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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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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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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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What are the key differences between SubgraphOS and Tails?

Subgraph has a new "Adversary resistant computing platform" called 'Subgraph OS' that seems superficially similar to Tails. What are the differences between the two projects?
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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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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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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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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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Copying files to and from a tails VM

What is the best way to copy files to and from a Tails Virtual machine running under virtualbox? I tried sharing a folder from my Host OS (OSX) and also installing guest additions (this caused the VM ...
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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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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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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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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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What are the differences between Tails and Whonix?

Whonix and Tails both have the goals of providing a complete package for anonymizing internet usage. What are the primary differences between the two?
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What are the implications of “starting up with tabs/windows from last time”

I am a bit of a tabs nut, and have been trying to read up on various parts of staying anonymous but where I am the ISP is owned by the gov (relatives of the pres) and they don't like the whole idea of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Can Tails be installed as primary OS?

I have a netbook I only use when I'm away from home and I only ever use Tails on it. In order to avoid having to carry a Tails USB stick with me as well (which just sticks out the side) I'd like to ...
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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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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 there a recommended and/or compatible antivirus software and/or tool available for Tor Browser Bundle

Specifically, for window OS, is there a recommended and/or compatible antivirus software and/or tool one can use to increase the security of the system. The point being, if there is a malware on 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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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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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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Where to with Tails when Vidalia dies

This question is prompted by the answer that was given to my question about the different behavior of the Tor Browser Bundle in Linux and Windows. If the Tor Browser Bundle is to dump Vidalia with ...
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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 ...
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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 ...