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Questions tagged [tails]

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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Tails/Tor Though VPN

At times, I would like to run Tails/Tor through a VPN. If I am able to install a VPN software into Tails, does anyone know how I would be able to keep the newly added software in Tails; perhaps by ...
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Make settings in Tails greeting screen persist?

I need to manually configure 3 different options on the greetings screen every time I boot Tails OS. Can these be made to persist?
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Tails 3.10.1: Can't boot Tails from 1st USB Drive - Caught in a loop

Hi. I'm a newbie to Tails and this is my first post here. Initially, I got the whole process to work, where I cloned Tails to the second USB drive. I have since upgraded to 3.10.1, upgraded UUI to 1....
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booting intermediary usb

I am trying to install tails 3.10.1 I am following the tails documentation. I used dd to copy the iso to usb. When I boot the usb I get this error: file 'normal.mod' not found and it shows the rescue ...
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Is there a fix for graphics issues in tails (NVIDIA)?

So I recently upgraded to an RTX 2080 and Tails doesn't seem to like my card. I can boot successfully but the resolution is set to 680x400 and I can't choose a different resolution. The resolution so ...
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usb not mounting when on tails 13.10.1

I use Tails 3.10.1 on a USB stick with persistent storage. With prior versions of tails I've been able to use this OS & plug in another USB to copy files to/from persistent. Now I find that I'm ...
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Trouble with obsf4

So I am using most current version of tails and had been using obsf4 with no problems. Recently I have been unable to connect using them but can without. Here are some snippets from the log: 11/5/18,...
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TAILS: troubleshooting mode and USB wireless adapter

Do you think that USB wireless adapters generally work in TAILS, troubleshooting mode? Thanks!
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2nd tails usb will not install

No problem getting the 1st tails usb to work - however the 2nd usb will not work with the tails installer... This is what i do: Boot from usb one - go into tails after setting admin password - open ...
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Question about Tails installation

I am interested in installation of Tails to Hard Disk. I tryed to make USB flash disk with Tails then use information from it. Cant find anser in manual. Help me plz.
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Veracrypt on Tails

Tails has an option for opening existing Veracrypt Volumes, but can I create such volumes on Tails, and if so how? or do I need to create an admin password and install VeraCrypt?
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Accessing Tor through TAILS

I downloaded and installed tails w/universal installer last night and re-downloaded everything again tonight. Everything works fine running tails os from that 2nd usb... until I try to open the Tor ...
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Where I can download Onion Circuits?

Where I can download Onion Circuits ? I need to install it.
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TAILS install: bigger than expected? (8,6GB???)

Today I've installed TAILS from an old 8gb usb stick to my new 128gb Sandisk Ultra Fit. The only use for the Sandisk before the install was to test the experimental tails from mid-july (wanted to see ...
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Intermediary tails won't boot on my mac

I'm a computer noob and i'm trying to install tails on my macbook air using the 2 usb and command line method. I got to the dd if=tails.iso of=device bs=16m && sync part and it said permission ...
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Can i run tails on federal probation-monitored system without detection?

I am a first-post noob with the great fortune of being on US federal probation, who is soon getting internet access, with unknown computer monitoring software installed on it. I have to purchase a ...
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Connecting to Tor via infected android phone (hotspot)

So I the only way I have access to Internet right now is via my android phone, I am pretty sure it's compromised because the adversary is a bunch of people with high technical knowledge. I tried to ...
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How can one install an emulator in tails e.g genymotion?

I just started trying out tails and I stubled across the additional software to persistance feature. Can one be kind enough to give me details on how to install an emulator like genymotion to ...
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why dosen't curl download?

Using Tails 3.8 stable Hi everybody I tried to use Curl from the terminal to download the gpg keys for the fedora.org site. Per thier instructions at https://labs.fedoraproject.org/en/verify This ...
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Is it possible to run a Docker container that connects to internet only through Tor?

I found that the Tails has been evaluating Docker. However, I'd like to have a Docker image that connects only through Tor. I'm happy with setting my own proxy. Is there a recipe to do this? What I ...
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Does tails leave any history on the live boot usb?

I was just wondering if tails leaves any history on the bootable usb itself? I know most of the processes and etc are all done with the cpu and ram, and once the computer is turned off history is gone....
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Downloading linux mint through tor

I have just got a pre owned computer that has been wiped. I'm really wanting to put Linux mint on it as the OS. I have a tails usb that I use to access tor and was wondering if anyone knows how I can ...
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Tails storage size

From the limited amount I understand, tails runs on the ram of the computer you boot it to. So what decides the storage capacity? (Regular storage, not persistent storage.) For instance, when i ...
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Is torsocks command necessary for sensitive connections in Tails?

