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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Does Claw compromise anonymity provided by Tails?

I'd like to know if anonymity is comprised while setting Claw with my everyday mail addresses (name.surname@gmail, hotmail). My first thought would answer yes, but i'm not expert. if so, what could ...
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TBB + FoxyProxy = Safe?

Can I safely use FoxyProxy together with the Tor Browser Bundle? I like to have an additional hop after the Tor exit node. Therefore I am considering the use of the FoxyProxy plugin to the Tor ...
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Can Firefox & Tor (on the same machine) be *seen* as the same machine? [duplicate]

Assuming a standard Win7 machine with Firefox and Tor, all auto-updated. Firefox has VLC, Silverlight, Acrobat, and OpenH264 plugins, but also locked down a tiny-bit with NoScript, HTTPS everywhere, ...
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Using Tor browser and Chrome/Firefox simultaneously

So, let's say that I got interested in keeping myself anonymous a little to late. But I installed Tor and have some questions: If I use two web browsers - Tor Browser and Chrome/Firefox - can my ...
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Website seems to know location / Orbot & Orfox

I have been using orbot/orfox on an android/cyanogen tablet. However, a website seems to still know my location. I would like to prevent this, but I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I am not ...
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How to cover Tor usage with both front end and back end hidden by VPN and/or Proxy?

If one decide to cover the usage of Tor from both front end and back end (meaning both from ISP and the destination page) using VPN and/or Proxy, What process should one go through? For example the ...
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Can some one ping tails/tor

I know that my traffic is encrypted and Tor scrubs my information on its way to the first node. Only a bad node may get my IP. How about when my data is in transit. Is the IP hidden? Can some one Ping ...
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How anonymous is a stack exchange account?

Sorry I have to be a bit vague here. Suppose I need to know how to do something completely legal and ethical but have reason to avoid having the question connected to me to the knowledge of persons ...
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How to mitigate layer 7 attacks on hidden services?

I've observed the following: The Tor client establishes reverse connections to random relays and any further hidden service traffic is tunneled trough these connections. This means: There are no ...
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Am using Tor now w/a VPN. How did MSN pinpoint my location? Screenshot

What is going on? Am using Tor Browser along with "Strong VPN." Just signed out of my Hotmail which, at first, showed U.K. stories on its homepage. But now that I'm about to sign back in, my real ...
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How can I download Tor within China to get over the Great Firewall?

I am trying to download Tor within China to use as VPN. However, I cannot access the Tor download page using the mainstream internet inside of China. I am blocked by the Great Firewall, and recent ...
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What is the difference between Tor and Tails

This is kind of a noob question but I would appreciate some response nevertheless. I have been reading a lot about Tor and Tails recently but I am still confused on what does what and the difference ...
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Is it safe to run Avast with Tor

Is it safe to run Avast with Tor? I currently use Avast, but I've understood that Avast, as other anti-virus programs, send and log a lot of data about any browser that is being used. Are there some ...
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Tor -> VPN or VPN -> Tor

I'm trying to decide which method is safer, Tor -> VPN or VPN -> Tor. Lets suppose both exit nodes are compromised(Tor and VPN). They were set up by the government and it's goal is to spy on users. ...
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can anti-proxy settings be used with dynamic proxys? [closed]

I'm using tor to get round a restrictive proxy, but the IP of the proxy rotates and changes depending on what computer I'm using. Can I put in a range of IPs and have tor route through them?
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Do 'window.innerWidth' and 'window.innerHeight' in CSS pass back the values to the webserver?

I have JavaScript turned off, and so no leakage of screen resolution to Panopticlick.eff.org fingerprint testing tool. However, JonDonym's one - ip-check.info - has an alarming-looking vector down ...
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Is there a way to prevent Tor from appearing suspicious by connecting to strange locations?

I used Tor at work and got informed by a security analyst that my computer was exhibiting strange behavior. She said that it was connecting to servers in Amsterdam. Though I think there were some ...
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Is tor still as safe as it was before the takedown of Silk Road?

After the government infiltrated (presumably an exit node) of the Tor network, is it still as safe for users who want their anonymity hidden as it was before the government cracked it? Or is there a ...
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How much privacy is one giving up when javascript is turned off?

I was thinking about setting up Tor browser bundle to be my main browser and perhaps add a "open in chrome" (or something like) when I ran into an insurmountable Tor related problem. I hadn't ...
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What metadata does Tor leak to my ISP?

It is wellknown that an ISP can see when an end user is using Tor. What exactly can it infer by looking at the Tor traffic? Specifically Can the ISP infer Tor bandwidth usage, i.e. actively ...
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Routing traffic through TOR [closed]

Just would like to ask if its possible to route traffic through windows on TOR. I tried with the vidilia control panel but it seems that the support has been discontinued. Cannot find much information ...
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Not able to access .onoin sites - because I left tbb open for a while?

I've seen a few questions asking/commenting about the availability of .onion sites. I've never tried to use them before today adn I was surprised to see that the first 4 or 5 I couldn't access. All ...
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Tor Browser SWF socket

I used Tor with Chrome in anonymous mode. I used a webmail and I send a mail with an uploaded file. I found the following code: "ndex","mailUploadServiceUrl":"/neo2/handlers/upload_attachment.jsx", ...
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Receiving data to both tor.exe and firefox.exe

My resource monitor in windows shows receiving data to both tor.exe and firefox.exe when using tor. Does this mean that the data the firefox.exe receives is unsecured. There are 3 network activity. ...
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Can I track other users on Tor?

