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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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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Anonymity considerations of HTTP referer field [duplicate]

I was just reading about security risks associated with the referrer field and the ticket generated on Tor to probably disable it for anonymity. But I don't really understand the security risks. I ...
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PrivacyTools.io about:config tweaks

i'm on https://www.privacytools.io/ and noticed tbb version 6.0.4 doesn't modify many of the suggested "Privacy Related about:config Tweaks": privacy.trackingprotection.enabled = true ...
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SSL, Mixed Content

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Security/Mixed_content Mixed active content is content that has access to all or parts of the Document Object Model of the HTTPS page. This type of ...
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Can I Use Tails in One Stick of USB? ( 8Gb) instead of 2 (4Gb) Stick

Can I just download Tails on just one USB(8gb)? I only got one USB so there's that, I know that in their website they ask to use 2 sticks of Usb ( at least 4Gb ) but mine is bigger than the ...
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Multiple IP's with tor [duplicate]

i'm french and I have a question. Bonjour, j'aimerai utiliser plusieurs IP's en même temps avec Tor, j'ai vu que c'était possible mais je n'arrive toujours pas : je n'ai pas bien compris le changement ...
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Why does my TOR exit node say “Unknown country”?

I read one other post similar to my question, but it does not tell me if it is SAFE to use an exit node that comes from an "Unknown country". Is it safe???
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How to change user agent string on Tor to see mobile sites?

I asked this question but got logged out and can't get back in but need to ask additional Q... https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/131165/how-can-i-see-mobile-version-websites-on-pc-mac-while-...
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What happens if I open .onion links on Chrome or Firefox?

I accidentally pasted a onion link on Google Chrome. Usually the links won't open but a VPN extension of mine did the job. My questions are : 1. Do anyone tracks me just because I have opened ....
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Will Flash compromise content viewing to ISP?

I have read about how installing the Flash plugin in Tor introduces numerous privacy flaws, such as allowing third parties to determine who you are through determining your IP address. Would allowing ...
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INSTAGRAM ONLINE ACCESS [duplicate]

I had a problem trying to access Instagram on my regular browser due to too many sign-in attempts. Now when I tried to create a new account, I get a message that says "Sorry, something went wrong ...
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Disabling tor proxy in tor browser bundle 6.5a1-hardened? [duplicate]

I enjoy using Firefox as my regular browser but as I'm running linux and it's not so easy to fully sandbox applications, I would prefer to run a modified TBB-hardened version as my desktop browser. I ...
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Using VPN to hide TOR [duplicate]

I've read discussions where some people advocate starting VPN first, then TOR and other recommend start TOR, then run the VPN. Whichever way I connect, if I go to whoer.net or stilllistener.com to ...
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Security of Tor compared to VPN

My understanding is that Tor is a more private/anonymous/secure way to browse the internet in comparison to using a VPN. If I understand correctly, this is because with a VPN, the VPN provider has ...
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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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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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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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Anonymity on TOR : DisconnectMe versus DuckDuckGo

IMPORTANT QUESTION ABOUT SECURITY - Anonymity on TOR : DisconnectMe versus DuckDuckGo As far as I know DuckDuckGo doesn't keep yoour data but it doesn't mean you are invisible on Internet when you ...
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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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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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A website is stopping access from Tor, are there any solutions?

Here's the issue with a website. When I used VPN plus Tor: I got banned. When I use VPN (but use a normal browser), I am Ok and can normally do what I have to do at that website. So, if the Tor ...
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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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Is providing location an issue?

I (newbie) am giving tor a test drive, picked meetup.com. The first thing that site (http://meetup.com) asks you for is your location (city). Is this bad, not recommended, no problem, ... ?
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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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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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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 can I connect to my vps through Tor?

I need a static IP address, so I decided to rent a vps. Is there a way to establish SSH tunnel passing first through tor so anonymize my ISP IP? I’m using Whonix OS.

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