Questions tagged [encryption]

This tag is to be used for questions about the encryption of Tor traffic or questions about encrypted data related to Tor.

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When Forward Secrecy ciphers are used, the Torproject website uses 1024 bit key exchange; Can this be improved? [closed]

While the website of Torproject uses a 2048 bit certificate, if Forward Secrecy ciphers are used, the key exchange is only 1024 bit: https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=torproject.org EDIT:...
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Does exit node encrypt three times for the return path to local machine?

I'm new to Tor, So I read the Short User Manual here I found this image in the link above, I understand Tor on my local machine encrypts everything thrice, what about the return path? Does the exit ...
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Is Tor completely anonymous?

I saw that tor has three layers of encryptions and, plus a VPN I set myself on my computer. How can someone trace back to my real IP? Is this completely anonymous?
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ultimate encryption and protection of sensitive data

I have many sensitive documentation which I am scared to lose or get somebody accessed. My question would be what is the ultimate encryption protection? I have read lot of articles saying that for ...
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Encryption by EFS

I have the Tor folder in Desktop of Windows 10. If I created another folder, encrypt it by EFS and put the Tor folder inside of it, do I gain any advantage for security? I suppose temporary files ...
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Tails Encrypted Persistent Storage access time

How do I find the last time a Tails Encrypted Persistent Storage was accessed? Also is it possible to find the last time Tails was started?
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Can the Last Node See My Private Data?

I have recently started learning about TOR. One concern I have is that the last node can see my private data. For example, let's say I use TOR to create a Facebook account. As part of the create ...
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Is it possible to find encryption key in Tor Browser?

I'm doing a presentation on Tor. Is it possible to capture and find keys and decrypt data.
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Specifications for Tor security in the transmision of Data

I am doing a School project based on the in depth security of tor and i can't find the up-to-date security protocols the tor uses. i have found an old thread saying it uses RSA1024 for encryption but ...
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Differences between Onion Routing (Public Key) and Tor-Circuit (Session Key)

I have a hard time understanding how a message is transmitted, when the Public Keys are used and when the Session Keys. Tor Client connects to a directory server to get a list of active relays & ...
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Have global adversaries ever been able to decrypt hard drives storing .onion material encrypted by Veracrypt?

I'm planning on encrypting my entire HDD - which includes Tor .onion service content - using Veracrypt, the latest in encryption technology. Has Veracrypt been known to successfully encrypt .onion ...
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typical way to run tails virtualized on ubuntu?

To run on Ubuntu just use KVM to run tails? If you are a bit lazy like me, the idea to reboot your system seems inconvenient. But with the help of QEMU there is an easy to use alternative ...
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Is there any vulnerabilities when using socks with tails?

In the tor manual under socks port it states “The SOCKS protocol is unencrypted and (as we use it) unauthenticated” Does the socks protocol used in the loop back interface only or does the Socks ...
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Security question regareding Tor & Anonsurf

So I have been using Parrot Security lately and I have a couple security questions regarding Tor/Anonsurf. First, when I boot up Parrot and open the Tor Browser and click connect, Tor connects, then ...
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Trouble with decryption (tails 4.12)

I have been trying to decrypt messages with public pgp keys (all of which are imported into my key ring) and I always get an error saying “decryption failed no secret key” this is a problem as the ...
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Tor experimentation with replay traffic

I want to replay some real traffic and send it through Tor to collect Tor encrypted traffic. From what I have read so far, the shadow simulator or a private Tor testbed seem to be the best and safest ...
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Can the attacker's malicious node see the full link of .onion sites users have access to?

If we talk about .onion sites only, can the bad nodes see the part of site's link? Like "example.onion/" or full link like "example.onion/user404/data/page/example123.txt"? I don't talk about IP of ...
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How to view circuit details (including security keys) in Tor?

I wonder if its possible to find the session keys for Tor's circuit for a hidden service such as facebookcorewwwi.onion (or public site)? There are 4 keys used in connecting to a site: Key between ...
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What encryption does Tails use for persistent storage?

I've gathered that persistent storage in Tails uses LUKS, but I can't find the specifics of the encryption, e.g. the algorithm. Most of the Tails website and other various places is scant with ...
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Why site security information shows "Connection Is Not Secure",eventhouth web address show HTTPS?

Is it normal that the site security information always shows "Connection Is Not Secure" on all websites even when the web address shows https.The website identity always shows "This website does not ...
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Why does Tor only work on TCP?

Is it because of the nature of it's encryption protocol? I'm assuming there are other reasons as well, but I have not been able to find any information about it.
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Is HSDir based attack is still possible nowadays? +Need some info

I've read some information from 2014-17 about attacking possibilities which have or had nodes are called ''HSDirs'' At first what i need to know, HSDir node it is also ''exit'' or third node from ...

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