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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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Tails Installer (Install by cloning) recommend optimal USB stick for performance and privacy [closed]

I tried about 10 usb sticks for Tails Installer (Install by cloning). Mostly the size is too small or other errors I don't remember. My usb sticks are all give-away articles. So need to buy a new USB ...
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What is the Tor browser's Adblock Plus default configuration on Tails OS?

Just like to know just in case some would like to have adblock functionalities on their Tor browsers. Disclaimer: Yes I know that adding this add-on will make a Tor browser appears more unique as it ...
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tails memory wiping fails? / cannot use bridge [closed]

About Tails, 1.when I used it before,***(asterisk)was shown on screen one after another during memory wiping before shutting down. But with latest version 2.1,’*’ never appears during memory wiping. ...
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blocking websites without breaking annonmytity.

I use Tails as the os for my work laptop. I would like to prevent the tor browser from being able to connect to distracting websites (reddit, fivethirtyeight, some webcomics, ect). Ive tried ...
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Tails USB Stick Not Booting

Im trying to boot from TAILS using my usb flashdrive. I downloaded the TAILS iso. file to the computer, burned the file to dvd, and then copied it over by way of "send to" to the new usb flashdrive, ...
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OBSF4 and scramblesuit

It seems I can't connect to OBSF4 or scramblesuit bridges with TAILS. I have no troubble with OBSF3 in Tails. Below is some of the error message. Can you guys help me out? Thanks. 10/08/2016 08:32:03....
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How can I edit the torrc file permanently (persistently)?

I am using Tails 2.9.1, and edit the torrc file at etc/tor/torrc. I have enabled persistence and edit as administrator. Edits to that file function for that session only, and are gone the next time I ...
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Tail proxychains socks5 proxy timeout

I'm trying to use proxychain on tails. So first I can't use iceweasel with proxychains. I get the error : /usr/bin/proxychains: 9: exec: iceweasel: notfound So I use tor-browser instead. But when ...
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Cloning tails from someone in the Netherlands

For me being not such a smart-tech-minded person, i'm having some difficulties installing tails. I'm using a Mac and somewhere during the installation by Command Line i seem to mess up. I've just ...
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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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What is more secure: Tails or Subgraph? [closed]

What is more secure: Tails or Subgraph? (Subgraph has a live CD/USB option making it like Tails)
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There is a bridge eror [duplicate]

I am from Turkey where the Tor network is censored. I am using Tails 2.10 so I needed to use bridges which I took from https://bridges.torproject.org/. They were obfs4 bridges. I did tried it multiple ...
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What are the key differences between SubgraphOS and Tails?

Subgraph has a new "Adversary resistant computing platform" called 'Subgraph OS' that seems superficially similar to Tails. What are the differences between the two projects?
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Can Tails be installed as primary OS?

I have a netbook I only use when I'm away from home and I only ever use Tails on it. In order to avoid having to carry a Tails USB stick with me as well (which just sticks out the side) I'd like to ...
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Why would a Tor site need my EMail,does this not defeat the Tor anonymity?

I want to volunteer to be a Tor Relay,but all the mumbo-jumbo about using two flash drives or a DVD, I just do not seem to get to work! Do they sell a Tor Relay disc? And what are safe emails to use ...
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Using IPVanish with Tails

I'm facing some connectivity issues with accessing Tails along with IP vanish software. This is what I'm doing Used IP vanish and selected a different server location Installed Oracle Virtual Box and ...
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How does TAILS manage to start tor automatically?

I want tor to run continuously as soon as I am connected. How does TAILS manage to start tor automatically?
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Where Can I Download an Older Version of Tails?

I'm wondering if anyone can point me to where I can download an older version of Tails, since https://dl.amnesia.boum.org/obsolete no longer works, and neither does https://archive.org. Thanks for ...
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how to use tails for ssh connection to windows vps?

My friend has Windows VPS and he used Windows Remote Desktop tool and it was OK, but when he tried Tails, it was not working. Maybe you have some other advice than me, he didn't succeed with my ...
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Is there a recommended and/or compatible antivirus software and/or tool available for Tor Browser Bundle

Specifically, for window OS, is there a recommended and/or compatible antivirus software and/or tool one can use to increase the security of the system. The point being, if there is a malware on the ...
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Hiding Tails on USB drive

How can I hide the Tails software on my USB stick ? I have no idea to do so. I use it, but I'm no developper.
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Tails 1.3.2 takes an inordinately long time to start on Alienware 14.

I have verified the Download. Same ISO of Tails 1.3.2 starts far faster on a 2009 Mac Book Pro. A previous version of Tails also took much longer to boot, but eventually it would start, and probably ...
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Tails added Ublock Origin is this as bad as it looks?

