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How does the tor hash-password option work?

I'm trying to write a little python GUI to make interaction with tor control easier on windows, to make using hidden services easier. I'd like to be able to use a password to authenticate, but tor.exe ...
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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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Is websites/services hosted on tor network safe?

I understand that a server can run services (such as nginx) then listen to localhost, then run Tor Server to create a unique tor address and accept traffic from other Tor Servers into it. My question ...
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It is possible to find a Tor page based on the 512-bit hash?

On the internet there is unsolved mystery of 3301/Cicada where decrypted text says: "AN END. WITHIN THE DEEP WEB TH ERE EXISTS A PAGE THAT HA SHES TO: 36367763ab73783c7af284446c ...
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Tor Hidden Service Not Working

I've started an NGINX site on the port 8034 which I can access in the Tor Browser as well as a normal browser. I've set the Tor Service to use the port 8034 so as make it an onion site. When I start ...
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How do you access Blockchain's tor hidden service?

I'm trying to access Blockchain's tor hidden service on tor in order to make a wallet over tor, but everytime I try to access the onion link they give me on blockchain's website, it always times out. ...
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'Web Audio API is not supported in this browser' error as a part of WebGL build

I'm trying to open a WebGL build with an integrated audio in it, basically a WebGL Unity build. I am using 9.5 alpha release as the latest stable version doesn't allow wasm anyhow but now even though ...
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Are 7 hops really necessary when connecting to an Onion Service?

My understanding is that if I connect to an Onion Service the connection forms in the following way: My Computer -> My Entry Node (1) -> My Middle Node (2) -> My Exit Node (3) -> Rendezvous Point (4) &...
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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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Are contents of a hidden service secure if the service is HTTP?

If I host a hidden service without HTTPS, can a compromised exit node (on either server side or client side), read or write any contents of the site? Also, is it more secure to use HTTPS on a hidden ...
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tor adds its own private_key for hidden_service, hijacking my custom .onion

If I delete every key from my /srv/www/html directory and then add my own shalot generated private to the same directory, upon tor start, it adds it's own keys to the directory, and then hijacks ...
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Why doesn't curl download from file a onion service?

I am attempting to download a file from a hidden service using curl. I downloaded the Tor client and launched it and from another terminal executed this: curl --socks5 socks5://127.0.0.1:9050 https://...
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Are Tor connections *that* unstable?

I'm okay with the Tor network being slow, but I often have the issue that I can't connect to my own hidden services at all. I imagine the problem are the nodes in between, because sometime later then ...
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Tor hidden service is not starting when starting as a daemon

I have a problem with my tor service. Whenever I start tor with command tor then it works and gives me the normal expected output (hidden service is running aswell). Nov 05 18:34:45.896 [notice] Tor ...
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What is a private Tor network

While reading about botnets leveraging Tor hidden services for command and control I came across a term I have never seen or read about anywhere a private Tor network I tried researching this term ...
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Run onion service from tor browser

I was wondering if it would be possible to connect two tor browser directly. This would be great for P2P applications running in the browser. I was wondering something like one browser creating a ...
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Is there a library to make use of Tor's features programatically?

When one wants to write an application that uses some of the features of Tor in a secure manner it would be helpful if there was a library to do so. I wonder if there is a library that provides ...
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Are there hosts for hidden services?

I am exploring putting up a simple page as a hidden service advertising business formation and nominee services. Does anyone offer hosted pages? I think I don't really need an entire site, just a way ...
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ssh as hidden service - username passed in clear?

I have set up sshd on my box as a hidden service. I'm wondering if, when I torify ssh uname@xxxxxxxxxxxxx.onion is the user-name passed in the clear?
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Does Tor still monitor “shadow” relays?

I've been researching methods to monitor hidden services for a university project. I came across this paper which talks about injecting relays as hidden service directories to gather onion addresses. ...
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Onion service and dynamic IP

I saw on Tor's FAQ that a Tor Relay can work well with a dynamic IP, I was wondering if it's the same for a service or if it would be sometimes unreachable ?
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Do Tor hidden services have human readable names and if so how does that work?

I'm learning more about the design of Tor and had thought that hidden services use names like duckduckgo.onion but apparently it's (54 character thing).onion? Do they use human readable names and if ...
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Tor hidden service bandwith question

I have a newbie question here. When you setup a Tor hidden service do you yourself use up bandwidth on your network or does is the traffic attributed to the relay?
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What prevents someone from listing all the HSP's in the DHT and connecting to them?

I'm not clear on what is actually stored in the DHT, or the contents and purpose of the introduction message. If all of the hidden services are listed in a Distributed Hash Table, what prevents a ...
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Is it possible to get a specific .onion domain or a domain containing a certain string? [duplicate]

I am trying to create an Onion Service however in the configuration guide it appears that Tor generates a random .onion url for each service so I was wondering if there was a way to get a particular ....
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nginx leaks my hidden service port number

I have my .onion service running: http://oeptyn6jtusgda63.onion/ When i try to open wrong link, my TorBrowser shows me an error like this: Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at ...
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How do I add the DuckDuckGo .onion version to the Tor Browser search providers?

