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Hacking Tor through RAM

Is it possible to identify the middle router by extracting data from the RAM of the exit router?
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Data saved in Onion Routers

I’m an aspiring writer, working on a spy-thriller novel with Tor as part of the plot. Is it hypothetically possible to hack an individual Onion Router to discover the location of the previous router? ...
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A server behind a physical Tor gateway to hide its location

Is is technically possible to run a server, that is accessible only through Tor via SSH, and be able to hide its physical location from an adversary who happens to gain a root access? In my world-...
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How to learn Kali anonymously? [closed]

I want to learn Kali, but wanna do this anonymously ? I want to register on vulnhub and learn Kali solving the CTF, but in same time I want to remain anonymous to vulnhub, in Kali and while ...
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security problem?

I have two versions of TOR on my PC. If I use the one that has security settings at medium - so I can log in here for example - I am getting a continual stream of something from this site: www.cyber-...
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Do physical security keys work with tor (specifically google products)

So I've recently been considering buying a physical security key (specifically this one) and was wondering if I could get it to work with tor seeing as the google support article on physical keys for ...
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Extra security for private forum posts

I'm a complete newby to anything like Tor so please excuse if this is an ignorant question. We're looking for a way to have a private forum that members can't copy and paste, take screenshots of or ...
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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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SSL between onion and web server

I have seen recommendations to run the hidden service and the web server on different servers. I currently have the hidden service running in a second vm than the nginx server which points to an ...
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NoScript settings by default have Allow Scripts Globally (dangerous) ticked [duplicate]

I noticed that on occasion my browser has this opened by default when opening Tor Browser bundle and wont allow the appearance tag to work when I select options, but instead doesn't show any. In some ...
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Attackers this ways tryed deanonimyze my TOR onion site and get private informations.How to protect our self using system isolation? [closed]

In this forum many user talk about virtualbox,vmware, to isolate the server from the system.And Protecting Hidden services .onion private key from your host its better to store outside from that ...
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Using Paypal with Tor---Ooopsy!

I made the mistake of trying to pay for a VPN service with Paypal while using Tor browser. Paypal said the transaction had gone through. But my bank statement said otherwise. I haven't validated the ...
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Why do entry nodes not know the originator?

I stumbled upon the following text in the article about onion routing on Wikipedia: In this example onion, the source of the data sends the onion to Router A, which removes a layer of encryption ...
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HiddenServiceAuthorizeClient: Difference between 'basic' and 'stealth'? [duplicate]

http://expyuzz4wqqyqhjn.onion/docs/tor-manual.html#HiddenServiceAuthorizeClient The auth-type can either be 'basic' for a general-purpose authorization protocol or 'stealth' for a less scalable ...
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What is more secure: Tails or Subgraph? [closed]

What is more secure: Tails or Subgraph? (Subgraph has a live CD/USB option making it like Tails)
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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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Does Tor prevent people from finding the sites you visited before dowloading Tor, or does it only block your history after downloading Tor?

The title is my question--does Tor block access to your internet browsing history before you download Tor, or does it block access to your internet use after downloading Tor?
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Does all bridge users have the same encryption key?

When I connect to a bridge is my encryption key the same as the encryption key for all other users to the same bridge or does the encryption key differ from one user to another for that same bridge? ...
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cant see the https\\ when trying to open tor market places such as dream market? [closed]

Apologies to all, I'm a complete novice.. From what i have read and my understanding is that one must see the https\ before the name of the website to know it was totally "safe" or.... "secure" would ...
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High Security Settings for All sites

What is the main disadvantage(s) of using High security settings as default/all the time if you are mainly using Tor for reading purposes only.(Mostly texts) Mainly the issue I only see is font ...
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Attacks from client-side, & server protections

Just as a hypothetical attack, assume Eve is using TOR. But Eve wishes to take control of the TOR nodes, and so injects a malicious package into the packets she sends to her TOR relay that takes over ...
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How does the Tor Circuit Map works?

I always wondered how Tor knows all the nodes in the connection path when the Tor Browser connects to a server. I though that the idea behind the onion routing was to hide nodes from each other, so ...
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Does tor hide traffic from DNS servers? [duplicate]

I am wondering if when using Tor my requests are hidden from my DNS servers. For example, I have set up my computer to use google's IPv6 DNS servers, does google see the domains I am accessing? I am ...
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Hiding Tails on USB drive

How can I hide the Tails software on my USB stick ? I have no idea to do so. I use it, but I'm no developper.
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Setting a usa IP address TAILS/ TOR [duplicate]

I need to set TAILS/ TOR to an IP address that resides in the USA. I do not know how to do this. Thank you!
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Difference of Tor Browser and Firefox version

