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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Is there a secure drop available for Tor project?

Does Tor project provide a secure drop facility available for interested parties to contact Tor project anonymously (the sender identity) and securely (the content of the message). If such a facility ...
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Using your Tor relay as a client for Torbrowser and other regular Tor traffic: Is this helpful or hurtful to your anonymity? [duplicate]

I run a relay off of my desktop computer, and currently have Torbrowser and Tox configured to use it as a client as well. I seem to remember hearing long ago that a client that also acts as a relay ...
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New exit node with new identity that hasn't already been used?

I am using Tor to vote on a poll that tracks the IP address of the voter. Upon clicking new identity sometimes I get a previous used exit node instead of a new one. Is there a way to prevent that from ...
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Is it safe to send identifying information unencrypted through Tor?

My question is similar to What's the extent of the problem of information leaking to exit node, but the answer there isn't sufficient for my question. If I send unencrypted information through Tor,...
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Tor no longer secure, but can this be fixed?

In a recent episode of a podcast called Security Now (#493: Tor: Not so Anonymous), they claimed that traffic can be delayed in unique ways to identify which client IP address on one side of the Tor ...
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How do I know Tor does not publish my identifiable information in to the public? [closed]

Can anyone tell me how and where can I check to make sure Tor is secured, without leak? And Tor does not publish my identifiable login information in to the public.
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Use of javascript in Tor browser

The java script is blocked on a Tor browser but we can not sign up on many sites with a javascript turned off. From somewhere I have heard that java scripts can reveal our real IP address and hence ...
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TripAdvisor knows who I am

It seems I was banned from TripAdvisor, which is no big deal. They easily blocked me from just using a new username, probably thanks to cookies. I thought this would be a good test for TorBrowser to ...
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Do Tor hidden service directories (HSDirs) see the REAL IP of users who visit .onion sites?

I'm reading here about Tor's 'DNS' resolving mechanisms (for both clearnet and hidden services) . The mechanism for connecting to a hidden service itself (via a rendezvous point in a 7-hop circuit ...
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Genymotion Android Emulator

I'm using Tor with a VPN (from privateinternetaccessTM), so I thought I was doing pretty good at maintaining anonymity, until I tried to use the Genymotion Android emulator. It links directly to my ...
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Is browsing with Tor safe against non government entities?

I apologize in advance for my lack of understanding. I am planning on starting an adult content website which I plan on running 100% legally and in compliance with all rules and regulations. However, ...
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Can intermediary nodes learn the length of a circuit?

This should be impossible because of the layered encryption, but some documentation suggests that this can somehow be done. From Section 5.6 [1] of tor's specification When speaking v2 of the link ...
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Will I be anonym while I connect to onion domain through Tor?

If the connection not leave the Tor network, so I am browsing only onion site, for example: Tor email through Tor browser/network, Tor website admins know my identifiable data? What kind of data is ...
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Does using Email to send bridges and pluggable transport bridges hinder anonymity?

Bridges can be advertised by Email to clients. This procedure hinders anonymity as in new revelations by Das Erste. May this procedure be halted until more anonymous ways are found and/or the ...
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What info can be gleaned from Tor traffic over a local network?

Or put another way, what does Tor traffic look like when monitored over a home router? Would info like URL/DNS lookups be visible? What would the URLs and packet headers/contents look like? And if ...
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Start Page bookmarks and settings in regards to privacy

Using the Tor Browser, is it safe to use bookmarks on Start Page? When using or saving settings, is it safe to to use URL option?
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Is Tor Browser vulnerable to tracking via HSTS Super Cookies?

Is Tor Browser vulnerable to the HSTS Super Cookies tracking technique described here? (Initial experimentation with Tor Browser 4.0.3 suggests it's not: I get a different tracking id after selecting ...
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Tor & dns cached

On linux with wireshark I saw a lot of dns activity including a request for a site I am pretty sure I visited with Tor browser bundle earlier a few days ago. Not visited with regular firefox. However ...
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IDM CC extension is not working in Tor browser

IDM CC which is used to work fine with Mozilla browser, is not working in Tor browser, even though it is successfully installed in Tor browser. For an example, when a video is being played the IDM ...
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How should one use a Tor or a proxy service on a virtual machine?

When I'm running a virtual machine, say VirtualBox, if I wanted to use a proxy or service like tor or a VPN, if I only use that on my guest machine, would that be enough? No proxy, service, VPN, ...
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Anonymous new email account 2015 [closed]

I'm a complete newbie, so first of all sorry for the terminology and if this is not the best place to ask. I want to create a new email account of my own using Tor browser, but I've come across the ...
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When I use Tor, occasionally I get two different IP address simultaneously

When I use Tor circuit during last few months I use ip-check.info site to verify my IP address in addition to check.torproject.org site. What I have noticed is that occasionally I get two IP addresses ...
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Warning!!! Many of directory authorities are compromised and taken down, This is a horrendous security risk, Who has done it and why? [closed]

Warning!!! It appears that many Directory authorities are compromised and taken down, This is a horrendous security risk, Who has done it and Why? There are currently 9 directory authorities. More ...
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What would happen if directory authorities were compromised or taken down?

