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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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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 ...
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How can I access hard drive in my laptop using live tails OS?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.I am also using live tails OS using USB pendrive.But when I use live OS I cann't access my hard drive's file which is saved in my laptop using primary OS(Ubuntu 14.04).It ...
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Can I permenantly remove package from Tails?

I just deployed tails on a flash drive, and were busy tweaking it. Is it possible to persistently remove some stock software packages from my copy of tails? I tried to apt-get remove them, but they ...
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Can I connect to a scanner/printer with a VM running tails?

If I'm running Tails 2.4 from a VM through Virtual Box which is running on Windows 10, am I able to connect my Lexmark 2600 Series printer to the Tails VM session? The Lexmark Series scanner/printer ...
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Tails time synchronization wrong (1 hour early). Has this any practical meaning?

I just installed tails and after connecting to WiFi I get a pop up message saying that Tor needs to sync system time to work properly. After a while I get a new pop up message confirming that the time ...
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How to change display resolution in Tails?

After upgrading to new version of Tails, I found out that it will crash not so long after I clicked OK button in login screen. If I add the following boot options: vga=normal nomodeset Tails will ...
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Should Tails be upgraded using “sudo apt-get upgrade”?

When running latest version of Tails (currently 1.1.2) on a USB drive, should you or should you not use "sudo apt-get upgrade" in a terminal to upgrade the components of the Tails instance? If you do ...
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Installing tails from compromised system

It says on the tails website that the usb-stick installation of tails can be corrupted if you install it from a compromised system. I installed tails on a usb-stick from my windows10 pc. I have no ...
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Could Someone attack tails firmware through tails?

Could Someone attack tails firmware through tails? I have noticed that some applications on OS does not require administrative privilege. Such is the browser add-on such as the one that can be used ...
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Security implications of running tails in Virtual machine

So I was suggested to use Tails on a VirtualBox software. But as I was going thru the documentation, I saw this security limitation "Both the host operating system and the virtualization software are ...
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Tails signing key verification

When I use the following command: gpg --check-sigs A490D0F4D311A4153E2BB7CADBB802B258ACD84F Instead of getting this: sig! 0x1202821CBE2CD9C1 2015-01-19 Tails developers (signing key) <...
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Copying files to and from a tails VM

What is the best way to copy files to and from a Tails Virtual machine running under virtualbox? I tried sharing a folder from my Host OS (OSX) and also installing guest additions (this caused the VM ...
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Email anonymity [duplicate]

I'm using Tails on a newly formatted pc at home, conncting to internet via wifi. I need to remain anonymous to the recipients (no matters email encyption) so i wonder if it's enough to register a new ...
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Is tsocks necessary?

Yo, Tails noob here. So if Tails is supposed to route everything through Tor by default, can I just type "nmap [options] [target]" and it will be torified or do I actually need to specify tsocks or ...
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Does tails work with Mini free Laptops

Does tails work well with mini free laptops. Are there any issues? Such as in proper shutdown. Can you boot Tails from DVD on mini free? Can you boot Tails from USB on mini free? Answer this ...
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Windows 10 causing error on booting Tails from USB

I get an error that says "WARNING: No configuration file found" and my screen turns bright red and doesn't do anything. I disabled "Safe Boot" the Bios option, and it won't boot via USB. I am using ...
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I am having trouble getting tails to allow me administrative privileges [closed]

I have logged in with an administrative password and changed my user settings to administrator.
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Is loading wl driver for macbook wifi at start up safe on Tails OS?

I managed to install wl driver on Tails OS and wanted to make it load at boot automatically. To achieve that, I configured the persistent volume to save APT PACKAGES and APT LISTS. Then I edited the ...
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What issue prevents Tails 2.3 starting from USB disk on iMac after Tails Installer installs to USB disk?

With version 1, Tails was working fine. With the release of version 2, Tails stopped working fine. Previously, with Tails v1, after Tails Installer installed to the same USB disk I'm using today on ...
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Does the tor browser or tails makes my computer part of a tor relay or exit node by default? [duplicate]

The subject line says it all. I want the tor browser or tails to be just clients. Is there a way to check the settings if the tor browser and tails are being used as clients only. Thanks
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Tails 2.3 will not install on Windows 10

Downloaded Tails 2.2.1 a few weeks ago but just got around to installing on 9 May. Installed perfectly but got warning new version was available.(2.3) Downloaded 2.3 and made intermediary Tails which ...
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Is it OK to use Wireshark on Tails? [closed]

While Tails has aircrack-ng, it does not have Wireshark installed by default. Can Wireshark hurt my anonimity? Thanks.
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Can Tails Leak My IP? [closed]

I know that by default all traffic is routed trough TOR, but can my IP leak when using Tails? What i mean is, for example, my machine gets hacked while using Tails and somebody who hacked me wants to ...
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Tor gets connected with Windows but not with Tail (with the same bridges)

I don't really understand why I have this problem. I managed to get TorR connected with bridges with no problem at all with Windows 7, but with Tails it is impossible. I use the same configuration ...
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How to download the older version of Tails?

