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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 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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Issues with Tails and a high dpi screen

I am booting from Tails using a usb. I can start up the machine fine, but everything looks very small. My resolution is 2880x1800 with a dpi of 220, but it is detected as 2880x1800 with a dpi of 94. ...
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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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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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Is it feasible and rational to combine the Tails package and Whonix package to improve the anonymity of the client? And, how to implement it?

Is it feasible and rational to combine the capability of Tails package and Whonix package to improve the anonymity and security of the client? And if so, how one may implement it?
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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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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 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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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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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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Tails Tor not starting

New user to Tails but when it starts up it says it cannot sync network time, so Tor doesn't start. How do I manually get it sorted via terminal or am I doing something wrong? Have tried MAC spoofing ...
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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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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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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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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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Proxy after Tor in Tails

A lot of sites are blocking Tor IP or I must fight with capchta. So can I use proxy after Tor in Tails? For connection tails->tor->proxy->www. If not proxy, maybe ssh tunnel is possible?
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Create a completely anonymous account on a hosting service

I want to create a completely anonymous account on a hosting service, like rapidgator or 4shared and the like, but you need to supply an email account, which apparently cannot be created using Tor or ...
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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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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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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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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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Booting Tails from external hard drive

Can I boot Tails from a external hard drive ( Ironkey H200 ), or only cd/usb ?
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Tails display errors and persistence errors!

First off, I am running Tails live off of a USB drive on a MacBook Retina. Everything boots up fine, but the display resolution is way to high for my screen and everything looks so small. When I try ...
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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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Tail proxychains socks5 proxy timeout

I'm trying to use proxychain on tails. So first I can't use iceweasel with proxychains. I get the error : /usr/bin/proxychains: 9: exec: iceweasel: notfound So I use tor-browser instead. But when ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tor and viruses

I was wondering if you can get a virus by opening some websites of the deep web using Tor? With some links it's hard to tell if they are legit or not, recently I came across some website saying that "...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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,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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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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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?