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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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Does running tails on a VM pose a security risk to the host machine?

I was wondering if I can use tails on a VM to browse .onion sites in a low risk manner.
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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 ...
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security on tails over usb stick

my question concern an attack with following prerequisites: 1) an home router hacked 2) tails installed on usb stick 3) the attacker has got a 0day on linux netfilter stack the attacker get in on ...
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Tails and Surveilance?

Can the ISP provider know that we are running tails? As we have bridges in tor-browser is there something like this in tails? If so then how does it work? Is there a solution to this vulnerabilty?
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Hosting Tor and Web service on separate machines security issues

I've read that it's best to host Tor and your website service on separate machines and then point your torrc file to your web host (host where website files are stored). It's quite possible that my ...
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How to secure my torrelays against hijacking (debian), bounty $50

I'm running some tor exitrelays with rsyslog off. Does this disable ALL loggin? If no how I disable ALL loggin? Next to that I want to secure those against hijacking as good as possible. So I was ...
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How do I use TOR on a Windows computer securely?

I'm asking this out of curiosity rather than practicality: If I install TOR on my Windows machine, how do I use it securely without exposing my identity? Also, what if my machine has already contacted ...
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Will the ISP/ Police knows what i'm doing on internet through Tor? [duplicate]

My internet activities was watched by Police for last 3 years, and they are still watching it now. every day i connect to internet, my internet speed comes to very slow, it should be 7 MB/s, but it ...
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Accessing remote micro-services from my Tor hidden service

I plan on creating a somewhat architecturally complex Tor hidden service (not a large monolithic PHP site as most seems to be) for education purpose, while keeping it as secure as possible (no IP ...
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Does Tor Work With Secret Agent

Does Tor Work With Secret Agent? Secret Agent can be found here. Will Tor break and/or is it a bad idea?
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how accurate is traffic analysis in this scenario

user is connecting to a website using this setup ISP - > vpn -> tor -> website An attacker is monitoring the user's internet activity from the ISP AND the attacker has control over the website. The ...
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QUESTION ON TOR ANONIMIZATION

I have the following question: I downloaded a file through Torbrowser, clicking on it I was asked to open an external sw out to Torbrowser. If i start that sw are still in anonymous mode or not?
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Somehow corrupted Tor Browser on update (Tor runs, browser bundle won't?)

A little while ago I tried to update my Tor Browser - and it told me "Tor browser will have to restart to activate the update"... etc. It was an automatic update. However, when Tor attempted to ...
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How do Linux global brokers

I have a Linux VPS. I need to go outside and I try to proxy export http_proxy="http://127.0.0.1:8123" export https_proxy="https://127.0.0.1:8123" But not all agents. I have an nginx that needs ...
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How could Tor be cracked? [closed]

I've heard that government agencies et al. have not been able to crack Tor. Why have they been unable? What would one have to do to crack Tor? Are there any Tor "stress tests"?
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Is firefox.exe in Tor Browser Bundle on Windows Unsigned?

My HIPS firewall was giving Warnings that firefox.exe in the installed i.e; extracted TOR Browser bundle was unsinged. I checked using properties of the firefox.exe and sure enough there is no ...
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How to configure Tor Browser to run securely?

A couple of months ago, I was looking at a youtube video and there were some steps to make Tor secure. For example it was suggested that the users should check that pop up windows are blocked, choose ...
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Password protecting the Tor browser

I'd like to password protect the Tor browser on my computer so that others cannot open it without a password. Is there a simple way of doing so? I am on a Mac using OSX. So far, I'm thinking the best ...
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Where can I find the new Tails 3.2 checksum?

I'm looking for the new Tails 3.2 checkums (md5, sha1, sha256, etc). It seems that there is no way to find it in its own site. Even googling it brings not much information. So there is something I'm ...