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Tor and Submarine communications cables

According to the papers leaked by Snowden, the NSA has the ability to intercept communications carried by submarine cables. My question is: does Tor also use these submarine cables? So, can Tor be ...
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How can i nginx reverse proxy to .onion site ? which is on TOR network?

i have installed TOR and nginx on my cent os server. when i proxy_pass requests to the TOR running on my localhost and supply host headers of .onion website. i am getting tor is not an http proxy ...
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How to deal with DDOS attacks?

This post was not helpful: How to protect a hidden service against DDOS attack? My onion keeps getting hit with denial of service attacks. Is there anything I can do to minimize the effects? POST ...
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How often does a Tor change rendezvous point with hidden service?

I understand how a Tor client connects to a hidden service, but can anyone explain to me how long a rendezvous point is used? According to numbers 10-16 on this post on Tor stack exchange, the ...
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What's new in Tor 0.2.9.8?

This is a really exciting update. https://blog.torproject.org/blog/whats-new-tor-0298 According to the tor devs and the image in the article "Service side loses anonymity". But is this entirely ...
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How can i gain whole set of onion address as much as possible? [duplicate]

I believe we can get some onion address from hidden wiki or other search engine,but in my mind,i want to gain whole set of onion address,for that i can learn more about how many onion address ...
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How does Onionshare work?

How exactly does OnionShare work to allow one to send files using onion domains?
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When using Tor, will different tabs follow different pathways?

If I have two tabs open, will tab one route through Alice to get to Bob and will tab two also route through Alice to get to Dave?
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Where can I find a list of TOR sites to visit? [duplicate]

How can I find a list of all the different TOR sites?
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onionmail : its anonymity privacy and security

Onionmail as introduced there: http://onionmail.info/rulez.html (English language home page http://en.onionmail.info/ ) is a system that aims at providing highly secure private and anonymous email, ...
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Using .onions to forward to public .com

HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/hidden_service/site HiddenServicePort 80 tor.stackexchange.com or HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/hidden_service/site HiddenServicePort 80 151.101.129.69:80 ...
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Malicious hidden service directories [closed]

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/09/07/can-you-trust-tors-hidden-service-directories/ if the descriptor ID is predictable, how easy is to muscle into the positions in the list just above a ...
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Using Whonix Gateway to host web server?

Is it okay to use the whonix gateway to host an onion? And simply point the hidden service to a debian workstation like "10.152.152.17 12345"? Generally it seems best not to modify any of the whonix ...
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Why does TransparentProxy working with `nameserver 127.0.0.1` but doesn't working with iptables redirects?

This my second question is a continuation of my first one. Setup is default Kali 2 and configured anonymous user from TransparentProxy manual on it. While I'm using nameserver 127.0.0.1 in /etc/...
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resolving onion domains partially fails

Init: For user anonymous configured transpared proxy. Wireshark sniffing lo... Trying to use console network-tools torified. anonymous@kali:/tmp$ time strace -s6000 -t -f dig facebookcorewwwi....
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Restarting a tor relay. Does it go back to phase one?

I am wondering if you restart the relay or it is powered down for a period if time, does it go back to phase one and the life cycle starts again? As a new relay?
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Why doesn't torproject.org have an official onion address?

Why doesn't torproject.org have an official onion address? The TBB "Check for Updates" should happen over an onion. It's seems plausible that nation state actors have the ability to mitm such ...
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Implementing the tor protocol, based on tor sources and a few clarifications

Im trying to implement a simple c# application that is based on tor protocol, without identity changes every few minutes etc. just to create a circuit and make a request. I created the onion hidden ...
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Understanding the tor circuit

I try understanding the tor circuit, i understand that if I send "hello" to, for example, google.es the circuit is: () -> encryption Me -> (((input node))) -> ((normal node)) -> (output node) [text ...
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Using Orbot to mask network traffic

I have a problem with my ISP. I recently changed to a new 'chat-only' provider, which allows only chat applications (i.e. whatsapp, messenger) to be used on his network. Is there any way to use ...
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what does it mean Darknet use non standard protocol? [closed]

Unfortunately, there is no standard and accurate academic definition for Darknet(not dark web ,deep web, although there is not standard and accurate academic definition). Mostly the Wikipedia's ...
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How block clearnet in Tor browser?

Some .onion websites contain clearnet links which sends you to https (or http) websites. I understood that https/http is lesser anonymous than .onion. How can I block in Tor browser all links that ...
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What's the difference between the Tor proxy and the Browser Bundle?

I have done some research on Tor the past few months, trying to learn more about it's infrastructure, and have been successful for the most part. However, there is something that I can't seem to find ...
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Is it possible to ping .onion?

I've a program that with an algorithm generate link in .onion. Some link runs, some no. For check if every link runs, I would ask this: Is it possible to ping a link .onion? If yes, how to Can I do it?...
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What would happen when multiple servers are having the same onion hostname?

