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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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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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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Use Kindle for PC Anonymously

I would like to read Kindle books anonymously, to protect my identity from being used against me (for example, employment opportunities, reputtaion, etc). I have tried using Tor and the kindle cloud ...
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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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Isn't funding of TOR a suspicious?

I have read on this stack that TOR is funded in major by USA government. Same government which we may read and watch incredibly untrustful operation about. Is that reliable source of funding. Is ...
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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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new to TOR and looking for help to setup

am not a PC or IT genius - so pardon the ignorance (and hope I am coming to the right place to help). seeing as I live in a "free" country (Australia) and am now constantly having my privacy invaded ...
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Is there any vulnerabilities when using socks with tails?

In the tor manual under socks port it states “The SOCKS protocol is unencrypted and (as we use it) unauthenticated” Does the socks protocol used in the loop back interface only or does the Socks ...
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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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error 0.0.2.0:0? below are the log [duplicate]

09/11/2016 15:11:26 PM.200 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. 09/11/2016 15:11:26 PM.200 [NOTICE] ...
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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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Can anyone explain the following Orbot error

I was asleep while Orbot was up and the following lines came up. I'm worried because I've never encountered words like totallyninja, spying, etc. from Orbot before so I'm wondering what they mean: ...
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Internet censored (Kazakhstan)

I downloaded tor browser then all its folder to connect local proxy settings SERVIR for internet access questions had no answers' cause I don `t know the ip address and port, and proxy type. In short ...
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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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onionmail : its anonymity privacy and security

Onionmail as introduced there: http://onionmail.info/rulez.html (English language home page http://en.onionmail.info/ ) is a system that aims at providing highly secure private and anonymous email, ...
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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 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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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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