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Should i install a VPN on Tor Browser?

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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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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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 ...