I want to download tails-i386-1.2.1.iso for some test, so I checked the official website of Tails where only link to the newest version Tails 1.2.2, I even change the download link from 1.2.2 to 1.2....
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Blank desktop on booting Tails 2.2 via VM

I have downloaded Tails ISO tails-i386-2.2.iso and am attempting to boot via VirtualBox. I am promted to login or select more options, and on logging in a blank blue screen is displayed, possible a ...
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Error OpenSSH over TAILS

Does anybody have an idea what wrong am I doing? So short, I've just launched TAILS OS and trying to connect to VPS over openSSH. With command ssh -i /home/amnesia/Persistent/id_rsa root@11.11.11.11 ...
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Accessibility in tails

I would like know if exist any way to activate the accessibility in the welcome dialog in tails? I would want to change the language and activate the persistence, and I cannot doing it without help ...
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Save configurations in tails

I have tails installed in a pen drive (non in live mode but using the pen drive with a HDD) and I want to save the configuration. I read that I have that to use the "volume persistence", but I don't ...
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Why does Tails use an insecure memory wiping process

When I shutdown Tails, various standard messages appear including the statement that if the system does not power-off, then it is likely that the memory wiping process has failed. More curiously, I ...
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Multiple download sites for verification

I want to download Tails and verify by comparing multiple downloads from different sites. Can anyone point me to a list of these sites please? If I go to tor project.org there is just one download ...
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Profile photo - twitter

how do you change the profile photo in twitter on tails? It tells me when I try that - the website is trying to extract HTML 5 canvas data that can uniquely identify my computer, how do I get around ...
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T.A.I.L.S mobile OS

I am looking at getting t.a.i.l.s mobile o.s. in the near future and need to know the best smartphone to run tails is? I cannot find any answers online. Any advice would be appreciated. Money is not ...
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Tor, Bridges, and DNS Leaks

Recently I've been looking to follow good-practices while browsing the internet (e.g 50%+ of my browsing in through a VPN, 10%+ is through Tor). Now, I am looking to increase my regiment by tinkering ...
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Please review my connection log errors

I am using the current version of Tails. I more often than not get the warning icon at the bottom left of the connection window telling me that the log file has been copied to the clip board. I will ...
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Need help! no tails DVD boot up incomplete, something wrong?

im user of no-tails for a while. i downloaded the latest version of iso 2.0.1 - 13 Feb 2016, checked the SHA256 sum, its match. then burn it on blank DVD. i restart computer and press hotkey so it ...
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Tails Graphics/driver help

New to Tails and would appreciate some assistance. I currently have a Geforce GTX 970 with a 1920 X 1080 monitor (primary) connected via DVI-D and a old 1024 X 768 VGA connected using a DVI-I adapter....
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How is CVE-2015-7547 impacting Tor/Tails/Tor Browser?

If this is critically impacting Tails, for example, why hasn't there been an immediate upgrade to apply the patch?
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Can a USB drive's serial number or unique hardware be used to identify me?

When using a technology like tails, For privacy concerns, should I concern myself with whether a USB drive, and my purchase of it, can be used to trace me while running tails?
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Tails 2.0 Issue script is running on shutdown

I recently downloaded tails 2.0. I verified the signature through Ubuntu. Through command line. It gave a positive verification. On shut down of the tails 2.0. The normal screen comes up where it say ...
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All connection default to .onion.to Why cant I get just .onion

I am now running tails. The latest version. Before Xmas I could browse .onion sites easily just by downloading the tor browser on to my linux system. Since the New Year, I have found some sites are ...
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Can TAILS “confidence” suggestions be trusted?

The TAILS website, in discussing how to guard against man-in-the-middle (MITM), offers the crypto-sig and a link to GnuPG to process it. If there was an MITM between me and tails.boum.org, wouldn't ...
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How do enter all CloudFlare's captchas on one page to access a complex page?

Sometimes I can access without a captcha from Tails a page, but not it's dependencies. For example, I can open a StackExchange question, but trying to go to https://cdn.sstatic.net/ triggers ...
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So I need to install a Persistent Tails on a USB Drive - The only PC I have cannot boot to USB - What can i do?

I have a usb drive that I need to install Tails on. I can install Tails via Virtualbox using the ISO (which i verified) but the problem is that I have to boot into the USB to configure Tails ...
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How to edit the torrc to run a hidden service in tails?

Where to find a torrc file for configuring a hidden service within tails? I mean I cannot see the torrc file with the following lines like this: "# this section is for hidden services#"
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Formating Kingston USB

I have a Kingston flash drive and I want to install Tails. But I read somewhere that when you install an OS on a Kingston flash drive, it can't be changed back to a regular flash drive. If I install ...
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Is it safe to use Tails with 3g connection via Android USB?

I'm running Tails OS with USB stick. I've BCM43227 WiFi card therefore I'm unable to use WiFi with Tails. The option is to use my cellphone's USB internet connection while it's connecting through 3G. ...
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Does Claw compromise anonymity provided by Tails?

I'd like to know if anonymity is comprised while setting Claw with my everyday mail addresses (name.surname@gmail, hotmail). My first thought would answer yes, but i'm not expert. if so, what could ...
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Can anyone trace where I downloaded my copy of Tails?

I may be a bit paranoid, but can a hacker or anyone trace where I downloaded or where i copied the tails iso onto a usb while im using it? Can they track me somehow through the BIOS?