When using Tor Browser I see that the Tor Browser and Firefox versions differ. The current version of Tor Browser (based on firefox) is 45.7.0 The current version of Firefox is 51.0.1 Why doesn't ...
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THE AUTHENTIC TOR? [duplicate]

Could there be such a thing as an "imposter" Tor? Could anyone mistakenly download an "imposter" version of Tor? Thank you, Tomadeus
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Tails and OnionShare

Tails 2.10 includes the OnionShare software for the first time. While experimenting with OnionShare I discovered that I could share files on my desktop. That surprised me. TorBrowser was hardened so ...
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Infected tails dvd

if a RAT hits my computer and it is NOT the kind that can write to firmware, and I am using my tor tails livecd, and I have no HDD installed on the computer, can this kind of (non-firmware writing) ...
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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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Can the tor initial client to relay or bridge connection be MITM attacked?

I am not an expert in Wireshark but I was looking at some packets through Wireshark. I noticed that when using a relay that the connection to the directory authority the first few TCP packets such as ...
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Does running a relay expose my IP and make me vulnerable to attacks?

I'm running a non exit relay, but I am slightly concerned. My relay information is listed on the Atlas, along with my IP Address. Is this safe? Doesn't it make me an easy target for getting ddosed?
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Does Tor address the excessivity of cookies websites post on the browser?

I have not found anything anywhere that addresses the excessivity of cookies, including Third Party cookies, that are presently being posted by websites into connecting browsers. This is primarily ...
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TAILS - LIVECD & RATs

If i have a RAT on my computer, obviously, they have control over the computer when I am in win 10 os, for ie. But what about if after the RAT has infected the host os, I use a LIVECD. QUESTION: When ...
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How often should the bridges list that is downloaded be replaced? [duplicate]

Are they changed, and is there a recommended time to change them?
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Running a Tor relay and make it secure

I was considering about running a relay to help the Tor community. But I was wondering what's happening if someone using the Tor network to access illegal websites (such as pedophile websites). Do I ...
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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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Tor's encryption confusion and client to first node encryption

From what I've read the onion routing process goes like this: The client encrypts its traffic to the destination server and sends it to the first node (encrypted); The fird node encrypts it again and ...
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Unknown Connections In Netstat

I have not ran TOR since turning on my computer hours ago. I occasionally netstat my CPU to make sure there is no unknown connections/phoning home/root kits. I ran the following command: sudo ...
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is it safe to browse in other browser while using TOR browser? [duplicate]

I'm a new user so I wanted to confirm if browsing simultaneously on some other browser will affect my security .
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how I use tor on windows phone?

since the wifi that I am using does not allow me even to connect to my vpn, the only way that I have to visit facebook etc. is surfing with Tor browser, as I do on my laptop. Is there a way to use the ...
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Why is the "administrator" password not saved in Tails?

I can use any password to be administrator for each particular session [as long as I type it twice], at Tails boot. That seems like a g a p i n g security hole if an adversary were to get/have access ...
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Can I prevent Tor from building single-hop circuits?

Despite the manual's declared defaults [below], Onion Circuits shows single hop circuits being "Built" by Tor. So I have edited my torrc to specifically include ExcludeSingleHopRelays 1 and ...
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Is there any vulnerabilities when using socks with tails?

In the tor manual under socks port it states “The SOCKS protocol is unencrypted and (as we use it) unauthenticated” Does the socks protocol used in the loop back interface only or does the Socks ...
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What is the purpose of the nat ipables rules in Tails netfilter?

I had a look at the iptables rules from Tails OS Briefly speaking, what is the purpose of the lan iptables rules? Chain lan (3 references) target prot opt source destination ...
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Can I sent ip and port combination when I connect to the tor network?

I would like to set my source port when I connect to the tor network. I know that the destination port is set irrespectively if you use a bridge or node to connect for out bound traffic. I would like ...
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ZeroDay exploits and how do we stay safe from them

Tor is a browser that guarantees anonymity if used properly. But today I stumbled upon a piece of code which is claimed to be a Zero day exploit for Tor browser. It can be located by the following ...
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Yandex claims there's a virus [duplicate]

:-) When trying to open my Yandex account it won't let me open the site. It says: "403 Access to our service has been temporarily blocked. Your computer may be infected with a virus, which is sending ...
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Some sites seem to disable the protection by themselves, how can I prevent that?

When I visit some specific sites e.g. www.youtube.com or https://www.vliegtickets.nl, two things happen: The menu item for 'temporarily allow all this page' disappears The HTTPS connection is marked ...
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After Downloading and Installing Tor My E-Mail Program is Drastically Slow

After Downloading and Installing Tor My E-Mail Program is Drastically Slow ... I am using Windows - 7 and Outlook 2013. Earthlink.net is my e-mail server. Prior to downloading and installing TOR, my ...
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