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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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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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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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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How to use command line utilities through Tor? [duplicate]

Using Tor browser can help us stay anonymous. But I not always browse the web when I am on my PC. What about the command line utilities like wget and so. For example, some command line utility might ...
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New exit node with new identity that hasn't already been used?

I am using Tor to vote on a poll that tracks the IP address of the voter. Upon clicking new identity sometimes I get a previous used exit node instead of a new one. Is there a way to prevent that from ...
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IP address tracking by accessing personal accounts

If I use Tor to log into my personal accounts (gmail, facebook, hotmail) I know I won't be anonymous anymore but is there any way they can trace my IP address? Either my ISP or anyone else? I"m mostly ...
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Two Internet connections - how bind/lock Tor to use only one of them?

As the title says - I have two network interfaces on my computer and I want to bind/lock Tor to strictly use only one of them. How do I achieve that? I tried doing it with the application "...
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Is there a secure drop available for Tor project?

Does Tor project provide a secure drop facility available for interested parties to contact Tor project anonymously (the sender identity) and securely (the content of the message). If such a facility ...
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Is it safe to browse Reddit's NSFW with Tor in JAPAN?

More specifically, my ISP is NTT Open Computer Network and I am currently using the internet in my dorm, which is technically off-campus. I really have NO IDEA what restrictions there are in regards ...
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Why is the HS not using the RP as the Endpoint of its rendezvous circuit?

Im asking myself, why the rendezvous circuit has a minimum length of 6 hops, which are: Client -> (a1) -> (a2) -> (RP) <- (b3) <- (b2) <- (b1) <- HS The Client is using RP ...
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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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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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Are there Tor modifications that do NOT expose uniqueness?

Add-ons like Flash and VLC and others are more obvious, and the general notion stands that “any add-on is a risk to make your online fingerprint unique”, but I'd still like to think a simple ...
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Tor : 2 connections at the same time

Sometimes I´ve got 2 TCP connections to Tor nodes (entry points), one is the 'main' that is used always when i run something through Tor (iceweasel...) ,the other connection exchanges a few TCP ...
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Accidentally changed system clock while browsing - Tor stopped connecting, but was my identity revealed?

I accidentally changed the system clock a few months into the future in the middle of a Tor browser session. The browser stopped responding, but would the failed attempts to connect to pages before I ...
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Tor/Tails Exit Node Connection Encryption

If I use a firewall (IPcop) to allow only HTTPS (443) traffic from the LAN/Tails box/Green NIC, and block all other protocols/traffic, is all traffic from the Exit Node guaranteed to be encrypted? ...
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TBB + FoxyProxy = Safe?

Can I safely use FoxyProxy together with the Tor Browser Bundle? I like to have an additional hop after the Tor exit node. Therefore I am considering the use of the FoxyProxy plugin to the Tor ...
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Is it safe to use shared HidServAuth with hidden service?

https://secure.sw.gs:419/aaw/publist/adblock.html This webpage ask me to include HidServAuth to my torrc file. However, I'm not sure that this is safe. What will happen if someone and I connect to ...
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How much privacy is one giving up when javascript is turned off?

I was thinking about setting up Tor browser bundle to be my main browser and perhaps add a "open in chrome" (or something like) when I ran into an insurmountable Tor related problem. I hadn't ...
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How to sign up for services that are banning you? (because of Tor?)

I have tried to sign up for a few services/accounts, most recently on http://forums.debian.net and was pretty much denied with messages like: IP Address 78.108.63.44 is listed in the CBL. It appears ...
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Genymotion Android Emulator

I'm using Tor with a VPN (from privateinternetaccessTM), so I thought I was doing pretty good at maintaining anonymity, until I tried to use the Genymotion Android emulator. It links directly to my ...
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How to set an IP address from a specific state in the US?

Is it possible, and if so how, to set tor so that my entry and/or exit IP will be from a specific state in the US ? Idk like NY, FL, TX, CA... I already know how to choose a specific country, but i'd ...
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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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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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How to mitigate layer 7 attacks on hidden services?

