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How do law enforcemnet agencies seize a .onion domain?

I heard that somewhere in the code of a hidden website is problematic and reveals its real IP address, in other cases LE seize a server and discover some other hidden sites on it, and take all of them ...
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How to set up a external server to be only available on a Tor hidden service?

Actually for setting up a tor hidden service, Tor's official guide explains, but it asks us to set up a LOCAL web server first. I do not get this part, because I do not think any one would like to use ...
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How should I use Scallion to hash .onion domains on Windows 7?

For setting up a Tor hidden service, I need a good .onion URL, I do not want to trust anyone else with generating that pair of public and private key and then hand them to me. I have downloaded ...
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Designing P2P application over Tor

I am building a P2P C++ application that uses tor as a socks proxy to connect to the internet. This P2P app will only connect to other users running the same application, so all the communication ...
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Suddenly my Tor hidden service isn't available

I created a Tor hidden service (a server binded to localhost port and torrc config'd to use the 127.0.0.1 xxxx) for clients to connect to. It was working great for a month or so, and now no one can ...
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Does a Tor node “know” what layer of the onion they are in?

I think a Tor circuit looks like this when sent Key1.Encrypt(Key2.Encrypt(Key3.Encrypt(Key4.Encrypt(Key5.encrypt(DATA))))); ... where KeyX represents the RSA or ECC encryption of a node in the chain....
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How does TOR extend circuit to a third node?

I am reading the Tor: The Second-Generation Onion Router article and my question is that how TOR extends circuit to a third node? On page 7 of the article,left column, it says: To extend the ...
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How does a OR know that it is the cells final destination?

As far as i understood the payload is encrypted in layers and each relay router decrypts its layer as the cell passes along its way to the exit router. Contained within this payload is also the relay ...
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Can I have more than one .onion site? [duplicate]

Is it possible to create more than one .onion site on one computer? I know that it involves using my server so it would be weird if I could but if I can could you please tell me how or lead me in the ...
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Can I change my .onion address name?

So I already created a .onion site but I want to change my address to something else, that is more than just symbols. I tried using shallot but that is not working and when I tried to install or find ...
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Not able to access .onoin sites - because I left tbb open for a while?

I've seen a few questions asking/commenting about the availability of .onion sites. I've never tried to use them before today adn I was surprised to see that the first 4 or 5 I couldn't access. All ...
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Is there a valuable difference between two OR hops and ten?

Suppose you use an Onion Proxy to connect to the onion network. Is it any safer for your traffic to travel through ten onion routers than two onion routers? I figured you need at least two onion ...
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Do all .onion addresses use SSL/TLS?

Do .onion sites encrypt the information going through the exit node? Because a lot of them start with HTTP and not HTTPS.
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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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Is it possible to have “username@site.onion” addresses and FULLY avoid DNS with email?

I'm only just starting to look into email on Tor - and so far I'm only finding either email hosts whose sites (including webmail login) are hosted on .onion addresses, or whose POP, IMAP and SMTP ...
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Tor can't connect to localhost hidden service

So I just downloaded Tor and I'm trying to set up a hidden service. Not going so well. I'm using Savant web server, and can open up 'localhost' on Chrome, but I put: HiddenServiceDir C:\Users\Sellar\...
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Why does Tor publish IP addresses of exit nodes?

I am new to Tor and currently trying to understand the architecture of onion routing. However, I came across this TorDNSEL which makes it possible (for a tool using TorDNSEL) to detect whether ...
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Multiple adversaries able to deploy large numbers of relays; do they dilute each other's effectiveness?

I note that when researchers analyse some particular types of attacks on Tor security, they assume a SINGLE adversary who is capable of deploying a significant number of relays that will eventually be ...
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Could you, please, tell if I could use Tor in this specific case?

could you, please, help me? I used to use Tor all the time for visiting http://www.AirBnb.com - if felt much more safe that way because of all credit card payments for my bookings. But now AirBnB ...
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Can intermediary nodes learn the length of a circuit?

This should be impossible because of the layered encryption, but some documentation suggests that this can somehow be done. From Section 5.6 [1] of tor's specification When speaking v2 of the link ...
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Visiblity of data in my network (Encrypted Tunnels)

My question is whether data about my addressed websites and me are visible/unencrypted within my network. E.g. I want to access 'https://ixquick.com/' using the Tor browser. Is the request for ixquick ...
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Releasing a controversial movie torrent using Tor Network for security

I live in a dictatorship and use the Tor Network to get around censorship. I read that Torrenting over Tor Network is not good because of high Internet usage and it slows everything down. For a short ...
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What are the best Tor2Web anonymous gateways?

What are the best Tor2Web anonymous gateways to make Hidden Web-Services available on clearnet/standard Internet?
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Where I can find, export or download the biggest list of all .onion addresses?

