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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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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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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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Untrusted Valid Signature Tails-amd64-3.1.iso.sig

After download ISO and try to verify the ISO.sig comes up : tails-amd64-3.1.iso:Untrusted Valid Signature Valid but untrusted signature by on 2017-08-09 So what is the play now? How bad is this ...
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How to use the JRE with Tor in Tails OS

I have a executable .jar file which I want to execute. It needs internet access, but it seems like it is the only program wich is not able to access the internet. I use the standard configuration for ...
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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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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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I am new on Tor I need help with traces

I am new to Tor. I don't know if Tor saves my cache, cookies or any kind of data locally on my PC. I don't want to use Tails OS as it takes long to boot. I know that I can delete cookies and all ...
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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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Error in Tails Error opening directory 'home/amnesia'

I'm really new to Tails. Its been a true headache hopefully someone can help me. I'm not familiar with Linux so I'm also learning it. First. I have setup the persistence volume within Tail (Complete)....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is banking safer with tails and its unsafe browser, than with a debian live CD?

The Tails live CD is meant for anonymity but might its security features make it a safer way to do your online banking, shopping and bitcoin shopping using its "unsafe browser", compared to a regular ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Connecting to Tor via infected android phone (hotspot)

So I the only way I have access to Internet right now is via my android phone, I am pretty sure it's compromised because the adversary is a bunch of people with high technical knowledge. I tried to ...
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Meek bridges in future tails version,super anticiped

I've been searching for such news for years, and the most recent discussion about adding meek bridges in Tails is in 2018, still no answer. the most important issue in China is we can barely use meek ...
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have instructions on installing Tails via Mojave — what about Catalina?

ought I follow the instructions given or would I need to anything differently? currently using macOS 10.15.1, i.e. the latest version of Catalina.
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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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Would it make it harder to get de-anonymyzed if you disconnected from tor while reading web pages and only connected when clicking links?

Thinking of writing a script to make it easy to connect to tor temporarily for a few seconds when you need it, eg before clicking on a link on a web page, and disconnect the rest of the time while you ...
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How to download kismet for Tails OS?

Is it safe to download Kismet for Tails OS? If so, how do you store that software considering everytime you close Tails it wipes everything clean for the next time you boot up?
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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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How to use network adapter with TAILS?

So I am trying to follow along with a presenter who uses a network adapter on his Kali Linux inside a VM to conduct network monitoring with Kismet, but I certainly do not want to install VirtualBox on ...
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How do I configure Raspbian to work like TAILS?

As there isn't a Tor Browser Bundle or TAILS version packaged for the Raspberry Pi, I would like to setup a standard Raspbian install to work as closely as possible to, if not exactly like TAILS. So ...
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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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USB 3.0/3.1 faster than 2.0 for Tails?

Are newer USB generations (3.0,3.1) faster than USB 2.0 when running Tails? Or will they be nearly the same? Note, I am not asking about Persistent Storage read/write speed, but the actual OS run ...
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How to connect to obfs4 bridges in TAILS?

I am trying to connect to obfs4 bridges in tails but I can not seem to get it to work, other bridges connect normally though. Thus far I have tried: Change my timezone and time to London. DID not ...
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Device name of Wi-Fi adapter

On the same computer hardware I don't get the same device name for the Wi-Fi adapter if I run Tails rather then Debian+Tor. Why? Edit: The MAC address is the same in both cases.
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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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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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Does using Tor in Tails prevent HSTS supercookie tracking?

As I understand it, it is possible to mitigate HSTS tracking by deleting HSTS-related data from the browser. Tails, in principle, does not store any information, so I guess HSTS tracking is not ...
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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 there a way i can get more than 8GB of storage for Tails?

i have a USB stick with 32 GB on, and i want to use all the space, not just the 8 GB, is there a way i can do that?
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How Do I Wipe Tails Free Space?

Can Tails get a virus? I was and still am using tails. After I visited a bitcoin site, I got a message that looked like it came from Tails saying you need to wipe your tails USB flash drive's free ...
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Why do I get a message stating “internet is not connected” when I am setting up my hardware wallet in the TAILS OS?

I am attempting to set up my Ledger Nano S Hareware Wallet in the TAILS OS. As I go through the steps, at some pont, it tells me that I am not connected to the internet, requesting that I check my ...
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How do I watch, and listen to downloaded videos and music

I'm new to tails I have been playing around with it getting used to how it works. I ran into my first issue. I can't figure out how to view or play a downloaded video or Music. One video I downloaded ...
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Can't Connect to TOR Using Bridges (Tails)

My government blocks the usage of TOR. I've tried to connect to TOR by using obfs4, obfs3, scramblesuit and normal bridges on the Tails OS but it didn't work. It just says connecting and stays like ...
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How do I specify Tor use a single exit node that I specify (Tails user)?

Complete computer/Tor/Tails noob here. I want to use Tor (via Tails OS) using only one specific exit node. Can someone please provide detailed directions on how to do this? My understanding is that ...
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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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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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Combining Whonix with Tails

Is it useful to run the Whonix gateway in a VM inside of tails, running as a liveboot, to connect to another VM like for example Kali, which also runs inside of Tails, because it would rout my traffic ...
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can't connect to tor channel error

I tried to connnect to tor but i can't. Using tails os. In the onion circuit it said : ...Launched ...Launched ...Launched 10 min after I used to use tor for very long period i think that the gov ...