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VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It enables a computer to send/retrieve data over public networks and to access resources in private networks. VPN make use of encryption to secure their data.

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Why do people discourage using Tor with a VPN?

Why do Tor experts discourage using Tor and a VPN at the same time? Is it because of the network fingerprint, latency, or that there is no point to it?
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Sharing an internet proxy as a router input

I want to share a Windows LAN proxy as input for a router. A VPN service makes this proxy. internet -> router1 -> windows -> *(proxy -> router2) -> System2 I implement the scenario with ...
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Using a VPN for managing a Tor service

There is still a lot of confusion on whether it is more safe to use Tor in combination with a VPN or not. It seems that everyone's favorite phrase to answer this question is "it depends on the ...
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TOR VPN only allows usage for Google and gives an error for other applications

I have used a TOR VPN provided by The TOR Project (Orbot for Android) I have run a check on Ooni probe with the TOR VPN active and the TOR test failed. All other tests passed however, so this is not a ...
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Safest way to connect to TOR

I'm getting mixed messages on connecting to TOR. Should I use a vpn over a bridge? Any other options? Can I still be tracked Trying to keep my connection to tor private.
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How can I disable Tor's automatic IP circuit renewal process?

I have an issue with this process when trying to log in or authenticate to a site where I only want to use the VPN and don't want the IP to change automatically at that time, as it interferes with the ...
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WireGuard tunnel, can my ISP know I'm using tor?

I plan deploy a setup similar to the following: My Tails PC and my custom DNS are on different subnets, all of my Internet traffic is routed through a WireGuard tunnel ending on a cloud VM (this ...
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connecting napsternetv server on mac

hi guys since there is no napsternetv (vpn)app on mac,is there alt app for it? what I mean is connecting napsternetv's server with another program.
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Does using Tor via Whonix protects privacy over public Wifi

I read that to be able to browse anonymously, using only Tor is not sufficient: Your ISP can see that you are on Tor but he cannot see what pages you are visiting because of onion routing. On the ...
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VPN through Tor. Are there any errors in my settings and can anonymity be improved?

I need to route traffic from multiple mobile apps and all sites through tor. Some apps and websites block tor traffic. For this reason, I decided to use tor and vpn together (vpn through tor). I know ...
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Public network safe with TOR?

As I know, public networks are highly dangerous for normal people as hacker can obtain their private data. One way to prevent this is using a VPN, since after the connection everything is encrypted. ...
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I am really puzzled why I have less CAPTCHA with Tor browser than with normal Firefox via VPN

Many years ago I used some days or weeks Tor Browser, but gave up because too slow and especially because of the many CAPTCHAs. Now I have since a few days the Tor Browser set as default and get less ...
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Tor over VPN with DNS leak

Lets say i'm using a vpn that have a DNS leak (and it shows my ISP ip for example), then I use the tor browser to browse the clear net (even HTTP sites, not only HTTPS) over that VPN. Does ISP know ...
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Is this setup safe and secure?

My setup is to first connect to a VPN. Then run whonix using virtualbox. Then inside the whonix workstation, I installed normal firefox with a VPN addon to surf for websites that blocks tor. Basically ...
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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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How to use VPN with Tor network?

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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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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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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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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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 tunnel a VPN thru TOR (or VPN over Tor, rather) in Windows 10?

I would like to know how I can tunnel a VPN thru TOR. Like so, ME ---> TOR ---> VPN ---> WEBSITE This way, my visible IP address is that of my VPN, and not the TOR exit node. And, my VPN's ...
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I have service running in VPS and i would like to get that entire traffic to my remote machine. What are the ways to get that whole traffic?

I have a Tor relay running in VPS and i would like to get that entire traffic to my remote system. What are the ways to get that whole traffic? One option would be VPN but i am getting all traffic ...
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Access tor sites without installing a tor browser, but via a PHP url?

Can one setup some type of PHP service that routes url info to a PHP script that outputs tor websites without having to install a tor browser on our client machine?
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What happens when an ISP blocks all directory servers?

