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The Tor Browser Bundle lets you use Tor without needing to install any software by pairing Firefox and Vidalia.

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OpenVPN Client over Tor as proxy

I'm trying to connect to a remote OpenVPN server using OpenVPN Connect Client on a Windows PC. The Open Connect Client has a proxy option in the GUI, for this I configured to use TOR as a proxy. IP ...
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Does setting Tor Browser to “remember history” cause Tor Browser to violate any of the requirements in its design document?

Several answers to other questions recommend setting Tor Browser to “remember history” to, for example: Save passwords. Add permanent HTTPS certificates: answer 1, answer 2. The last answer has a ...
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Why are there unnecssary internal Tor browser pages?

Tor browser has some internal pages inherited from Mozilla Firefox. These include: about:privatebrowsing, about:webrtc, about:mozilla, etc. Since the Tor browser already uses private browsing, does ...
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Tor Browser: “Connection not secure” no matter what site

I get an error "Connection not secure" if I connect to any website using Tor Browser. I get this error only when I use Tor Browser in Manjaro Linux, I have no problem if I use Tor Browser in ...
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duckduckgo no longer working without javascript

Not sure if this is a problem for others or just that my own browser is not configured properly. But is anyone else unable to browse DuckDuckGo when they disable javascript/ turn security-level to ...
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How to use VPN with Tor browser?

There are many VPNs and some of them can be used with Tor network depending on the setup. There are two ways to use a VPN with the Tor browser. You can either connect to the VPN first and then the Tor ...
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Change homepage/new tab page

I know there have been posted some questions asking essentially the same. However, none of the fulfills my requirements. I would simply like to modifiy TOR's homepage and new tab page to include a set ...
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Why does the Tor browser come with DuckDuckGo (normal) as the default search engine and not DuckDuckGo onion?

After installing the Tor browser, the user's default search engine is https://duckduckgo.com. However, it make more sense for the user to search with DuckDuckGo's onion service. This way all the ...
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Why does having a second non-Tor browser open compromise your anonymity on Tor?

Using Tor by itself gives anonymity, but I heard that you must avoid opening a clearnet web browser at the same time as Tor otherwise it can leak your identity. Why and how does the second browser ...
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Signal NEWNYM vs 'New Tor Circuit for this site '

I'm currently using the NEWNYM signal to programmatically replicate the functionality of changing Tor circuits. However, it seems that this doesn't always function as intended and for certain sites ...
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Trying to implement Tor protocols, why encryption is needed in some places?

I'm trying to implement Tor protocol as a small project at school. I read the paper: https://svn-archive.torproject.org/svn/projects/design-paper/tor-design.pdf and related-docs. But there's a couple ...
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.mp4 links fail to open, and other minor things in 10.0.10

Since a few days ago, can't pinpoint the date, .mp4 links fail to open; .webm play fine. These are links to straight .mp4 files, not through custom players, or anything, and they did play before with ...
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How does Tor browser protect against fraudulent pages?

The Tor browser has a setting in about:preferences#privacy to block dangerous and deceptive content. This includes blocking dangerous downloads and warning the user about unwanted and uncommon ...
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Aren't old versions of Tor more stable at startup ? (Windows 64bit)

I was running newest Tor version and every time Tor starts and builds the network to connect it always fails, sometimes I had to restart 2 times to get Tor to build the network correctly, I remember ...
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Websites such as jitsi can't access my camera when I use the TorBrowser

I would like to do a video chat but the TorBrowser doesn't allow websites to ask for access to my camera. Is that because webrtc is disabled? what's the setting to enable to allow it?
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Disguising proxy requests as Tor browser requests

I'm hoping there's a simple fix for this issue so here goes. I've setup a proxy with Polipo and nginx which works really well on most hidden services. However certain websites start an endless loop at ...
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How to force Tor Browser to use specific exit node for specific website

Some websites are able to detect that you are using Tor Browser and block your connection. The most well-known example is google.com, which will re-direct you to a Captcha page on most exit nodes. ...
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Q & A: How do Firefox addons remove your privacy and anonymity while using the Tor browser?

I know not to install Firefox addons or plugins as it can compromise your privacy as stated by the Tor project. But what are the specific ways these addons can remove your anonymity and how can users ...
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Why I always need to start Tor at least two times so it starts correctly?

...and don't get the red web page that says "something went wrong", this is version 10.0.9 on Windows, this didn't happened before, the startup was smooth. wtf ?
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What's so bad about using Tor from home?

If Tor browser anonymizes our IP address, why go to extra lengths to not use Tor from home? What added benefit does going to a public wi-fi hotspot even provide a Tor user? Does it simply defend ...
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Upload image file from directory to websites

I'm trying to upload image files (e.g. .jpg .jpeg .png) to certain social media websites (i.e. twitter) using the Tor Browser yet the uploaded images look all jumbled up, as in, there are pixels but ...
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Tails OS on one USB drive, but save downloaded files to second USB or SD drive

If two USB drives are connected to a Windows notebook, one containing the Tails OS, are there any security loopholes or anonymity breaches by downloading files from .onion sites to the second USB ...
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Can you have a setup with both VPN over Tor and Tor over VPN

Is it possible to first connect to a VPN (like NordVPN or another VPN which supports VPN over Tor) that is preconfigured for Tor and then connect to a VPN once you are browsing in Tor to encrypt both ...
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How to be more anonymous and safe on Tor

Is it possible to more anonymous and on Tor than this setup and browsing method: Using Tails OS from USB which stores no data on hard drive Using Tor browser on safest mode Always automatically ...
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What's the recommended timeout when torifying an application to access an onion service (torsocks .onion timeout)?

