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The Amnesic Incognito Live System (TAILS) is a live CD/USB distribution preconfigured so that everything is safely routed through Tor and leaves no trace on the local system.

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Is running Whonix with a Windows 10 Host a bad idea?

I'm considering using either a Tails stick on my spare laptop or Whonix on my PC via Virtualbox. Only problem is, said PC is a Windows 10 system. Is it more secure to just go with the Tails plan, or ...
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ExcludeExitNodes for the Netherlands not working

Logged in as admin then used: sudo nano /etc/tor/torrc ExcludeExitNodes {us},{au},{ca},{nz},{gb},{fr},{nl} CTRL-X sudo systemctl restart tor {us},{au},{ca},{nz},{gb},{fr} does work {nl} does NOT work? ...
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Can Android see my Tor traffic? Running Tor over Tails

I was spending a lot of time investigating cryptocurrencies using Tor over Tails, mostly Wiki. When I closed browser and opened Twitter on my Android there were crypto ads all over! Bluetooth on both ...
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How do I configure my router to allow a tor connection into onionshare?

I want to onionshare a file from a pc running tails that is behind a firewall. The firewall currently forwards a couple of ports to a webserver on a different device, but blocks all others. Everything ...
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Tor SOCKS5 Not Working With Anything Other Than Tor Browser

I am running Tails OS on a live USB and am attempting to run traffic through Tor. The Tor Browser is working via the SOCKS5 proxy on 127.0.0.1:9050. When I try to run: curl --socks5-hostname localhost:...
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Using OpenBox window manger in Tails OS

Im a little new to this so I apologize if i am using it improperly but i recently installed Tails OS and i dont like the way the desktop looks so Ive been trying to use Openbox window manager within ...
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Error Connecting to Tor

Just recently installed Tails onto a USB, the first time I booted it up it seemed to connect fine. But then I restarted it and it's not working. I tried also on another laptop but still not working. ...
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Transfer file from persistent storage to android

I've tried installing Termux on my smartphone and using netcat to transfer the file but it didn't work. Is there an easier way? Or maybe I can transfer the file to an USB stick?
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TAILS: Administration password not recognized

I created a USB stick (16 GB) with Tails to run on my PC (Windows 10). My problem is that the administration password entered in the welcome screen is well understood by Tails, and the access to ...
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Tails Encrypted Persistent Storage access time

How do I find the last time a Tails Encrypted Persistent Storage was accessed? Also is it possible to find the last time Tails was started?
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How to use bridges on tails? [duplicate]

I received obsf4 bridges off of the tor site. When inserting them into the tor configuration screen when tails boots up, Tails is then stuck on "Connected to Bridge". The error that is given ...
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Tails OS on one USB drive, but save downloaded files to second USB or SD drive

If two USB drives are connected to a Windows notebook, one containing the Tails OS, are there any security loopholes or anonymity breaches by downloading files from .onion sites to the second USB ...
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Tails mobile OS for smart phones: where is it?

These two articles from March 2020 claim to have insider knowledge about Tor developing the Tails OS for use on mobile smart phones, but where actually is this product now, is it available yet? If not ...
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Which major sites block Tails and Tor visitors from creating user accounts?

This documentation discusses how networks can fingerprint a user who's using Tails OS https://tails.boum.org/doc/about/fingerprint/index.en.html There's plenty of write-ups on how Tails and Tor ...
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Can the USB drive containing Tails OS be shared with other files?

If Tails OS is installed on a USB drive, can other files of considerable size not related to Tails also be saved on the same USB drive in a separate folder, or is this not recommended? If not, why?
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Ideal computer for running Tails and Tor on Windows?

I read the system requirements for Tor and Tails, but for Windows-based x86 (64-bit) systems, what properties or hardware should someone steer away from when making a purchase that might make the ...
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Device spoofing, instead of MAC address spoofing

Besides MAC address spoofing, how can device name, device brand, and device type spoofing (randomization?) be done on a Tails (windows) system, so that WLAN hotspot hosts see different information ...
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Never using Tails and Tor from home IP address but still caught

If a system using Tails and Tor always connects to public wifi in a city far away from someone's home IP address, what are all the different ways this would backfire such that authorities still manage ...
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Is reddit blocking Tails?

Yesterday I was runnig Tails and obviously using tor. The point is that some subreddits doesn't allowed me to access, showing a 503 message. After a moment, the message appeared in general. Right now ...
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Obsf4 bridges with ipv6 support?

Where can I find obfs4 bridges with ipv6 support for Tails? This link doesn't work: https://bridges.torproject.org/options
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All onion channels show HungryTREX as first node

after upgrading to Tails 4.14, the first server in all onion channels is HungryTREX with an IP address from Toronto, Canada. This isn't looking sane, but what I do know... Many services are ...
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Is this an official download mirror?

Is this an official download mirror of the Tails? http://quantum-mirror.hu/mirrors/pub/tails/stable/ http://quantum-mirror.hu
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"Your browser is being managed by your organization" what is this message?

Is my ISP watching me? "Your browser is being managed by your organization" appeared on Tor preferences. I have taken no security measures other than what TailsOS already has. Is there any ...
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How do you edit torrc file while in TAILS?

