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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 2.3 will not install on Windows 10

Downloaded Tails 2.2.1 a few weeks ago but just got around to installing on 9 May. Installed perfectly but got warning new version was available.(2.3) Downloaded 2.3 and made intermediary Tails which ...
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Is it OK to use Wireshark on Tails? [closed]

While Tails has aircrack-ng, it does not have Wireshark installed by default. Can Wireshark hurt my anonimity? Thanks.
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Can Tails Leak My IP? [closed]

I know that by default all traffic is routed trough TOR, but can my IP leak when using Tails? What i mean is, for example, my machine gets hacked while using Tails and somebody who hacked me wants to ...
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Tor gets connected with Windows but not with Tail (with the same bridges)

I don't really understand why I have this problem. I managed to get TorR connected with bridges with no problem at all with Windows 7, but with Tails it is impossible. I use the same configuration ...
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How to download the older version of Tails?

I want to download tails-i386-1.2.1.iso for some test, so I checked the official website of Tails where only link to the newest version Tails 1.2.2, I even change the download link from 1.2.2 to 1.2....
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Blank desktop on booting Tails 2.2 via VM

I have downloaded Tails ISO tails-i386-2.2.iso and am attempting to boot via VirtualBox. I am promted to login or select more options, and on logging in a blank blue screen is displayed, possible a ...
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Error OpenSSH over TAILS

Does anybody have an idea what wrong am I doing? So short, I've just launched TAILS OS and trying to connect to VPS over openSSH. With command ssh -i /home/amnesia/Persistent/id_rsa root@11.11.11.11 ...
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Accessibility in tails

I would like know if exist any way to activate the accessibility in the welcome dialog in tails? I would want to change the language and activate the persistence, and I cannot doing it without help ...
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Why does Tails use an insecure memory wiping process

When I shutdown Tails, various standard messages appear including the statement that if the system does not power-off, then it is likely that the memory wiping process has failed. More curiously, I ...
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Multiple download sites for verification

I want to download Tails and verify by comparing multiple downloads from different sites. Can anyone point me to a list of these sites please? If I go to tor project.org there is just one download ...
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Profile photo - twitter

how do you change the profile photo in twitter on tails? It tells me when I try that - the website is trying to extract HTML 5 canvas data that can uniquely identify my computer, how do I get around ...
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T.A.I.L.S mobile OS

I am looking at getting t.a.i.l.s mobile o.s. in the near future and need to know the best smartphone to run tails is? I cannot find any answers online. Any advice would be appreciated. Money is not ...
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Tor, Bridges, and DNS Leaks

Recently I've been looking to follow good-practices while browsing the internet (e.g 50%+ of my browsing in through a VPN, 10%+ is through Tor). Now, I am looking to increase my regiment by tinkering ...
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Please review my connection log errors

I am using the current version of Tails. I more often than not get the warning icon at the bottom left of the connection window telling me that the log file has been copied to the clip board. I will ...
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Need help! no tails DVD boot up incomplete, something wrong?

im user of no-tails for a while. i downloaded the latest version of iso 2.0.1 - 13 Feb 2016, checked the SHA256 sum, its match. then burn it on blank DVD. i restart computer and press hotkey so it ...
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Tails Graphics/driver help

New to Tails and would appreciate some assistance. I currently have a Geforce GTX 970 with a 1920 X 1080 monitor (primary) connected via DVI-D and a old 1024 X 768 VGA connected using a DVI-I adapter....
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How is CVE-2015-7547 impacting Tor/Tails/Tor Browser?

If this is critically impacting Tails, for example, why hasn't there been an immediate upgrade to apply the patch?
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Can a USB drive's serial number or unique hardware be used to identify me?

When using a technology like tails, For privacy concerns, should I concern myself with whether a USB drive, and my purchase of it, can be used to trace me while running tails?
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Tails 2.0 Issue script is running on shutdown

I recently downloaded tails 2.0. I verified the signature through Ubuntu. Through command line. It gave a positive verification. On shut down of the tails 2.0. The normal screen comes up where it say ...
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All connection default to .onion.to Why cant I get just .onion

I am now running tails. The latest version. Before Xmas I could browse .onion sites easily just by downloading the tor browser on to my linux system. Since the New Year, I have found some sites are ...
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Can TAILS “confidence” suggestions be trusted?

The TAILS website, in discussing how to guard against man-in-the-middle (MITM), offers the crypto-sig and a link to GnuPG to process it. If there was an MITM between me and tails.boum.org, wouldn't ...
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How do enter all CloudFlare's captchas on one page to access a complex page?

Sometimes I can access without a captcha from Tails a page, but not it's dependencies. For example, I can open a StackExchange question, but trying to go to https://cdn.sstatic.net/ triggers ...
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So I need to install a Persistent Tails on a USB Drive - The only PC I have cannot boot to USB - What can i do?

I have a usb drive that I need to install Tails on. I can install Tails via Virtualbox using the ISO (which i verified) but the problem is that I have to boot into the USB to configure Tails ...
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How to edit the torrc to run a hidden service in tails?