Where or how I can find, export or download the biggest list of all hidden service .onion addresses?
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What is the format of .onion pseudo domain addresses?

What is the format of .onion pseudo-top-level domain addresses?
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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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Can People Scan a .onion Address For Hidden Services?

If I wanted to make a few services (like a website and imap) only available via a .onion address, can someone scan the .onion address to see all the open services that point to it? If I don't want ...
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I can't reach my own site through Tor

I'm having trouble to reach my home server through Tor: I have the Tor browser bundle and can reach all sites I normally visit. I also am able to reach my site while not proxying my traffic through ...
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Can you make Tor change servers every time I refresh a page?

I'm trying to build a bot but I need it that Tor will change servers every time I refresh the page. I could also use one if I get to manually change it using a command line. Any suggestions?
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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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What are advantages and disadvantages of Tor with respect to JonDonym?

Objectively, what are the advantages and disadvantages of Tor with respect to JonDonym (formerly known as JAP) in the sense of security and anonymity?
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Setting up Tor relay and port reachability test failed error message [closed]

Greeting earthlings, I am attempting to set up Tor relay and the only issue I am encountering is a message stating that Server Port Reachability test failed and directory port reachability test ...
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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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Не открываются *.onion сайты (Could not open *.onion sites) [closed]

Translation attempt: I installed the Vidalia bundle (Vidalia, Tor, Polipo) and am not able to load onion sites (hidden services). Why is that?
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For filtering connections to Tor with ipset, do I need to set the protocol to tcp?

I wrote a little tool to generate an ipset of all Tor nodes in order to filter connections (eg. relay all non Tor traffic through Tor). In the ipset restore file, do I need to specify a protocol or ...
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Is there any relation betwwen Tor and Distributed/Parallel processing?

Hi i am a software engineering student and in my parallel processisng class, i had to choose between a number of subjects to do a study on, i picked up Tor and i found a lot of material about it, but ...
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Which provides better security/anonimity: .onion or https?

Some websites have clearnet https and .onion versions, but not both. What are the pros and cons of using each option (assuming they are both accessed over Tor it is important that the data not be read ...
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Security advantages of Tor over I2P

What are security advantages of tor over I2P?
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iptables rules redirect traffic to hidden service

I'm looking to setup iptables rules that redirects traffic (in this case, smtp traffic) to a hidden service on a different server. I've done this before with an OpenVPN connection, but now I want to ...
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unable to access any. onion sites [closed]

I've been unable to connect to any .onion sites for 5 days. I get onto tor okay and able to use Duck Duck Go but just can't access any .onion URLS. I've tried it on 4 different devices and two ...
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How are domain names created in the Tor network? [duplicate]

I wonder how the .onion domain names can be created? I mean, I don't assume that there is any central domain name provider. So how and where are those addresses created?
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How to configure proxy setting in Pluggable Transport Bundle?

I have tried multiple times to set a proxy for the Pluggable Transports Tor Browser Bundle but never succeeded. I attempted to set the proxy in Vidalia as HTTP/HTTPS proxy. I have also tried SOCKS5 ...
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Differences between working of Tor and onion routing

I am learning about Tor and Onion routing and I'm trying to compare both services. From the wiki link, I can see that Diffie Hellman (DH) handshake is used and when look into the “tor-design.pdf” for ...
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Is there any possibility that exit node in one of our sessions will be our own relay?

If we chose to become an exit node at the same time while routing our connections through Tor, is there a possibility that our own exit node is going to be the exit node that we just set up? (As a ...
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What is the reasoning behind keeping hidden service onion RSA keys at 1024 length?

Is the cost to performance of using larger key length not cost effective? How would it negatively impact anyone if some hosts decided to use a larger key length (i.e. Why isn't anyone free to manually ...
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When talking about a hidden service, what does it mean to have an encrypted descriptor? [closed]

What is an "encrypted descriptor?" What are the pros and cons of using one? In what version of Tor did they first become available? Are they automatically used (i.e. default)? If not, how do you ...
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Which kinds of relaying Tor servers are available as “rendezvous points” and “introduction points” for hidden services?

There appears to be several kinds of nodes (Tor instances acting as servers relaying traffic for others): Clients with Relaying disabled (Included in this list only for completion, as their IPs are ...
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Is a hidden service's onion address shared with any third parties while hosted?

If I run a hidden service would my onion address get published or become available to anyone without me telling them the actual address? Or, if not, when would my onion address' existence become ...
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How do onion addresses exactly work?

I understand that the .onion address is a public key of sorts, but not much more than that (I can vaguely guess, though). When nobody knows the IP of the .onion address, how do requests reach it? Are ...
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'Sorry. You are not using Tor' - Strange issue 72.52.91.18/19

ADD: ^^^ mmm I don't think it's the same. In that question they talk about a false negative, but judging from the results of my port-scan, and considering that more than 2 weeks passed, it looks ...