and security concepts. ...
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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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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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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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Why are entry nodes allowed to know that they are entry nodes?

Right now, a user can be deanonymized if an attacker controls the entry node and the exit node in a Tor circuit. The attacker can discover the IP of the originator, and the site they are accessing. It ...
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Has Tor Browser stopped displaying circuits?

I started using Tor v4 most intrigued by the display of the circuit path it followed, 4 nodes from at least 2 countries and usually 3 or 4. Now at v9 I don't see it anymore. Has display of the ...
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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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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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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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Who could read the MAC when using TAILS at home?

On my first attempt with tails, my home router failed to provide an IP address via DHCP because TAILS randomized the MAC. In my further attempts I disabled the MAC randomization feature, wondering: ...
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Was it a fatal mistake to use wget in tails?

Using tor browser in tails I had a problem downloading some file. So I used (as a kind of habit) wget to download the file (which succeeded). Only after that I noticed that wget might have revealed by ...
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How to securely host a Tor hidden site with Raspberry Pi?

In Securely hosting a Tor hidden service/site, everyone concludes that the best approach is to host the server on a VM with Whonix and full-disk encryption. Thus, the server will be isolated, and if ...
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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 my ISP know if I upload files to a specific site when im using tor/whonix? Can it track all the traffic?

As in the title. I want to know If my ISP can see all the traffic if Its a brand new computer with no cookies and previous activities, using linux and a virtual machine - whonix and tor.
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Add-ons on Tor Browser - what if it was universal?

I have read many times that you shouldn't use additional add-ons on Tor Browser because it makes your browser easier to identify (more susceptible to fingerprinting). But what if every Tor Browser ...
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Can we trust those who control the directory nodes of Tor?

(I feel insecure in my country after the relays I've been using turned out to be state-compromised. Now I'm starting to doubt the integrity of the directory nodes.) Qu: How do we know for sure that ...
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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 there guarantee of privacy to buy onion hosting?

I see many people owning a onion site uses his own server (maybe just place the server in his home?) But traditionally for a regular non-onion site we usually buy hosting. Can I buy hosting for a ...
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Is Tor completely anonymous?

I saw that tor has three layers of encryptions and, plus a VPN I set myself on my computer. How can someone trace back to my real IP? Is this completely anonymous?
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How easy or difficult it is to find an .onion website's real IP?

Some say that it is not very difficult to find the real IP of a onion website if you are a decent enough Networking Professional. However, I don't think it is that easy. So, I am guessing the truth is ...
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How anonymous would be this set up?

I have a windows pc connected to Mullvad VPN and a Kali linux VM connected to whonix gateway. If I start tor on the kali to set up an .onion website..should I add another layer by connecting to a VPN ...
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Connect to my cloud vps through tor

Can I log in my vps through tor using ssh? Should I have tor daemon installed on the server too? If yes, why?
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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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How did the FBI find the IP address of the Freedom Hosting servers?

The FBI took over the Freedom Hosting servers, which were located in France, and arrested the guy (Eric Eoin Marques) running Freedom Hosting. They then proceed to serve malware to anyone who ...
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How to find onion address?

Hello I'm newbie to onion protocol. Tor(Onion) protocol is basically consist of three nodes for my anonymity connection. However, in this point, we have to clarify HOW TO FIND ENTRY GUARD before ...
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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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I am new on Tor I need help with traces

I am new to Tor. I don't know if Tor saves my cache, cookies or any kind of data locally on my PC. I don't want to use Tails OS as it takes long to boot. I know that I can delete cookies and all ...
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people stealing my money from my bank account [closed]

Hay guys I was just wondering how am I supposed to do about someone stealing my money out of my bank account I've blocked the card and closed down the account.. But still he get money from me!?
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Can tor be easily traced by governments?

Basically when you use tor, tor normally makes a circuit consisting of the client, 3 nodes, the server. However the client, server and each node, each have an isp, isps log everything they do, they ...
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ISP Bandwidth Limitations

If this has been answered, I can't find it. So, please have patience. My ISP limits the amount of data I may receive in a month. If I am using TOR, can the ISP measure how much data I am receiving? ...
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Which framework for calling server?

I need to develop a tor-compatible site and one of the requirements is not to use javascript. Which framework are people using? I'm not a php developer so that won't be a good option for me.
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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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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 ...
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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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Can the Tor Project prove that they haven't been served with FISA warrants? If so, how?

I understand that asking directly if they've been served with FISA warrants would get a 'No' since these warrants come with a gag order. So: Can the Tor Project (or anyone) prove that they haven't ...
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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 sending form data over HTTPS using TOR works

I understand in general how TOR works, with creating a circuit from the client using 3 random nodes in the TOR network - the entry node, some internal node, and an exit node. My question is about how ...

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