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Information about network security

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I have a few questions regarding the data of Tor [closed]

What data does TOR use? How does TOR transform this data? What are some data privacy concerns of TOR?
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Orbot shut down! In logs said “Definitely notthe fbi” What does that mean?

My Orbot App Stopped is Bootleg even though it was 100%. After it shit down it said " Definitely Not The Fbi" What Does this mean? Im assuming a warning. I Shut the process down. Cleared data and cut ...
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How does Tor protects from the list of Digital Finger Print

I have heard that Tor protects users from sites that try to fingerprint browsing history with its integration of NoScript. But it's not completely secure as some researchers claims. Does Tor really ...
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How do I use tor network to access my email account

Is there anyway to use tor network to securely access me email accounts like with onion? I use tor browser to access my email account and sent my self an email to another email service and it showed ...
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Can't access NoScript from browser page

Tor Browser 8.5a10 NoScript 10.2.4 MacOS 10.13.6 (High Sierra) The NoScript menu is missing from the address bar, so I cannot allow/disallow scripts on the web page that I am currently on. I can ...
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Another tor version, noscript is still OFF by default!

Is there any way to fix this? Every time I start tor browser I have to go to the settings and untick all 8 boxes from the default settings. It's a waste of time, and shouldn't be necessary for a ...
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Is this what I need?

I tried to make an overseas payment using my Debit Card and it wouldn't go through. The error said "Did not pass gateway filter". My question is, is Tor what I need to bypass this filter? I have ...
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How to check for Spectre vulnerabilities and similar threats for my relay to be secure?

Setup I'm running my new (2 days old) relay using: my own dedicated server Dell T20 with hardware: CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 @ 3.20GHz (Haswell) RAM: 32 GB DDR3 ECC NET: overall maximum bandwidth ...
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Android messaging no longer works for me in Tor

I have used messages.android.com on Tor for a long time. Recently though after navigating to the website, a permission request popped up. Having never seen it before, I declined the permission. From ...
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How do I load Tor-Browser with Wayland?

Firefox functions in Fedora/CentOS with Wayland, Tor-Browser should too. No Xorg necessary. How do I launch Tor-Browser under Wayland? Thank you!
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Help with Tails signing key verification

Please help me verify the Tails signing key. Without having access to the web of trust, I'm trying to collect fingerprint data from multiple sources to be more certain that I've downloaded the ...
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Should i install a VPN on Tor Browser? [duplicate]

Is it safe to use Tor without a VPN? Or Should i install a VPN?
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Personal Info, please help?

What are the chances or probability that a number of Tor exit nodes actively log all packet traffic or actively use ssl-stripping scripts? After putting some confidential personal info on a website ...
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Despite your own stupidity, how can Tor Browser fail?

Assuming there are no mistakes done on your own side, (how) can Tor Browser still fail? Is it really possible you get connected to three relays that are in the hands of someone bad? Are there any ...
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public computer for many users to purchase online using credit cards

We have a computer that people use. It stays on for the day and is used to purchase with credit cards. We do not want any data cached that the next person could use (steal). Is TOR the right browser ...
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NoScript Settings Don't Persist On Browser Restart

Every time I launch the browser the default settings reset to allow everything which is the same as Trusted settings for all new website. This is incredibly annoying since I need to change them after ...
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can tor hide my internet usage

my housemate and I share an internet mesh of 2 tplink Deco M9 Plus and he is able to see the sites I visit through the router on his phone. Does tor stop this or can the sites I visit still be seen. ...
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TOR and SOCKS5 exposing my container?

I have created a container and installed and ran tor client, in order to direct connections anonymously through SOCKS5 proxy. I have a firewall that permits inbound connections from a very specific ...
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Does suspending TAILS then removing the USB drive increase security?

Let's suppose my goal is to prevent someone from tampering with my TAILS session while I'm absent from my laptop, and let's suppose that shutting down every time I go for a walk isn't an option. The ...
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Is a Tor Download anonymos when pausing and resuming it?

I recently downloaded a file through Tor Browser. The download speed was, let's say 0.5 MB/s. After pausing and resuming the download, the speed jumped up to 3MB/s. So I am wondering if the ...
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Brave Browser's Bundled Tor reveals browser through search, is this a privacy issue?

Description When using private window Tor mode I was surprised to see that Brave passes a browser identifier in the url of the search. It seems having &t=brave in the url makes identifying the ...
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Does tor keep in save on nodes secret keys?

Does tor keep in save on nodes secret keys ? And if so, where? Is it possible to physically access the nodes and find secret keys and decrypt the message in this way? It's about the sender and the ...
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Since the recent update I cannot connect to Tor

Today I went onto Tor and clicked on the green arrow on the upper right corner that said to relaunch Tor. I'm assuming this is an update that I needed to apply. I waited a few seconds for Tor to ...
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What is tor control port default password?

I was trying to connect to tor through nyx; I have seen there is a commented out line of HashedControlPassword 16:872860B76453A77D60CA2BB8C1A7042072093276A3D701AD684053EC4C I am just curious to ...
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Change socksport and listen address?

