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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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AOL Mail no longer works: Error 1 - COFE error 1714? [closed]

I've upgraded to the new tor bundle several weeks ago and I love it so far. However, since the upgrade, I am no longer able to access my email (AOL webmail). The error I get when I sign in is "Error ...
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TorBrowserBundle 3.5 Can't Connect to Internet [closed]

Tried using latest Pluggable Transports TorBrowserBundle 3.5. Says it's connected to Tor, but cannot connect to any websites. TorBrowser 3.5 (w/out obfsproxy) gives same result. No problems loading ...
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Extension development: Can't access tab data

I've been trying to develop a Tor Browser extension for my own use, but can't seem to get it to access any tab content. Just as an example, I start with this code in my primary index.js file: var ...
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Visiting websites also run as hidden service

If you use TBB to visit a public website that also runs a hidden service for end-to-end encryption(DuckDuckGo for example), will TBB automatically use the hidden service or do users need to manually ...
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How to get rid of DuckDuckgo browser?

Since a couple of days ago I cannot use Tor for browsing because DuckDuckgo browser automatically replaces Tor when I start browsing.
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So once I download Tor, do I get rid of other browsers?

I guess I have a lot of reading to do, but as someone who is not a computer specialist, I often don't understand the instructions. My main issue is how to use Tor if you have another browser ...
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Why doesn't torproject.org have an official onion address?

Why doesn't torproject.org have an official onion address? The TBB "Check for Updates" should happen over an onion. It's seems plausible that nation state actors have the ability to mitm such ...
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Which would be more secure a VPN or Tor?

Theoretically, which would be capable of providing the highest level of anonymity, Tor or a VPN?
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A weird Tor relay

This might feel funny or you might think I have gone crazy but I want to share this anyway. Yesterday I have just turned on my Orbot and saw the logs to know what are all the relays I have been ...
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Make Tor Browser Bundle use debian-tor tor and not tbb-tor

I have Tor running as a system service, but I also want to use Tor Browser Bundle to browse the web. This means (I think) that I have two copies of tor running, one as 'debian-tor' and one as 'user'. ...
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why do I get “Access Denied” at certain web sites when I didn't last year?

I'm using Tor Browser 4.5a5 (based on Mozilla Firefox 31.6.0) on Windows 7/64, home router environment. Several iterations back, I could access http://www.foxnews.com/ . Now, no matter how many times ...
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Why can't I connect using an older version of Tor?

My college has one or two facilities enabled with WiFi. I've been provided with complete access to the Internet. A few websites were blocked by the router (say Twitter, YouTube, probably any site that'...
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Are there websites like youtube with html5 that work over Tor?

On which sites like youtube can I watch videos in html5 over Tor? How can I make downloads with TBB of videos that do not support html5? I want to see videos at vimeo.com but unable to so with TBB.
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Does Tor protect against KRACK?

I am using a wifi connection I don't control, on a device that hasn't yet received a KRACK patch. Will Tor [1] protect my browsing data if the wifi connection is compromised? (Is there anything that ...
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Serious TCP Bug in Linux Systems?

https://threatpost.com/serious-tcp-bug-in-linux-systems-allows-traffic-hijacking/119804/ http://fossbytes.com/linux-distribution-hackable-serious-tcp-bug-report/ I am not clear on how this TCP news ...
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How to Add bridge relays

I want to access a website using the Tor Browser, but when I try to log in, the website asks me not to use proxy. So I searched for Tor bridges and entered 3 of them as custom bridges. The Tor ...
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How can I enable Tor on Chrome

I am using Ubuntu. Downloaded the latest version of Tor from here. But when I execute ./start-tor-browser from terminal it starts in firefox. How can I enable it in Chrome? Also how can I launch Tor ...
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Why does Panopticlick tell me the new Tor Browser is unique?

As soon as I download the new Tor Browser, I go to https://panopticlick.eff.org/ to see how anonymous I am. But right after a new Tor Browser release, it always tells me I'm unique! Why? I thought ...
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The Hidden Wiki not opening

After installing the last version of Tor, connection works good (I checked it ). When I open the hidden wiki, it doesn't work. After long time loading it tells me The connection has timed out. Is ...
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Site Atlas atlas.torproject.org not find exit node

Lately the Atlas site is not finding the exit node I am connected, the TBB 3.5 this with javascript enabled, what should I do?
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Why is the start tab page of the Tor Browser empty?

Why isn't there any information on the newtab page in the Tor Browser, like an FAQ, atlas, tests of anonymity for browser, News/RSS reader, etc.? What is the advantage of not showing information like ...
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Does tor browser open a new circuit for each unique website?

What is the limit of circuits. For example if I open 100 unique domains will TOR make 100 different circuits or does this have some upper limit?
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What are the statistics on how many people download the Tor Browser?

What are the statistics on how many people download the Tor Browser? How many people download it? How many update it?
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Simple questions about logging in to sites over Tor

I'm a Tor newbie that wants to use Tor to log in to a few communities online, and I have a few questions about the safety of it. Before you say anything, I won't use sites like Facebook that know my ...
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Can I turn-OFF the warning that comes with maximizing the Tor window?

I realize it's an important notice so that people understand what anonymity they may be giving up by performing the action, but if I'm on a website that I've more or less accepted, and maybe even ...
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Something is wrong with Linux 64-bit 4.0.7 build

I downloaded and installed tor-browser-linux64-4.0.7_en-US.tar.xz. It starts up ok. The browser says it has version 4.0.6, not 4.0.7. Update prompt window pops up after a few minutes. Something is ...
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How is data encrypted and decrypted in onion routing?

