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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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Can't ping remote address or domain in Tails

When I try to ping an external address I always get the same error: "Destination Port Unreachable", and when pinging domain names I get an "unknown host" message. I have Tails 1.6 and run tor when ...
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Having trouble importing tails signing key. Cannot find Import Key (Default)

Earlier today I had attempted to download tails but the signing key seems to not register an import key or PGP Keys. I am running windows 10 and have downloaded the tails iso. The problem is when ...
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How do I encrypt document via right-click menu in Tails?

I don't understand the procedure here. There are some options to choose from to encrypt the file, but then I can't decrypt it because I don't have the password. How do I create a password before I ...
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How to cover Tor usage with both front end and back end hidden by VPN and/or Proxy?

If one decide to cover the usage of Tor from both front end and back end (meaning both from ISP and the destination page) using VPN and/or Proxy, What process should one go through? For example the ...
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Can some one ping tails/tor

I know that my traffic is encrypted and Tor scrubs my information on its way to the first node. Only a bad node may get my IP. How about when my data is in transit. Is the IP hidden? Can some one Ping ...
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How to set my exit node from within tails by using the command line

I would like to set exit node from within tails by using the command line. I am currently using tails live CD. I tried to do this by saving in torrc but it won't save. I though it might store in RAM, ...
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Why can I not install android tools and fastboot in TAILS?

My laptop runs TAILS as its only OS. I never use any other distro, and don't intend to. I am trying to do this and I have downloaded all six necessary packages of software (I'm not using Google Apps). ...
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Does Claws in TAILS actually accomplish anything for anonymity?

I don't see much chance of persuading non-techie friends and family to use Tor or TAILS. So sending them e-mail from TAILS will identify me for other traffic on the same circuit? Or does SMTP and ...
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What is the difference between Tor and Tails

This is kind of a noob question but I would appreciate some response nevertheless. I have been reading a lot about Tor and Tails recently but I am still confused on what does what and the difference ...
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Tails OS - Unable to create ssh tunnel with port forwarding over tor

I am using Tails live OS and i am trying to create ssh tunnel to remote server and forward Tor browser through this tunnel. I am creating the tunnel with this command: ssh -i keyfile user@xx-xx-xx-xx ...
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Tails 1st time use, I could see neighbors' wifi networks

I downloaded Tails and burned a CD through Disk Utility and successfully booted the CD on my computer. I wasn't knowingly connected to internet (wire unplugged and my router wifi button is always off) ...
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Tails ISO Signature not Showing in Directory

Downloaded the cryptographic signature corresponding to the ISO image I want to verify, and saved it in the same folder as the ISO image: Started the cryptographic verification: `MacBook-Pro:ISO ...
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Transparent proxy improvement using haproxy load balancer?

I want to know if isn't a good idea to use many instances of Tor and load balancing them through haproxy. I've tested here.. I ran 20 Tor instances (20 socks5 ports) and load balanced them through ...
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Where can I see what version of Tails I have?

Since Tails only reports when it fails to upgrade, not when it succeeds I want to know where I can check to see if I have the latest version.
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How do I save a screenshot in Tails?

When I hit "PrtScn" the screen blinks hinting a screenshot is being taken, but then I can't paste it into Gimp. It says there is nothing to paste.
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Qestion about Linux Tails persistent volume

I'm trying out Tails and have been able to set up a persistent volume. My question is: On a website I want to upload a document on a forum which obviously opens a window to browse my filesystem. ...
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Can't find the Tails subkey!

I know I've seen it somewhere but now I can't find it. Why aren't the subkeys displayed on the same page as the primary key here???: https://tails.boum.org/doc/get/trusting_tails_signing_key/index.en....
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gpg4win and Tails signature problem [closed]

After I downloaded the Tails ISO I downloaded gpg4win. I did a quick virus scan of the gpg4win file and my Comodo antivirus said it was a "TrojWare.Win32.Kryptik.AGMN@284730160"! So I had to spend a ...
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Tor Tails on persistent volume usb: Tor not starting

I'm running Tail latest version on a persistent usb, everything worked well last night. But today the clock is not syncing and no message for "tor is ready" appears... no access to Tor. I tried a ...
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How to install TAILS as the primary OS on my Hardisk?

Before you refer me to it, i have read this I would like to know how I can install TAILS as the primary (ideally the only, as I would like to wipe others) OS on a windows computer. I have access to ...
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How do you access a second USB drive from Tails?

I am running Tails 1.3.1 off of a USB stick and want to save files onto a second USB stick from the Tor Browser. I can see and access files that were on the second USB stick from the file browser but ...
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Tor browser doesnt launch on tail

Got live Tail installed on my usb device,run it and when all thing get started (tor conection etc etc) when i try to run tor browser, nothing !
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Why does Claws Mail included in Tails generate PGP keys with only 1024 key length?

Why does Claws Mail included in Tails generate PGP keys with only 1024 key length? Wouldn't 2048 or 4096 key length be more secure?
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Will the Underwritten method for using TAILS work?

