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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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Error message on Claws mail - ssl handshake fail

I am not sure what's going on here, I configured claws mail using a video tutorial i saw online, I decided to send a test message to myself after configuring and I got an error message saying I should ...
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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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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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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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How to change display resolution in Tails?

After upgrading to new version of Tails, I found out that it will crash not so long after I clicked OK button in login screen. If I add the following boot options: vga=normal nomodeset Tails will ...
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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 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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Firewall with Tails

I checked in the Tails documentation and I saw nothing about the firewall. Is there a firewall like iptables in Tails? Thanks
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How to set my exit node from within tails by using the command line

I would like to set exit node from within tails by using the command line. I am currently using tails live CD. I tried to do this by saving in torrc but it won't save. I though it might store in RAM, ...
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Should Tails be upgraded using “sudo apt-get upgrade”?

When running latest version of Tails (currently 1.1.2) on a USB drive, should you or should you not use "sudo apt-get upgrade" in a terminal to upgrade the components of the Tails instance? If you do ...
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Can I use Tails on a device that is already running Orbot?

Can I use Tails on a device that is already running Orbot? Or should I disable Orbot first?
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Obsf4 bridges with ipv6 support?

Where can I find obfs4 bridges with ipv6 support for Tails? This link doesn't work: https://bridges.torproject.org/options
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Was it a fatal mistake to use wget in tails?

Using tor browser in tails I had a problem downloading some file. So I used (as a kind of habit) wget to download the file (which succeeded). Only after that I noticed that wget might have revealed by ...
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Tor usage in North Korea as a foreigner

I'd like to ask your opinion on whether it's a good idea or not to use the TAILS operating system (which comes with Tor buit in) while on my trip as a tourist to North Korea. The tour organizer says ...
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Where can I obtain a verifiable copy of the final 32-bit Tails version 2.12?

Tails 3.x deprecated i686 32-bit support. For those of us that still use i686 it would be good to be able to continue using Tails 2.12 as the final 32-bit version. However there appears to be no ...
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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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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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Save configurations in tails

I have tails installed in a pen drive (non in live mode but using the pen drive with a HDD) and I want to save the configuration. I read that I have that to use the "volume persistence", but I don't ...
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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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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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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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TAILS: “Probable” information leakage

From https://tails.boum.org/security/index.en.html : Probable holes Until an audit of the bundled network applications is done, information leakages at the protocol level should be considered as ...
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Verifying Tails ISO problem

Trying to verify the ISO image using the command line (Terminal in Mac). However, the folder which I saved it to won't allow me to find it. Instructions: cd [the directory in which you downloaded ...
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Tails: Separation of different identities within the same session

On the Tails webpage, the users are warned that different identities are not separated "magically" within the same Tails session. It is recommended to shutdown and reboot Tails before using a ...
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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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proxychain not finding proxychains.conf Tails 2.3

My objective is tor --> socks proxy --> destination Reason for doing this is to access sites that do not like Tor exit nodes. This is all done on Tails I have tried running this proxychains tor-...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Any concerns with online upgrade of tails? Should new ISO be downloaded instead?

I have been using the online upgrade process offered by Tails in the pop-up dialog. But, I got to thinnking (paranoid) that maybe I should download a new iso, burn to CD/DVD, boot to CD/DVD and then ...
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Tails in my Windows 8 UEFI

I would like to know how can I run Tails in my windows 8 UEFI. I have a Tails usb that works in my windows 7 (64), but when I put my usb in win 8, my computer does not start on usb, my screen switch ...
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Help with upgrading to Tails 1.1

I have the previous version of Tails and have been trying to upgrade to Tails 1.1 Nothing I've tried so far works. I'm not savvy with CMD terminals so go easy on me. I tried using Tails installer to ...
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Ratio of Tails users vs. TBB users

Are there any statistics or estimates on the ratio of Tails users vs. Tor Browser Bundle users?
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Why does Claws Mail included in Tails generate PGP keys with only 1024 key length?

Why does Claws Mail included in Tails generate PGP keys with only 1024 key length? Wouldn't 2048 or 4096 key length be more secure?
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Use TOR on Raspberry PI - Tails RDP

Currently I am trying to do the following on a remote-controlled desktop I installed Tor on a Raspberry Pi and made the setup as a Access point On Windows I can make a remote desktop and it will log ...
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have instructions on installing Tails via Mojave — what about Catalina?

ought I follow the instructions given or would I need to anything differently? currently using macOS 10.15.1, i.e. the latest version of Catalina.
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Why isnt possible update to TOR 8.5.1 in Tails 3.14 on usb?

I can't update the new TOR in TAILS! Persistent volume and administrator are active. Thank you.
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Is it possible to run a Docker container that connects to internet only through Tor?

I found that the Tails has been evaluating Docker. However, I'd like to have a Docker image that connects only through Tor. I'm happy with setting my own proxy. Is there a recipe to do this? What 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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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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Where Can I Download an Older Version of Tails?

I'm wondering if anyone can point me to where I can download an older version of Tails, since https://dl.amnesia.boum.org/obsolete no longer works, and neither does https://archive.org. Thanks for ...
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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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Running Tails from USB without rebooting

I'm installing Tails on my USB drive and its working as expected. However, when I plug the USB on my colleague's PC, it's not recognizing. There's no firewall or any security limitation. I would like ...
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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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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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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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My keyboard does not work in Tails 1.1.1, what could be causing it?

Keyboard does not work at all in Iceweasel, and in gpedit backspace and P keys do not work. Oddly enough, P seems to refresh the screen. What could be the issue? Tails is running off of a USB stick on ...

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