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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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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 ...
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Having trouble starting Tails from DVD

Trying to get started with Tails. downloaded .iso, verified key sig, burned dvd, (verified) but can't figure out how to start Tails or the Tails Installer, as I cannot find that app. DVD (and .iso ...
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My keyboard does not work in Tails 1.1.1, what could be causing it?

Keyboard does not work at all in Iceweasel, and in gpedit backspace and P keys do not work. Oddly enough, P seems to refresh the screen. What could be the issue? Tails is running off of a USB stick on ...
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Running Tor on strange Wifi

I would like to know if someone gets more privacy if connects to Tor using Tails but, connects to other wifi (example: neighbour wifi). I mean: Tails --> password discovered wifi --> Tor -->... What ...
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Is Tails affected by the GnuTLS Hello Vulnerability (CVE-2014-3466) ? If so, how?

There are reports that many Linux systems are compromised by a recent critical GnuTLS issue. Is Tails affected by this?
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Help with upgrading to Tails 1.1

I have the previous version of Tails and have been trying to upgrade to Tails 1.1 Nothing I've tried so far works. I'm not savvy with CMD terminals so go easy on me. I tried using Tails installer to ...
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TAILS: “Probable” information leakage

From https://tails.boum.org/security/index.en.html : Probable holes Until an audit of the bundled network applications is done, information leakages at the protocol level should be considered as ...
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Is Tails safe? (Zero day)

How safe is Tails, since the Zero-day flaws? Are they fixed, and do we really trust it?
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,Why is TorBirdy not deployed in Tails?

Why is TorBirdy not deployed in Tails? It is possible to combine Thunderbird and TorBirdy for anonymous and secure email. Instead, Tails ships Claws Mail without any visible Tor specific ...
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Burp Suite on Tails

I'm trying to set up Burp Suite on Tails, however, it seens that the port 127.0.0.1:8080 is not being open by Burp Suite. Does anyone here already installed and used Burp Suite successfuly on Tails? ...
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Multiple gateways (whonix with tails)?

Ive been reading whonix's documentation and threads here to be more anonymous and secure. For the best anonymity whonix recommends having two different computers, one being the gateway and the other ...
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Keyboard and Mouse don't work from TAILS screen so can't get to Tor [closed]

I loaded TAILS from a disk and the mouse doesn't work to click yes/no on the initial TAILS screen. The keyboard doesn't work either it seems. Thus, I can't even get to Tor as I can't get TAILS to load....
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Install Iceweasel in Persistence (?)

I'm interested in keeping all of my add-ons I install on Iceweasel to stay there for the next time I boot up Tails OS. I've tried Firefox sync but all it does is upload and will not restore to the ...
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Hide Tor behind proxy?

I would like to set something like this Tor->proxy->webpage I know I can use proxychains. In Tails proxychains Tor Browser Bundle without setup proxy settings In Whonix I can use it with Icewasel. In ...
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Tails behind IPCop

Are there any known unintended consequences (reduction in anonymity, etc.) when using a firewall (IPCop) between Tails and my ISP? (I don't think so, but...) Unless I have misconfigured IpCop, I am ...
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A number of differences have been observed when using Tails versus TBB. Are these differences normal and part of the design of these packages?

A number of differences have been observed when using Tails versus TBB. Are these differences normal and part of the design and implementation of these packages or it maybe something else? Below, ...
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Tor LFS and TAILS

Hope this isn't stupid but I've thought about this on and off for a while: Does it make sense to build a Linux From Scratch (or BLFS) project (hardened?) using the TAILS component list as the model? ...
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Where do I find more information about using Claws Mail combined with Tails and OpenPGP?

Where do I find more information about using Claws Mail combined with Tails and OpenPGP? There is only a detailed howto for Pidgin available on the Tails website. But for Claws Mail, one can find ...
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Tails: Separation of different identities within the same session

On the Tails webpage, the users are warned that different identities are not separated "magically" within the same Tails session. It is recommended to shutdown and reboot Tails before using a ...
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Use TOR on Raspberry PI - Tails RDP

Currently I am trying to do the following on a remote-controlled desktop I installed Tor on a Raspberry Pi and made the setup as a Access point On Windows I can make a remote desktop and it will log ...
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To use public computer, is it reasonable to assume one is in the clear net even if one use Tails?

Is it reasonable to assume communication on a public computer can not be made anonymized even with utilization of Tails?
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Why do pages appear to be loading on Tails before Tor is finished connecting?

I am running Tails Version 0.22, and I have noticed that the Tails home page sometines loads before Tails. I am led to conclude this because the Tor icon is still yellow and it shows as still loading ...
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Warning message at tails shutdown, is this normal?

When I shutdown Tails it says everything is completed except there's a big warning next to "tails using make-file like concurrent boot at level 0" this has got me sort of worried that I may have ...
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Tails download repeatedly showing bad signature

I am running Tails version .22.0. I downloaded version .23 and the sig file (under the verify signature command). It was reported as a bad signature. This happened again with the 1.0 download. I have ...
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How do I run a Tor relay under TAILS 0.23 distro?

I'm running TAILS 0.23 off a usb stick. The Vidalia control panel does NOT have the "Setup Relaying" button. How can I start a Tor relay?
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Why are my attempts to burn TAILS failing?

I attempt to burn the TAILS disk like this: The result on the disk is this: and all attempts to boot TAILS fail. Why is this happening and how do I fix it?
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Assuming, there is malware on a system, can one bypass that by using live cd when using Tor?

Can one use Tail, to bypass any of the following potential attack vectors? There are five potential attack vectors: Malware on the disk within a partition. Malware within the boot sector. Malformed ...
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Does the GnuTLS bug (CVE-2014-0092) affect the Tor Browser Bundle or Tails?

There is a new major security vulnerability in the GnuTLS library (CVE-2014-0092) that undermines SSL on (some?) Linux platforms. What versions of the Tor Browser Bundler or Tails (if any) are ...
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Why do I get an avast notice on my host (!) machine when I run tails in a virtual machine?

About 30-50% of the times I run tails in a vm my avast pops up a notice on the host complaining about some problem with a certificate. The sites, however, do not seem to exist and the url looks more ...
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Is Tails browser same as separate Tor bundle-browser?

It seem to be somehow different, is it still FF-based? Or is there any possibility to use tails and then use Tor bundle same way as you use it in Windows? And of course, is Tails's browser's security ...
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Why can't I boot TAILS without a writable drive installed? Is it possible to do so? [closed]

I use Tor through Tails, which I am running from a DVD. It works fine with the hard drive in place, and works fine with the hard drive removed but a USB memory stick in one of the other USB ports, ...
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Open localhost:8080 in tails to run hidden service in tails … polipo seems to be blocking me

I am trying to set up a hidden service in tails and it seems that polipo is blocking access to 127.0.0.1:8080 where I am hosting an Apache site. Is there any way to configure polipo to allow access to ...
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Is it dangerous to use Tails without persistent entry guards?

Being a LiveCD with no persistent storage by default, Tails currently does not use persistent Tor entry guards. In a recent post on the Tor blog, arma discussed the possibility of "improving Tor's ...