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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What is vanilla tor?

I'm new to privacy and anonymity. I'm reading a paper about efficient path prediction for Tor circuit and then I came across the term name vanilla tor. Can anyone give me a precise/clear definition of ...
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How can I use Tor without my ISP knowing?

I guess my first question should be, does my ISP know when I'm using Tor? I read somewhere that they do. In that case, the anonymity offered by Tor is rather limited. If someone suspects I posted ...
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Reset to default browser size

I accidentally resized tor browser. How to change back to default size without restart?
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Does my ISP know if I download Tor?

Does my Internet service provider know when and if I download Tor? How could I prevent that?
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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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Is a Tor Download anonymos when pausing and resuming it?

I recently downloaded a file through Tor Browser. The download speed was, let's say 0.5 MB/s. After pausing and resuming the download, the speed jumped up to 3MB/s. So I am wondering if the ...
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Is it safe to have Java installed in my computer if I'm using the Tor browser?

Could Java somehow identify me? Should I uninstall Java from my computer if I want to use the Tor browser anonymously?
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Change socksport and listen address?

Is it possible to change TorAddress and TorPort when using apt-transport-tor? I'm trying to use socksports listening on another machine on my network.
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IP4.ME and Tor report different IP addresses

Probably a complete noobie question. I'm running TOR browser 7.5. The browsers states Congratulations. This browser is configured to use Tor. Your IP address appears to be: xx.xx.43.164 But ...
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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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Why am I getting ads by Google

I use DuckDuckGo search and when I went to whatismyipaddress.com using Tor browser, some ads by Google popped up: Is my anonymity being compromised?
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Safe or Dangerous? Attach image to e-mail delivered via Tor

For example, someone wants to be anonymous and created a dummy Yahoo e-mail account, now he wants to send an image over the newly created email via Tor. Does this protect his anonymity? Can you ...
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Can government agencies track what sites I'm visiting when using Tor?

Can agencies such as the NSA or GCHQ track what websites I'm visiting if I'm using the Tor Browser Bundle? What about hidden services?
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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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How often should i click on “Create new identity”?

I know that this is to clear cache, cookies, DNS and also other things that i don't know. I want to know when should i "Create new identity".
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How is data encrypted and decrypted in onion routing?

I read that onion proxy adds a layer of abstraction for each onion router in a route,and each onion router just removes a layer of encryption then does onion proxy knows about all onion routers in the ...
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Tor Warning Against Maximizing Window

When I maximize Tor, it says this: How can my monitor size be used to track me? I mean, I guess if I have a certain brand, you can rule out some countries, but I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one ...
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Using Orfox/Orbot with ExpressVPN for Android

Done a lot of reading on this subject recently, and I want to make sure I'm doing this correctly. I activate my VPN, then activate Orbot, and run OrFox (tor browser) through the orbot browser tab. ...
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How can I connect to my vps through Tor?

I need a static IP address, so I decided to rent a vps. Is there a way to establish SSH tunnel passing first through tor so anonymize my ISP IP? I’m using Whonix OS.
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Is Tor network traceable

I am curious how I can rely on Tor network in terms of traceability. I am looking for really professional who can say if my Tor communication is secure, if a Tor exit node is detectable or traceable....
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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 TOR protect against an attacker who knows your IP / physical location?

I know that TOR protects me against de-anonymization by the websites / services I use. However If an attacker knows my physical location can I use TOR to hide the fact that I visit certain websites / ...
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How this website see Real location?

The website xvideos.com see your real location ( in left top side the icon of your real locations it's showed ) even with Safest Security Level Why ?
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Is there any advantage at using public wifi with tor?

consider these two scenarios: 1) You use tor on a private network (ex: home wifi), you also use a VPN you trust as a second layer. 2) You use tor on a public network (ex: library), and a VPN you ...
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ultimate encryption and protection of sensitive data

I have many sensitive documentation which I am scared to lose or get somebody accessed. My question would be what is the ultimate encryption protection? I have read lot of articles saying that for ...
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How can one avoid Tor correlation attacks?

People usually recommend either using a VPN or hosting an entry or exit node in a remote server. But what about proxies and bridges, for example? And are there any other way to avoid correlation ...
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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 is not loading onion sites? Why is this happening?

