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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Can TOR really be anonymous as an application layer protocol?

With so much hype about the 'darknet' and 'tor', i still don't see how it can be completely anonymous if it is implemented in the application layer? If a webserver, using Nginx or something similar, ...
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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 ...
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What apps on android need to be routed using Orbot to be completely anonymous?

Let's say for example I create a fake Google account and I want to use my Google account anonymously on my android phone. Without using the "route all apps through Orbot" feature, What are the ...
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Why does Tor not pre-include Privacy Badger or Disconnect add-ons?

I would really like to know why Tor does not pre-include add-ons such as Privacy Badger or Disconnect. Thank you for your time!
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Is it feasible and rational to combine the Tails package and Whonix package to improve the anonymity of the client? And, how to implement it?

Is it feasible and rational to combine the capability of Tails package and Whonix package to improve the anonymity and security of the client? And if so, how one may implement it?
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What are the implications of “starting up with tabs/windows from last time”

I am a bit of a tabs nut, and have been trying to read up on various parts of staying anonymous but where I am the ISP is owned by the gov (relatives of the pres) and they don't like the whole idea of ...
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Is the default low security level dangerous? [duplicate]

The default level is set to low which ensures compatibility with most sites and technology but is it dangerous for security and/or for anonymity?
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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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Why people advice to use Riseup.net and SecurityKISS VPN? [closed]

As I see here people always advice to use Riseup.net VPN or SecurityKISS. I just want to ask why people here advice soo much to use that 2 vpns and what are their pros compared to other VPN's. As I ...
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How can one make Tor faster, when willing to to sacrifice anonymity?

It's clear, with special configs of this kind, anonymity will suffer. But if one is aware of that and willing to accept that... How can one make Tor faster? How can one use only fast relays? Will ...
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How does Hacker News remember my login between windows when I'm using Tor Browser?

Somehow Hacker News (and maybe other sites) remembers my login despite my closing the windows and changing Tor routes. How? Here's what I do: Start Tor Browser 7.0.2; open some websites in tabs. Go ...
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Is Windows safe for using Tor? [closed]

Is it dangerous to use Tor in Windows if: I have all the latest updates that protect from Etherblue exploit. my PC is not infected with any viruses. I does not have any anti-viruses that log my ...
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IP address and staying anonymous?

What identification information does Tor strip besides IP addresses? I realize that, by filtering through ORs, my IP address is no longer identifiable. But what other ID information, besides the data ...
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Why is yandex.ru able to determine my location? [duplicate]

Yandex.ru correctly shows the location of my provider ukrtelecom's pool - Kiev. I use Tor in high security mode. Nothing helps - I tried Tor and VPNs. Only yandex does this. There are no cookies ...
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Should use same ISP for Tor and Real life?

Should I use same ISP for connecting to Tor and for connecting to my real life sites like email and other sites where my Last Name and First Name figure ? I know about VPNs, Bridges and other things ...
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Double connection to Tor from one IP

Is there any security issues or deanonymise techniques when a user use Tor from his tablet and from his Notebook at same moment ? Same question "Is there any security issues or deanonymise ...
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Orbot, SSL Error 3 - Why?

I'm in a private network, where everything runs on a proxy, that uses a HTTP, the phone/tablet isn't rooted. On Orbot, I have put in the address, I have put in the ports and all the bridges too. ...
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If I log into facebook with Tor, am I still protected?

I want to be able to log into social networking sites like FB. Do I have to make a new account or will Tor protect my identity still? I think I logged into FB and realized that I might not be ...
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How to learn Kali anonymously? [closed]

I want to learn Kali, but wanna do this anonymously ? I want to register on vulnhub and learn Kali solving the CTF, but in same time I want to remain anonymous to vulnhub, in Kali and while ...
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Does tor or reveal ones email address

Hi while I was browsing using tor, I clicked on aparticular site and it showed my paypal account name and my email address.The url starts with file:.....I dont remember the rest, am I secure? I am ...
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How to send Tor traffic through ssh tunnel?

I want to use TOR in such way: Tor Browser --> local Socks5 proxy --> VPS (connection through ssh tunnel) --> Tor Network --> Internet Questions: How to setup such a connection? Will my ISP ...
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Will Tor prevent internetal monitoring via our router? [duplicate]

my chinese wife is spying/monitoring and blocking my internet access with what I guess is some sort of 'child monitoring' software. (...she blocked my porn..) But I think it works directly with our ...
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Clarification of Risks to Anonymity [closed]

My goal is to get a clear sense of what is required to maintain anonymity. In a sense I'm mapping the flow of traffic in my head and trying to understand how certain traffic might interact in ways ...
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How come Shopify recognizes my local currency with Tor browser!? (no log-in, no address entered)

I recently stumbled upon this online store https://www.faunapparel.com/ (which is a Shopify plateform). Basically, they're detecting your local currency (either CAD, USD, EUR, GBP or AUD) when you're ...
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Spying on TOR communications? [duplicate]

Can the police, any spy agency or any government organizations track you on Tor and spy on what you're doing? Or is the only way to do this hacking the computer or infecting it with a keylogger? If ...
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How can Youtube see my viewing history through different circuits?

