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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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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 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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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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Tails Wired Connecting Timing Out

I believe this question may have been asked previously but I didn't see any answers to the questions. I can boot up Tails just fine on my PC but it won't connect via ethernet. I don't have a wifi ...
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How to install Onionshare 2 on Tails 3.13.1

I'm having a hard time installing onionshare 2 on Tails 3.13.1: if I use Synaptic then the program doesn't even start; if I try and build it from the source code then it's hard to install python3-...
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My Mouse and Keyboard Don't Work With Tails

Update: I Finally got Tails installed to my USB flash drive. When Tails loads to the welcome screen I can't do anything because, the Mouse and Keyboard don't work. How do I get them to work? Thank ...
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How to start graphical software on Tails?

The Firefox web browser is the only graphical software on Tails the user "clearnet" can start, or? If not, how? PS: I know that to run software under the user "clearnet" is stupid, but ….
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Tails and Qubes/Whonix? [duplicate]

I’m just trying to learn about Tails and Qubes/Whonix. What gives you the most security and anonymously online? Tails on its own or Qubes with Whonix or Tails, Qubes and Whonix all three together? And ...
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Tails - Wired Network Not Working

I'm running Tails on my PC that usually runs Windows. It's a wired connection and when it's booted in Windows there are no problems at all connecting. But with tails running I can't seem to establish ...
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Running Tails from USB without rebooting

I'm installing Tails on my USB drive and its working as expected. However, when I plug the USB on my colleague's PC, it's not recognizing. There's no firewall or any security limitation. I would like ...
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Clicking bug on Tor in Tails

I download Virtual Box and Tails on my HP. Everything works well, Tails too, but when I launch Tor on it (the launching works perfectly), there are some website where I can't just click (I'm stuck on ...
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Help with Tails signing key verification

Please help me verify the Tails signing key. Without having access to the web of trust, I'm trying to collect fingerprint data from multiple sources to be more certain that I've downloaded the ...
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Proxy after Tor in Tails

A lot of sites are blocking Tor IP or I must fight with capchta. So can I use proxy after Tor in Tails? For connection tails->tor->proxy->www. If not proxy, maybe ssh tunnel is possible?
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I am interested in using tor on a Arm based processor laptop is there a way to do this?

Could I use QEMU on my Arm processor based laptop and put tails inside QEMU. Will this setup work? How do I do this? Is there any other way I can use tor on Arm based processor?
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proxychain not finding proxychains.conf Tails 2.3

My objective is tor --> socks proxy --> destination Reason for doing this is to access sites that do not like Tor exit nodes. This is all done on Tails I have tried running this proxychains tor-...
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Does suspending TAILS then removing the USB drive increase security?

Let's suppose my goal is to prevent someone from tampering with my TAILS session while I'm absent from my laptop, and let's suppose that shutting down every time I go for a walk isn't an option. The ...
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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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Where can I find the new Tails 3.2 checksum?

I'm looking for the new Tails 3.2 checkums (md5, sha1, sha256, etc). It seems that there is no way to find it in its own site. Even googling it brings not much information. So there is something I'm ...
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What are the differences between Tails and Whonix?

Whonix and Tails both have the goals of providing a complete package for anonymizing internet usage. What are the primary differences between the two?
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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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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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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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Tor and viruses

I was wondering if you can get a virus by opening some websites of the deep web using Tor? With some links it's hard to tell if they are legit or not, recently I came across some website saying that "...
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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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Tor-browser doesn't launch after upgrade to Tails 2.7

Tails 2.5 and Tails 2.6 were OK. Tails 2.7 boots from a USB stick as usual, and things appear normal, but Tor-browser will not launch when I click its icon. It will not launch when I click links, as ...
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Where can I obtain a verifiable copy of the final 32-bit Tails version 2.12?

Tails 3.x deprecated i686 32-bit support. For those of us that still use i686 it would be good to be able to continue using Tails 2.12 as the final 32-bit version. However there appears to be no ...
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How to install executable or *.exe and android apps or *.apk files files in Tails?

I want to install and run executable files and apk files in Tails; is there a way to do so?
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Where to with Tails when Vidalia dies

This question is prompted by the answer that was given to my question about the different behavior of the Tor Browser Bundle in Linux and Windows. If the Tor Browser Bundle is to dump Vidalia with ...
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safe to use tails on deskop computer while using wifi connection on cell phone?

Basically I have a router which allows wired and wifi connections. I'm using Tails on my desktop computer through a wired connection. We have cell phones that then accesses the wifi on the same ...
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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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How to use rest of spcae of Tails on USB as normal storage like FAT?

I installed Tails on 8GB USB stick with Tails Instructions. Now I have some extra space on the stick. I searched and found about Encrypted persistent storage. But I want to use rest of the unused ...
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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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No sound when running tails from CD

Everything seems to work fine except the sound. Do I need to install the correct sound driver for my card? I'm using Windows but I doubt a Windows sound driver can be installed in Tails. How can I fix ...
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Electrum Doesn't Use Persistence in TAILS OS

I've been trying to set up a BitCoin wallet in TAILS OS. Every time I enter into the Electrum application, I am warned that Electrum is not configured to use persistence on my USB, that I'll lose my ...
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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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Dropbox for Tails?

I am helping a journalist team to communicate securely with their sources. My recommendation has been to start with Tails. One of the things they need is Dropbox functionality over Tor: They need to ...
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Installing Tails on Verbatum Flash Drives

I am having trouble installing Tails 2.5 on a Verbatum 31 GB STORE-N-GO-070B6623D1E62053 USB flash drive. Whenever I try, the installation takes a very long time and fails. The dialog is: ...
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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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Signature not verified

I downloaded Tails 1.8, along with its signature file, installed Gpg4win as instructed and followed the instructions to verify the signature. (Tried my best to understand the considerably confusing ...
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TAILS USB Storage Size

This is probably a dumb question, but I just want to be 100% sure. I want to go buy a 128 Gb USB stick to download TAILS. But does the other USB drive onto which I first download TAILS have to be the ...
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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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Impossible to install Tails

I tried different solution but it all failed, First I tried to install Tails 2.4 to 8GB Kingston drive and it give error, 'insuficient free space', Drive is tested OK, no bad sectors, I then tried ...
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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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How to create a wifi hotspot using tails or whonix?

NetworkManager in ubuntu and arch have a handy feature that allows users to turn an additional wireless card into a wifi hotspot. The idea is: boot whonix or tails in virtualbox, connect a wireless ...
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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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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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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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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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Issues with Tails and a high dpi screen

I am booting from Tails using a usb. I can start up the machine fine, but everything looks very small. My resolution is 2880x1800 with a dpi of 220, but it is detected as 2880x1800 with a dpi of 94. ...
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Create a completely anonymous account on a hosting service

I want to create a completely anonymous account on a hosting service, like rapidgator or 4shared and the like, but you need to supply an email account, which apparently cannot be created using Tor or ...