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Is (provider rotating) DNSCrypt inside Whonix superior privacy-wise to defaulting to Tor exit nodes' DNS?

I use Whonix. I am interested in making clearnet traffic as private from third parties other than the sites I visit, as possible. This not only includes the NSA, but also third-party DNS providers ...
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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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Tor Browser Security

Immediately after downloading the Tor browser I went to the options page and saw that the 'Block dangerous and deceptive content' box under 'Deceptive Content and Dangerous Software Protection' was ...
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Building an Apparmor Profile

I generated an apparmor profile for the tor binary that comes bundled in Ricochet: # Last Modified: Sun Apr 2 2017 #include <tunables/global> /ricochet/*-ricochet/tor { #include <...
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What purpose does congestion control achieve, and how does it work?

I am trying to understand exactly how the different solutions for the congestion control mechanism work and what purpose they achieve. With "the solutions" I mean the circuit level throttling and the ...
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sudden change in port number of closest relay when changed to pasing traffic of Firefox through Tor network

I understand to obtain the complete successful results out of Tor, is it mandatory to use Tor browser bundle. But sometimes, for a general user, Firefox is much tempting to use for many reasons as a ...
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Multiple outgoing connections from Tor browser

I see a lot of unknown outgoing connections from tor.exe to different IP addresses (about 6-7) every time Tor browser first connects to Internet after its installing. Only Tor entry guard remains with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hacking Tor in my spy/thriller novel

Question: What are plausible circumstances in which one could hack an individual Onion Router to discover the location of the previous router? Reason: I’m an aspiring writer, working on a spy-...
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Does running multiple Tor instances with multiple exit nodes this way really compromise Tor security?

I have followed steps in this article and could successfully run two tor instances with different exit nodes (IPs duplicate if more than 2 nodes are used) and checked Tor status using following sites ...
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Tails/Tor Browser not connecting to the internet

I have been using Tails successfully for a little while now. However, once I removed the HDD from my computer and then tried using Tails, the Tor Browser would not connect to the internet. THe onion ...
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How can I set the firewall rules on Iptables without them getting deleted?

I am sending command line commands to the Iptables. Once I set these rules I connect to my router. on connecting all the rules I just add is removed and only the original firewall rules that tails has ...
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How to close tails firewall port?

I need to closing two or more open firewall ports in tails. How can I send the command to do this?
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XSS errors with recent update

I have been using Tor for about a year now and been happy with the project, at least until the last update 5.5.4, which is behaving oddly. :(( One site I used to visit often was mail.com, where I ...
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Why is video/mp4 and video/webm blocked by noscript in TBB?

Is it safe to disable the default blocking? Why was it added/turned on? Having to click 'temporary allow' and sit through a page reload every time I want to watch a video or load one when scrolling ...
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Am using Tor now w/a VPN. How did MSN pinpoint my location? Screenshot

What is going on? Am using Tor Browser along with "Strong VPN." Just signed out of my Hotmail which, at first, showed U.K. stories on its homepage. But now that I'm about to sign back in, my real ...
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Is it safe to run Avast with Tor

Is it safe to run Avast with Tor? I currently use Avast, but I've understood that Avast, as other anti-virus programs, send and log a lot of data about any browser that is being used. Are there some ...
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Hidden service private key chain

Can a certificate chain be used for a hidden service's private key? It would be nice to be able to periodically re-sign a public key and upload it to the host. This would mean that in the case of the ...
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Reason behind “clearnet warning” when posting URL links on onion websites

When browsing onion websites e.g. discussion forums, quite regularly I will encounter links to clearnet http/https addresses along with an explicit Clearnet Warning along with the URL. What is ...
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Tor time-size attack

What makes it impossible for spying agencies to track whom the user is communicating to by guessing to which packet coming in corresponds a packet going out, based on the very small difference in time ...
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Do secure channels provide a good means for asking bridges in order to stay annonymous

After going through this post Do utilization of bridges and/or Pluggable Transports bridges hinder anonymity? I ask is there any secure communication channel through which we can receive bridges as ...
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Security leak in TBB 3.6.2! Leaking information about installed fonts

No matter what I do, what add-on I installed up to now. On chrome://stopfingerprinting/content/common/options.html my TBB 3.6.2 reveals exactly what fonts I've installed, making me obviously ...
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OpenSSL ROP hack/backdoor(OBVIOUS)/bug

Is the ROP hack/BACKDOOR(obvious)/bug in OpenSSL -coded form OpenSSL member/programer Andy Polyakov- still a problem in Tor code?
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Can a onion domain I register be discovered if I don't make it public?

This tutorial teaches how to register a hidden service and point it to a server's SSH port, so that we can keep this port closed on the open Internet and acess it from inside Tor network. Of course ...
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How Do I Wipe Tails Free Space?

Can Tails get a virus? I was and still am using tails. After I visited a bitcoin site, I got a message that looked like it came from Tails saying you need to wipe your tails USB flash drive's free ...
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Windows update/fix ad while using TOR on youtube

I was using TOR yesterday (July 21, 2019) and received one of those ads right over the music video I was watching on youtube. This ad definitely looked like a scam - it would probably have downloaded ...
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Cash from the dark net?

Are any of these credit card sites and cash sites real? I'd love to know some of them because I've been scrolling through websites and all I see is scam scam
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How to enter improperly configured/java script dependent websites without sacrificing a privacy?

I noticed warning, when entering some websites, losely it says this: "website owner configured website imrpoperly, continue for your own risk"... What if i need to enter some website, but i get this ...
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TOR crashed and left other USB thumb drive encrypted

I was browsing with TOR and I had a second USB drive plugged into the computer, I have previously saved data to that drive in other sessions but I did not write anything to the second USB during the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?