Is it possible to change TorAddress and TorPort when using apt-transport-tor? I'm trying to use socksports listening on another machine on my network.
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can one tab “look” at it's nighbor tab and 'read' its data?

I am on Linux. I use Tor mainly to browse on high(er) risk sites, like torrents and such. Would it be safe to run my gmail account on one tab (of Tor) and on the other tab, to get into a "risky ...
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What are the best practices for securing my self-hosted tor server

I recently installed a tor server to host to my clients. Now I'm thinking how should I secure these incoming connections. Has anyone else started self-hosting a tor server know how to begin to secure ...
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DNS over HTTPS and Tor

Mozilla Firefox has added the ability to use Trusted Recursive Resolver within Firefox. This means that it's now possible to route DNS queries over HTTPS without additional software. It was included ...
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Does deanonymization only affect the current session?

Say I'm using Tor, and I make an error by, for example, logging into an account on a website. Will this deanonymization only affect my current session, since I can just restart my browser and get a ...
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How save is Tor and there relays?

What if i run a relay and a person downloads illegal content? Example: Like child porn that goes past my relay? In general speaking i am just as bad as the person that downloads such content. So even ...
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How do I enable java script on Tor?

How do I enable Java Script in Tor?
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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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Is Tor network traceable

I am curious how I can rely on Tor network in terms of traceability. I am looking for really professional who can say if my Tor communication is secure, if a Tor exit node is detectable or traceable....
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It it safe to use Tor in Windows safe-mode with networking?

Is it even safer to use Tor in Windows safe-mode with networking than using Tor in Windows normal mode..
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Does Tor Browser allow non-Tor content (http/https) on .onion sites?

Does Tor Browser allow non-Tor content (http/https) on .onion sites? Suppose I visit somesite.onion and it has .css or .js or image with source from usual http/https site. Will it load it? Or ...
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Accessing deep web with virtual machine on Windows

I'm using Windows 10 on my PC. I have installed VMWare on it and I'm running Solus Linux in live mode. Is it safe or I have to install linux completely for further security?
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Tor and Folder Lock

I'm writing a novel, and one of my characters is into some illegal activities on the web. He's ultra-paranoid about security, so uses Tor...but he doesn't want anyone who might snoop in his computer ...
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Why is it when i go to .onion sites that I'm told that my connection is not secure or encrytped?

Okay so I'm fairly new to actually using Tor, but I have known about it for years. I have read many things on how to stay secure and anonymous while on Tor. I also have the Tor browser security ...
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Is it safe to use Nipe with a Raspberry Pi?

I'm not a Perl coder and hoped Tor users (more familiar with proper tor application and usage) could weigh in on the implementation and overall usage of such a tool. Would anyone recommend against ...
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Rekeying a Tor circuit

Is it possible to rekey a connection between a Tor client and a relay? By rekey I mean perform the usual x25519 key exchange to change the session key on the fly, without tearing the circuit down.
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Missing History

Most of us know of Tor V2 addresses (16 characters) and Tor V3 addresses (56 characters). What about Tor V1 addresses? What was its specification or why wasn't it used much or at all? Example: ...
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Best set-up to navigate the dark web anonymously

OK so I'm fairly new but a very fast learner and I investigate everything before I jump and do something. So my questions is this: What's the best set-up? I have a Mac and was thinking of just ...
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How does Tor pass the router?

Here's the story. When I run Tor software, in theory my computer becomes a relay, so user x sends some data to my computer and my computer passes that data to user y and vice versa. This is ...
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RSA keys explanations

I am currently reading the Tor Spec (and other Tor-related technical documents) and have some questions about RSA keys. I can't understand why the "connection key" is used to establish the TLS ...
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TorButton Security settings: Define custom level

Is there a way to define a custom level in the security settings? For example I'd like to use the "safer" preset but allow Javascript on HTTP. The reason is that I use a separate JS blocker which ...
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Why did Ross Ulbricht only use public WiFi?

So I was curious. I was reading up on the dark net market the silk road and it mentioned that the “owner” always used Tor through public wifi. Is there any particular benefit from doing that, or was ...
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is it safe to rename firefox.exe?

OK so I am using some program that acts like a big bag of whatever you put inside it, pinned to a taskbar, so you can access tons of different programs that you put inside it (.exes) from right ...
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Has my Facebook Account been hacked when using Tor?

I use the Tor Browser to access the internet, but when I log into my Facebook account it has been locked and shows a security message from Facebook informing me that someone has tried to log into my ...
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Tor Onions active on Tail , does Electrum use that proxy?

When I open onion relay on Tails , and then open Electrum Wallet on LiveCD Tails Does that Electrum connected with Tor proxy/network? Hope some users would help me to explain this things
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Hosting Site as Hidden Service

Is it advisable to host a very lightweight (less than 300 KiB per page, including all images, stylesheets etc.) general purpose site as a hidden service? I do not expect there to be many users (...