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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Securely hosting a Tor hidden service/site

There are some detailed instructions for setting up a Tor site at torproject.org1. It seems that it would be most secure to use a dedicated machine for this task if possible. I've read elsewhere that ...
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OnionBrowser for iOS — how secure is it?

Currently it seems there are no torproject.org "officially sanctioned" solutions for iOS. However, there is a browser called OnionBrowser that passes check.torproject.org and is able to access hidden ...
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Tracking users via google APIs?

if i open website1.com in one tab and it uses some google analytics or google fonts api, then open website2.org in another tab which also uses google products... do the google domains see different ...
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Does tor hide traffic from DNS servers? [duplicate]

I am wondering if when using Tor my requests are hidden from my DNS servers. For example, I have set up my computer to use google's IPv6 DNS servers, does google see the domains I am accessing? I am ...
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Tor and Submarine communications cables

According to the papers leaked by Snowden, the NSA has the ability to intercept communications carried by submarine cables. My question is: does Tor also use these submarine cables? So, can Tor be ...
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SSL, Mixed Content

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Security/Mixed_content Mixed active content is content that has access to all or parts of the Document Object Model of the HTTPS page. This type of ...
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(dis)advantages of using bridges & transports where not strictly needed?

What if any are the (dis)advantages - with respect to speed, anonymity, secrecy... - in using bridges and obfuscated transports from such places where access to plain Tor relays is NOT blocked nor ...
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New Identity vs Reopening Browser

Is there a difference (in terms of anonymity) between pressing "New Identity" and closing then reopening Tor Browser? Pressing the "New Identity" button takes < 1 second before being ready whereas ...
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Why Orfox + Orbot sends UUID to Amazon/Mozilla?

Any idea how this UUID has been generated and whether I could be identified with it. This was sent in SSL when I open orfox. I captured it. After this one connecrion to mozilla, the traffic went ...
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Anonymity on TOR : DisconnectMe versus DuckDuckGo

IMPORTANT QUESTION ABOUT SECURITY - Anonymity on TOR : DisconnectMe versus DuckDuckGo As far as I know DuckDuckGo doesn't keep yoour data but it doesn't mean you are invisible on Internet when you ...
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when will riffle be release? anyone know? riffle is new technology that provide better anonymity than tor

when will riffle be release? anyone know? riffle is new technology that provide better anonymity than tor look at this news. it has been over half year since riffle in development http://news.mit.edu/...
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Was I attacked or my identity found out?

I am new to TOR and not very tech savvy. While using TOR to set up an email account, I found that I had to constantly to solve puzzles for verification. Sometimes websites would not allow me access, ...
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Selective javascript

Is there a way to selectively load javascript on a javascript dependent site, such that the site still functions but cannot track you through it? If not, this would be an excellent research topic. ...
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Anonomous alternative to skype - voip?

I want to use skype, but it is not anonomous enough for me, is there a more anonomous alternative that I could use? I don't want anyone to be able to see my IP, including the other people in the call. ...
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How can I explain the meaning of Tor to my grandma? [closed]

I wrote a book about Tor, and my proud grandma wanted to have a copy. So she got it, said "What a beautiful picture on the cover!" and - "What is this, Tor?". She doesn't know a word about ...
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Can I prevent Tor from building single-hop circuits?

Despite the manual's declared defaults [below], Onion Circuits shows single hop circuits being "Built" by Tor. So I have edited my torrc to specifically include ExcludeSingleHopRelays 1 and ...
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What's new in Tor 0.2.9.8?

This is a really exciting update. https://blog.torproject.org/blog/whats-new-tor-0298 According to the tor devs and the image in the article "Service side loses anonymity". But is this entirely ...
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A website is stopping access from Tor, are there any solutions?

Here's the issue with a website. When I used VPN plus Tor: I got banned. When I use VPN (but use a normal browser), I am Ok and can normally do what I have to do at that website. So, if the Tor ...
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When I click “New Identity”, why do I sometimes end up with the same exit relay?

Three variants on the same question: If I click "new identity" in Tor Browser to get a new circuit, why does my new circuit sometimes have the same exit relay as the last circuit? Doesn't that hurt ...
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How do Google servers discriminate anonymous users?

First of all, I am a new user of Tor and a very naive computer user in general, so excuse me if I am too thick. When I searched anything on Google using Tor, most times I got the 'Error 403 forbidden'...
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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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Hiding my location anonymous email

apologies for asking such a basic question but I'm having trouble finding a clear answer. I want to send an email anonymously (I'll create a new email account). I don't want the recipient to know ...
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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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Another question about Tor exit node

I read this on another question Entry-Node (Knows your address and relay nodes address) Relay-Node (knows entry-node and exit-node address) Exit-Node (knows address of relay-node and webserver) But,...
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Getting XML parsing error in tor. Is my tor compromised?

while browsing a website using tor i got the error as shown in image. I was shocked because error shows my name and path in my system. Is the above error something to be worried about or is it ...
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What do you make of the news that researchers had found at least 110 Tor nodes that were spying in on network traffic or were honeypots?