When I try to open up an onion site, it says forbidden. I've looked at some sites for this question and it says you have to change your time zone. But what timezone? There's so many to choose from lol....
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Best set-up to navigate the dark web anonymously

OK so I'm fairly new but a very fast learner and I investigate everything before I jump and do something. So my questions is this: What's the best set-up? I have a Mac and was thinking of just ...
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Does it matter when you connect to TOR?

Does it matter when you connect to TOR Network ? 2 cases: 1. You connect to TOR after 10 minutes after you connect to your real facebook/bank/email account. Is it harmfull to connect to TOR as like ...
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Will orbot work for instagram?

I just tried to log on to Instagram on my PC via Tor, and I could not type my username and password. The same problem exists on Covert Browser (Tor browser for iPhone). Is it possible to use Instagram ...
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Protect against pseudonymous identity activity on a forum and traffic correlation?

I use Tor when I need to use a pseudonymous account on a forum. A observer can see when I connect to Tor and correlate with activity of the account from the forum How I can protect against this ?
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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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Using Telegram Web inside Tor Browser: Log-in attempts fail several times?

When trying to log-in to my Telegram account on web.telegram.org I get requested to insert my phone number as usual. The next step would be insertion of a log-in authentification code that I receive ...
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What does “[Warning] Rejecting SOCKS request for anonymous connection to private address [scrubbed].” means?

What does "[Warning] Rejecting SOCKS request for anonymous connection to private address [scrubbed]." means? Vidalia occasionally gives this warning.
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Is this a security flaw?

Now, this seems almost too obvious, so I assume I must be missing something, but I figure I should run it by the experts first to see. Hypothetical scenario: At 5:18pm, a user using the Tor network ...
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Tor New Identity [duplicate]

TorBrowser gives me same IP address for consecutive sessions after getting new identity. Is this normal behavior?
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Is there any vulnerabilities when using socks with tails?

In the tor manual under socks port it states “The SOCKS protocol is unencrypted and (as we use it) unauthenticated” Does the socks protocol used in the loop back interface only or does the Socks ...
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Do I have to uninstall my other browsers before using Tor Browser Bundle?

I'm new to Tor and not a computer whiz. I use IE and Chrome, or have done until now and have no idea how many cookies are around. Will my searches on Tor Browser Bundle be totally anonymous with the ...
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Online / internet banking

Am I still anonymous if I enter my bank card # and password when I log onto internet banking? I bank with the Royal Bank in Canada. Thanks.
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Internet download manager reveals IP using Tor Bundle?

I was using the Tor browser bundle with JavaScript turned off and when I clicked on a page with a video playing my application outside of Tor kicked in and popped up as an overlay over the Tor page ...
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What tor product would you recomend to anony,mously post a cl ad to prevent immediate flagging? [duplicate]

What tor product can I use to make a cl listing and not expose my ip for flagging? Thanks
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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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Tor node additional flags configuration

I recently stumbled upon these new additional flags in the Tor Metrics website: I’d like to configure my tor node to also have the FallbackDir and IPv6 ORPort flags, but don’t know what to add or ...
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Does dragging webpage image/file from Tor browser bundle to desktop reveal IP?

I like not having to "Right Click File -> Save As..." images and files and instead usually drag them from the browser page to my desktop. Does this mean I am circumventing Tor security / anonymity or ...
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Can HTML5 canvas image data reveal the users IP?

I read a little bit about the HTML5 canvas image data here but I'm still not sure if it can reveal the IP when using Tor or not? My knowledge with this is quite limited since I'm new to all of this. ...
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Does my ISP know what sites I have visited if I am using Tor?

My question is basically what the title says: does my ISP know what sites I have visited if I am using Tor? I know that my ISP can know that I am using Tor. In addition I know that my ISP cannot read ...
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Is this setup to send anonymous email secure?

I am working for a company that engages in unethical business practices with a customer. I need to send an anonymous email to the labor board and the customer. I need to keep my identity a secret, but ...
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Setting up an exit node on VPS along with a VPN. Impact to anonymity?

If I run a VPS (using Orange VPS provider out of Iceland, purchased with monero-filtered bitcoin) as a TOR exit node, and that VPS (running Streisand) is also the VPS I use for a privately controlled ...
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onionmail : its anonymity privacy and security

Onionmail as introduced there: http://onionmail.info/rulez.html (English language home page http://en.onionmail.info/ ) is a system that aims at providing highly secure private and anonymous email, ...

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