If many directory authorities are compromised or offline, is it still safe to use Tor? What are security and anonymity consequences for Tor users of such an attack on directory authorities?
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Tor tracking sites

I have read about people posting about Tor sites that have the intent upon tracking users or attempting to find information. Is there any information about the proliferation of these types of 'spy' ...
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Tor Browser Bundle default HTTP headers

Would you guys kindly show me your TBB's HTTP headers? I'm using Privoxy, a Tor (SOCKS5) HTTP proxy software. I must use it to use some of software that doesn't support SOCKS protocol. I want to ...
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Is it safe to stop using Tor after illegal activity? Other security questions I cant find answers to [closed]

Is it safe to stop the Tor browser and network, and start using something like internet explorer or google chrome after? Like If I accidentally saw cp and deleted Tor and then started using my normal ...
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How can I reset my IP address and stay on the same page?

Whenever I hit "New Identity" it knocks me out of my session, is there a way to just simply have it reload?
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Is it secure to use proxychains+Tor while logged in as root?

when using proxychains+Tor in kali,you should be logged in as root because proxychanis doesn't work when you are not logged in as root but using Tor while logged in as root is not secure so what is ...
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What is the Tor network exit node IP address turnover? [closed]

I'm curious how frequently do the Tor network exit node IPs change? More specifically, approximately what percentage in a given month still remain in use the next month? Or do all typically stay in ...
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How to contact the company I work for anonymously?

I would like to anonymously contact a company I work for using my home internet using fictitious name, and email address. I will not provide my phone number and address. Is it possible to do this ...
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How do I make a short anonymous URL link for a website? [closed]

I want to create a short website link that anonymizes both the people going to the content of the site and partly the source of that sites content. I once saw a site that could shrink the URL and ...
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How do I run multiple proxies on Tor for windows? [closed]

Also, will I have to disable firewall? I am fairly new to Tor, so dumb it down as best as you can. Thanks.
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What are good Tor resources?

There is some documentation at Tor projects on how to use Tor such as https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en#warning However, if one would like to be very good at using Tor/...
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Best advise for Tor users?

Do Tor users have any particular concerns, as opposed to general web users? E.g., the owner of an entry node might decide to send malicious code back to all Tor users, or the owners of an exit node ...
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Accidentally changed system clock while browsing - Tor stopped connecting, but was my identity revealed?

I accidentally changed the system clock a few months into the future in the middle of a Tor browser session. The browser stopped responding, but would the failed attempts to connect to pages before I ...
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Entry node requested site anonymity

Does an entry node see a requested site or tor (.onion) site? Or does it only know the IP address and nothing else? Thanks
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Using Tor Proxy through other aplications

Before I proceed, I would like to mention that I understand that Tor browser integrates unique features such as not loading certain html canvases, scripts and a whole bunch of additions to make ...
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Does Cloudflare identify Tor users actual IP address and other identifying info?

If one completes the captcha to bypass the Cloudflare wall when using Tor is their anonymity compromised?
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Does opening files in Office “Protected View” de-anonymize my browsing?

I have read and understand that you should not open files like PDF and Microsoft Office while using Tor because they can access the internet and reveal your real IP address without your knowledge. I ...
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Can the Tor network be used as a VPN?

Could you setup a VPN, but instead of using VPN servers, use the Tor network. That is, could you create a client that intercepts all your online packets and data (similarily to a VPN client) and ...
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Search detection on Tor browser

Once you close your Tor browser, is there any way to detect what you searched for on your computer at a later date?
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Tor/Tails Exit Node Connection Encryption

If I use a firewall (IPcop) to allow only HTTPS (443) traffic from the LAN/Tails box/Green NIC, and block all other protocols/traffic, is all traffic from the Exit Node guaranteed to be encrypted? ...
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Is it safe to use shared HidServAuth with hidden service?

https://secure.sw.gs:419/aaw/publist/adblock.html This webpage ask me to include HidServAuth to my torrc file. However, I'm not sure that this is safe. What will happen if someone and I connect to ...
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Can using Tor make you a suspect?

When you are browsing regular WWW through Tor last node's (exit node's) IP is known to the server, also exit node's ISP can observe the traffic. So if somebody is browsing sites with illegal content (...
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Could you, please, tell if I could use Tor in this specific case?

could you, please, help me? I used to use Tor all the time for visiting http://www.AirBnb.com - if felt much more safe that way because of all credit card payments for my bookings. But now AirBnB ...
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Probability for using a malicious entry-relay with and without Entry-Guards?

Im trying to figure out, what the probability for choosing a malicious entry-guard, depended on the amount of Relays and the fraction of malicious Relays, is. In the tor-faq it says for using NO ...
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Downloading from a file sharing website it's safe?

i'm new to Tor, i read the infos about encription between me and the entry point of network, the encryption inside the network and the unsafe connetion out of network to the end point. My question is, ...
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OpenWRT - route all the traffic through Tor

Passing through all the traffic in the router to Tor sounds like a good idea. But there aren't any good documentations about the implementation of this idea. Could anyone please explain, how can ...
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Tor : 2 connections at the same time

Sometimes I´ve got 2 TCP connections to Tor nodes (entry points), one is the 'main' that is used always when i run something through Tor (iceweasel...) ,the other connection exchanges a few TCP ...

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