I'm an admin on a Windows 8.1 computer and I want to know if I can see what another user is doing on Tor. Would I just use Microsoft Family Safety? I know that the government can spy on Tor, but can I ...
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TBB 4.5.1: Anonymity compromised if privacy settings are at default?

I'm currently using Tor Browser Bundle version 4.5.1. In order to pass the verifications set by Cloud Flare so as to gain access to certain websites, I've no choice but to choose the DEFAULT "Privacy ...
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Account login while retaining my anomymity?

So, I have searched the Stack Exchange and I found what I CANT do but sadly not what I CAN. What's the safest way to login in your accounts (Gmail, Google or even your eBay account) without breaking ...
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Is tor the solution to being stalked through Facebook?

I have had a stalking problem for several years. My stalker has started setting up random Facebook accounts and sending me 'other' messages; I never respond, but I think that, just be creating that ...
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Will the Underwritten method for using TAILS work?

I have read THIS and THIS and I would also like to use tails as my primary OS. Before I go any further, please understand that this is mainly and academic exercise. So im not too bothered about the ...
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Using TOR multiple times (Tor in Tor) [duplicate]

What if i run tor trough tor? I have seen it somewhere stating that it can destroy your anonimity but i doubt it. All the other circuit is going to do is protect the end nodes anonimity like its a ...
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Why do I appear to be from “Unknown” country?

I configured my ExitNodes for {US}, However when I track the links I visit using Tor it shows that I'm surfing from an "Unknown" country, what could the problem be?
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Is the usage of download managers a security risk?

Sometimes my downloads in Tor interrupt, due to bad and unreliable internet-connections, and I start thinking if it's intelligent to use a download manager like "DownThemAll!" so I am able to resume ...
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If all network traffic is being monitored, will Tor still be effective at anonymization?

During a panel at the 2014 SXSW conference, Julian Assange (founder of Wikileaks) stated "The ability to surveil everyone on the planet is almost there and, arguably, will be there in the next couple ...
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Why can't user be identified or located if he uses tor

I know how tor works but I have this question. Lets say that the user which uses tor has done something bad with some website. In website log there would be ip which did this thing. If they try find ...
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Pop-up blocker needed

Is there any pop-up block program that I can run while using my TorBrowser? Or is there a program that I am not seeing.
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dom.storage.enabled in Tor Browser 4.0.2. Security problem?

According to http://ip-check.info/?lang=en dom.storage.enabled is on and this is a problem. The site recommends it to change to false. Is this a security problem? Is this a wrong setting of 4.0.2? ...
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My identity is exposed on a forum when using tor [closed]

My friend was trolling on a forum and now he got banned. Now they banned my new account too. I tried to use Tor, I disabled scripts-But it doesn't help, They can still detect my computer. What else do ...
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What are the changes made to Firefox in the TBB?

Tor software recommends to use its own modified Firefox browser to get complete anonymity. I want to do same modifications in Firefox by myself. I have noticed following changes: Use Tor proxy ...
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How can I set IP , do not hide my real IP

I want Tor Browser to use my real IP address when I use my Google account and my Facebook account so as to skip the security question. I want to use Tor Browser as my default browser because Mozilla ...
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How can I get a different exit node IP each time I get a new identity?

I would like to get a new exit node IP addresses each time I get a new Identity and most of the times it works but sometimes I get the same ones as before. Is there an option to remove duplicate exit ...
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Tor and Direct Download

Does downloading from a Direct Download (DD) site like Rapidgator through TOR ensures anonymity like browsing any other web site ? If so, is there a way to ensure download managers like Mipony ...
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Why does Panopticlick tell me the new Tor Browser is unique?

As soon as I download the new Tor Browser, I go to https://panopticlick.eff.org/ to see how anonymous I am. But right after a new Tor Browser release, it always tells me I'm unique! Why? I thought ...
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Is it safe to resize Tor Browser window with JavaScript disabled completely?

Recent Tor Browsers (as of writing, current stable version is 3.6.5) resize the browser window to a multiple of 200x100 pixels on opening. I understand this is to reduce the chances of a user being ...
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What does tor proxy and tor directory stores?

Does tor proxy includes keys that it shares with all tor nodes for encryption?who stores information about all tor nodes in the route?
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What is the best way to hide Tor usage?

I'm looking for the best way to hide Tor usage. Because Tor is banned where I want to use it. What is the best way to hide Tor? I've found this web-proxy: http://cameleo.ru - looks like it support ...
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Safe to open a flash file offline?

I've read that opening files using certain programs such as Flash or Word can automatically send out information from your computer which may compromise anonymity when using Tor. What I'm wondering ...
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internet surfing and isp

When you browse the web you first have to connect to the isp servers or something like that. Is there a way of surfing the net without passing into them? So he wouldn't for example be able to see that ...
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Can Tor run on messaging applications on my phone, and how?

I would like to know if Tor can cooperate with other applications, if the information leaks can be stopped and I can be anonymous. For instance on a messaging application, if someone were to try to ...
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IP address tracking by accessing personal accounts

If I use Tor to log into my personal accounts (gmail, facebook, hotmail) I know I won't be anonymous anymore but is there any way they can trace my IP address? Either my ISP or anyone else? I"m mostly ...

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