I'm concern about uniqueness of the onion sites in terms of finding the right onion hostname and publishing it. How I can be guaranteed that my onion site will be the only one in Tor network with the ...
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Firewall rules Tor Middle Relay help

ORPort 9001 From external from the entry relays to internal the traffic runs inet proto tcp port >1024 to --> port 9001 ... but, then for my understanding: How runs the traffic out from here (the ...
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What are the other .onion like top-level domains supported by Tor?

I've found this page where user asks how to open .clos and .loky domains. I assume these aren't the valid domain suffixes. However to avoid confusion, my question is, which the hidden top-level ...
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Would offer a tor middle relay with OpenBSD 6.0

Is it possible to restrict the traffic to max 150 GB per month. More traffic is not available to me.
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Is it possible to access a dark web server by a public IP instead of an .onion address?

I'm running a web server behind TOR which should only be reachable by an .onion address I've set up. But sometimes I'm worried that the public IP of the server can get leaked somehow. Is the ...
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How to create a secure tunnel from my server <---> torserver.onion:port

I need to create a secure tunnel from my server to the torsite.onion:port. As an example when I connect to myserver at myserver:port it will redirect to the tormailxxxxx.onion:25 for the tor email ...
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Running Tor over Tor

So I am going to set up a Raspberry Pi Onion Router and I normally use the browser bundle would it be bad? More effective? Or just as effective as using just the browser bundle?
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Do sessions still work for onion websites?

Given that many users will come out of the same exit node for any given site, do sessions still for for onion websites? ie. Will the people that come out of the same exit node be all logged in as the ...
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ISP & LEO tracking on Tor

I realize this will sound like I am beating a dead horse; however, I've read many, many threads and comments on this topic and am not quiet satisfied. Maybe I'm being too specific and need a more ...
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.php and .onion will not work

When I type in URLs directly the page will not be found. I understand that sites often get taken offline, but not a single site has worked for me (out of at least 40). Using any words such as "onion ...
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Tor connection green onion question

In Tails and Whonix you wait a bit for the connection - waiting for the onion to turn green (I understand the onion has changed to something else, but that is besides the point). Why when running Tor ...
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How to have assigned previous onion address for my hidden service?

I installed Tor on my Linux CentOS and edited torrc configuration file, setting the hidden service directory (HiddenServiceDir). After some time it happen that i changed this directory in Tor ...
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How does the TOR propagation of nodes work?

When a relay or HSP broadcasts its key (non exit node), how does a TOR client find it? How is the propagation of exit nodes and relay nodes (or HSPs) shared?
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How does a tor node knows that the next hop is a node and not the final destination? [duplicate]

I was reading https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/36571/why-can-a-tor-exit-node-decrypt-data-but-not-the-entry-node and it got me thinking: How does a tor node knows that the next hop is a ...
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Tor Path Selection using Stem to choose middle node

Has anyone had luck selecting the middle node used within the path selection of tor using Stem? I am trying to set a specific set of routers (non public, so will have a different directory server, ...
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Intercepting .onion Sites with BurpSuite + Tor

I'm stuck on this. I've configure the Tor browser to the BurpSuite proxy so I can intercept.It work for regular web addresses but not .onion sites. Does anybody know why? And what can I do to fix it? ...
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Version Mismatch Error with Onion-Py Library

I've been hunting around trying to figure out why Onion-Py is throwing this error. I had a fresh install and running python 2.7 onion_py.manager.MajorVersionMismatchError: Received OnionOO document ...
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All connection default to .onion.to Why cant I get just .onion

I am now running tails. The latest version. Before Xmas I could browse .onion sites easily just by downloading the tor browser on to my linux system. Since the New Year, I have found some sites are ...
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Whats the difference between a clearnet site and an onion site?

Why are clearnet sites on the hidden wiki etc if they are not really secure or hidden? Whats the difference between an onion site and a clearnet site? Thanks.
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White Bar Under Tor Status Onion Icon?

I am using Tor in Tails 1.8.1. I am attempting to upgrade online to 1.8.2 yet I'm noticing that the Tor onion status logo is green yet it has a white bar at the bottom of it. I've seen this before ...
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Having trouble importing tails signing key. Cannot find Import Key (Default)

Earlier today I had attempted to download tails but the signing key seems to not register an import key or PGP Keys. I am running windows 10 and have downloaded the tails iso. The problem is when ...
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Change the private key for my .onion domain

I have a .onion site. Is it possible to change the private key on my existing domain?
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How should I install Tor and my hidden site's files on different machines?

Let's suppose I want to install Tor Core software on a different server than the server hosting my hidden site's files. In this case, I should substitute the following string with my server's external ...
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What's the difference between Tor and Vidalia?

I was reading a document, and it had two commands to execute: sudo apt-get install tor, and; sudo apt-get install vidalia What's the difference between these two commands? For running a Tor hidden ...
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how to uninstall TOR from centOS?

I installed Tor on a centOS server by executing this command: #yum install tor Now how should I remove it? What command should I execute to completely remove Tor?
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How random connections are taken care of in Tor network?

In Tor, I heard that traffic is passed through 3 servers in the network before it reaches the destination, and it's encrypted between those 3 servers, and that those 3 computers are chosen randomly. ...