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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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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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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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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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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Tails freezes and restarts randomly!

I install Tails successfully but every while it get stuck (must restart holding power button) or it is restarting by itself. I running it on my laptop. Is it problem with drivers or system ? root@...
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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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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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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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How to install tails os on sd card?

Cannot choose sd card as target device when using tails installer. Tails assistant page mentions sd card installation, however instructions only show usb install.
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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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How to close tails firewall port?

I need to closing two or more open firewall ports in tails. How can I send the command to do this?
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Creating Persistent Volume In Tails From USB

I'm working with some sensitive data, and want it as secure as possible - that said, I'm pretty un-technical, so am trying my best to figure this stuff out. My setup is; USB stick encrypted with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...