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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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No sound when running tails from CD

Everything seems to work fine except the sound. Do I need to install the correct sound driver for my card? I'm using Windows but I doubt a Windows sound driver can be installed in Tails. How can I fix ...
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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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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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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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Tor browser doesnt launch on tail

Got live Tail installed on my usb device,run it and when all thing get started (tor conection etc etc) when i try to run tor browser, nothing !
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safe to use tails on deskop computer while using wifi connection on cell phone?

Basically I have a router which allows wired and wifi connections. I'm using Tails on my desktop computer through a wired connection. We have cell phones that then accesses the wifi on the same ...
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Will the Underwritten method for using TAILS work?

I have read THIS and THIS and I would also like to use tails as my primary OS. Before I go any further, please understand that this is mainly and academic exercise. So im not too bothered about the ...
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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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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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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 to use tails for ssh connection to windows vps?

My friend has Windows VPS and he used Windows Remote Desktop tool and it was OK, but when he tried Tails, it was not working. Maybe you have some other advice than me, he didn't succeed with my ...
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Tails signature mismatch

So I downloaded the new signing key with Key-ID 0x58ACD84F. However, the detatched signature file for Tails 1.3.2 seems to be signed with Key-ID 0x752A3DB6 and I can't seem to find that particular key ...
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Tails 1.3.2 takes an inordinately long time to start on Alienware 14.

I have verified the Download. Same ISO of Tails 1.3.2 starts far faster on a 2009 Mac Book Pro. A previous version of Tails also took much longer to boot, but eventually it would start, and probably ...
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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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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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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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Equation: The Death Star of Malware Galaxy, How much does it compromise Tails?

Equation: The Death Star of Malware Galaxy https://securelist.com/blog/research/68750/equation-the-death-star-of-malware-galaxy/ reported to compromise the firmware of hard drive and reprogram the ...
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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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Why after restaring Tor in TAILS the GUI thinks it is not started?

After starting TAILS, there is GUI that shows Tor status. But after I do /etc/init.d/tor restart as root (because of sometimes it gets stuck due to clock jumps), the "Vidalia control panel" shows "...
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Can an IP address get you caught?

We need to use java scripts on some sites because we need them in order to get the task done. Suppose some site get my real IP address by using some java script attack, then how dangerous it can be? ...
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Is Ubuntu amnesic like Tails?

Is using ubuntu amnesic as Tails and therefore prevent fingerprinting? Can I use ubuntu as an alternative to Tails? I think ubuntu too only use the RAM and destroy all memory after shutting down, and ...
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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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CloudFlare won't let in even though I solve the captcha correctly

Usually when I try to reach sites from Tails, it often get CloudFlare's captcha, and after solving it the sites work for about 10 minutes. But now it behaves like if the captcha is entered ...
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How to delete encrypted partition on a USB drive using Tails?

It looks like I am in deep trouble. A day ago I created an encrypted partition on my USB using the Tails disk utility and set a pass phrase to "remember until I logout". When I rebooted and tried to ...
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Tails Tor not starting

New user to Tails but when it starts up it says it cannot sync network time, so Tor doesn't start. How do I manually get it sorted via terminal or am I doing something wrong? Have tried MAC spoofing ...
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Tails 1.2.2. Strange Login Request at JonDonym ip-test?

First of all: Thanks god for this Forum! I've searched a looong time for something like this! (Had to say...) Now, THIS!: I tried to do an IP Request at Jondo's ip-test side (http://ip-check.info/?...
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SSH tunnel SOCKS5 or VPN after Tor with Tails

I am using Tails 1.2.2 as OS. I need to use anything to hide the fact I'm using Tor, so far I've tried socks5 with proxychains but the permission is denied when I check with curl. SSH tunnel are also ...
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Tails 1.2.2. “Could not determine whether an upgrade is avaiable from our website”

For about 4 or 5 days I have received this error message every time I have started Tails. I have restarted, changed computer, created a new USB with a new ISO image but still get the error message. Is ...
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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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Proxy after Tor in Tails

A lot of sites are blocking Tor IP or I must fight with capchta. So can I use proxy after Tor in Tails? For connection tails->tor->proxy->www. If not proxy, maybe ssh tunnel is possible?
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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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Anonymous new email account 2015 [closed]

I'm a complete newbie, so first of all sorry for the terminology and if this is not the best place to ask. I want to create a new email account of my own using Tor browser, but I've come across the ...
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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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If use virtualization, How possible is to get access to document files or get root access? [closed]

As far as I read, using TorBrowser with Tails, it's better than using only Tor, because Tails doesn't store any data on the Hard Disk, and because of leaks related to services running in background ...
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Tor in Java using silvertunnel-ng

I'm using silvertunnel-ng package, I managed to get the example provided here working. but when I change the link to facebook or google pages, I get empty response. I'm not quite sure what am I doing ...
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Booting Tails from external hard drive

Can I boot Tails from a external hard drive ( Ironkey H200 ), or only cd/usb ?
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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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How to use a country specific Exit node for IRC, but random exit node for anything else?

While using Tails is it possible to use an exit node based in Norway which I want to use to connect to a Norwegian IRC server (the server blocks non-norwigian IPs). But I want all other traffic go ...
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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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