From my understanding Ublock Origin in Tails will add to the fingerprinting(websites can tell) and it opens up a new attack vector. The filters if compromised could add javascript to any website. Also,...
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You are not connected to tor yet…(tails 2.10.0

When I try to connect to tor the onion circuits window pops up but only displays a blue bar at the top saying "You are not connected to tor yet..." It gives no circuits and no status. I turned off mac ...
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Tails and OnionShare

Tails 2.10 includes the OnionShare software for the first time. While experimenting with OnionShare I discovered that I could share files on my desktop. That surprised me. TorBrowser was hardened so ...
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Does Tails have a screenshot application?

Is there an application in Tails where I can take a snapshot of the screen and save it? I have the print screen key on my computer, but am not sure if Tails has an application for it. I will check the ...
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Why can't I see my flash drive when I try to import my pgp key? [closed]

Recently updated 2.10...I don't understand why every flash drive I plug in doesn't show up. I have my key saved on my flash drives.
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Error message on Claws mail - ssl handshake fail

I am not sure what's going on here, I configured claws mail using a video tutorial i saw online, I decided to send a test message to myself after configuring and I got an error message saying I should ...
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TAILS & CHROME/ FFOX

When using TAILS, I sometimes need to open things in a non-tor browser to get them to open/ work. I downloaded chrome and have the .exe file, but don't know what to do with it after it downloads to my ...
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Can malware spread from Tails to a computer's hdd?

This is more out of curiosity for me than anything. I understand that Tails is a LiveUSB distro focused on Tor, etc. My question is pretty simple: Is it possible for malware downloaded while in ...
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can I run Kila linux on a Vm inside Tails? If so, how? [duplicate]

I am using tails on a usb and trying to get Oracle's Virtual Box to open inside of tails to run Kali Linux. Can this be done?
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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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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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Why do fingerprint sites say Tails uses Javascript version 1.5?

I was using Tails 2.7 and NoScript was set to "Allow Scripts Globaly". The sites browserspy.dk and http://www.javatester.org/javascript.html say my Browser uses Javascript version 1.5. But mozilla....
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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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Firewall with Tails

I checked in the Tails documentation and I saw nothing about the firewall. Is there a firewall like iptables in Tails? Thanks
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How do I restrict exit to one country while running under Tails [2.6]?

I recognize that the first part of this question resembles others here, but those answers DO NOT appear to work! If you wish to combine this with Can I exit from a specific country or node?, fine. ...
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Installing virtualbox in tails

I recently tried tails and I find it pretty interesting but I am having troubles creating a windows VM inside it. My idea was to install virtualbox automatically on boot using the persistance feature ...
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Why the link for tails done this?

I dont speak well english so, in "normal style" is my fuckin english style** and in bold is the GoGol translate :) Windows 10 user I have no confidence in this system. So I came here logically. When ...
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Using Tails via mobile hotspot

MY PC WAS HACKED RECENTLY due to which I'm exploring options to secure my Internet usage using Tails. My question to all those cyber crime fighting folks. Would it be possible to track back my ...
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Is there a “reason” for Orbot-tethering?

I'm wondering what would be the case to use Orbot-tethering? If I'm using Tails or Whonix, I will use the normal network-connection and internet provider (maybe via Android-tethering) and I'm fine! --...
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Can I install Tails on a WD My Passport?

Can I install Tails on a WD My Passport? And also will the information save, or do i lose it upon shutdown?
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Use Tails Persistent volume with ISO

I have a USB stick contaning a number of ISO images that uses Grub to boot into whichever one is selcted from its menu. One of these ISOs is Tails. Part of the USB stick is partitioned as a ...
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Can I Use Tails in One Stick of USB? ( 8Gb) instead of 2 (4Gb) Stick

Can I just download Tails on just one USB(8gb)? I only got one USB so there's that, I know that in their website they ask to use 2 sticks of Usb ( at least 4Gb ) but mine is bigger than the ...
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Can I use my second monitor as my primary on tails?

I have an all in one PC / desktop. It was knocked over and now has LCD lines and a ton of dead pixels on it. I can only see about half of the screen. The other monitor works fine when I'm using just ...
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Tails Tor not starting

New user to Tails but when it starts up it says it cannot sync network time, so Tor doesn't start. How do I manually get it sorted via terminal or am I doing something wrong? Have tried MAC spoofing ...
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Tails 2.3 not starting(stuck @ LSB , live-config) in Debian Jessie Virt-Manager (inside Win10 Virtualbox VM)

I am (trying to) run Tails 2.3 via Virt-Manager inside a Debian Jessie guest in a Windows10 Virtualbox VM. When I start to create a virtual machine per instructions on: https://tails.boum.org/doc/...
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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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Why is Tails (2.5) Live O/S ignoring 'ExitNodes' in torrc?

is this a possible unreported bug in the tor browser 6.0.3 on tails 2.5 live? just for clarification, i experimented and added these commands: ExitNodes {CH} StrictNodes 1 either one by one ...
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using Tor in regular OS vs Whonix/Tails

I was wondering, what exactly are the differences between using Tor Browser in a regular Linux distribution such as Debian, versus using it in Whonix or Tails, in terms of privacy / anonymity? If ...