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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 can I get proxychains to work on Tails in 2024?

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 and get the ...
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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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How to resolve this? connection refused GitHub

git clone https://sherlock-project/sherlock.git PERROR torsocks[25258]: socks5 libc connect: Connection refused (in socks5_connect () at socks5.c:202) fatal: unable to acess 'https://sherlock-project/...
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removing Tails USB: Effect on computer

If you remove a Tails USB from your computer, which is running from the Tails USB, will it factory reset your computer or delete all the memory that was already on the computer before Tails?
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How do you edit torrc file while in TAILS?

I have been running TAILs with the TOR browser already installed in the system. When trying to access "torrc" file which is located in etc/tor it constantly refuses to allow it to be edited ...
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Error in Tails Error opening directory 'home/amnesia'

I have setup the persistence volume within Tail (Complete). Problem: When I download a file it send it asks me where I want to save it. I try to click which where to save example like in Home, and an ...
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What encryption does Tails use for persistent storage?

I've gathered that persistent storage in Tails uses LUKS, but I can't find the specifics of the encryption, e.g. the algorithm. Most of the Tails website and other various places is scant with ...
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MacBook Air 2014: when I boot with SDcard "SDXC", the mouse does not work. However, when booting via USB stick, there are no problems on the same HW

I use latest Tails with persistent LUKS volume. My hardware is MacBook Air 2014 (running Debian as daily driver; the machine is well supported). When I boot with SDcard "SanDisk SDXC" (there ...
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Tor Browser is not working in the new Tails 3.3 version

The browser simple doesn't load. When I click in the icon both in the favorites or Internet menu nothing happens. When I try using the command line (through tor-browser command) it shows this: The ...
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Is this an official download mirror?

Is this an official download mirror of the Tails? http://quantum-mirror.hu/mirrors/pub/tails/stable/ http://quantum-mirror.hu
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TAILS: Administration password not recognized

I created a USB stick (16 GB) with Tails to run on my PC (Windows 10). My problem is that the administration password entered in the welcome screen is well understood by Tails, and the access to ...
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Burpsuite and Tails OS

I am running Bursuite Community Edition on Tails 5.11 I have downloaded firefox-esr and have set all ports to 127.0.0.1:6666 which is what I have set burpsuite proxy to listen on. I have also manually ...
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Tails USB Stick Not Booting

Im trying to boot from TAILS using my usb flashdrive. I downloaded the TAILS iso. file to the computer, burned the file to dvd, and then copied it over by way of "send to" to the new usb flashdrive, ...
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Where can I obtain a verifiable copy of the final 32-bit Tails version 2.12?

Tails 3.x deprecated i686 32-bit support. For those of us that still use i686 it would be good to be able to continue using Tails 2.12 as the final 32-bit version. However there appears to be no ...
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Where can I find the new Tails 3.2 checksum?

I'm looking for the new Tails 3.2 checkums (md5, sha1, sha256, etc). It seems that there is no way to find it in its own site. Even googling it brings not much information. So there is something I'm ...
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Tails/Tor Browser not connecting to the internet

I have been using Tails successfully for a little while now. However, once I removed the HDD from my computer and then tried using Tails, the Tor Browser would not connect to the internet. THe onion ...
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Tor browser not opening from Tails

After I have installed Tails I tried to open Tor browser from Tails but first I got the message that Tor browser was not yet ready. After I tried to open it anyway (as the option is provided) I got ...
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Tor usage in North Korea as a foreigner

I'd like to ask your opinion on whether it's a good idea or not to use the TAILS operating system (which comes with Tor buit in) while on my trip as a tourist to North Korea. The tour organizer says ...
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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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Tails/Tor not connecting to Network using multiple OBSF 3 OR 4 bridges

I have a tails install running off USB running on a laptop with Parrot linux installed. Tor connects fine without bridges. I used welcome screen to set up bridge list and cannot connect. Bridges have ...
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Is running Whonix with a Windows 10 Host a bad idea?

I'm considering using either a Tails stick on my spare laptop or Whonix on my PC via Virtualbox. Only problem is, said PC is a Windows 10 system. Is it more secure to just go with the Tails plan, or ...
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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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ExcludeExitNodes for the Netherlands not working

Logged in as admin then used: sudo nano /etc/tor/torrc ExcludeExitNodes {us},{au},{ca},{nz},{gb},{fr},{nl} CTRL-X sudo systemctl restart tor {us},{au},{ca},{nz},{gb},{fr} does work {nl} does NOT work? ...
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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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in TAILS, TOR launcher shows error "unable to connect to tor port

I am running TAILS 3.2. When I try to upgrade to TOR 7.0.8 I download the linux64-7.0.8 package. I am able to unpack the package. But when I try to run the TOR Browser Setup program, I get an error ...
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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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security on tails over usb stick

my question concern an attack with following prerequisites: 1) an home router hacked 2) tails installed on usb stick 3) the attacker has got a 0day on linux netfilter stack the attacker get in on ...
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How do I use tails without any storage device?

