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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Does dragging webpage image/file from Tor browser bundle to desktop reveal IP?

I like not having to "Right Click File -> Save As..." images and files and instead usually drag them from the browser page to my desktop. Does this mean I am circumventing Tor security / anonymity or ...
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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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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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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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TBB 4.5.1: Anonymity compromised if privacy settings are at default?

I'm currently using Tor Browser Bundle version 4.5.1. In order to pass the verifications set by Cloud Flare so as to gain access to certain websites, I've no choice but to choose the DEFAULT "Privacy ...
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What does tor proxy and tor directory stores?

Does tor proxy includes keys that it shares with all tor nodes for encryption?who stores information about all tor nodes in the route?
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Can HTML5 canvas image data reveal the users IP?

I read a little bit about the HTML5 canvas image data here but I'm still not sure if it can reveal the IP when using Tor or not? My knowledge with this is quite limited since I'm new to all of this. ...
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Tor not opening certain webpages properly (symfony project?)

Over the past couple of days, I've been having a feeling that some websites do know that I am using Tor. Whenever I try opening certain pages, they either completely refuse to open or simply reload ...
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TAILS: “Probable” information leakage

From https://tails.boum.org/security/index.en.html : Probable holes Until an audit of the bundled network applications is done, information leakages at the protocol level should be considered as ...
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There is a good argument for making the number of hops in a path unpredictable, Is there a research paper that tells us what to do?

The following is a quote from Tor FAQ: There is a good argument for making the number of hops in a path unpredictable [Thus Random]. For example, somebody who happens to control the last two hops ...
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Multi-VPN hopping Advantages/Disadvantages over Tor

I was told that using Tor and/or a VPN is always a tradeoff of privacy and anonymity. I'm wonder what combination of Tor, VPNs (paid or free), and proxies can help minimize this risk. For example, if ...
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Anonomous alternative to skype - voip?

I want to use skype, but it is not anonomous enough for me, is there a more anonomous alternative that I could use? I don't want anyone to be able to see my IP, including the other people in the call. ...
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Tor vs Brave - which is technically more effective to hinder user tracking - fingerprint generalization or randomization?

TOR's method to countering fingerprinting is to make as many users "appear the same" as possible, let us call this to "generalize". While Brave tries to randomize all fingerprints of each and every ...
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VPN necessity for hosting a hidden service & maintaining anonymity?

What are the pros/cons/necessity/redundancy for utilizing a VPN on top of TOR if hosting a hidden service? I'm aware of the obvious concerns regarding logging if using a commercial VPN service, but ...
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Is it safe to have Java installed in my computer if I'm using the Tor browser?

Could Java somehow identify me? Should I uninstall Java from my computer if I want to use the Tor browser anonymously?
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Change socksport and listen address?

Is it possible to change TorAddress and TorPort when using apt-transport-tor? I'm trying to use socksports listening on another machine on my network.
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Checking for DNS leak on TOR router

I have configured a router to route all traffic from an internal interface through the TOR network. Therefore, every client that uses this router as its Gateway will access the internet through TOR, ...
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How can one avoid Tor correlation attacks?

People usually recommend either using a VPN or hosting an entry or exit node in a remote server. But what about proxies and bridges, for example? And are there any other way to avoid correlation ...
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How does Hacker News remember my login between windows when I'm using Tor Browser?

Somehow Hacker News (and maybe other sites) remembers my login despite my closing the windows and changing Tor routes. How? Here's what I do: Start Tor Browser 7.0.2; open some websites in tabs. Go ...
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Does it matter when you connect to TOR?

Does it matter when you connect to TOR Network ? 2 cases: 1. You connect to TOR after 10 minutes after you connect to your real facebook/bank/email account. Is it harmfull to connect to TOR as like ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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Proxy settings issue/HTTPS issue - warning message

I am using Tor in Tails. To verify that I am connected correctly, I go to IP-check.info. Lately, IP-check.info is giving me a warning message "..you are not using Tor correctly. Your own IP address ...
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Do 'window.innerWidth' and 'window.innerHeight' in CSS pass back the values to the webserver?