I watch a few videos on Youtube using TB, all about the same or very similar topic. Let's say "topic x". Then I open a new window in TB, which then will use a different circuit for sites I'm visiting ...
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How does youtube for example know I am using Tor? [duplicate]

How are websites aware that you are using Tor to connect to them. I thought the Ip addresses of the computers through which you are routed, were indistinguashible from the rest and thus helped you be ...
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Tor + I2P on a system and Is I2P better than TOR?

Greeting's, given recent events of FBI taking down silk road 2.0 and 3.0. I have few questions, please keep in mind that i'm not technologically too sound. Is I2P better than TOR? Can i have a system ...
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How well-protected am I behind Tor?

I would like a general consensus, idea, or evidential proof of how protected I am from authorities behind Tor. As it stands, am I how much more protected and less likely from getting traced behind ...
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Using bridges don't hide using TOR, is it okay? [closed]

Good day, Using bridges don't hide using TOR, is it okay? If the question is stupid, sorry) To check it - whoer helped. If it's normal situation, please, advise smth. that can hide it absolutely, ...
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Usage of public VPN before TOR

Could usage of public VPN before TOR be more dangerous than only TOR ? With public VPN we hide from ISP that we are using TOR, but VPN know our IP and that we use TOR. Could VPN use some scripts that ...
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Attackers this ways tryed deanonimyze my TOR onion site and get private informations.How to protect our self using system isolation? [closed]

In this forum many user talk about virtualbox,vmware, to isolate the server from the system.And Protecting Hidden services .onion private key from your host its better to store outside from that ...
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Does my anonymity depend on the number of Tor users around me?

In other words, if there are many Tor users in my part of the world, do I get better or worse anonymity out of Tor compared to someone using it in an area with few Tor users?
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error 0.0.2.0:0? below are the log [duplicate]

09/11/2016 15:11:26 PM.200 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. 09/11/2016 15:11:26 PM.200 [NOTICE] ...
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How to use FaceBook anonymously with Tor? Is it possible to use FaceBook without JavaScript?

Is there any way to use FaceBook with JavaScript disabled? I would like to use FaceBook anonymously with Tor but FB requires JavaScript to be enabled and I read that it can be used to track my ...
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Why do entry nodes not know the originator?

I stumbled upon the following text in the article about onion routing on Wikipedia: In this example onion, the source of the data sends the onion to Router A, which removes a layer of encryption ...
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How is a site tracing my location on tor?

On walmart.ca, my location data shows up. I'm using the latest version of TBB 6.5.2 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.4. I am not signed in and it happens during a new start of Tor. The browser is on medium ...
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What are the possible things that we can do using tor browser that we cannot do with other browsers?

I heard that tor browser uses the anonymous feature while browsing. I need to know about it in detail. What is tor or why it is used. I searched for this in the internet but few blogs scares me. So ...
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Is providing location an issue?

I (newbie) am giving tor a test drive, picked meetup.com. The first thing that site (http://meetup.com) asks you for is your location (city). Is this bad, not recommended, no problem, ... ?
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HiddenServiceAuthorizeClient: Difference between 'basic' and 'stealth'? [duplicate]

http://expyuzz4wqqyqhjn.onion/docs/tor-manual.html#HiddenServiceAuthorizeClient The auth-type can either be 'basic' for a general-purpose authorization protocol or 'stealth' for a less scalable ...
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Internet censored (Kazakhstan)

I downloaded tor browser then all its folder to connect local proxy settings SERVIR for internet access questions had no answers' cause I don `t know the ip address and port, and proxy type. In short ...
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My Wordpress blog won't load through Tor

My Wordpress blog won't load on my dashboard if I view it on Tor browser (I'm using Firefox through Tor). It says Wordpress can be "partially" viewed only on Tor. What does that mean? Is there a way I ...
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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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Whonix Workstation Country Code

Should I be concerned about the timezones in my custom whonix workstations (arch, ubuntu, kali)? Installation mediums always ask for my country code. I usually pick a random one. When building ...
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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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cant see the https\\ when trying to open tor market places such as dream market? [closed]

Apologies to all, I'm a complete novice.. From what i have read and my understanding is that one must see the https\ before the name of the website to know it was totally "safe" or.... "secure" would ...
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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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Why use Tor for basic internet surfing?

I have a friend of mine that only uses Tor, when asked why?, simple explanation is he doesn't want anyone knowing what or where he is going online. I know this guy pretty well, and he's not into ...
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new to TOR and looking for help to setup

am not a PC or IT genius - so pardon the ignorance (and hope I am coming to the right place to help). seeing as I live in a "free" country (Australia) and am now constantly having my privacy invaded ...
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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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