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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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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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Ideal computer for running Tails and Tor on Windows?

I read the system requirements for Tor and Tails, but for Windows-based x86 (64-bit) systems, what properties or hardware should someone steer away from when making a purchase that might make the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do you edit torrc file while in TAILS?

I have been running TAILs with the TOR browser already installed in the system. When trying to access "torrc" file which is located in etc/tor it constantly refuses to allow it to be edited ...
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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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how to get BitTorrent client in tails os

i know tails purpose is different but for usb live session i cant find anything better and simple than tails. is there anyway to get BitTorrent client in it like transmission and i don't mind ...
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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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How to install Tails on a multi partition drive

I have a USB drive that has more than one partition, and there is enough space for Tails in one of the partitions. How do I install Tails on a specific partition that's on that USB drive without ...
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How to install a newer GCC version (gcc 9.3.0) in Tails?

I am trying to run a software in Tails that needs to have gcc 9.3.0 installed to launch. If I do gcc --version I see that the currently installed version is 8.3.0. How can I install 9.3.0? I'm sure ...
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Onion circuits on tails

When I open onion circuits on tails the first column all have the same name, fingerprint, ip, is that normal?
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can’t import public pgp keys on tails

i’m trying to import public pgp keys on tails but it’s suddenly not working? i used to copy the public key into the text editor, save it as an .asc file, then double click it. a little dialog box ...
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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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Tor browser not opening from Tails

After I have installed Tails I tried to open Tor browser from Tails but first I got the message that Tor browser was not yet ready. After I tried to open it anyway (as the option is provided) I got ...
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How to run a LOCAL webserver on tails

I am running the latest TailsOS and would like to run and access a web service locally for myself. Just opening the index.html file in the TOR browser does not work, so I need some minimal web server ...
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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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What encryption does Tails use for persistent storage?

I've gathered that persistent storage in Tails uses LUKS, but I can't find the specifics of the encryption, e.g. the algorithm. Most of the Tails website and other various places is scant with ...
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Most Secure Connection

While there is a lot of issues concerning secure, private and anonymous Internet usage, there is little that focuses upon all the various parameters which may have a direct or even indirect bearing ...
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What is more safe - keep network connected or do connect-disconnect

If I need to go away for a while, then should I turn off cable/wifi, or to leave Tails connected? First option looks better because physically disconnected, but multiple connect-disconnect can cause ...
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Can I use DNS over TLS or DNS over HTTPS in Tor Browser, executed from Tails?

There has long been an effort to encrypt DNS queries between the client and the recursive server to increase privacy. Firefox already supports DNS-over-HTTPS. But is Tor Browser, executed from Tails, ...
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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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“This page isn't redirecting properly”

It's about accessing the login page of a certain site (starting with https://www.) using one of 3 different ways: On a Debian 9.9.0 with Firefox 60.6.1esr access to that site is fine and requires no ...
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Tor software authenticity check on Tails USB

I bought a USB flash drive with Tails already installed. If I suspect the Tor software has been altered to reduce my anonymity, how do I check the authenticity of the Tor software on Tails?
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How to start graphical software on Tails?

The Firefox web browser is the only graphical software on Tails the user "clearnet" can start, or? If not, how? PS: I know that to run software under the user "clearnet" is stupid, but ….
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Brige Relays - help

This is impartant. Do I need to configure Bridge relays to hide fact that surfing on deep web .onion sites using USB Tails and Tor Browser? Reading this (https://www.torproject.org/docs/bridges.html....
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Veracrypt on Tails

Tails has an option for opening existing Veracrypt Volumes, but can I create such volumes on Tails, and if so how? or do I need to create an admin password and install VeraCrypt?
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Connecting to Tor via infected android phone (hotspot)

So I the only way I have access to Internet right now is via my android phone, I am pretty sure it's compromised because the adversary is a bunch of people with high technical knowledge. I tried to ...
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Error in Tails Error opening directory 'home/amnesia'

I'm really new to Tails. Its been a true headache hopefully someone can help me. I'm not familiar with Linux so I'm also learning it. First. I have setup the persistence volume within Tail (Complete)....
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Tor Onions active on Tail , does Electrum use that proxy?

When I open onion relay on Tails , and then open Electrum Wallet on LiveCD Tails Does that Electrum connected with Tor proxy/network? Hope some users would help me to explain this things
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security on tails over usb stick

my question concern an attack with following prerequisites: 1) an home router hacked 2) tails installed on usb stick 3) the attacker has got a 0day on linux netfilter stack the attacker get in on ...
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How do I use tails without any storage device?

I am using Tails in windows in a virtual box though this defeats the purpose. Are there any guides or information on how to do this so I can have a lot more anonymity. If I get rid of my SSD and ...
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Tails OS : SSH tunnel works but not for tor browser

I set up an ssh tunnel on Tails ( tor -> tunnel -> internet ) to reach tor-unfriendly sites, it does seem to work ( I tested it with electrum ), but when I try to reach it with tor browser by changing ...
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Tor Browser is not working in the new Tails 3.3 version

The browser simple doesn't load. When I click in the icon both in the favorites or Internet menu nothing happens. When I try using the command line (through tor-browser command) it shows this: The ...
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in TAILS, TOR launcher shows error "unable to connect to tor port

I am running TAILS 3.2. When I try to upgrade to TOR 7.0.8 I download the linux64-7.0.8 package. I am able to unpack the package. But when I try to run the TOR Browser Setup program, I get an error ...
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Is GPG request routed through Tor or should I use torify? (Tails)

Is a default GPG request routed through Tor by default on Tails or should I wrap it around Torify. For example: gpg --receive-keys "0x2bd5824b7f9470e6" or it should be: torify gpg --receive-keys "...
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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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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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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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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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Tails mobile OS for smart phones: where is it?

These two articles from March 2020 claim to have insider knowledge about Tor developing the Tails OS for use on mobile smart phones, but where actually is this product now, is it available yet? If not ...
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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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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'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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