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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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Is it possible to use Ecosia in Tor and remain secure and anonymous?

I really like Ecosia and the idea of planting tres thanks to it but is it private and secure if I use it in Tor?
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Can we use Tor browser over a Tor rooter?

I have a tor router on my raspberry pi, and I listen somewhere that using the tor bundle over a router who route the trafic over tor is not secure, Is there someone that can explain more in depth why ...
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Any way to find out if my version of Tor is safe/is leaking information?

After downgrading from Tor latest version to Tor 7.5.6, I logged in to the site with Tor without issues, and the Tor kept popping up the familiar dialogue whether I wanted to allow Http canvass ...
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Computer Security issues after updates

Prior to recent unavoidable compulsory updates to the new version I have been using Tor with no problem at all. But after Tor was updated in September, whenever it is launched my antivirus protection ...
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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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Hide VPN usage - possible?

Hello is there possible to hide vpn usage? i guess they are guessing about it with open ports yes? how can i hide it on windows, I am using Express vpn and Cyber ghost
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WIN7PRO 64 bit - TOR presses running after TOR is closed - secutiy issue

When I close down the TOR browser on Windows (WIN7PRO 64bit) the TOR application leaves behind multiple running TOR processes, as well as many Firefox processes with a Task Manager Description of "...
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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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“If you want to leave the bundle on the computer, saving it to the Desktop is a good choice.” Really?

I did a fresh install ow Windows 10, and since then my desktop synchronizes with OneDrive. Is it still safe to have Tor on the desktop? Should I do something like disabling OneDrive every time I use ...
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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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Alternative to Tortilla in Windows 7

Tortilla is nice project ; However, it is in Beta version and looks like will stay Beta forever & it does have two main problems: =>1. Doesn't support udp protocol. =>2. Doesn't hand huge tcp ...
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why dosen't curl download?

Using Tails 3.8 stable Hi everybody I tried to use Curl from the terminal to download the gpg keys for the fedora.org site. Per thier instructions at https://labs.fedoraproject.org/en/verify This ...
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Tor Icon in browser has Red x , says dissabled, worked fine yesterday, have not changed anything

I use Tor daily. I dont have any "add on's" . I do not mess arround with the settings, except for having javascript dissabled like nearly everyone does. Tor has worked fine on my laptop for years, ...
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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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Orfox wont run but keeps closing window after few seconds

Android AGM X2 phone, with 7.1.2. I open Orfox, progress bar gets to around 20% attempting to reach Tor home page, freezes then closes. I've been using Firefox Klaar instead but I'm concerned there is ...
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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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NoScipt settings (ABE and Javascript links)

I'm curious about a few options in NoScript and how they affect Tor security. One is Enable ABE (Application Boundaries Enforcer). This is unticked by default in TAILS, but it sounds like it would ...
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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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gmail routed thru scammers, can they hook into my emails

i sent an email via gmail online in tor browser, when i checked the ip address, I saw that it was routed through a long list of 'scammers'. i am now concerned about using tor. can the various ...
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Is it safe to use Tor on Termux with default settings and Orfox?

I have installed Tor on Termux and use it with built-in bridges I got from torrc of TBB on Windows. I also extracted obfs4proxy from Orbot's apk package and configured Tor to use it. Then I installed ...
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Can Tor make P.T. the baseline, to hinder tyrannical governments?

Since obfs4 is broken to the NSA, how does using it as the minimum baseline expose the Tor Project to legal issues such as accusations of violating CALEA or hindering BULLRUN? If it’s not feasible to ...
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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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unable to open tor [duplicate]

unable to test netwok connection. keep getting messahe as follows: "Secure Connection Failed The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading. The page you are trying to view ...
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TorBrowser - cause for network activity when I wasn't loading anything? (JS disabled)

I was using TorBrowser with JS disabled. I had a network monitor up at the time and saw that TorBrowser's download speed was at about 20kb/s and upload at about 10kb/s, but as far as I could tell I ...
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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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How can I utilize a work phone for private use?

I am going to be utilizing an employer issued device soon for my work phone and personal phone to save money. The company's policy is that they own any data that is routed through the smart phone and ...
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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 (...
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How Can I Keep My Tor Relay Stable When I Need To Do A Software Update

I run a TOR relay under the name "torland" (http://torstatus.blutmagie.de/router_detail.php?FP=8d90596192e548c8c00fa9e82759f95b875dc99e). Just today, my relay became marked as a stable tor relay ...
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Why should i block Tor browsers from editing my MediaWiki powered website?

I ask this question, today. While Hardening the securities of our network and programming languages connect to my MediaWiki powered website. I kept seeing Block Tor automatically apply restrictions to ...
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very slow with tor and VPN how do i improve speed and security please? [duplicate]

Hi I have a very slow connection with tor and vpn can u suggest ways to improve both please ? after that I will do more searches paul
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How do I make sure that my Apache hosted .onion site is more secure and is very hard to trace?

I know that apache can be easily traced, so I was wondering how I could patch up some vulnerabilities so that I am not tracked.
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end to end correlation attack, traffic analysis attack on TOR

Is end to end correlation attack based on the cell sizes? If so, how? As I understand, TOR maintains the same cell size(512 bytes) for each node, so if an attack wishes to correlate the size of the ...