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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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Dropbox for Tails?

I am helping a journalist team to communicate securely with their sources. My recommendation has been to start with Tails. One of the things they need is Dropbox functionality over Tor: They need to ...
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Installing Tails on Verbatum Flash Drives

I am having trouble installing Tails 2.5 on a Verbatum 31 GB STORE-N-GO-070B6623D1E62053 USB flash drive. Whenever I try, the installation takes a very long time and fails. The dialog is: ...
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Tails v3.7 using VM = user agent Windows 7?

I'm trying to use Tails v3.7 via virtual machine. I've already tried VirtualBox, and VMware. And everything is OK, but..... when I've visited website https://2ip.ru to check my IP-address, I've ...
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Signature not verified

I downloaded Tails 1.8, along with its signature file, installed Gpg4win as instructed and followed the instructions to verify the signature. (Tried my best to understand the considerably confusing ...
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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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Tails Cloning installer fails on acer chromebook 14 [duplicate]

Acer chromebook 14 cb3-431-c5cq I've booted into the primary installer [lexar 8gig] I then open installer before plugging in the verbatim 16gig drive, select it from the drop-down and start the ...
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Impossible to install Tails

I tried different solution but it all failed, First I tried to install Tails 2.4 to 8GB Kingston drive and it give error, 'insuficient free space', Drive is tested OK, no bad sectors, I then tried ...
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How to configure tor browser in Tails to use meek bridges?

I noticed the Tor browser that come with Tails live OS is a bit different than Tor browser bundle for Windows OS. The latter comes with built-in sets of bridges(obfs3, obfs4, meek, etc), while in ...
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How to create a wifi hotspot using tails or whonix?

NetworkManager in ubuntu and arch have a handy feature that allows users to turn an additional wireless card into a wifi hotspot. The idea is: boot whonix or tails in virtualbox, connect a wireless ...
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Allow application direct access to internet without tor

I am setting up tails with crypto wallets of currencies I use. The problem is that torify does not for some reason work with them. I don't really care that much about anonymity, so I have reset ...
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Is there any vulnerabilities when using socks with tails?

In the tor manual under socks port it states “The SOCKS protocol is unencrypted and (as we use it) unauthenticated” Does the socks protocol used in the loop back interface only or does the Socks ...
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Could someone hack a tails device based on the firmware in it?

Could someone hack a tails device based on the firmware in it? I am aware that there is firmware on devices that tails can be installed on. In new laptops this firmware may connect directly to a ...
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Can you use traceroute in TAILS?

I was wondering that if Tor allows using of treaceroute command from the terminal which tells from which gateways your data packets are going through.
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Issues with Tails and a high dpi screen

I am booting from Tails using a usb. I can start up the machine fine, but everything looks very small. My resolution is 2880x1800 with a dpi of 220, but it is detected as 2880x1800 with a dpi of 94. ...
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Tails: How to connect Tails to a Samba network-share?

Quick question: Is there any way to connect Tails to a Samba-based shared-folder in the local network? Now the more difficult part is: Do I have to configure the Samba-server for an access coming ...
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FireFox Tails Verification

Why FireFox not support Tails verification,anyone with answer?
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Load an html file in tails browser while offline?

Using tails 2.1, I am trying to open an html file in a browser from persistent storage / or usb drive. If I try to open in Tor browser (default), it is not loaded at all. (I tried disabling all add-...
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Tails OS: Disable administration password after booting Tails with adminpasw

I want to work on tails without admin passwd, but i do want to config my torrc file and a proxychain. I want to do this without leaving traces on my usbstick (like customized torrc file). Is it ...
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Is this a bug? (Tails 3.3)

When I try to open/save a file in Tor Browser the 'Places' menu show the /usr/local/lib/tor-browser as a option. At the same time it doesn't allow to acess the home folder or the desktop folder. ...
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Mac address of Tails in VirtualBox

On Tor website they type The MAC address of the computer is not modified by the MAC address spoofing feature of Tails when run in a virtual machine. But I'm running Tor in VirtualBox and I just ...
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Is it possible to use a Bitcoin hardware wallet with Tails?

Is it possible to use a Bitcoin hardware wallet with the Electrum installed in Tails? It looks like there might be some libraries required for to access these devices over USB.
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Is it feasible and rational to combine the Tails package and Whonix package to improve the anonymity of the client? And, how to implement it?

