Questions tagged [deanonymization]

De-anonymization (also spelt as deanonymization) is a strategy in data mining in which anonymous data is cross-referenced with other sources of data to re-identify the anonymous data source.

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Can heartbleed be used to de-anonymize you by browsing a site via Tor?

Assuming that you have information in your ram that would identify who you are, and you are using the Tor browser but your pc is running a vulnerable version of openssl, could your memory be dumped by ...
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Can the relay I connect to expose me?

The way I understand Tor is that the "client" (say me) connects to a relay, and that relay is the only computer they connect to from then on. If that is the case, why can't a hostile relay simply run ...
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ip-check.info - Unknown IP, possibly your own, uncovered by FTP

I checked with http://ip-check.info and I got this warning. When I did tested with that site, this never occurred until now. I didn't install any other addons or plugins in Tor Browser Bundle. I only ...
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Is Google de-anonymizing me?

I am a regular TBB user. I update TBB as and when updates are available, with at most a delay of a few days. The bundled addons are also updated regularly. I also have the standalone Vidalia package ...
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Does hosting a relay on the same machine as your browser improve anonymization?

For the sake of argument, let us assume that all traffic is monitored and recorded at your ISP. Would hosting a Tor relay on the same machine that you are running Tor Browser Bundle protect you from ...
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How vulnerable would Tor users be if a single entity controlled a large number of nodes?

There 4626 relays online. What is stopping a single entity from adding, say, 9000 relays to the network around the world so they can occasionally watch bits of the network? If the cost of this is ...
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Does it make sense to use Tor on a vanilla Android phone?

I use Tor on Android because it's easily configurable for Duck Duck Go and Twitter with Orbot. It's possible to use it with a stable Firefox version too but I can't because I use the beta version. On ...
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Is it dangerous to watch videos full screen on Tor Browser?

When watching HTML5 videos on Tor Browser, is it dangerous to go full screen? Can this be used to find out my screen resolution? Especially wondering this for Youtube.
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Is it posible to choose what entry node you want to use?

If I know of an entry node that I know the device running it is not malicious or being watched, do I have the ability to only use that as an entry point? And would this be potentially more secure than ...
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How can I protect myself against GCHQ's attempts to de-anonymise me?

Given the latest revelations about GCHQ's methods to de-anonymise Tor users, how can I keep myself safe? From the document: We will never be able to de-anonymize all Tor users all the time [but] ...

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