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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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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can Verizon wireless see Web traffic when I'm tethering to my pc which is running tor browser?

I use my Verizon wireless phone and a third party app to tether to my home network. When I use tor browser on my pc can Verizon see or read the Web traffic? The way I have it set up is, I use my ...
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How can a .onion url be routed on the internet on the right server?

Ok, so thank you for taking some time to read this. My teammates and I are on a university project to understand how Tor functions. In the context that a client made a request to a normal website (i....
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Tor as a Chrome/Firefox extension Plugin?

Browsing habit seems to be one of the big factors on anonymity, and i am wondering if there is possibility that technology wise Tor can be written as a Plugin on top of Mainstream browsers, so the ...
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Using Orfox/Orbot with ExpressVPN for Android

Done a lot of reading on this subject recently, and I want to make sure I'm doing this correctly. I activate my VPN, then activate Orbot, and run OrFox (tor browser) through the orbot browser tab. ...
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How do Google servers discriminate anonymous users?

First of all, I am a new user of Tor and a very naive computer user in general, so excuse me if I am too thick. When I searched anything on Google using Tor, most times I got the 'Error 403 forbidden'...
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Is there any risk to use the Tor Browser along with other programs (not using Tor)

Please, could you tell me if my anonymity is at risk if I use the Tor Browser in the following scenarios: I am using other browsers or programs (accessing the Internet, but not through Tor), while I ...
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Any issues with ip leaking when using youtube-dl with tor?

I've wondering if using youtube-dl to download youtube videos will leak my real ip, like with p2p. If so, is there a way to protect against this, or is there another linux app that can do the same ...
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Send emails to external addresses

I would want to send emails to external addresses from an external web site (for example contact@mywebsite.com or .org etc) from my mail2tor account, but I received the next e-mail: Subject:   ...
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Can I use other applications connected to the Internet while using Tor?

Let's suppose that I am using Tor and I open another page in Firefox at the same time. Will it compromise my anonymity?
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Signing Up for Twitter on Tor DEMANDS Phone Verification

I'm trying to sign up for Twitter on Tor, but whenever I do, I'm asked to give out a phone number for verification - which would render Tor useless as they would see my location. No matter what, ...
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Why is javascript enabled by default in the Tor browser? [duplicate]

I read that javascript should be disabled in the Tor browser, as it could harm my anonymity. However, Javascript is enabled in Tor default configuration. Why did the developers made the choice to ...
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Does using HTTP break my anonymity?

The TOR manual says that the sites I visit should display the blue/green HTTPS insignia. The sites I visit do not. Instead when I hover the mouse over the icon at the beginning in the URL bar, it ...
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How can website server recognize incoming Tor or VPN connection?

I was trying to signup for a service provided by a website using Tor, the website prevented me and asked me to disable my proxy settings, he noticed me with the following: Our checks indicate that ...
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Email anonymity [duplicate]

I'm using Tails on a newly formatted pc at home, conncting to internet via wifi. I need to remain anonymous to the recipients (no matters email encyption) so i wonder if it's enough to register a new ...
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Which node(s), if any, in the circuit for a hidden service, can see the URI of a request to a hidden service?

I understand that all of the communication between a client and a hidden service (.onion) takes place within the Tor network and is therefore end-to-end encrypted. What I am wondering, however, is how ...
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Why can't I change my apparent location using Tor?

I've set Tor to use United States exit nodes (torrc). Why is a US website still telling me that I can't watch a video in "my location"? How can I fix it? (http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/...
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Tor circuit display in Tor Browser - how can it?

If all the nodes in a Tor circuit aren't supposed to know about each other, how can the Tor Browser display the whole circuit? If it knows all the addresses in the chain, can't someone else pull that ...
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Tor connection from 1st to 2nd computer, then from 2nd computer, a 2nd Tor connection to browse web (for increased untraceability)

Requirement: set up a two-leg Tor connection (using Tor twice). End user works on 1st computer, connects thru Tor to a 2nd off-site computer (could go thru VPN, SSH, or SSL as well), and then from ...
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tor relays question?

I read this in some book : All connections between the first relay and the exit relay are encrypted, and each relay along the way knows only the previous and the next hop. ...
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Trustpas.com does detect somehow your identity

I am not a programmer or an IT insider, I tested your browser by creating different accounts and then publishing reviews for a same company, however, Trustpilot instantly flagged my reviews because ...
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