I have been running TAILs with the TOR browser already installed in the system. When trying to access "torrc" file which is located in etc/tor it constantly refuses to allow it to be edited ...
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using proxy after tor

I'm looking to use proxychain to make a chain connection LOCAL -> Tor -> Residential Proxy -> My VPS. Could you please give me an advice how to configure the iptable to allow proxychain using ...
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how to get BitTorrent client in tails os

i know tails purpose is different but for usb live session i cant find anything better and simple than tails. is there anyway to get BitTorrent client in it like transmission and i don't mind ...
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How to use Tails/Tor with sites that need Javascript

Is it okay to set the Security setting to Safest then change the about:config settings for javascript.enabled to True and allow scripts for certain websites like Stackexchange and Reddit? I don't know ...
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Can you use TAILS on a PC with no OS?

Can I run TAILS on a PC from USB with no other operating system? Like if I factory reset a PC and didn't reinstall windows would tails work with it?
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How to install Tails on a multi partition drive

I have a USB drive that has more than one partition, and there is enough space for Tails in one of the partitions. How do I install Tails on a specific partition that's on that USB drive without ...
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How to install a newer GCC version (gcc 9.3.0) in Tails?

I am trying to run a software in Tails that needs to have gcc 9.3.0 installed to launch. If I do gcc --version I see that the currently installed version is 8.3.0. How can I install 9.3.0? I'm sure ...
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Onion circuits on tails

When I open onion circuits on tails the first column all have the same name, fingerprint, ip, is that normal?
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VPN-over-Tor in Tails. How? It always fails for me

I need VPN-over-Tor because I need to be able to access some websites that block access from Tor. As far as I know, the only other alternative is always using the unsafe browser for those websites, ...
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can’t import public pgp keys on tails

i’m trying to import public pgp keys on tails but it’s suddenly not working? i used to copy the public key into the text editor, save it as an .asc file, then double click it. a little dialog box ...
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Filesharing and anonimity

I am looking for a mainstream filesharing service that I can use with no concern about my location and connection details being leaked and logged. I don't care about data encryption or the big G or ...
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Tor browser not opening from Tails

After I have installed Tails I tried to open Tor browser from Tails but first I got the message that Tor browser was not yet ready. After I tried to open it anyway (as the option is provided) I got ...
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How to run a LOCAL webserver on tails

I am running the latest TailsOS and would like to run and access a web service locally for myself. Just opening the index.html file in the TOR browser does not work, so I need some minimal web server ...
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Tails manual upgrade persistence lost

I did a manual upgrade per the instructions on the tails website and I lost my persistence folder. I don't see any persistence folder I had my original tails on a 8gb drive and the intermediary was ...
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What encryption does Tails use for persistent storage?

I've gathered that persistent storage in Tails uses LUKS, but I can't find the specifics of the encryption, e.g. the algorithm. Most of the Tails website and other various places is scant with ...
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Browser Fingerprinting in TAILS

How concerned should I be about fingerprinting of my browser in TAILS? I am not sure what I can do. How can I minimize the risks of browser fingerprinting?
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Most Secure Connection

While there is a lot of issues concerning secure, private and anonymous Internet usage, there is little that focuses upon all the various parameters which may have a direct or even indirect bearing ...
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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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Who could read the MAC when using TAILS at home?

On my first attempt with tails, my home router failed to provide an IP address via DHCP because TAILS randomized the MAC. In my further attempts I disabled the MAC randomization feature, wondering: ...
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Was it a fatal mistake to use wget in tails?

Using tor browser in tails I had a problem downloading some file. So I used (as a kind of habit) wget to download the file (which succeeded). Only after that I noticed that wget might have revealed by ...
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Running Tails on windows

so I downloaded tails onto a flash drive successfully(so I think), but then when I went to go run it on my computer, it doesn't show up. It's just my normal start screen and sign in to my computer. ...
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have instructions on installing Tails via Mojave -- what about Catalina?

ought I follow the instructions given or would I need to anything differently? currently using macOS 10.15.1, i.e. the latest version of Catalina.
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Is banking safer with tails and its unsafe browser, than with a debian live CD?

The Tails live CD is meant for anonymity but might its security features make it a safer way to do your online banking, shopping and bitcoin shopping using its "unsafe browser", compared to a regular ...
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I am new on Tor I need help with traces

I am new to Tor. I don't know if Tor saves my cache, cookies or any kind of data locally on my PC. I don't want to use Tails OS as it takes long to boot. I know that I can delete cookies and all ...
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How to download kismet for Tails OS?

Is it safe to download Kismet for Tails OS? If so, how do you store that software considering everytime you close Tails it wipes everything clean for the next time you boot up?
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How do I configure Raspbian to work like TAILS?

As there isn't a Tor Browser Bundle or TAILS version packaged for the Raspberry Pi, I would like to setup a standard Raspbian install to work as closely as possible to, if not exactly like TAILS. So ...
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USB 3.0/3.1 faster than 2.0 for Tails?

Are newer USB generations (3.0,3.1) faster than USB 2.0 when running Tails? Or will they be nearly the same? Note, I am not asking about Persistent Storage read/write speed, but the actual OS run ...
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