URLS for news www.zdnet.com/article/over-100-spying-malicious-tor-nodes-discovered/ www.scmagazineuk.com/security-researchers-discover-over-100-suspicious-tor-nodes-snooping-on-traffic/article/...
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Can this anonymous email be traced back to me?

I used TOR browser and guerillamail to send an email anonymously (or so I think). Is there any way this can come back to me? I used my own laptop on my home wifi network. I just opened Tor, did some ...
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Can I Use Tails in One Stick of USB? ( 8Gb) instead of 2 (4Gb) Stick

Can I just download Tails on just one USB(8gb)? I only got one USB so there's that, I know that in their website they ask to use 2 sticks of Usb ( at least 4Gb ) but mine is bigger than the ...
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can my phone company still track what i search useing my data [closed]

I have just found out about the wonderful world of Tor. I have it on my PC, but my question is: Can my internet company and/or phone service see what I'm searching? I understand that it is encrypted ...
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Are browsing files stored locally?

Does Tor store any local files that show history in the same manner that Windows has a Temp folder? If it does, where are they located?
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Hide hostname in Tor [duplicate]

I don't want that the website I am visiting knows I am using tor. Is it possible to hide the hostname, as this one mentions tor (see below)?
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Anonymity considerations of HTTP referer field [duplicate]

I was just reading about security risks associated with the referrer field and the ticket generated on Tor to probably disable it for anonymity. But I don't really understand the security risks. I ...
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PrivacyTools.io about:config tweaks

i'm on https://www.privacytools.io/ and noticed tbb version 6.0.4 doesn't modify many of the suggested "Privacy Related about:config Tweaks": privacy.trackingprotection.enabled = true ...
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LastPass + Tor = Anonymous?

could you give me your idea whether using Tor in conjunction with the password manager LastPass would compromise my anonymity? LastPass stores passwords on their servers. I do not know how often it ...
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Disabling tor proxy in tor browser bundle 6.5a1-hardened? [duplicate]

I enjoy using Firefox as my regular browser but as I'm running linux and it's not so easy to fully sandbox applications, I would prefer to run a modified TBB-hardened version as my desktop browser. I ...
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What happens if I open .onion links on Chrome or Firefox?

I accidentally pasted a onion link on Google Chrome. Usually the links won't open but a VPN extension of mine did the job. My questions are : 1. Do anyone tracks me just because I have opened ....
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What encryption algorithms does Tor use?

I am building an application that will be connected over tor, using onion services. I just realized that the file generated by Tor that contains the private key of the hidden site is only RSA 1024bits....
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Theoretically possible to make torrenting over Tor work? [duplicate]

I know (it even says it on the page when you go to download Tor!) that torrenting over Tor is a no-go. There are several reasons for this, I quote the tor project website: Torrent file-sharing ...
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Multiple IP's with tor [duplicate]

i'm french and I have a question. Bonjour, j'aimerai utiliser plusieurs IP's en même temps avec Tor, j'ai vu que c'était possible mais je n'arrive toujours pas : je n'ai pas bien compris le changement ...
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Does windows 10 compromise TOR?

Does running Tor on Windows 10 compromise my security? And further from that, are there any issues I need to be aware of while using Tor on Windows 10?
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Can I use other applications connected to the Internet while using Tor?

Let's suppose that I am using Tor and I open another page in Firefox at the same time. Will it compromise my anonymity?
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Why does my TOR exit node say “Unknown country”?

I read one other post similar to my question, but it does not tell me if it is SAFE to use an exit node that comes from an "Unknown country". Is it safe???
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Proxy settings issue/HTTPS issue - warning message

I am using Tor in Tails. To verify that I am connected correctly, I go to IP-check.info. Lately, IP-check.info is giving me a warning message "..you are not using Tor correctly. Your own IP address ...
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Could Tor be hacked, revealing users' personal info? [closed]

Could Tor be compromised by hackers, allowing them to discover your IP, etc.?
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Tor as a Chrome/Firefox extension Plugin?

Browsing habit seems to be one of the big factors on anonymity, and i am wondering if there is possibility that technology wise Tor can be written as a Plugin on top of Mainstream browsers, so the ...
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Donation to Tor — problem with anonymity

It appears that the US government has pulled the plug, and Tor now requires donations to carry on. But the problem is, the moment I make a payment through a credit card I am immediately identified as ...
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Will Flash compromise content viewing to ISP?

I have read about how installing the Flash plugin in Tor introduces numerous privacy flaws, such as allowing third parties to determine who you are through determining your IP address. Would allowing ...
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Designing P2P application over Tor

I am building a P2P C++ application that uses tor as a socks proxy to connect to the internet. This P2P app will only connect to other users running the same application, so all the communication ...
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INSTAGRAM ONLINE ACCESS [duplicate]

I had a problem trying to access Instagram on my regular browser due to too many sign-in attempts. Now when I tried to create a new account, I get a message that says "Sorry, something went wrong ...
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Sending anonymous email

I need to send a completely anonymous email, with no trace of myself, my IP and my computer. Can I send it via Tor using an ordinary email server, ie, gmail, yahoo, whatever? PLEASE, I'm an ordinary ...

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