Questions tagged [tor-browser-bundle]

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Tor.services refusing to run on archlinux

I just did a full upgrade on my archlinux and now for some reason I can't get systemctl start tor.service to run. I can use the tor browser without this, but I usually need this service up before ...
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How to update the Expert Bundle, and keep the old Data?

The Expert Bundle has two folder. "Tor" and "Data". If i want update the Bundle, do i then just need to replace the Tor folder? I not want configure my Data folder new, since it ...
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Problem to access site

I am trying to access a site with Tor, I get the following message: Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to www.xxxx.com. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR, I added the Select a built-in ...
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Tor Expert Bundle exit node is blocked but Tor Browser is not

I'm trying to access a website that is blocking Tor users by CloudFlare. When I use Tor as a service using chrome browser my exit node is always blocked. However, using Tor browser sometimes ...
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Can DNS be tracked in tor?

can DNS be tracked if I am using TOR without using more protection like VPN? For example, If someone tries to target me and have a DNS lookup, it will show my original DNS or I need to change it? ...
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Where to find the latest Tor browser design and implementation?

Usually, I use the Tor browser and implementation document located here: https://torproject.org/projects/torbrowser/design/. However, this webpage only shows the design and implementation for Tor ...
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Someone know if this site is a scam?

i want to know if i can buy in this site, they offer also a money back guarantee. http://hiddencrztrqz2h6bjito56pzdamwvhwssnhhghfvumfebuk5aejtlad.onion/ If someone has already buy from this site or ...
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Why is not tor relays chain shown in tor browser?

Why is not tor relays chain shown in tor browser? When you press lock or onion icon near the url you should see chain like your browser > Germany (ip) > France (ip) > USA (ip) > clearnet ...
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Disable HTTP referrer in tor-browser caused risk?

In the URL bar of tor-browser, go to about:config. In the page of about:config, find Network.http.sendRefererHeader then change the value to 1. Any risk?
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Webcam and microphone support by Tor Browser [duplicate]

I've tried to find a way how I could enable webcam and microphone in the Tor Browser, but didn't succeed. All testing websites that I've tried (https://www.onlinemictest.com/, https://webcamtests.com/,...
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default bookmarks location

For those using torbrowser in a linux OS on a bootable iso, that's then booted from USB, with something like sardu or yumi etc. Is it possible to change the location where torbrowser bookmarks get ...
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Why doesn't the Tor browser solve the Canvas Fingerprinting issue by removing/changing the support for the function that makes this possible?

Basically, Canvas Fingerprinting works by creating a canvas element, then converting the canvas element into a unique, identifying data URL which can be used to fingerprint users. This is why the Tor ...
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Tor browser installed malware onto user devices in the past?

Apparently, the Tor Browser installed malware onto user devices according to this article: https://www.addictivetips.com/vpn/vulnerable-using-tor. Now I understand that this article may not be ...
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Why and how does Tor browser block SVG assets when set to safest?

Refactoring a website to be compatible with "safest" setting, but wasn't able to find documentation of this feature. Edit: Found how... about:config => svg.disabled => true.
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Strange Tor browser bug

When starting up the Tor browser, I got a message saying: That wasn't an issue, I've gotten this message before and I just have to close Tor browser and open it up again and it would fix. However, ...
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Tor browser's default theme uses os's color scheme. Is it fine? Can this be used for fingerprinting?

Tor browser's default theme uses os's color scheme. Just like firefox. If os is set to dark grey colors lets say, tor uses the same palette. If os is set to shades of black, tor uses the same palette ...
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How do I solve problem bootstrapping Tor Browser with raspberry

My ISP don't block tor.So last weeks I have problem to connect tor browser. I have a raspberry pi that run tor. The below web page show my setup. https://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-tor-access-point/ ...
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Is it possible to use Tor Browser with a persistent Tor daemon so the browser can start quickly?

Restarting Tor Browser – which automatically happens when closing the last tab – also causes it to restart its built-in Tor daemon. This can take a significant amount of time (certainly much higher ...
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Where to find current circuit in tor browser?

Have been using tor browser in past, upgraded to latest version (10.0.12) and i found that tor button aka. onion icon addon is removed from tor browser since 9.0 - you can find it in changelog here: ...
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Does installing the KeePassXC-Browser extension in Tor Browser change its fingerprint or otherwise reduce security?

KeePassXC’s browser integration documentation says: The KeePassXC-Browser extension is installed within your web browser so that you can automatically pull usernames and passwords from KeePassXC and ...
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How to prevent DNS Spoofing attacks with Tor?

This question is an extension of How does Tor handle DNS poisoning. After having read Introducing DNS Resolver for Tor and DNS security issues, I am a bit concerned about the riscs of using Tor (...
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Can Tor browser redirect extension trafic?

While extensions can deanonymize you in many ways, one of the worst ways they can expose you is if they connect to the internet but not over the Tor network and reveal your IP address. So would it ...
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Does installing themes onto the Tor browser affect your privacy?

I know that it isn't recommended to install addons onto the Tor browser because they can track you or expose your identity. I've made an entire post about how this happens here: Q & A: How do ...
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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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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 network and block your connection. The most well-known example is https://google.com, which will re-direct you to a Captcha page on most exit ...
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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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