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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Can I use the Tor-Browser-Bundle update my ubuntu or it may be a bad idea?

I'm really enjoying using this software, but would like to upgrade my ubuntu by network tor with TBB using the command apt-get update and upgrade. I need advice if this is possible or compromise my ...
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Tor does not connect----The probable cause: The security system CYBEROAM

My college has installed a security system called Cyberoam. Now they have blocked many things including youtube, break, etc., as a counter measure, I tried to find a way to circumvent this security ...
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How much time they may take to track me down?

What I did: I used Tor Browser Bundle and created a fictitious Facebook account. The Facebook was registered through a fake email, No personal information was given. I uploaded the video and copied ...
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How safe are Tor users?

Given that Silk Road was just shut down, an article was published stating that: Tor Can't Always Keep You Safe; Just Ask Silk Road ... careful traffic monitoring and a little math you can figure ...
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Tor Warning Against Maximizing Window

When I maximize Tor, it says this: How can my monitor size be used to track me? I mean, I guess if I have a certain brand, you can rule out some countries, but I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one ...
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If I have tor running for a while, how often will my “identity” change? [duplicate]

Say I don't ever click the "New Identity" button, but just have the regular browser bundle running for some days. I'm guessing my identity will change since nodes are not always up, but does Tor ...
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Can users on LAN snoop out hidden service?

I need a little clarification on how hidden services work. So from my understanding a request to a hidden service goes like: request -> Tor -> server (running on localhost). Then the response is: ...
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Does a Tor enabled browser affect other browsers?

If I'm running the Tor browser and Google Chrome at the same time will my Chrome browser affect the anonymity of my Tor browser?
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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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Is it safe to resize Tor Browser window with JavaScript disabled completely?

Recent Tor Browsers (as of writing, current stable version is 3.6.5) resize the browser window to a multiple of 200x100 pixels on opening. I understand this is to reduce the chances of a user being ...
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If I log into facebook with Tor, am I still protected?

I want to be able to log into social networking sites like FB. Do I have to make a new account or will Tor protect my identity still? I think I logged into FB and realized that I might not be ...
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Will disabling caching in Tor Browser increase anonymity, or decrease it?

I have stumbled upon the idea of disabling cache - completely. On one hand, I am thinking that due to having to load all elements afresh when visiting a page, I appear more like a fresh 'New Identity'...
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Which one is preferable :electrum or blockchain.info in the sense of anonymity?

What is better option, electrum or blockchain.info when using Tor, regarding anonymity? I read here: http://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-tor-anonymity-can-busted-2500-month/ that it's possible to ...
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Could Tor be hacked, revealing users' personal info? [closed]

Could Tor be compromised by hackers, allowing them to discover your IP, etc.?
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Can someone in our local network find out that I use Tor browser?

My desktop is connected to our office network. If I use the Tor browser, can our IT trace that I'm the one using Tor in the office? Could the websites I visited using Tor browser also traced back?
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What is the best way to hide Tor usage?

I'm looking for the best way to hide Tor usage. Because Tor is banned where I want to use it. What is the best way to hide Tor? I've found this web-proxy: http://cameleo.ru - looks like it support ...
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How can I anonymize my FTP traffic using the Tor network?

I want to make my ftp server visible only from Tor side.
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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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Is this a security flaw?

Now, this seems almost too obvious, so I assume I must be missing something, but I figure I should run it by the experts first to see. Hypothetical scenario: At 5:18pm, a user using the Tor network ...
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Torsocks curl vs curl --socks5

On my linux box, I have both Tor and Tor browser bundle installed and running. I was wondering which of those two is to be preferred (in the sense of being the most robust to potential "anonymity ...
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How to keep people from knowing you are using Tor?

The fact that someone was using Tor was enough to make him a suspect in a recent bomb thread The time he connected to the Tor network was circumstantial evidence, and he proceeded to confess. The ...
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Tor 3.5 and the Function “New Identity” = Logins are lost

If I am logged in on a page and will/must use a new identity, the login is lost after the windows are closed and reopened. I cannot make a logout and must log in again. This problem does not exist ...
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Which Tor Browser settings can leak my IP address when changed? [closed]

Are there Tor Browser settings that, when changed, can lead to my IP address being leaked?
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Does Tor hide my mac address as well as my IP address?

