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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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VPN-over-Tor in Tails. How? It always fails for me

I need VPN-over-Tor because I need to be able to access some websites that block access from Tor. As far as I know, the only other alternative is always using the unsafe browser for those websites, ...
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1920x1080 resolution lost under Tails after screen change

I'm trying to figure out what can cause Tails to use a wrong resolution after changing my monitor. My Asus 24" screen worked without trouble with Tails in 1920x1080 mode. I replaced it with a Samsung ...
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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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Filesharing and anonimity

I am looking for a mainstream filesharing service that I can use with no concern about my location and connection details being leaked and logged. I don't care about data encryption or the big G or ...
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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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How to run a LOCAL webserver on tails

I am running the latest TailsOS and would like to run and access a web service locally for myself. Just opening the index.html file in the TOR browser does not work, so I need some minimal web server ...
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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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Browser Fingerprinting in TAILS

How concerned should I be about fingerprinting of my browser in TAILS? I am not sure what I can do. How can I minimize the risks of browser fingerprinting?
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Syncing Monero Daemon through Tor/ Tails

I have the exact same problem as this person: https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/c2mu1m/monero_daemon_on_tails_error_perror_torsocks/ I enter sudo iptables -I OUTPUT 2 -p tcp -d 127.0.0.1 -...
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Most Secure Connection

While there is a lot of issues concerning secure, private and anonymous Internet usage, there is little that focuses upon all the various parameters which may have a direct or even indirect bearing ...
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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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Who could read the MAC when using TAILS at home?

On my first attempt with tails, my home router failed to provide an IP address via DHCP because TAILS randomized the MAC. In my further attempts I disabled the MAC randomization feature, wondering: ...
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Was it a fatal mistake to use wget in tails?

Using tor browser in tails I had a problem downloading some file. So I used (as a kind of habit) wget to download the file (which succeeded). Only after that I noticed that wget might have revealed by ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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Why isnt possible update to TOR 8.5.1 in Tails 3.14 on usb?

I can't update the new TOR in TAILS! Persistent volume and administrator are active. Thank you.
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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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“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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My Mouse and Keyboard Don't Work With Tails

Update: I Finally got Tails installed to my USB flash drive. When Tails loads to the welcome screen I can't do anything because, the Mouse and Keyboard don't work. How do I get them to work? Thank ...
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How to start graphical software on Tails?

The Firefox web browser is the only graphical software on Tails the user "clearnet" can start, or? If not, how? PS: I know that to run software under the user "clearnet" is stupid, but ….
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Tails and Qubes/Whonix? [duplicate]

I’m just trying to learn about Tails and Qubes/Whonix. What gives you the most security and anonymously online? Tails on its own or Qubes with Whonix or Tails, Qubes and Whonix all three together? And ...
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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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Help with Tails signing key verification

Please help me verify the Tails signing key. Without having access to the web of trust, I'm trying to collect fingerprint data from multiple sources to be more certain that I've downloaded the ...
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Does suspending TAILS then removing the USB drive increase security?

Let's suppose my goal is to prevent someone from tampering with my TAILS session while I'm absent from my laptop, and let's suppose that shutting down every time I go for a walk isn't an option. The ...
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Tails/Tor Though VPN

At times, I would like to run Tails/Tor through a VPN. If I am able to install a VPN software into Tails, does anyone know how I would be able to keep the newly added software in Tails; perhaps by ...
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Question about Tails installation

I am interested in installation of Tails to Hard Disk. I tryed to make USB flash disk with Tails then use information from it. Cant find anser in manual. Help me plz.
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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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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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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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