I read that onion proxy adds a layer of abstraction for each onion router in a route,and each onion router just removes a layer of encryption then does onion proxy knows about all onion routers in the ...
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As a Tor Browser Bundle user, how concerned should I be about the heartbleed SSL vulnerability?

I've been reading about the 'Heartbleed' SSL/TLS bug (CVE-2014-0160) and it is alarming. Are my communications still secure? Are there any steps I should do to protect my security?
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Updating Adobe Flash Player to Tor Browser

When I update Adobe Flash Player, it only updates the Firefox version and not the Tor Browser. How can I update Tor Browser & Adobe Flash Player?
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ISP, WiFi, Tracking [duplicate]

I run Tor on my laptop and my phone. I have Verizon Wireless for a service provider. My laptop Internet connection is tethered through my cell phone. So I just run Tor on my laptop. Can Verizon or any ...
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Typing in Tor Browser opens an advertising tab

I have the Tor Browser Bundle on Linux. When I start to type in a text box in the browser I often get shifted immediately to a new tab with some advertising. It doesn't happen every time, and in ...
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Can I change the zoom level in tor browser (without affecting anonymity)?

Most websites have a small default letter size. If I change zoom level with Ctrl++, does it happen entirely on my computer? I know window size shouldn't be changed for anonymity reasons.
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Tor browser and Google hangouts

I use tor browser for Gmail and Google+ account since April. It used to works good, but I have to switch on JavaScripts, of course. Gmail chat used to works good, but since today or yesterday Google ...
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Why does my Tor talk to activate.adobe.com? [closed]

As shown in the attached picture, can anyone give me a hint why my Tor.exe talk to the host of Adobe? while I am not using Tor to access or use any Adobe services. does my PC get hacked or injected by ...
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Does the onion routers know their position in the circuit?

I am making a java implementation of onion routing. The routers in the path on decrypting the received data , are able to device their position in the circuit by knowing the length of the received ...
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Tor anonymous proxy Spyware

I found a link to "WindowsTechies" help and support center : http://windowstechies.com/-/en/spyware/?t=1&k=tor%20anonymous%20proxy&m=b&u=&c=53624071110&gclid=CL-...
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Do my ISP notice the relay changing?

Building a new relay may produce new traffic, is it any different with the Tor browser data through Tor, and does the adversay notice I'm building a new relay? I am asking whether my ISP will know ...
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Set Tor Browser Bundle to use English Language for Google Search from the search bar

I use Tor Browser Bundle, and I want to use Google Search instead of Startpage: But one problem is that Google constantly shifts the language depending on your exit node IP. I want to fix that by ...
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TCP/IP Packet node-to-node propegation in Tor

A TCP/IP packet mainly has two parts. The header and data (mostly encrypted). When using Tor, and a packet leaves my Tor browser, where is my initial header information stored? If the destination ...
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TBB 4.0 install - “Something Went Wrong! Tor is not working in this browser.”

Have upgraded to TBB 4.0 on a Windows 8.1 box. When I start Tor the log tells me: 16/10/2014 12:43:12.829 [NOTICE] Bootstrapped 85%: Finishing handshake with first hop. 16/10/2014 12:43:13.280 [...
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Is making tor to route through port 80 ,443 (standard internet ports ) is better for my anonymity

Is making tor to route through port 80 ,443 (standard internet ports ) is better for my anonymity so my ISP may watching default tor starting port ?
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Proxy over Tor?

I'm running TBB on windows 8. I have clicked on onion symbol on top left, clicked on "preference", Ticked "Use custom proxy settings" and put my socks5 client info. like this: SOCKS5 127.0.0.1:9956 ...
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Who can know that I am using Tor for browsing?

I am using Tor browser to browse, and download things. My question is: If I visit a website using Tor browser, then who knows, or who can know, that I am using Tor browser? And what will he get? That ...
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How to get www.torproject.org signing keys?

Where to get signing keys to verify Tor browser bundle? I'm using Debian Wheezy and cannot find where I can get them to import them using gpg.
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Tor Browser Bundle - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - How To Launch [start-tor-browser]

I am running the Ubuntu version 14.04 LTS, 64-bit (Desktop) and now the (Tor Browser Bundle) Ver.3.6.2 refuses to run the shell-script or launch the start-tor-browser?
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Complete Network Noob: please help me set-up Tor

Hi all I'm trying to set up Tor on my school laptop to get around the schools censorship but I'm a wee bit stuck. I've put in the proxy that's required for access to the schools network, checked for ...
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website recognises I am using Tor to mask IP address

Some websites I am accessing through Tor recognise that I am masking my IP address. They are blocking my access requiring that I access the website via my actual IP address from my service provider, ...
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How can I find out what my control port is?

I'm trying to use Tor in conjunction with FrostWire, and I' following these instructions: http://www.ehow.com/how_7510294_do-configure-tor-frostwire.html I can't seem to figure out how to get the ...
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Fingerprint effect of changing TBB default font size

I asked this on tor-talk (no answers) & through Tor email support (also no answer). Suggested trying here. Does changing the default font names or sizes used by TBB (3.51 - 3.5.2) for Windows, ...
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Language.bin file have been found on my system after using Tor Browser

Recently, I have noticed a lot of language.bin files on my system after using Tor for a while. The process I implement after closing Tor (or any other program, being VPN or direct connection) is to ...