Does Tor hide my mac address as well as my IP address? And what about if I have another browser such as IE or Firefox open at the same time as Tor, but not in Tor?
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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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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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What are the dangers of possible Mac OSX backdoor?

Many people say that Mac OSX has a backdoor in it. It probably does, why wouldn't it? It's closed source therefore it would be stupid for Apple not to put in a special access route. The question is ...
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Can someone determine my location by watching the entry node

I know My ISP will know my location based on the cell tower location I connect to. How about someone watching the entry Node. Can they determine my location. If so at what level. A country, state, ...
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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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Is all traffic using the file protocol (file://) for smb/samba shares routed through Tor using tor browser?

I need to connect anonymously to a remote samba server. This is possible using an url like: file:///ip.to.the.server/share in the Tor browser bundle - I've checked. My question is, can I be sure ...
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Why am I getting ads by Google

I use DuckDuckGo search and when I went to whatismyipaddress.com using Tor browser, some ads by Google popped up: Is my anonymity being compromised?
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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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How many 'peers' will be served by the average exit relay at any given time?

If the NSA is listening and recording at the (very often unecrypted) end where the Tor exit relay meets the Internet, noting all the fingerprinting information (as the webserver interacts with the Tor ...
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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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Multiple adversaries able to deploy large numbers of relays; do they dilute each other's effectiveness?

I note that when researchers analyse some particular types of attacks on Tor security, they assume a SINGLE adversary who is capable of deploying a significant number of relays that will eventually be ...
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What are advantages and disadvantages of Tor with respect to JonDonym?

Objectively, what are the advantages and disadvantages of Tor with respect to JonDonym (formerly known as JAP) in the sense of security and anonymity?
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Too much Not anonim Exit Nodes on the TOR Network!

Many exit nodes are not anonym. It says "Hi I'm a Proxy Or Hi I'm a Tor Exit Node on host name". Here is a test site: http://ipcim.com/hu/. Host names: TOR-EXIT.CYLAB.CMU.EDU sipb-tor.mit.edu ...
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What is identity correlation?

Can you describe please, what identity correlation is referring to? Why should I care? How can it be prevented?
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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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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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If all network traffic is being monitored, will Tor still be effective at anonymization?

During a panel at the 2014 SXSW conference, Julian Assange (founder of Wikileaks) stated "The ability to surveil everyone on the planet is almost there and, arguably, will be there in the next couple ...
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is it safe to download files through TOR?

So basically what I'm asking is: will downloading files (ie., video files, DOC files ect) compromise my anonomity? I ask because I visited some forums selling a answer to this very question and some ...
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Concurrent use of internet with and without Tor — Any adverse effect on anonymity?

When using Tor, if I download a file form a download-manager (on which Tor is not running) or if I check my emails using an email-clients, will this have any adverse effect on my anonymity? Will my ...
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Reset to default browser size

I accidentally resized tor browser. How to change back to default size without restart?
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What metadata does Tor leak to my ISP?

It is wellknown that an ISP can see when an end user is using Tor. What exactly can it infer by looking at the Tor traffic? Specifically Can the ISP infer Tor bandwidth usage, i.e. actively ...
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How did the FBI find the IP address of the Freedom Hosting servers?

The FBI took over the Freedom Hosting servers, which were located in France, and arrested the guy (Eric Eoin Marques) running Freedom Hosting. They then proceed to serve malware to anyone who ...
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Designing P2P application over Tor

I am building a P2P C++ application that uses tor as a socks proxy to connect to the internet. This P2P app will only connect to other users running the same application, so all the communication ...
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Is it feasible and rational to combine the Tails package and Whonix package to improve the anonymity of the client? And, how to implement it?

Is it feasible and rational to combine the capability of Tails package and Whonix package to improve the anonymity and security of the client? And if so, how one may implement it?
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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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Would using direct connections on an exit be safe?

Let's say the computer I'm using is an exit. If I don't use Tor for my own browsing, can we consider it safe because those connections will blend in with other connections that exit?

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