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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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Persistent installation of Python and non-native packages in Tails OS

Can Python (or Anaconda) be installed and run on Tails OS? If so, how to have a persistent installation of Python/Anaconda in a Tails USB drive? I thought Tails cleanses itself of any program that is ...
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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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Using Tor with Tails and captcha prompt in yahoo site

-When I use Tor in Windows and try to login to my Yahoo account I don't get ask for captcha (find vehicles, bicycles etc...) -When I use Tor with Tails and try to login to same Yahoo account I am ...
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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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Besides MAC address, how else do public wi-fi networks identify connected hardware devices?

The list of connected WLAN clients (users) on my wi-fi only gives the following fields per user: Duration of time connected IP address MAC address Device name The last two fields are always unique ...
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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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Booting live OS (Tails) from SD Card

I get the following error while booting Tails from a micro Secure Digital (SD) Card: (initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system. On boot, my laptop Dell recognizes the micro SD ...
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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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Market Places and where to find them

Im looking for new market places. the lastone i used was deepdotweb im not sure how to finda new one and im guessing there not on google. could some1 send mea lst or lnk
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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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Trouble with decryption (tails 4.12)

I have been trying to decrypt messages with public pgp keys (all of which are imported into my key ring) and I always get an error saying “decryption failed no secret key” this is a problem as the ...
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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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reduced attack surface when using a minimal window manager for tails?

I'd like to use an alternative window manager (WM) in TAILS. Currently TAILS ships with GNOME, which is a feature-rich and (relatively) user-friendly desktop environment. The reason why the TAILS-team ...
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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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Log into an account that isn't anonymous

If I'm on Tails and I want to log into an account that I've previously logged into without Tor can I do so by avoiding anonymous accounts/activity and then just restart Tails to a new session when I ...
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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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1920x1080 resolution lost under Tails after screen change

I'm trying to figure out what can cause Tails to use a wrong resolution after changing my monitor. My Asus 24" screen worked without trouble with Tails in 1920x1080 mode. I replaced it with a Samsung ...
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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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Tor usage in North Korea as a foreigner

I'd like to ask your opinion on whether it's a good idea or not to use the TAILS operating system (which comes with Tor buit in) while on my trip as a tourist to North Korea. The tour organizer says ...
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Can I use DNS over TLS or DNS over HTTPS in Tor Browser, executed from Tails?

There has long been an effort to encrypt DNS queries between the client and the recursive server to increase privacy. Firefox already supports DNS-over-HTTPS. But is Tor Browser, executed from Tails, ...

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