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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Signature not verified

I downloaded Tails 1.8, along with its signature file, installed Gpg4win as instructed and followed the instructions to verify the signature. (Tried my best to understand the considerably confusing ...
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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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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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Tails without desktop

How can I get a version of Tails (Tails or TAILS?) without the desktop GUI environment installed? If I can't, then how can I manually uninstall the desktop?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Problems running proxychains on Tails 1.6 does not find firefox

I boot Tails 1.6 with persistence and with admin password in order to install proxychains then I install via apt-get an edit the /etc/proxychains.conf to add socks5 after Tor, I save the changes and ...
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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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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?
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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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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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TAILS on USB: How to use the rest of the stick

I put the TAILS ISO on a 32GB USB stick with 'dd' (Didn't have a smaller one.) diskutil GUI says the resulting partition is one GB but df in the terminal says it is four GB. diskutil does show the ...
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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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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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On Tails, using python urllib2

I want to support Tails users. My program is written in python, and I need to download something over Tor using python. When running python as the amnesia user, the following code does not work: ...
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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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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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No sound when running tails from CD

Everything seems to work fine except the sound. Do I need to install the correct sound driver for my card? I'm using Windows but I doubt a Windows sound driver can be installed in Tails. How can I fix ...
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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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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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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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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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safe to use tails on deskop computer while using wifi connection on cell phone?

Basically I have a router which allows wired and wifi connections. I'm using Tails on my desktop computer through a wired connection. We have cell phones that then accesses the wifi on the same ...
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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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Dropbox for Tails?

I am helping a journalist team to communicate securely with their sources. My recommendation has been to start with Tails. One of the things they need is Dropbox functionality over Tor: They need to ...
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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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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 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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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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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 ...