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Can a router fake the communication to the next nodes on the path?

I have a theoretical question for understanding the safety of TOR: When I connect to a node A as a first router on my path and I tell him to forward a handshake message to a second node, then how do ...
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What is the difference between the fingerprint and v3ident in auth_dirs.c

auth_dirs contains a list of trusted directory authorities and consists of entrys such: "moria1 orport=9101 " "v3ident=D586D18309DED4CD6D57C18FDB97EFA96D330566 " "128.31.0.39:9131 9695 DFC3 5FFE ...
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Onion site illegal in my country. Can only visiting get me caught?

People hello, When I visit onion website that are illegal inside my country can I get caught if I have highest security setting no java no script and only browse the website? No opening anything? ...
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What makes Onion sites more safe than regular html sites?

What exactly makes an .onion site more secure than a regular html based website, except that it is "hidden" and can't be taken down easily. For a user term, am I more safe when I visit a onion site ...
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Unable to connect Tor browser inside AD client

I'm trying to connect Tor inside the corporate IT network. The workstations are connected through the proxy server and firewall. When the connection failed with 'Connection timeout' error, I tried to ...
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AntiVirus Software - Potential security risk?

I have been wondering is running an Anti-Virus Software with a Firewall brings a security risk with it while using Tor. I recently read about a free Anti-Virus software sold its Users browsing data. ...
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What is more safe - keep network connected or do connect-disconnect

If I need to go away for a while, then should I turn off cable/wifi, or to leave Tails connected? First option looks better because physically disconnected, but multiple connect-disconnect can cause ...
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Is websites/services hosted on tor network safe?

I understand that a server can run services (such as nginx) then listen to localhost, then run Tor Server to create a unique tor address and accept traffic from other Tor Servers into it. My question ...
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Is watching a video less anonymous?

To my understanding of tor security, it works best if all users send short, equal-sized packets (requests, responses) into the tor network. I'm wondering if I'm watching some video which takes quite ...
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Does my ISP know if I upload files to a specific site when im using tor/whonix? Can it track all the traffic?

As in the title. I want to know If my ISP can see all the traffic if Its a brand new computer with no cookies and previous activities, using linux and a virtual machine - whonix and tor.
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Can we trust those who control the directory nodes of Tor?

(I feel insecure in my country after the relays I've been using turned out to be state-compromised. Now I'm starting to doubt the integrity of the directory nodes.) Qu: How do we know for sure that ...
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using autentication with torsocks --address

On Linux, I noticed I can run torsocks by specifying --address so that it connects to another computer and use that computer's tor connection, e.g downloading a file over tor: torsocks --address my....
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Tor app. through Google Play

I downloaded the Tor browser app. through Google play, is the app. safe and anonymous even though it's downloaded through Google?
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Does connecting to a normal website using tor work the same way as connecting to a hidden website?

When you connect to a normal website using tor, is the process of connecting to it the same as when you connect to a hidden website? First you connect to the entry node, then middle node then exit ...
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Is there guarantee of privacy to buy onion hosting?

I see many people owning a onion site uses his own server (maybe just place the server in his home?) But traditionally for a regular non-onion site we usually buy hosting. Can I buy hosting for a ...
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Is Tor completely anonymous?

I saw that tor has three layers of encryptions and, plus a VPN I set myself on my computer. How can someone trace back to my real IP? Is this completely anonymous?
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How did the FBI find the IP address of the Freedom Hosting servers?

The FBI took over the Freedom Hosting servers, which were located in France, and arrested the guy (Eric Eoin Marques) running Freedom Hosting. They then proceed to serve malware to anyone who ...
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File Quarantined by Anti-Virus Software from the Latest Upgrade of Tor Browser

I upgraded to the lastest version of Tor browser 9.0, and my antivirus software 360 Safeguard reported the file nssdbm3.dll being infected by trojan win32/Trojan.7be Could anybody tell me if this is ...
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TOR questions and concerns

1) ISPs request bridges and blacklist them, that means obfs4 connections could be listed as Tor, does that mean the ISP is able to see the obfs4 IP and connect your activities to Tor just like ...
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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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snap and apt usage to install the tor browser bundle?

Not to put too fine a point on it, but neither snap nor apt are suitable for installing current versions of the tor browser? I see the downloads are available directly from the tor site.
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During installation of the Tor browser a unique asymmetric key pair is created and stored. Is this stored on the HDD/SSD and used repeatedly?

I would like to know where the unique asymmetric key pair is stored following installation of the Tor browser. Is it stored in the HDD/SSD and used repeatedly or in RAM and changed for each browsing ...
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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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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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Tor public key Provided object is too large

I try to import Tor browser public key like this gpg --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys 0x4E2C6E8793298290 but I get error pubring.kbx': Provided object is too large I use debian ...
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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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setting the security slider to medium

It says that setting the security slider of the torbrowser to medium disables the function which is dangerous. I would like to know what features are considered dangerous and why. And if I set the ...
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Why guard and exit nodes are allowed to be from same country?

If one's connection is corrupted when your guard and exit node is the same person (that can then analyze your traffic and based on that figure out your IP), why does Tor allow them to be from the same ...
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Why is "Block dangerous and deceptive content" not active?

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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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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Bookmark Removal

I am on Windows 10 with TBB version 8.0.8. I extracted the bundle to my desktop and used it form there for some time (Computer A). Of note, I created some bookmarks. I then moved the TBB folder to a ...
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Is it safe to have Java installed in my computer if I'm using the Tor browser?

Could Java somehow identify me? Should I uninstall Java from my computer if I want to use the Tor browser anonymously?
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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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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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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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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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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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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? [closed]

How do I enable Java Script in Tor?

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