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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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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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Persistent installation of Python and non-native packages in Tails OS

Can Python (or Anaconda) be installed and run on Tails OS? If so, how to have a persistent installation of Python/Anaconda in a Tails USB drive? I thought Tails cleanses itself of any program that is ...
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Can the USB drive containing Tails OS be shared with other files?

If Tails OS is installed on a USB drive, can other files of considerable size not related to Tails also be saved on the same USB drive in a separate folder, or is this not recommended? If not, why?
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Which major sites block Tails and Tor visitors from creating user accounts?

This documentation discusses how networks can fingerprint a user who's using Tails OS https://tails.boum.org/doc/about/fingerprint/index.en.html There's plenty of write-ups on how Tails and Tor ...
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Device spoofing, instead of MAC address spoofing

Besides MAC address spoofing, how can device name, device brand, and device type spoofing (randomization?) be done on a Tails (windows) system, so that WLAN hotspot hosts see different information ...
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Using Tor with Tails and captcha prompt in yahoo site

-When I use Tor in Windows and try to login to my Yahoo account I don't get ask for captcha (find vehicles, bicycles etc...) -When I use Tor with Tails and try to login to same Yahoo account I am ...
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Besides MAC address, how else do public wi-fi networks identify connected hardware devices?

The list of connected WLAN clients (users) on my wi-fi only gives the following fields per user: Duration of time connected IP address MAC address Device name The last two fields are always unique ...
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Is reddit blocking Tails?

Yesterday I was runnig Tails and obviously using tor. The point is that some subreddits doesn't allowed me to access, showing a 503 message. After a moment, the message appeared in general. Right now ...
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Booting live OS (Tails) from SD Card

I get the following error while booting Tails from a micro Secure Digital (SD) Card: (initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system. On boot, my laptop Dell recognizes the micro SD ...
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Why can I not install android tools and fastboot in TAILS?

My laptop runs TAILS as its only OS. I never use any other distro, and don't intend to. I am trying to do this and I have downloaded all six necessary packages of software (I'm not using Google Apps). ...
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Can I use my second monitor as my primary on tails?

I have an all in one PC / desktop. It was knocked over and now has LCD lines and a ton of dead pixels on it. I can only see about half of the screen. The other monitor works fine when I'm using just ...
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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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All onion channels show HungryTREX as first node

after upgrading to Tails 4.14, the first server in all onion channels is HungryTREX with an IP address from Toronto, Canada. This isn't looking sane, but what I do know... Many services are ...
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I am interested in using tor on a Arm based processor laptop is there a way to do this?

Could I use QEMU on my Arm processor based laptop and put tails inside QEMU. Will this setup work? How do I do this? Is there any other way I can use tor on Arm based processor?
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Trouble with decryption (tails 4.12)

I have been trying to decrypt messages with public pgp keys (all of which are imported into my key ring) and I always get an error saying “decryption failed no secret key” this is a problem as the ...
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“Your browser is being managed by your organization” what is this message?

Is my ISP watching me? "Your browser is being managed by your organization" appeared on Tor preferences. I have taken no security measures other than what TailsOS already has. Is there any ...
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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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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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reduced attack surface when using a minimal window manager for tails?

I'd like to use an alternative window manager (WM) in TAILS. Currently TAILS ships with GNOME, which is a feature-rich and (relatively) user-friendly desktop environment. The reason why the TAILS-team ...
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using proxy after tor

I'm looking to use proxychain to make a chain connection LOCAL -> Tor -> Residential Proxy -> My VPS. Could you please give me an advice how to configure the iptable to allow proxychain using ...
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TAILS USB Storage Size

This is probably a dumb question, but I just want to be 100% sure. I want to go buy a 128 Gb USB stick to download TAILS. But does the other USB drive onto which I first download TAILS have to be the ...
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Log into an account that isn't anonymous

If I'm on Tails and I want to log into an account that I've previously logged into without Tor can I do so by avoiding anonymous accounts/activity and then just restart Tails to a new session when I ...
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Can you use TAILS on a PC with no OS?

Can I run TAILS on a PC from USB with no other operating system? Like if I factory reset a PC and didn't reinstall windows would tails work with it?
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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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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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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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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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Can I permenantly remove package from Tails?

I just deployed tails on a flash drive, and were busy tweaking it. Is it possible to persistently remove some stock software packages from my copy of tails? I tried to apt-get remove them, but they ...
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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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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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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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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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Does tails leave any history on the live boot usb?

I was just wondering if tails leaves any history on the bootable usb itself? I know most of the processes and etc are all done with the cpu and ram, and once the computer is turned off history is gone....
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Variable success in verifying Tails

Since the introduction of the new Tails signing key, which I think was towards the end of 2015, I have had variable success in verifying my download of the Tails ISO file. For example, to verify the ...
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How does tails Linux protect your device fingerprint?

I'm new to tails and tor. I want to know : 1) how does tails spoof your device identification Id's/fingerprints ? 2) is spoofing done by tails or tor ? 3) how do I confirm that the data websites ...

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