Where to find a torrc file for configuring a hidden service within tails? I mean I cannot see the torrc file with the following lines like this: "# this section is for hidden services#"
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Formating Kingston USB

I have a Kingston flash drive and I want to install Tails. But I read somewhere that when you install an OS on a Kingston flash drive, it can't be changed back to a regular flash drive. If I install ...
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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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Does Claw compromise anonymity provided by Tails?

I'd like to know if anonymity is comprised while setting Claw with my everyday mail addresses (name.surname@gmail, hotmail). My first thought would answer yes, but i'm not expert. if so, what could ...
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Can anyone trace where I downloaded my copy of Tails?

I may be a bit paranoid, but can a hacker or anyone trace where I downloaded or where i copied the tails iso onto a usb while im using it? Can they track me somehow through the BIOS?
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On Tails, using python urllib2

I want to support Tails users. My program is written in python, and I need to download something over Tor using python. When running python as the amnesia user, the following code does not work: ...
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Problems running proxychains on Tails 1.6 does not find firefox

I boot Tails 1.6 with persistence and with admin password in order to install proxychains then I install via apt-get an edit the /etc/proxychains.conf to add socks5 after Tor, I save the changes and ...
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Can't ping remote address or domain in Tails

When I try to ping an external address I always get the same error: "Destination Port Unreachable", and when pinging domain names I get an "unknown host" message. I have Tails 1.6 and run tor when ...
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Having trouble importing tails signing key. Cannot find Import Key (Default)

Earlier today I had attempted to download tails but the signing key seems to not register an import key or PGP Keys. I am running windows 10 and have downloaded the tails iso. The problem is when ...
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How do I encrypt document via right-click menu in Tails?

I don't understand the procedure here. There are some options to choose from to encrypt the file, but then I can't decrypt it because I don't have the password. How do I create a password before I ...
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How to cover Tor usage with both front end and back end hidden by VPN and/or Proxy?

If one decide to cover the usage of Tor from both front end and back end (meaning both from ISP and the destination page) using VPN and/or Proxy, What process should one go through? For example the ...
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Can some one ping tails/tor

I know that my traffic is encrypted and Tor scrubs my information on its way to the first node. Only a bad node may get my IP. How about when my data is in transit. Is the IP hidden? Can some one Ping ...
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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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Does Claws in TAILS actually accomplish anything for anonymity?

I don't see much chance of persuading non-techie friends and family to use Tor or TAILS. So sending them e-mail from TAILS will identify me for other traffic on the same circuit? Or does SMTP and ...
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What is the difference between Tor and Tails

This is kind of a noob question but I would appreciate some response nevertheless. I have been reading a lot about Tor and Tails recently but I am still confused on what does what and the difference ...
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Tails OS - Unable to create ssh tunnel with port forwarding over tor

I am using Tails live OS and i am trying to create ssh tunnel to remote server and forward Tor browser through this tunnel. I am creating the tunnel with this command: ssh -i keyfile user@xx-xx-xx-xx ...
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Tails 1st time use, I could see neighbors' wifi networks

I downloaded Tails and burned a CD through Disk Utility and successfully booted the CD on my computer. I wasn't knowingly connected to internet (wire unplugged and my router wifi button is always off) ...
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Tails ISO Signature not Showing in Directory

Downloaded the cryptographic signature corresponding to the ISO image I want to verify, and saved it in the same folder as the ISO image: Started the cryptographic verification: `MacBook-Pro:ISO ...
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Transparent proxy improvement using haproxy load balancer?

I want to know if isn't a good idea to use many instances of Tor and load balancing them through haproxy. I've tested here.. I ran 20 Tor instances (20 socks5 ports) and load balanced them through ...
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Where can I see what version of Tails I have?

Since Tails only reports when it fails to upgrade, not when it succeeds I want to know where I can check to see if I have the latest version.
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How do I save a screenshot in Tails?

When I hit "PrtScn" the screen blinks hinting a screenshot is being taken, but then I can't paste it into Gimp. It says there is nothing to paste.
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Qestion about Linux Tails persistent volume

I'm trying out Tails and have been able to set up a persistent volume. My question is: On a website I want to upload a document on a forum which obviously opens a window to browse my filesystem. ...
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Can't find the Tails subkey!

I know I've seen it somewhere but now I can't find it. Why aren't the subkeys displayed on the same page as the primary key here???: https://tails.boum.org/doc/get/trusting_tails_signing_key/index.en....
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gpg4win and Tails signature problem [closed]

After I downloaded the Tails ISO I downloaded gpg4win. I did a quick virus scan of the gpg4win file and my Comodo antivirus said it was a "TrojWare.Win32.Kryptik.AGMN@284730160"! So I had to spend a ...
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Tor Tails on persistent volume usb: Tor not starting

I'm running Tail latest version on a persistent usb, everything worked well last night. But today the clock is not syncing and no message for "tor is ready" appears... no access to Tor. I tried a ...
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How to install TAILS as the primary OS on my Hardisk?

Before you refer me to it, i have read this I would like to know how I can install TAILS as the primary (ideally the only, as I would like to wipe others) OS on a windows computer. I have access to ...
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How do you access a second USB drive from Tails?

I am running Tails 1.3.1 off of a USB stick and want to save files onto a second USB stick from the Tor Browser. I can see and access files that were on the second USB stick from the file browser but ...

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