What does the Tor Project recommend to be the best timeout setting to use when contacting an onion service? I'm wrapping an ancient perl script with torsocks so that it can reach my website via its ....
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How does JavaScript interfere with Tor browser anonymity?

Heard that JavaScript interferes with Tor when browsing the internet causing a breach in its security wall, having the effect of a hole in the ozone layer. Why is this? How does this breach work ...
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Does Tor Browser get a unique fingerprint with JavaScript, even if HTML5 Canvas data is blocked (amiunique.org)?

Tor Browser settings Security slider is on "Safest" JavaScript is enabled (otherwise no Canvas fingerprint possible by site) "Extract Canvas Data" is blocked: Issue amiunique....
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Tor access for reddit.com causes 503 Service Unavailable

I always use Tor for reddit.com, amongst other websites, and occasionally would get a 503 Service Unavailable response. Hitting F5 or new circuit for this site usually clears this. Now 503 Service ...
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Are Tor and BitTorrent somehow related?

Both Tor and BitTorrent contain the same three-letter word, so based on whatever etymology, is there some sort of association they share, not just in syntax but in computing architecture or founding ...
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Does the Tor browser save cached versions of .onion sites to computer?

When browsing the web, cached versions of websites are downloaded and saved for indefinite periods automatically by internet browsers. Every image and .html file associated with the website are stored ...
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How to run IRC through Tor to download files by XDCC?

How to download a file via XDCC from an IRC bot anonymously using Tor? Which IRC client is most compatible with Tor and can be used to /msg the IRC bot to send me files by XDCC? Is it some sort of ...
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Tor without Tails or VPN

How easy is it for the ISP or other party to see online movement of someone using the Tor browser without the Tails OS, as well as without a VPN? From what's written Tor doesn't automatically come ...
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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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Why can't I connect through tor when I can connect through tor browser?

I am trying to use tor on Windows to access Imgur which is blocked in my country, now when I try to use Tor Browser with obfs4 everything seems fine but when I try to use only tor somehow I can't ...
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Why Tor starts automaticaly at Windows startup?

Is this normal behavior ? can it be changed in a config file ?
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Tor browser drops cookies for .onion websites

.onion websites don’t need HTTPS because Tor hidden service provides defense against man-in-the-middle attacks. Yet, it seems that .onion websites without https are not able to persist cookies which ...
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Is there a way a website can identify me when connected to it via Orbot?

When using Orbot and not coupled with Tor browser, but rather through Google Chrome or Firefox, can a website I visit de-anonymize me? Particularly know anything about my location, IP, service ...
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Only use Tor for .onion requests (direct clearnet access)

Is there a way to configure the Tor Browser (or its alternative) to send clearnet requests directly, while retaining the ability to connect to .onion sites? Of course, in this scenario, I couldn't ...
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When I download tor from its original site, am i downloading a complete browser or just the software to connect to a tor network

I downloaded tor for linux, named "tor-browser-linux64-10.0.7_en-US.tar.xz" from its official site, which I believe is called the browser bundle. I started tor by runnning ./start-tor-...
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HTTPS Everywhere doesn't work all the time

I tried to access http://uniquemachine.org and tor-browser/HTTPSeverywhere-add-on reached it without warning me. Would you know why ? How to automatically warn me at every single http:// i'm trying to ...
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What is requirements for onion v3 sites?

What is requirements for Onion v3 sites? Greetings to the experts! I'm not can open any v3-sites (htt_://56characters.onion), but only v2-sites (htt_://16characters.onion) My noob brother must do ...
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Tor Browser Logging

Trying to troubleshoot browser crashes and would like to locate log files and also enable verbose logging. What directory would I find this in and how to increase log verbosity of the Tor Browser? ...
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Tor Browser stuck on “Waiting for Tor to Start”

I installed and kept reinstalling Tor Browser to no avail. When I open the 'start tor' application, I get a window saying "Waiting for Tor to Start". Nothing happens at all. Here is what I ...
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Tor Browser on ARM - Message regarding background update

My setup is Windows 10 (ARM insider Preview), on a Mac (the new ARM based processor). I installed Tor Browser and on start-up it says that an update has occurred in the background and I need to ...
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tor browser profile profile accessing problem

I am using tor browser on windows 10 pro, and recently I can not use it. when I start the program, I receive following message: ***Tor Browser does not have permission to access the profile. Please ...
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The Human Factor - Unintentional Exposure of Confidential Information in Forms

If one maintains an active persona on the clearnet and inadvertently enters a couple of words that are associated with that persona on an untrusted darknet form but deletes those identifying words ...
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I want to hear opinions about the chain: VPN1==>TOR==>VPN2==>TOR (using Kodachi Linux with USB + Kodachi Linux with Virtualbox)

I would like to hear your opinion about this connection chain, what can you say anonymously and whether it is secure. Boot Linux Kodachi in Live mode from USB Turn on a reliable VPN1 After that I ...
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How to run multiple Tor browser instances on Windows?

I am trying to run multiple instances of Tor Browser on Windows with different torrc configuration and different ip addresses. Tor Browser version: 10 OS: Windows 7 I have modified torrc file with ...
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Force Tor to use WiFi internet connection only (macOS)

I use 2 independent internet connections at home, one is only available on the ethernet cable and the other through Wifi. For normal browsing I use the ethernet cable, which is my primary source of ...
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Using regular Firefox new tab page

I use the Tor browser for Windows and I want to use the Firefox new tab page as the Tor browser homepage (a blank page where you see your frequently visited sites, favorites, etc) Is that possible?

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