Is it feasible and rational to combine the capability of Tails package and Whonix package to improve the anonymity and security of the client? And if so, how one may implement it?
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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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Tails 3.0 blocks connection to ANY obfs4 bridge

I've attempted to use six different obfs4 bridge relays and according to the tor log the connection is terminated. using obfs3 does work. any suggestions? Thanks in advance!!
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Python JSON fetching via Socks5 proxy on Tails

I am trying to fetch JSON data, via a Python3 script, on Tails. I would like to know that this code is secure and doesn't leak IP or any other stuff. I know that Tails is configured to block any ...
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Unable to install VirtualBox Guest Additions on Tails OS

I mounted Tails OS (booted through ISO file) on Virtual Box. The default OS display looks ugly and I couldn't mount Guest Additions through Optical drive as I mounted OS through the same. So, I ...
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Is it possible to install Tails on VirtualBox? [closed]

Is it possible to install Tails on VirtualBox ? I know you could only boot it when you mount the ISO. And after you are logged in in Tails if you click Aplications > Tails > Tails installer it says "...
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Tails -> Verify the ISO image -> Using the command line: “gpg: Impossible de v'erifier la signature : No public key”

I follow this Tails docs: $ brew install gpg $ gpg --keyid-format 0xlong --verify tails-amd64-3.0.iso.sig tails-amd64-3.0.iso gpg: Signature faite le Sat Jun 10 17:37:05 2017 CEST gpg: ...
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Tor through Tails redirecting sites to Google [closed]

Tails redirects some sites to Google, sites that work fine with Tor browser through Windows. Any ideas how to solve this?
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How to install tails os on sd card?

Cannot choose sd card as target device when using tails installer. Tails assistant page mentions sd card installation, however instructions only show usb install.
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typical way to run tails virtualized on ubuntu?

To run on Ubuntu just use KVM to run tails? If you are a bit lazy like me, the idea to reboot your system seems inconvenient. But with the help of QEMU there is an easy to use alternative ...
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TAILS OS on New Hard drive [closed]

Aplologies for amateurish question. I have a Windows laptop with no O/S installed on hard drive. I have a MacBook, can I download a Windows version of TAILS on MacBook to boot up my Windows laptop?
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Cannot SSH from Tails

Both SSH server and Tails client are running on the same wired network. There is no problem SSH from other machines on the same network to the SSH server. Got the following ERROR: connection failed, ...
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How to kill Debian-gdm user processes?

I am using tails under a VM. I am having problems when the keyboard buffer sharing stops working, and I have looked into the process list and I see two instances of the spice /usr/bin/spice-vdagent. ...
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Tails Installer (Install by cloning) recommend optimal USB stick for performance and privacy [closed]

I tried about 10 usb sticks for Tails Installer (Install by cloning). Mostly the size is too small or other errors I don't remember. My usb sticks are all give-away articles. So need to buy a new USB ...
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What is the Tor browser's Adblock Plus default configuration on Tails OS?

Just like to know just in case some would like to have adblock functionalities on their Tor browsers. Disclaimer: Yes I know that adding this add-on will make a Tor browser appears more unique as it ...
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tails memory wiping fails? / cannot use bridge [closed]

About Tails, 1.when I used it before,***(asterisk)was shown on screen one after another during memory wiping before shutting down. But with latest version 2.1,’*’ never appears during memory wiping. ...
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blocking websites without breaking annonmytity.

I use Tails as the os for my work laptop. I would like to prevent the tor browser from being able to connect to distracting websites (reddit, fivethirtyeight, some webcomics, ect). Ive tried ...
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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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OBSF4 and scramblesuit

It seems I can't connect to OBSF4 or scramblesuit bridges with TAILS. I have no troubble with OBSF3 in Tails. Below is some of the error message. Can you guys help me out? Thanks. 10/08/2016 08:32:03....
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How can I edit the torrc file permanently (persistently)?

I am using Tails 2.9.1, and edit the torrc file at etc/tor/torrc. I have enabled persistence and edit as administrator. Edits to that file function for that session only, and are gone the next time I ...
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Tail proxychains socks5 proxy timeout

I'm trying to use proxychain on tails. So first I can't use iceweasel with proxychains. I get the error : /usr/bin/proxychains: 9: exec: iceweasel: notfound So I use tor-browser instead. But when ...
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Cloning tails from someone in the Netherlands

For me being not such a smart-tech-minded person, i'm having some difficulties installing tails. I'm using a Mac and somewhere during the installation by Command Line i seem to mess up. I've just ...
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Does tails have a penetrable firewall?

Does tails have a penetrable firewall? Currently tails firewall has a very complicated structure to it. It is difficult to say if the firewall is penetrable or not. One might think it is not when it ...
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What is more secure: Tails or Subgraph? [closed]

What is more secure: Tails or Subgraph? (Subgraph has a live CD/USB option making it like Tails)
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There is a bridge eror [duplicate]

I am from Turkey where the Tor network is censored. I am using Tails 2.10 so I needed to use bridges which I took from https://bridges.torproject.org/. They were obfs4 bridges. I did tried it multiple ...
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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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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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Why would a Tor site need my EMail,does this not defeat the Tor anonymity?

I want to volunteer to be a Tor Relay,but all the mumbo-jumbo about using two flash drives or a DVD, I just do not seem to get to work! Do they sell a Tor Relay disc? And what are safe emails to use ...
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Using IPVanish with Tails

I'm facing some connectivity issues with accessing Tails along with IP vanish software. This is what I'm doing Used IP vanish and selected a different server location Installed Oracle Virtual Box and ...

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