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 this setup to send anonymous email secure?

I am working for a company that engages in unethical business practices with a customer. I need to send an anonymous email to the labor board and the customer. I need to keep my identity a secret, but ...
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Why TOR is considered like asynchronous?

I read a article that describes the caracteristics of anonymous communication protocols. One of their is the synchronization. A protocoles can be asynchronous or synchronous. This is the definitions ...
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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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what is the recommended OS for accessing dark web through tor to maintain anonymity also using virtual machine?

I like to access dark web and i know it is not safe to access through windows. What is the recommended OS to access dark web other than windows. will it affect my anonymity if I use that OS through ...
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How can one avoid Tor correlation attacks?

People usually recommend either using a VPN or hosting an entry or exit node in a remote server. But what about proxies and bridges, for example? And are there any other way to avoid correlation ...
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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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Does it matter when you connect to TOR?

Does it matter when you connect to TOR Network ? 2 cases: 1. You connect to TOR after 10 minutes after you connect to your real facebook/bank/email account. Is it harmfull to connect to TOR as like ...
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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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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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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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Online / internet banking

Am I still anonymous if I enter my bank card # and password when I log onto internet banking? I bank with the Royal Bank in Canada. Thanks.
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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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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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Tor anonimyty (keys)

How does anonymity of tor work? For example, government want to find somebody who uses tor. We will call him X. He visited site Z. He used tor. Government asks ip of exit node from Z and gets it. ...
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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 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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Danger? I am trying to access a site that has Google Captcha

Can Google Captcha trace tor users? It asked me to copy and past this and that bla bla bla. But it's from Google. Am I being tricked into revealing my IP?
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Safe or Dangerous? Attach image to e-mail delivered via Tor

For example, someone wants to be anonymous and created a dummy Yahoo e-mail account, now he wants to send an image over the newly created email via Tor. Does this protect his anonymity? Can you ...
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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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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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Kronymous 0.2.8 is working with Chrome 59.0.3071.9 (official Build) dev (at 64 bit)?

According with this post,kronymous 0.2.8 seems to work with the the Developer Channel 58.0.3029.31 (Official Build) dev (32-bit),so I have tried to check if it was true. I have installed Chrome 59.0....
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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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YouTube anonymity through Tor

When searching videos on tor through DuckDuckGo, I am given this warning before proceeding to the video. "YouTube (owned by Google) does not let you watch videos anonymously. As such, watching ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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(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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Internet download manager reveals IP using Tor Bundle?

I was using the Tor browser bundle with JavaScript turned off and when I clicked on a page with a video playing my application outside of Tor kicked in and popped up as an overlay over the Tor page ...

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