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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 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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Tails added Ublock Origin is this as bad as it looks?

From my understanding Ublock Origin in Tails will add to the fingerprinting(websites can tell) and it opens up a new attack vector. The filters if compromised could add javascript to any website. Also,...
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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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You are not connected to tor yet…(tails 2.10.0

When I try to connect to tor the onion circuits window pops up but only displays a blue bar at the top saying "You are not connected to tor yet..." It gives no circuits and no status. I turned off mac ...
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Does Tails have a screenshot application?

Is there an application in Tails where I can take a snapshot of the screen and save it? I have the print screen key on my computer, but am not sure if Tails has an application for it. I will check the ...
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Why can't I see my flash drive when I try to import my pgp key? [closed]

Recently updated 2.10...I don't understand why every flash drive I plug in doesn't show up. I have my key saved on my flash drives.
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Tails and OnionShare

Tails 2.10 includes the OnionShare software for the first time. While experimenting with OnionShare I discovered that I could share files on my desktop. That surprised me. TorBrowser was hardened so ...
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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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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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TAILS & CHROME/ FFOX

When using TAILS, I sometimes need to open things in a non-tor browser to get them to open/ work. I downloaded chrome and have the .exe file, but don't know what to do with it after it downloads to my ...
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Can malware spread from Tails to a computer's hdd?

This is more out of curiosity for me than anything. I understand that Tails is a LiveUSB distro focused on Tor, etc. My question is pretty simple: Is it possible for malware downloaded while in ...
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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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How can I set the firewall rules on Iptables without them getting deleted?

I am sending command line commands to the Iptables. Once I set these rules I connect to my router. on connecting all the rules I just add is removed and only the original firewall rules that tails has ...
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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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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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Why is the “administrator” password not saved in Tails?

I can use any password to be administrator for each particular session [as long as I type it twice], at Tails boot. That seems like a g a p i n g security hole if an adversary were to get/have access ...
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Can I prevent Tor from building single-hop circuits?

Despite the manual's declared defaults [below], Onion Circuits shows single hop circuits being "Built" by Tor. So I have edited my torrc to specifically include ExcludeSingleHopRelays 1 and ...
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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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What is the purpose of the nat ipables rules in Tails netfilter?

I had a look at the iptables rules from Tails OS Briefly speaking, what is the purpose of the lan iptables rules? Chain lan (3 references) target prot opt source destination ...
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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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Can I sent ip and port combination when I connect to the tor network?

I would like to set my source port when I connect to the tor network. I know that the destination port is set irrespectively if you use a bridge or node to connect for out bound traffic. I would like ...
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Electrum Doesn't Use Persistence in TAILS OS

I've been trying to set up a BitCoin wallet in TAILS OS. Every time I enter into the Electrum application, I am warned that Electrum is not configured to use persistence on my USB, that I'll lose my ...
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Why do fingerprint sites say Tails uses Javascript version 1.5?

I was using Tails 2.7 and NoScript was set to "Allow Scripts Globaly". The sites browserspy.dk and http://www.javatester.org/javascript.html say my Browser uses Javascript version 1.5. But mozilla....
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Tor-browser doesn't launch after upgrade to Tails 2.7

Tails 2.5 and Tails 2.6 were OK. Tails 2.7 boots from a USB stick as usual, and things appear normal, but Tor-browser will not launch when I click its icon. It will not launch when I click links, as ...
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How do I restrict exit to one country while running under Tails [2.6]?

I recognize that the first part of this question resembles others here, but those answers DO NOT appear to work! If you wish to combine this with Can I exit from a specific country or node?, fine. ...
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Installing virtualbox in tails

I recently tried tails and I find it pretty interesting but I am having troubles creating a windows VM inside it. My idea was to install virtualbox automatically on boot using the persistance feature ...
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Why the link for tails done this?

I dont speak well english so, in "normal style" is my fuckin english style** and in bold is the GoGol translate :) Windows 10 user I have no confidence in this system. So I came here logically. When ...
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Can I install Tails on a WD My Passport?

Can I install Tails on a WD My Passport? And also will the information save, or do i lose it upon shutdown?
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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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Use Tails Persistent volume with ISO

I have a USB stick contaning a number of ISO images that uses Grub to boot into whichever one is selcted from its menu. One of these ISOs is Tails. Part of the USB stick is partitioned as a ...
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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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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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Can I Use Tails in One Stick of USB? ( 8Gb) instead of 2 (4Gb) Stick

Can I just download Tails on just one USB(8gb)? I only got one USB so there's that, I know that in their website they ask to use 2 sticks of Usb ( at least 4Gb ) but mine is bigger than the ...
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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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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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Why is Tails (2.5) Live O/S ignoring 'ExitNodes' in torrc?

is this a possible unreported bug in the tor browser 6.0.3 on tails 2.5 live? just for clarification, i experimented and added these commands: ExitNodes {CH} StrictNodes 1 either one by one ...
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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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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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Tails firewall rules with static IP configuration

Tails firewall rules with static IP configuration Please note that this question is in relation to the connection it self. The unencrypted part of the connection not the part of the connection that ...
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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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Installing tails from compromised system

It says on the tails website that the usb-stick installation of tails can be corrupted if you install it from a compromised system. I installed tails on a usb-stick from my windows10 pc. I have no ...
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Can I connect to a scanner/printer with a VM running tails?

If I'm running Tails 2.4 from a VM through Virtual Box which is running on Windows 10, am I able to connect my Lexmark 2600 Series printer to the Tails VM session? The Lexmark Series scanner/printer ...
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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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Could Someone attack tails firmware through tails?

Could Someone attack tails firmware through tails? I have noticed that some applications on OS does not require administrative privilege. Such is the browser add-on such as the one that can be used ...
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How can I access hard drive in my laptop using live tails OS?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.I am also using live tails OS using USB pendrive.But when I use live OS I cann't access my hard drive's file which is saved in my laptop using primary OS(Ubuntu 14.04).It ...
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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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using Tor in regular OS vs Whonix/Tails

I was wondering, what exactly are the differences between using Tor Browser in a regular Linux distribution such as Debian, versus using it in Whonix or Tails, in terms of privacy / anonymity? If ...
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Tails time synchronization wrong (1 hour early). Has this any practical meaning?

I just installed tails and after connecting to WiFi I get a pop up message saying that Tor needs to sync system time to work properly. After a while I get a new pop up message confirming that the time ...
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Is tsocks necessary?

Yo, Tails noob here. So if Tails is supposed to route everything through Tor by default, can I just type "nmap [options] [target]" and it will be torified or do I actually need to specify tsocks or ...
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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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