I've observed the following: The Tor client establishes reverse connections to random relays and any further hidden service traffic is tunneled trough these connections. This means: There are no ...
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How can I get a different exit node IP each time I get a new identity?

I would like to get a new exit node IP addresses each time I get a new Identity and most of the times it works but sometimes I get the same ones as before. Is there an option to remove duplicate exit ...
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What is the Tor network exit node IP address turnover? [closed]

I'm curious how frequently do the Tor network exit node IPs change? More specifically, approximately what percentage in a given month still remain in use the next month? Or do all typically stay in ...
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Simmilar to orbot the tor android app can we use Orxify to anonymize the Android traffic without any configuration of the ports

Here's a question in which the OP asks can we use the android app called Orxify which claims to use the Tor network and automatically configures the ports. I know that in order to anonymize the ...
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Is it safe to send identifying information unencrypted through Tor?

My question is similar to What's the extent of the problem of information leaking to exit node, but the answer there isn't sufficient for my question. If I send unencrypted information through Tor,...
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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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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 does Panopticlick tell me the new Tor Browser is unique?

As soon as I download the new Tor Browser, I go to https://panopticlick.eff.org/ to see how anonymous I am. But right after a new Tor Browser release, it always tells me I'm unique! Why? I thought ...
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Does Cloudflare identify Tor users actual IP address and other identifying info?

If one completes the captcha to bypass the Cloudflare wall when using Tor is their anonymity compromised?
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Tor + Dashlane = Anonymous?

could you tell me whether it is a wise idea to use Tor in conjunction with the password manager Dashlane? While Dashlane can store data locally, it still requires - as far as I am correct here - a ...
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Donation to Tor — problem with anonymity

It appears that the US government has pulled the plug, and Tor now requires donations to carry on. But the problem is, the moment I make a payment through a credit card I am immediately identified as ...
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VPN versus Bridges

What are the advantages of running Tor after a VPN as compared to using an Obfsproxy bridge? For example, assuming the goal is to prevent an eavesdropper on the local end from noticing Tor usage, it ...
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Why does Tor not pre-include Privacy Badger or Disconnect add-ons?

I would really like to know why Tor does not pre-include add-ons such as Privacy Badger or Disconnect. Thank you for your time!
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Usage if I don't need anonymity but want to help others?

What is the recommended way to use Tor when I don't need anonymity myself, but want to help increase the anonymity of the whole network so that others can benefit? I'm not sure I can express my ...
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Can I track other users on Tor?

I'm an admin on a Windows 8.1 computer and I want to know if I can see what another user is doing on Tor. Would I just use Microsoft Family Safety? I know that the government can spy on Tor, but can I ...
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How is data encrypted and decrypted in onion routing?

I read that onion proxy adds a layer of abstraction for each onion router in a route,and each onion router just removes a layer of encryption then does onion proxy knows about all onion routers in the ...
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Can Tor run on messaging applications on my phone, and how?

I would like to know if Tor can cooperate with other applications, if the information leaks can be stopped and I can be anonymous. For instance on a messaging application, if someone were to try to ...
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Multiple Tor processes to separate client traffic to improve anonymity?

Say you had multiple online accounts of all kinds and you route them all through a local Tor daemon on your computer using SOCKS[45]. I'm wondering if running multiple separate Tor instances that ...
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ISP, WiFi, Tracking [duplicate]

I run Tor on my laptop and my phone. I have Verizon Wireless for a service provider. My laptop Internet connection is tethered through my cell phone. So I just run Tor on my laptop. Can Verizon or any ...
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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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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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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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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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Can the Tor network be used as a VPN?

Could you setup a VPN, but instead of using VPN servers, use the Tor network. That is, could you create a client that intercepts all your online packets and data (similarily to a VPN client) and ...
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Is my privacy safe with Tor?

I tried using Chrome to connect to torproject.org but got the "website couldn't make a secure connection..." page. everytime I visit the page. After using tor I can connect fine, so should I be ...
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Was it a fatal mistake to use wget in tails?

Using tor browser in tails I had a problem downloading some file. So I used (as a kind of habit) wget to download the file (which succeeded). Only after that I noticed that wget might have revealed by ...

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