Questions tagged [tor-browser-bundle]

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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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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 are the 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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How to load user profile in tbselenium

from tbselenium.tbdriver import TorBrowserDriver driver = TorBrowserDriver("Downloads/tor-browser_en-US/") driver.get('https://www.google.com') What is the correct way to load the user-...
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Tor Browser failed to start under Selenium

Trying to connect to tor via selenium for the first time. Using Windows 7 64 ...Getting this error code.. selenium.common.exceptions.WebDriverException: Message: Process unexpectedly closed with ...
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Cloudflare captchas when using Tor (but not with Tor Browser)

So if i use Tor as proxies, i got Cloudflare chalenge captcha proxies = {'http': 'socks5://127.0.0.1:9050', 'https': 'socks5://127.0.0.1:9050'} s = requests.Session() s.proxies = proxies r =...
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Cannot change torrc - file keeps getting overwritten

I want to add custom settings to my torrc file, but every time I start the Tor Browser Bundle, the contents get reset. How do I make the changes permanent?
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TOR browser won't open (I know it's been asked but I tried all the solutions I understood)

It worked a few days ago, but now it doesn't. The tor network works, I think, running tor I get: ~ >>> sudo tor Nov 11 18:52:17....
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How TBB commands tor to use a “New Circuit for this Site”?

Tor Browser Bundle has "New Circuit for this Site" button (or Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + L shortcut), doing what it says: changing circuit for specific domain. The question is: how TBB do it? And ...
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Republish Hidden Service Descriptor to HSDir

Someone thought it would be funny to ddos my hidden service. Now my .onion domain after days of ddos stopping, and stop > start the tor service doesn't want to display. How do I republish my onion ...
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What to do to access Tor Network when Tor browser can't contact bridges and relays?

Please, can anyone help me? I am born a Chinese, but I am an outsider among the Chinese, I don't like China very much, in fact I hate it. So I am in China, I am behind the Great FireWall of China, ...
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Why does the TOR browser bundle disclose my location

All sites visited using the TOR browser bundle correctly identify the country from where I'm accessing the internet. Why is that and how can I prevent this?
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tor log shows ignoring ExcludeNodes?

Tor Log says: [WARN] Not using bridge at [scrubbed]: it is in ExcludeNodes. and [NOTICE] Opened Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:9150 It minds that my tor, conexion/router have been hacked? To put you ...
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Will cookies be preserved when restarting the Tor Browser after an automatic update?

On my computer, Tor Browser automatically updated itself. After the update, I am presented with this message whenever I try to access a website: I could restart the browser, but I currently have some ...
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How to configure Tor/TorBrowser to NOT use localhost?

NordVPN uses a TAP adapter, and Comodo Firewall allows you to create rules that only allows traffic originating from the MAC address of a TAP adapter. I don't see any way to configure Comodo to ensure ...
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Does Tails verification compromise anonymity?

I have installed Tails verification on my Tor browser. Is it possible that anonymity will be compromised in this case?
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How to setup nod route

now constantly encountering such chains: RandomCountry1>>>RandomCountry1>>>RandomCountry1 RandomCountry1>>>RandomCountry02>>>RandomCountry1 RandomCountry1>>&...
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Please, What is the useragent of Tor Browser 10 Android?

I'm asking about Android version, not PC version. Would you please share the useragent value so I can whitelist it?
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Latest TOR Browser Bundle update fails to open privacy/security settings tab, strange behavior

I've installed the latest TOR Browser Bundle 9.5.4 ESR for Debian Linux and it doesn't allow access to the privacy/security settings tab any more. If you open Menu > Preferences, the following tabs/...
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Start Tor browser with maximized window

How to start Tor Browser maximized by default? I know it increases fingerprinting and is not advised, but I would still like to have an answer if it's possible. I tried making the shortcut run as ...
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Suspicious behaviour of Android Tor Browser

I'm using the Android Tor Browser 68.5.0 on my Samsung A40 running Android 9.0 (no root) and I've been observing some extremely strange behaviour: My data plan only allows 2 GB per month. Since I ...

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