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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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Can't launch hardend browser with Grsecurity

Can somebody explain to me, what's up with tor-browser-hardened and Grsecurity? I can't launch hardened browser on Grsecurity hardened kernel. Even after applying paxctl -cpemrxs to Browser/firefox ...
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How to verify that my ISP is not running a fake tor subnetwork

It seems very easy for my ISP to firewall all tor nodes and redirect all connection to a fake tor node or network of fake tor nodes. How can I make sure it is not the case?
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Routing Bittorrent through a Tor relay…

I am running a non-exit Tor relay on my Windows 10 machine. I have the ORPort as 443, while the SocksPort and ControlPort are 9050 and 9051, respectively. I devote 800 Kbps average, and 950 Kbps to ...
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Getting XML parsing error in tor. Is my tor compromised?

while browsing a website using tor i got the error as shown in image. I was shocked because error shows my name and path in my system. Is the above error something to be worried about or is it ...
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Addon/plugin “Unplug”, is it safe? [duplicate]

I tried the add-on named "Unplug", it works fine. But is it safe to use the "Unplug" add-on within Tor to catch streaming ? Thanks.
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Can this anonymous email be traced back to me?

I used TOR browser and guerillamail to send an email anonymously (or so I think). Is there any way this can come back to me? I used my own laptop on my home wifi network. I just opened Tor, did some ...
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Root access in Tor 6,0.5?

25/9/2016 Bonjour tout le monde, While launching Tor 6,05 as standard user, I check the connexions and noticed these lines : tcp 0 0 localhost:58186 localhost:ipp ...
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More information on how Tor works [closed]

How do I know Tor is working on my device? Is there any way I can know that my whatsapp is routed via Tor?
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Anonymity considerations of HTTP referer field [duplicate]

I was just reading about security risks associated with the referrer field and the ticket generated on Tor to probably disable it for anonymity. But I don't really understand the security risks. I ...
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Is it safe to use Tor with Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit?

I have Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit on my system. Is it safe to use it with Tor?
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Additional Tor security at the client's network perimeter

I have been studying Tor and its related security issues recently, and have some questions. Aren't the most effective recent attacks on Tor, actually attacks on the browser (or plugins), rather than ...
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How to sandbox/harden tor browser bundle?

A few months ago the user Canonizing Ironize suggested: Run tor-browser-bundle with another user Create a new network namespace so the process only sees the local loopback device, create a read-...
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firefox can be fingerprinted [closed]

https://www.browserleaks.com/firefox it can be used for both fingerprinting (different users use different OS setups or different Tor versions) and exploiting software vulnerabilities because when ...
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SSL, Mixed Content

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Security/Mixed_content Mixed active content is content that has access to all or parts of the Document Object Model of the HTTPS page. This type of ...
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Is there a way to upload information to server using Tor and regular google search will find it? [closed]

Is there a way to upload information to server so there won't be a way to detect its real IP such as by using TOR. In addition, the content of it will be shown in regular browser google search? Is ...
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security checks in tor browser in the form of a capture [duplicate]

How to bypass security checks in tor browser because whenever i enter a site in the address bar of tor browser a security check appears in the form of a capture? So how can i bypass security checks in ...
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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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Why does my TOR exit node say “Unknown country”?

I read one other post similar to my question, but it does not tell me if it is SAFE to use an exit node that comes from an "Unknown country". Is it safe???
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Remove bookmarks from tor browser

I use tor browser and have some bookmarks. Now I want to remove those bookmarks completely. I already tried approach mentioned on this link. I deleted places.sqlite file but all my bookmarks are still ...
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Serious TCP Bug in Linux Systems?

https://threatpost.com/serious-tcp-bug-in-linux-systems-allows-traffic-hijacking/119804/ http://fossbytes.com/linux-distribution-hackable-serious-tcp-bug-report/ I am not clear on how this TCP news ...
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How to properly start tor service

For months I've been using: $ sudo systemctl start tor.service but I just realized we can start tor by simply typing "tor" into a terminal. What's the proper/safest way to start and stop tor.service?...
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Tails firewall rules with static IP configuration

Tails firewall rules with static IP configuration Please note that this question is in relation to the connection it self. The unencrypted part of the connection not the part of the connection that ...
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Can I permenantly remove package from Tails?

I just deployed tails on a flash drive, and were busy tweaking it. Is it possible to persistently remove some stock software packages from my copy of tails? I tried to apt-get remove them, but they ...
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Security of Tor bridges and Captcha

Tor's current CAPTCHA implementation is easily crackable through bots - whether through paid human labour or automatic algorithms with 99.8% accuracy[1]. Although the algorithm by Google is for ...
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How can I bridge Wlan to Ethernet through tor?

Hi I want to bridge WiFi to Ethernet but I want to do it more anonymous. So how can I do it with the tor network? By the way I want to use Linux for doing that. So please don't send me Windows ...
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Does tails have a penetrable firewall?

Does tails have a penetrable firewall? Currently tails firewall has a very complicated structure to it. It is difficult to say if the firewall is penetrable or not. One might think it is not when it ...
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Could Someone attack tails firmware through tails?

Could Someone attack tails firmware through tails? I have noticed that some applications on OS does not require administrative privilege. Such is the browser add-on such as the one that can be used ...
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Using Orbot to mask network traffic

I have a problem with my ISP. I recently changed to a new 'chat-only' provider, which allows only chat applications (i.e. whatsapp, messenger) to be used on his network. Is there any way to use ...
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Using VPN to hide TOR [duplicate]

I've read discussions where some people advocate starting VPN first, then TOR and other recommend start TOR, then run the VPN. Whichever way I connect, if I go to whoer.net or stilllistener.com to ...
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Suspcious IMAP traffic between my machine and a Tor entry node

I was running Wireshark and noticed that my machine sends IMAP requests to 37.187.22.131, which, according to my TorBrowser, is the entry node I'm connected to. Likewise, my machine seems to be ...
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Connection is not secure randomly occurring? [closed]

Here's a couple images of what I'm concerned about. It's directly to the left of the box where you type the website in it looks like an "i" in a circle. http://imgur.com/a/1ACrW
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Weird Message in Orbot logs?

I see something like the following line in log: WARN: Recived 404 Status Code "Not Found" from server [IP:Port] while fetching "/tor/keys/fp/[hash refrence here]" Two very intresting things come ...
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Could someone hack a tails device based on the firmware in it?

Could someone hack a tails device based on the firmware in it? I am aware that there is firmware on devices that tails can be installed on. In new laptops this firmware may connect directly to a ...
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Does tails work with Mini free Laptops

Does tails work well with mini free laptops. Are there any issues? Such as in proper shutdown. Can you boot Tails from DVD on mini free? Can you boot Tails from USB on mini free? Answer this ...

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