It is well known that Tails makes all the connections from our computers through Tor, but when in case we really fear DNS leaks, should we care and use the torsocks command in Tails "torsocks xxx" or "...
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Tails extend internet to network

I'm a newbie. I don't know what I don't know. I have a machine running Tails with internet via WiFi, and I want to extend internet (tor) from that machine to other(s) via the ethernet interface. I ...
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NoScipt settings (ABE and Javascript links)

I'm curious about a few options in NoScript and how they affect Tor security. One is Enable ABE (Application Boundaries Enforcer). This is unticked by default in TAILS, but it sounds like it would ...
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Tails v3.7 using VM = user agent Windows 7?

I'm trying to use Tails v3.7 via virtual machine. I've already tried VirtualBox, and VMware. And everything is OK, but..... when I've visited website https://2ip.ru to check my IP-address, I've ...
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TAILS: Persistent deb package install on every boot

I want to install persistent apps over tails. the way it would work is it would install everytime when tails boots up. How to do that? From what I understand: i created /live/persistence/...
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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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key mismatch in Tails (3.6.2)

I have setup a tails usb as I did many times before. For some reason the user who uses this USB installation has problems with loading his mail. It shows a key mismatch if the mail is directed ...
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Tails Cloning installer fails on acer chromebook 14 [duplicate]

Acer chromebook 14 cb3-431-c5cq I've booted into the primary installer [lexar 8gig] I then open installer before plugging in the verbatim 16gig drive, select it from the drop-down and start the ...
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Variable success in verifying Tails

Since the introduction of the new Tails signing key, which I think was towards the end of 2015, I have had variable success in verifying my download of the Tails ISO file. For example, to verify the ...
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How to configure tor browser in Tails to use meek bridges?

I noticed the Tor browser that come with Tails live OS is a bit different than Tor browser bundle for Windows OS. The latter comes with built-in sets of bridges(obfs3, obfs4, meek, etc), while in ...
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Error in Tails Error opening directory 'home/amnesia'

I'm really new to Tails. Its been a true headache hopefully someone can help me. I'm not familiar with Linux so I'm also learning it. First. I have setup the persistence volume within Tail (Complete)....
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Does Electrum wallet on Tails automatically connect to Tor Server?

I saw in article that tell if there is blue color circle on the Electrum , it connected to Tor server , but I am on Tails and that circle color is Green, So how can I connect to Tor server on ...
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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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How does tails Linux protect your device fingerprint?

I'm new to tails and tor. I want to know : 1) how does tails spoof your device identification Id's/fingerprints ? 2) is spoofing done by tails or tor ? 3) how do I confirm that the data websites ...
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Cannot boot tails from MSO GS63vr stealth pro

Running tails 3.5.. It will boot and run from other laptops just not the MSI. I have legacy usb support on. Turned UEFI to legacy as well.... This bios has several USB options that refer to power time ...
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Can you use traceroute in TAILS?

I was wondering that if Tor allows using of treaceroute command from the terminal which tells from which gateways your data packets are going through.
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Tails does not connect to obsf4 Tor Bridge - stuck at “Establishing an encrypted directory connection”

I am having issues connecting to a Obfs4 bridge through Tails. My internet connection is fine - I am able to open and use the unsafe browser without any issues, as well as make a direct connection ...
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Tails: How to connect Tails to a Samba network-share?

Quick question: Is there any way to connect Tails to a Samba-based shared-folder in the local network? Now the more difficult part is: Do I have to configure the Samba-server for an access coming ...
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Allow application direct access to internet without tor

I am setting up tails with crypto wallets of currencies I use. The problem is that torify does not for some reason work with them. I don't really care that much about anonymity, so I have reset ...
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Safe way to access Internet on Tails with a python script?

I'm looking for a safe way to write a python script on Tails and make it access the Internet. Of course, Tails is supposed to block any outgoing Internet connection that doesn't go through Tor, so the ...
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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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region and language settings not working in tails 3.3 persistent volume

Region and language settings are not working in tails 3.3 persistent volume? As one clicks on the region and language option in Settings window the window closes. If one tries to configure languages ...
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How do I use tails without any storage device?

I am using Tails in windows in a virtual box though this defeats the purpose. Are there any guides or information on how to do this so I can have a lot more anonymity. If I get rid of my SSD and ...
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Tails OS : SSH tunnel works but not for tor browser

I set up an ssh tunnel on Tails ( tor -> tunnel -> internet ) to reach tor-unfriendly sites, it does seem to work ( I tested it with electrum ), but when I try to reach it with tor browser by changing ...
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FireFox Tails Verification

Why FireFox not support Tails verification,anyone with answer?
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Tails OS: Disable administration password after booting Tails with adminpasw

I want to work on tails without admin passwd, but i do want to config my torrc file and a proxychain. I want to do this without leaving traces on my usbstick (like customized torrc file). Is it ...