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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Cross browser tracking

Say I have one (non tor) browser open and visit a site like Gmail, then using a tor browser, use an email services associated with an alias. Using either cookies or some other mechanism could those ...
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How many 'peers' will be served by the average exit relay at any given time?

If the NSA is listening and recording at the (very often unecrypted) end where the Tor exit relay meets the Internet, noting all the fingerprinting information (as the webserver interacts with the Tor ...
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What IP does Tor run off

This is a very basic question, but I am very very new with proxies and Tor, I know very little about them which is kind of sad, and I'd really like to learn. My questions are: What IP do I run Tor ...
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Email anonymity [duplicate]

I'm using Tails on a newly formatted pc at home, conncting to internet via wifi. I need to remain anonymous to the recipients (no matters email encyption) so i wonder if it's enough to register a new ...
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Weird Message in Orbot logs?

I see something like the following line in log: WARN: Recived 404 Status Code "Not Found" from server [IP:Port] while fetching "/tor/keys/fp/[hash refrence here]" Two very intresting things come ...
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How quickly could my Tor hidden service be deanonymized if I run it on the same machine as a relay?

Suppose I'm already running a Tor relay, and I want to run a hidden service for a little while. I know it's bad to run both on the same Internet connection (because of timing attacks), but it would be ...
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Why can't the Tor Browser run Adobe Flash Player? [duplicate]

I've tried to play some games that need the Adobe Flash Player but they don't load. I'd like to stay anonymous but also play those games. Why can't the Tor Browser run Adobe Flash Player?
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Open ports in Tor Browser vs other browsers

I checked for open ports using GRC Shields Up website, obtaining a perfect stealth score on the following platforms and browsers (latest version of each one up to 06/06/2016): Windows 7: IE, Chrome, ...
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How can a .onion url be routed on the internet on the right server?

Ok, so thank you for taking some time to read this. My teammates and I are on a university project to understand how Tor functions. In the context that a client made a request to a normal website (i....
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Concurrent use of internet with and without Tor — Any adverse effect on anonymity?

When using Tor, if I download a file form a download-manager (on which Tor is not running) or if I check my emails using an email-clients, will this have any adverse effect on my anonymity? Will my ...
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Is there any risk to use the Tor Browser along with other programs (not using Tor)

Please, could you tell me if my anonymity is at risk if I use the Tor Browser in the following scenarios: I am using other browsers or programs (accessing the Internet, but not through Tor), while I ...
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Is my Tor service being middle manned hacked or sec?

Recently I noticed a big change in my orbot log...it starts with these 4 PRE QUESTIONS- tor: PRE: Is binary exec? true polipo: PRE: Is binary exec? true obfsclient: PRE: Is binary exec? true xtables: ...
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Too much Not anonim Exit Nodes on the TOR Network!

Many exit nodes are not anonym. It says "Hi I'm a Proxy Or Hi I'm a Tor Exit Node on host name". Here is a test site: http://ipcim.com/hu/. Host names: TOR-EXIT.CYLAB.CMU.EDU sipb-tor.mit.edu ...
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Does Google hand over captcha IPs to webmasters?

Google gets to know a user's IP when someone enters a captcha even if they are using tor (see http://www.wired.com/2014/12/google-one-click-recaptcha/). So, If I go to a non-google website, such as ...
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How can BitTorrent traffic be anonymized with Tor?

This blog post from a few years ago suggests that using BitTorrent services over Tor is a bad idea for multiple reasons. However, it also suggests some fixes to get over these problems. Is using a ...
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I need to send an email to my stalker without him knowing my location [duplicate]

What is the easiest, most secure way for me to send a one-time email to my stalker without him learning my general physical location from my IP? Can I do this by installing the Tor Browser and then ...
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Using Torrents and Tor simultaneously on the same machine [duplicate]

I know that even official Tor project website clearly says that it's bad idea to use torrents over Tor. Just want to clarify. If I understand correctly, to run torrents over Tor I have to run TBB ...
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How does HTTP/1.1 compare with HTTP/2 when using Tor?

How is are privacy/anonymity affected by the use of HTTP/2? Did anyone look into this yet? I suppose that timing attacks might be simpler, because HTTP/2 has sever push and not-requested content ...
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Is a server's response to a Tor browser query encrypted by the Tor nodes when it transits the Tor circuit in the reverse direction?

If a Tor browser makes a request of a server on the Internet, it will be encrypted several times by the Tor browser before it leaves the client. The destination server, however, will receive only the ...
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Can Tails Leak My IP? [closed]

I know that by default all traffic is routed trough TOR, but can my IP leak when using Tails? What i mean is, for example, my machine gets hacked while using Tails and somebody who hacked me wants to ...
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Is it useful to install DNSCrypt-proxy with Tor?

Is it useful to install DNSCrypt-proxy when we already have Tor? Does the ISP knows my internet queries when I use Tor?
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How to best avoid having unencrypted information logged by an exit node, if encrypted connection is not an option?

There is a role-playing game I would like to play, but I would like to remain anonymous (more like pseudonymous in this case). I want to keep my IP address hidden from the servers. The main issue I ...
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Did Google discover my Tor Route?

I just noticed something weird when using the Tor Browser to access google.com. My entry node was located in France, and the exit node was located in the Netherlands, as can be seen in the image here:...
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How do I make Tor only give me one alternate ip address? [duplicate]

Awhile ago, I had installed the Tor Browser as a way to evade an IP ban on a game I play. The Tor Browser was working quite well, until one of the IP addresses used was also IP banned. So, my question ...
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Why can't I change my apparent location using Tor?