By default, DuckDuckGo is included in TBB's default list of search providers in the search bar. But it is only their clearnet site (duckduckgo.com), and not their hidden service version, https://...
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How do we extend our privacy on TOR circuit?

The Tor Browser bounces your communications data through distributed network of relays by encrypting traffic in at least three layers selected from thousands of volunteer computers, thus making ...
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Tor hidden service URLs

I was told years ago that whenever a new hidden service is created it is added to a list, so there is a record of every hidden service ever created. I believe the list is somewhere on the Tor project ...
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Content Delivery Networks and Tor

For a number of reasons not critical to my question, I've decided that my website, currently on the clear web, would serve my users more effectively as an .onion site. I'm still researching Tor ...
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Can government agencies track what sites I'm visiting when using Tor?

Can agencies such as the NSA or GCHQ track what websites I'm visiting if I'm using the Tor Browser Bundle? What about hidden services?
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Can onion directories find my address? [duplicate]

I know most onion directories use crawlers to collect onion addresses. If I never share my onion address publicly or with anyone, can onion directories still find ways of discovering the address? ...
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Can't use onion mail service with torified claws-mail

I tried to use the hidden service of an email provider with claws mail. I start the client with torify claws mail, but it doesn't work. I only get: Connection to hiddenmailservice.onion:995 failed. ...
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Access .Onion links using programs other than Tor Browser? (VLC, etc)

How would I be able to access a tor hidden service without the use of TBB? For example, an RTMP server hosted through Tor. In this scenario, I'd like to access the RTMP server using VLC, but VLC would ...
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Where is Tor's distributed hash table stored?

So the .onion address is half of the hashed public key? What happens if another public key's hash has the same first half but a separate other half and therefore by chance they have the same domain, ...
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How do Tor websites continue to work behind NATs?

When I try to host a regular server on my computer using my cellular network as an internet source, the webpages aren't seen by others because it's behind a NAT. However, when I hosted an onion ...
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Onion hostname format changed in Tor v0.4.0.1

I had been using Tor version 0.3.2.10 for which the contents of a hidden service directory looked like this: hostname file ---> ii5wkitdls6khqj7.onion private_key file ---> content starting with -----...
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Is it safe to host tor hidden service website on my Raspberry Pi?

I want to host my tor hidden service on my Raspberry Pi. But is it safe? Will my ISP know that my network is always having access with tor? And can my IP address get exposed ? Should I use a VPN on my ...
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Hidden Services and the “Eyes”

What can be done to improve anonymity of Hidden Service ag ainst the "Eyes" or intelligence agencies like NSA, GCHQ I'm not loking for a bullet proof solution but only steps an operator can take to ...
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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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How does one setup a Tor hidden service on android

I am looking for some documentation or guide on setting up a Tor hidden service on android, would I just install Tor? Does it torify everything and act like an app. which has a services like nginx or ...
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Tor and viruses

I was wondering if you can get a virus by opening some websites of the deep web using Tor? With some links it's hard to tell if they are legit or not, recently I came across some website saying that "...
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Had valet nodes been implemented?

I am reading this article: https://blog.torproject.org/blog/hidden-services-need-some-love And there is a paragraph states that: Defense against Denial of Service of Introduction Points The ...
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Problems with browsing hidden services with Custom Workstation

I just installed a Whonix Gateway VM on VirtualBox and setup my Debian VM to use the Whonix Gateway to connect to the internet. So far all good. When I visit check.torproject.org it tells me I´m using ...
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Connect to TOR serivce to upload files FTP/SFTP

I would like to upload some files to my .onion website over FTP/SFTP securely however I cannot figure how to connect. Any help? I have added the following to /etc/tor/torrc: HiddenServiceDir /var/...
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SSH to Tor Hidden service running on Home Computer failed

Tor recently started fiddling with Tor and found out I can host a Tor hidden service that will allow me to forward SSH traffic through a firewall. My setup is: I have a computer at home hosting a SSH ...
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SSH Tor Hidden Service on Pi3 - Cannot create hidden service directory

I'm pretty confused by this. Took a little learning on my desktop but it was a completely different issue. I just got my Pi 3 setup, installed tor (sudo apt-get install tor) as well as everything tor-...
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Is it possible for an ISP to distinguish between traffic from a relay and traffic from a hidden serivce?

If an ISP was performing deep packet inspection on a server's traffic, would they be able to tell the difference between a hidden service and a relay? To clarify, I'm talking about a "middle relay" - ...
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How do you make a custom .onion link? [duplicate]

I read this one but didn't explain how to plug in your "private_key" properly. I have a "private_key" but I can't get it into the /var/lib/tor/hidden_service without changing the permissions and that ...
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Multiple *.onion addresses “Unneeded torrc entries found.” error

I have a torrc file with multiple hidden service entries HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/host1 HiddenServiceVersion 3 HiddenServicePort 80 10.152.152.12:80 HiddenServicePort 22 10.152.152.12:22 ...

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