I have read THIS and THIS and I would also like to use tails as my primary OS. Before I go any further, please understand that this is mainly and academic exercise. So im not too bothered about the ...
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Tails Live CD checksum

If you made USB stick in Linux with the official method, then you first insert the USB stick of Tails Live OS, then run "Disks" from the menu, you can see the USB stick, click it and at the right side ...
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Tails signature mismatch

So I downloaded the new signing key with Key-ID 0x58ACD84F. However, the detatched signature file for Tails 1.3.2 seems to be signed with Key-ID 0x752A3DB6 and I can't seem to find that particular key ...
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Tor in Java using silvertunnel-ng

I'm using silvertunnel-ng package, I managed to get the example provided here working. but when I change the link to facebook or google pages, I get empty response. I'm not quite sure what am I doing ...
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CloudFlare won't let in even though I solve the captcha correctly

Usually when I try to reach sites from Tails, it often get CloudFlare's captcha, and after solving it the sites work for about 10 minutes. But now it behaves like if the captcha is entered ...
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Tails 1.2.2. “Could not determine whether an upgrade is avaiable from our website”

For about 4 or 5 days I have received this error message every time I have started Tails. I have restarted, changed computer, created a new USB with a new ISO image but still get the error message. Is ...
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Equation: The Death Star of Malware Galaxy, How much does it compromise Tails?

Equation: The Death Star of Malware Galaxy https://securelist.com/blog/research/68750/equation-the-death-star-of-malware-galaxy/ reported to compromise the firmware of hard drive and reprogram the ...
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Me -> Tor -> Vpn [How?]

I was just trying to figure out how to combine Tor with a VPN for the times when I may need to. I know most of you are going to avoid answering my question by trying to talk me out of doing it, but I ...
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Tails OS: configuring proxychains for Tor > socks5 proxy

I am currently using the Tails OS and am looking to access websites that don't play friendly with Tor by using the configuration Tor > socks5 proxy. According to the Tails support the recommended ...
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Why after restaring Tor in TAILS the GUI thinks it is not started?

After starting TAILS, there is GUI that shows Tor status. But after I do /etc/init.d/tor restart as root (because of sometimes it gets stuck due to clock jumps), the "Vidalia control panel" shows "...
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Can an IP address get you caught?

We need to use java scripts on some sites because we need them in order to get the task done. Suppose some site get my real IP address by using some java script attack, then how dangerous it can be? ...
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Tails 1.2.2. Strange Login Request at JonDonym ip-test?

First of all: Thanks god for this Forum! I've searched a looong time for something like this! (Had to say...) Now, THIS!: I tried to do an IP Request at Jondo's ip-test side (http://ip-check.info/?...
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Is Ubuntu amnesic like Tails?

Is using ubuntu amnesic as Tails and therefore prevent fingerprinting? Can I use ubuntu as an alternative to Tails? I think ubuntu too only use the RAM and destroy all memory after shutting down, and ...
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How to delete encrypted partition on a USB drive using Tails?

It looks like I am in deep trouble. A day ago I created an encrypted partition on my USB using the Tails disk utility and set a pass phrase to "remember until I logout". When I rebooted and tried to ...
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Can I use Tails on a device that is already running Orbot?

Can I use Tails on a device that is already running Orbot? Or should I disable Orbot first?
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Ratio of Tails users vs. TBB users

Are there any statistics or estimates on the ratio of Tails users vs. Tor Browser Bundle users?
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SSH tunnel SOCKS5 or VPN after Tor with Tails

I am using Tails 1.2.2 as OS. I need to use anything to hide the fact I'm using Tor, so far I've tried socks5 with proxychains but the permission is denied when I check with curl. SSH tunnel are also ...
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Anonymous new email account 2015 [closed]

I'm a complete newbie, so first of all sorry for the terminology and if this is not the best place to ask. I want to create a new email account of my own using Tor browser, but I've come across the ...
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If use virtualization, How possible is to get access to document files or get root access? [closed]

As far as I read, using TorBrowser with Tails, it's better than using only Tor, because Tails doesn't store any data on the Hard Disk, and because of leaks related to services running in background ...
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Verifying Tails ISO problem

Trying to verify the ISO image using the command line (Terminal in Mac). However, the folder which I saved it to won't allow me to find it. Instructions: cd [the directory in which you downloaded ...
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How to use a country specific Exit node for IRC, but random exit node for anything else?

While using Tails is it possible to use an exit node based in Norway which I want to use to connect to a Norwegian IRC server (the server blocks non-norwigian IPs). But I want all other traffic go ...
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Tails in my Windows 8 UEFI

I would like to know how can I run Tails in my windows 8 UEFI. I have a Tails usb that works in my windows 7 (64), but when I put my usb in win 8, my computer does not start on usb, my screen switch ...
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Using Tails, is one identified as Tails user or as general Tor user?

Tor users can be identified as Tor users one way or the other. Now Tails users are subset of Tor users. Can this subset be identified as Tails users? Or this subset can not be distinguished from other ...
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Is the paranoia about verifying signatures really required?

On the site about trusting the tails key, there is a lot of information about verifying that you have downloaded the genuine Tails signing key. I was wondering whether this paranoia is justified. To ...
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Tor/Tails Exit Node Connection Encryption

If I use a firewall (IPcop) to allow only HTTPS (443) traffic from the LAN/Tails box/Green NIC, and block all other protocols/traffic, is all traffic from the Exit Node guaranteed to be encrypted? ...
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I need to access an online chat and they block connections from Tor exit nodes

I need to access an online chat and they block connections from Tor exit nodes. The chat is hosted by mibbit.com I've tried using free online proxies from within Tor (Tails) but that doesn't seem ...
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Any concerns with online upgrade of tails? Should new ISO be downloaded instead?

I have been using the online upgrade process offered by Tails in the pop-up dialog. But, I got to thinnking (paranoid) that maybe I should download a new iso, burn to CD/DVD, boot to CD/DVD and then ...