I've set Tor to use United States exit nodes (torrc). Why is a US website still telling me that I can't watch a video in "my location"? How can I fix it? (http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/...
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can Verizon wireless see Web traffic when I'm tethering to my pc which is running tor browser?

I use my Verizon wireless phone and a third party app to tether to my home network. When I use tor browser on my pc can Verizon see or read the Web traffic? The way I have it set up is, I use my ...
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Any issues with ip leaking when using youtube-dl with tor?

I've wondering if using youtube-dl to download youtube videos will leak my real ip, like with p2p. If so, is there a way to protect against this, or is there another linux app that can do the same ...
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Why is javascript enabled by default in the Tor browser? [duplicate]

I read that javascript should be disabled in the Tor browser, as it could harm my anonymity. However, Javascript is enabled in Tor default configuration. Why did the developers made the choice to ...
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Does using HTTP break my anonymity?

The TOR manual says that the sites I visit should display the blue/green HTTPS insignia. The sites I visit do not. Instead when I hover the mouse over the icon at the beginning in the URL bar, it ...
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Tor is connected not only to guard node [closed]

Several times a day I notice that Tor is not only connected to the guard node but also to other IP addresses. Sometimes three or four IP addresses. Is this normal?
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How can website server recognize incoming Tor or VPN connection?

I was trying to signup for a service provided by a website using Tor, the website prevented me and asked me to disable my proxy settings, he noticed me with the following: Our checks indicate that ...
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Are there Tor modifications that do NOT expose uniqueness?

Add-ons like Flash and VLC and others are more obvious, and the general notion stands that “any add-on is a risk to make your online fingerprint unique”, but I'd still like to think a simple ...
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Can someone determine my location by watching the entry node

I know My ISP will know my location based on the cell tower location I connect to. How about someone watching the entry Node. Can they determine my location. If so at what level. A country, state, ...
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Similar to I2P and Tor with http/socks proxies

I am trying to measure different TCP packets delay that are transferred through various anonymity networks. For that purpose, I need some anonymity networks that use either socks or http proxies, just ...
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Releasing a controversial movie torrent using Tor Network for security

I live in a dictatorship and use the Tor Network to get around censorship. I read that Torrenting over Tor Network is not good because of high Internet usage and it slows everything down. For a short ...
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Trustpas.com does detect somehow your identity

I am not a programmer or an IT insider, I tested your browser by creating different accounts and then publishing reviews for a same company, however, Trustpilot instantly flagged my reviews because ...
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Noob:: would someone be helpful to be sure I am as private as possible?

I follow all of the usual set ups, but in global it shows my external ip and the name of my isp. Is this normal? Am I putting myself out there more than I need to? Thank you for your patience. link ...
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Tor connection from 1st to 2nd computer, then from 2nd computer, a 2nd Tor connection to browse web (for increased untraceability)

Requirement: set up a two-leg Tor connection (using Tor twice). End user works on 1st computer, connects thru Tor to a 2nd off-site computer (could go thru VPN, SSH, or SSL as well), and then from ...
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Tor circuit display in Tor Browser - how can it?

If all the nodes in a Tor circuit aren't supposed to know about each other, how can the Tor Browser display the whole circuit? If it knows all the addresses in the chain, can't someone else pull that ...
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tor relays question?

I read this in some book : All connections between the first relay and the exit relay are encrypted, and each relay along the way knows only the previous and the next hop. ...
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Torsocks curl vs curl --socks5

On my linux box, I have both Tor and Tor browser bundle installed and running. I was wondering which of those two is to be preferred (in the sense of being the most robust to potential "anonymity ...
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Usage if I don't need anonymity but want to help others?

What is the recommended way to use Tor when I don't need anonymity myself, but want to help increase the anonymity of the whole network so that others can benefit? I'm not sure I can express my ...
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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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Cost to use VirtualBox by Oracle [closed]

What is the cost, if any, to use Virtual Box by Oracle with or through Tor? I have read the Virtual Machines article, the Oracle Terms of Use, the Services Privacy Policy, and the Wiki article link on ...
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Tor does not connect----The probable cause: The security system CYBEROAM

My college has installed a security system called Cyberoam. Now they have blocked many things including youtube, break, etc., as a counter measure, I tried to find a way to circumvent this security ...
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Can I permanently blow my anonimity on Tor?

I am new to Tor. I'm not using it for anything illegal or suspicious, I'm just trying to protect my privacy as best as I can from my ISP, NSA, etc. (primarily my IP address, and anything that could ...
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Two Internet connections - how bind/lock Tor to use only one of them?

As the title says - I have two network interfaces on my computer and I want to bind/lock Tor to strictly use only one of them. How do I achieve that? I tried doing it with the application "...
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How to use command line utilities through Tor? [duplicate]

Using Tor browser can help us stay anonymous. But I not always browse the web when I am on my PC. What about the command line utilities like wget and so. For example, some command line utility might ...
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Anonymity in China

I am planning a trip to China soon and would like to be pretty much invisible while on the internet. Does TOR keep me safe from the "Internet Watchers?" I am not planning any illegal or immoral ...
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Mozilla now hosting Tor relay nodes

What is the deal with allowing Mozilla to host Tor relay nodes? They say their contribution will help to greatly expand and improve the Tor network, yet despite all the recent spin on the truth about ...

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