I am using Tails in windows in a virtual box though this defeats the purpose. Are there any guides or information on how to do this so I can have a lot more anonymity. If I get rid of my SSD and ...
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Tails OS : SSH tunnel works but not for tor browser

I set up an ssh tunnel on Tails ( tor -> tunnel -> internet ) to reach tor-unfriendly sites, it does seem to work ( I tested it with electrum ), but when I try to reach it with tor browser by changing ...
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Error Connecting to Tor

Just recently installed Tails onto a USB, the first time I booted it up it seemed to connect fine. But then I restarted it and it's not working. I tried also on another laptop but still not working. ...
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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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TAILS & CHROME/ FFOX

When using TAILS, I sometimes need to open things in a non-tor browser to get them to open/ work. I downloaded chrome and have the .exe file, but don't know what to do with it after it downloads to my ...
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Running Tails on windows

so I downloaded tails onto a flash drive successfully(so I think), but then when I went to go run it on my computer, it doesn't show up. It's just my normal start screen and sign in to my computer. ...
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Ideal computer for running Tails and Tor on Windows?

I read the system requirements for Tor and Tails, but for Windows-based x86 (64-bit) systems, what properties or hardware should someone steer away from when making a purchase that might make the ...
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Tails mobile OS for smart phones: where is it?

These two articles from March 2020 claim to have insider knowledge about Tor developing the Tails OS for use on mobile smart phones, but where actually is this product now, is it available yet? If not ...
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Tails OS on one USB drive, but save downloaded files to second USB or SD drive

If two USB drives are connected to a Windows notebook, one containing the Tails OS, are there any security loopholes or anonymity breaches by downloading files from .onion sites to the second USB ...
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Brige Relays - help

This is impartant. Do I need to configure Bridge relays to hide fact that surfing on deep web .onion sites using USB Tails and Tor Browser? Reading this (https://www.torproject.org/docs/bridges.html....
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Using OpenBox window manger in Tails OS

Im a little new to this so I apologize if i am using it improperly but i recently installed Tails OS and i dont like the way the desktop looks so Ive been trying to use Openbox window manager within ...
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can’t import public pgp keys on tails

i’m trying to import public pgp keys on tails but it’s suddenly not working? i used to copy the public key into the text editor, save it as an .asc file, then double click it. a little dialog box ...
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What is more safe - keep network connected or do connect-disconnect

If I need to go away for a while, then should I turn off cable/wifi, or to leave Tails connected? First option looks better because physically disconnected, but multiple connect-disconnect can cause ...
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Is it possible to run a Docker container that connects to internet only through Tor?

I found that the Tails has been evaluating Docker. However, I'd like to have a Docker image that connects only through Tor. I'm happy with setting my own proxy. Is there a recipe to do this? What I ...
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"This page isn't redirecting properly"

It's about accessing the login page of a certain site (starting with https://www.) using one of 3 different ways: On a Debian 9.9.0 with Firefox 60.6.1esr access to that site is fine and requires no ...
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Tor software authenticity check on Tails USB

I bought a USB flash drive with Tails already installed. If I suspect the Tor software has been altered to reduce my anonymity, how do I check the authenticity of the Tor software on Tails?
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Tails manual upgrade persistence lost

I did a manual upgrade per the instructions on the tails website and I lost my persistence folder. I don't see any persistence folder I had my original tails on a 8gb drive and the intermediary was ...
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Can Android see my Tor traffic? Running Tor over Tails

I was spending a lot of time investigating cryptocurrencies using Tor over Tails, mostly Wiki. When I closed browser and opened Twitter on my Android there were crypto ads all over! Bluetooth on both ...
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Veracrypt on Tails

Tails has an option for opening existing Veracrypt Volumes, but can I create such volumes on Tails, and if so how? or do I need to create an admin password and install VeraCrypt?
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Can I use DNS over TLS or DNS over HTTPS in Tor Browser, executed from Tails?

There has long been an effort to encrypt DNS queries between the client and the recursive server to increase privacy. Firefox already supports DNS-over-HTTPS. But is Tor Browser, executed from Tails, ...
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Is GPG request routed through Tor or should I use torify? (Tails)

Is a default GPG request routed through Tor by default on Tails or should I wrap it around Torify. For example: gpg --receive-keys "0x2bd5824b7f9470e6" or it should be: torify gpg --receive-keys "...
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Tor Onions active on Tail , does Electrum use that proxy?

When I open onion relay on Tails , and then open Electrum Wallet on LiveCD Tails Does that Electrum connected with Tor proxy/network? Hope some users would help me to explain this things
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How to install Tails on a multi partition drive

I have a USB drive that has more than one partition, and there is enough space for Tails in one of the partitions. How do I install Tails on a specific partition that's on that USB drive without ...

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