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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Socks version 22 not recognized. (Tor is not an http proxy.)

Hello everyone. i have a simple question i am using a tor client to connect programmatically to tor via Socks4a. Everything run smoothly but when i tried to add ssl-tls to connect to localhost i got ...
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Prevent traffic correlation/timing attack

When running a hidden service, should the operator run own entry guard? Logic be that if the entry guard run by operator, no possible way for traffic correlation by malicious people. Traffic ...
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asstr.org being redirected (hijacked) to russian website awe-kyle.ru over TOR?

When using a tor browser to connect to asstr.org an unexpected message shows in the browser: Come visit us at https://www.asstr.org/ to read this story and hundreds of thousands of other works! ...
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Is it save to use Bitcoin over Tor?

Is it safe to make payments with BTC etc. over Tor? Is it safe to use web wallets (https)? Is it safe to use desktop wallets (Electrum)? Could exit node operators steal my login credentials or my ...
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Is the default low security level dangerous? [duplicate]

The default level is set to low which ensures compatibility with most sites and technology but is it dangerous for security and/or for anonymity?
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Should my orport be public facing?

I port scanned my VPS (tor relay) and noticed both port 9001 and 9030 are public facing; accessible to the entire internet. Is this normal? How might a malicious actor interact with these ports? Could ...
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Is it in this case still safe to use Tor

My Macbook Air is to old to use the newer versions of Tor. Is it in this case still safe to use the older Tor version, or do I really have to buy a new computer to use Tor safely?
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NoScript has disabled Ublock's scripts

For some time now NoScript has disabled all Ublock's scripts. I have not this problem on Firefox. The scripts only work when I put Tor on low level of security. Can I put it on high level and do this: ...
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Your connection is not secure should I add exception

For some time I have been using a site with no problems, as of yesterday I get this: Your connection is not secure The owner of website.net has configured their website improperly. To protect your ...
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Ddos attack on router

Will running Tor help defend against a ddos attack on my router? Will Tor help hide my IP address and keep me online during a ddos attack?
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Malware detection when installing tor browser

maybe its wrong here, if so, i´m sorry. I tried to install the very first time tor browser for windows german version: torbrowser-install-7.0.4_de from your website https://www.torproject.org/projects/...
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How can one avoid Tor correlation attacks?

People usually recommend either using a VPN or hosting an entry or exit node in a remote server. But what about proxies and bridges, for example? And are there any other way to avoid correlation ...
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typical way to run tails virtualized on ubuntu?

To run on Ubuntu just use KVM to run tails? If you are a bit lazy like me, the idea to reboot your system seems inconvenient. But with the help of QEMU there is an easy to use alternative ...
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Does facebook's hidden service url mean that collisions are feasible?

https://facebookcorewwwi.onion/ The idea is that the Facebook onion address connects you to Facebook's Core WWW Infrastructure - check the URL again, you'll see what we did there - and it ...
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How to enable javascript in tor browser 7.0.2 [closed]

How do i enable java script on tor browser 7.0.2 so i can see a captcha when signing into a site? I have tried to go into content but there is no option to turn it on/off i have also tried to allow no ...
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What do ORs 'know'?

It is often said that each node 'knows' the preceding and proceding nodes. But what identification information does the node have exactly? Just the IP address? Also, as a result of what protocol does ...
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IP address and staying anonymous?

What identification information does Tor strip besides IP addresses? I realize that, by filtering through ORs, my IP address is no longer identifiable. But what other ID information, besides the data ...
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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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