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Why does Tor Browser Bundle ship with JavaScript enabled?

Tor Browser Bundle ships with NoScript (which can disable JavaScript), but NoScript’s functionality is disabled. This means that by default in the Tor Browser Bundle, all JavaScript code is allowed to ...
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What are the threat differences to accessing hidden services compared to the regular internet over Tor?

I understand many of the possible attacks against a user visiting a regular website over Tor but I am wondering, what are the potential attacks to identify a connection between a user and a hidden ...
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When downloading things from TOR, could I accidentally download other random files as well?

So my friend has TOR and he uses it to get some game stuff. But when we went through his files, pictures and videos, we found some files that he claims he never downloaded and they must have piggy ...
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Who creates malicious Tor nodes, why, and how to they work?

I understand the concept of a malicious Tor node, but am confused on a few things. Who makes malicious Tor nodes? I assume non-Tor friendly governments and non-government threat actors. Why would ...