I have JavaScript turned off, and so no leakage of screen resolution to Panopticlick.eff.org fingerprint testing tool. However, JonDonym's one - ip-check.info - has an alarming-looking vector down ...
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Is the usage of download managers a security risk?

Sometimes my downloads in Tor interrupt, due to bad and unreliable internet-connections, and I start thinking if it's intelligent to use a download manager like "DownThemAll!" so I am able to resume ...
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What info can be gleaned from Tor traffic over a local network?

Or put another way, what does Tor traffic look like when monitored over a home router? Would info like URL/DNS lookups be visible? What would the URLs and packet headers/contents look like? And if ...
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Use of javascript in Tor browser

The java script is blocked on a Tor browser but we can not sign up on many sites with a javascript turned off. From somewhere I have heard that java scripts can reveal our real IP address and hence ...
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dom.storage.enabled in Tor Browser 4.0.2. Security problem?

According to http://ip-check.info/?lang=en dom.storage.enabled is on and this is a problem. The site recommends it to change to false. Is this a security problem? Is this a wrong setting of 4.0.2? ...
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Anonymous new email account 2015 [closed]

I'm a complete newbie, so first of all sorry for the terminology and if this is not the best place to ask. I want to create a new email account of my own using Tor browser, but I've come across the ...
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Search detection on Tor browser

Once you close your Tor browser, is there any way to detect what you searched for on your computer at a later date?
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Can I bypass Microsoft Family Safety when I use Tor?

My employer is using Microsoft Family Safety to keep me from using Gmail (for example) and each time the computer starts I see a message saying that some sites are blocked and that the computer ...
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Configuring Tor browser to exclude exits with “tor” in hostname

Does anyone know if it's possible to configure Tor Browser to exclude circuits with exit relays whose hostnames contain "tor"? For example, these exit relays are unwanted: Host Name: arachnidefr94....
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Orbot, SSL Error 3 - Why?

I'm in a private network, where everything runs on a proxy, that uses a HTTP, the phone/tablet isn't rooted. On Orbot, I have put in the address, I have put in the ports and all the bridges too. ...
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What are good Tor resources?

There is some documentation at Tor projects on how to use Tor such as https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en#warning However, if one would like to be very good at using Tor/...
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Use TOR on Raspberry PI - Tails RDP

Currently I am trying to do the following on a remote-controlled desktop I installed Tor on a Raspberry Pi and made the setup as a Access point On Windows I can make a remote desktop and it will log ...
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Is using Pinned Tabs and Bookmarks bad for Tor Browser?

There are some onion sites I want to keep track of but the URLs are so long. Is using pinned tabs and bookmarks a secure option? Will people be able to track me if I set bookmarks or pin some tabs?
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Pop-up blocker needed

Is there any pop-up block program that I can run while using my TorBrowser? Or is there a program that I am not seeing.
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What impact does a public onion client have on my anonymity?

Sometimes I'm working in a small office. Colleagues asked me to try Tor and I thought about setting up SOCKSListenAddress thus allowing them to use my onion client. Can this harm my anonymity in any ...
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Can we trust those who control the directory nodes of Tor?

(I feel insecure in my country after the relays I've been using turned out to be state-compromised. Now I'm starting to doubt the integrity of the directory nodes.) Qu: How do we know for sure that ...
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Can I run multiple hidden services without anyone knowing they are hosted on the same server?

I want to host multiple hidden services but I need it in a way that people cannot find out that they are all hosted on the same server. How could I do this?
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Is there an .onion page for Google?

Tor is awesome, but to get maximum security, you should use the .onion pages. DuckDuckGo has an .onion version of its search site, but is there an equivalent for Google?
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What kinds of attack can a bridge carry out?

I have been recently doing some research on anonymity implications of using a bridge, and wrote a tool (not very well written though) for setting up a malicious bridge node. However, I am not clear ...
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what is the recommended OS for accessing dark web through tor to maintain anonymity also using virtual machine?

I like to access dark web and i know it is not safe to access through windows. What is the recommended OS to access dark web other than windows. will it affect my anonymity if I use that OS through ...

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