What happens when ISP blocks all DA's. Do we need to use a VPN? Are DA's blocked in Tor blocked countries? How a Tor client gets bridge IP when DA's are blocked?
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VPN-over-Tor in Tails. How? It always fails for me

I need VPN-over-Tor because I need to be able to access some websites that block access from Tor. As far as I know, the only other alternative is always using the unsafe browser for those websites, ...
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Most Secure Connection

While there is a lot of issues concerning secure, private and anonymous Internet usage, there is little that focuses upon all the various parameters which may have a direct or even indirect bearing ...
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How to verify Tor is up on Android (Orbot)

I've started using Tor on Android (Orbot) as a VPN and I included all my apps to be routed through it. Is there a way to verify if any given app is going safely via Tor or just using the plain ...
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Is Tor completely anonymous?

I saw that tor has three layers of encryptions and, plus a VPN I set myself on my computer. How can someone trace back to my real IP? Is this completely anonymous?
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Combining Mullvad VPN, Kali Linux, and Whonix Gateway; what is the level on anonymity?

I have a windows PC connected to Mullvad VPN and a Kali Linux VM connected to Whonix Gateway. If I start tor on the Kali to set up an .onion website..should I add another layer by connecting to a VPN ...
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Orbot having trouble connecting

When I start Orbot up on my phone in VPN mode, it gets stuck just "starting". I've left it for up to 10 minutes but it ends up going nowhere. I've tried using bridges and changing my TOR identity, but ...
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Does anyone knows if this is possible to use Windscribe VPN + TOR + Polipo all together in Ubuntu?

As asked I would like to know if there is a way to use Windscribe VPN + TOR + Polipo all together, or if this a specific possibility for some particulars VPN? And if this is possible how to do? I ...
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VPN necessity for hosting a hidden service & maintaining anonymity?

What are the pros/cons/necessity/redundancy for utilizing a VPN on top of TOR if hosting a hidden service? I'm aware of the obvious concerns regarding logging if using a commercial VPN service, but if ...
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Tor fuctionality on XP home service pack 2

XP is light and IMO just as fast browsing the internet then any later OS. Is there anything about Tor browser that doesn't work on XP home then a newer OS? What patches will I need if any?
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How to set up the Tor browser on Linux Mint in a VM with a VPN on the Host

(Forgive me, I don't know whether to post this here for in the "Information Security" community) I'm brand new to Tor, I understand the basics of how it works and the Do's & Don'ts. I have a ...
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Anonymity behind VPN/TOR

I have been banned from a site, yet when I attempt to connect using Tor behind AVG VPN and keep changing the location the site still recognises my machine/network. How can this be possible?
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Should i install a VPN on Tor Browser? [duplicate]

Is it safe to use Tor without a VPN? Or Should i install a VPN?
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My setup: Long-range Wi-Fi antenna --> FreeBSD OS --> nested VPN chains --> Whonix VMs --> Tor. Is it 100% untraceable and anonymous?

Let's assume that the VPNs in the nested chains have been anonymously purchased through bitcoin, maybe using Anonabox. Let's also assume I have good OPSEC. Now isn't this the ultimate setup ...
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What is the best practice for having an encrypted connection while connected to Tor?

I've seen articles stating the best practice for connecting to Tor is through a VPN, however where this setup fails is at hiding your traffic from a malicious Tor exit-node. Because the traffic goes ...
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Tails/Tor Though VPN

At times, I would like to run Tails/Tor through a VPN. If I am able to install a VPN software into Tails, does anyone know how I would be able to keep the newly added software in Tails; perhaps by ...
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tor browser bundle + sshuttle safe together?

I started using sshuttle as "poor man's VPN over SSH" to forward all the outgoing tcp traffic / dns query to a private server. sshuttle allows you to create a VPN connection from your machine to ...
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Very Specific Non-Duplicate VPN+Tor Question

I have been combing the forums for hours to get a clear answer to a very specific question I have and I can’t find it. If I am connected to an encrypted VPN like NordVPN and I use Tor Browser, can ...
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how to use TOR combined with a VPN

I use Nord VPN. Then I istalled TOR. Now checking the used IP, TOR and VPN gives me a different one. My question: How to "combine" TOR and VPN so the TOR is using the VPN? Many thank´s! Joe
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Is it recommended that we use a VPN along with Tor? [duplicate]

Would using a VPN along with Tor improve privacy or security? I have read conflicting views, and I was curious what Tor's stance was on the subject. If using a VPN with Tor, would there be a specific ...
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Why does TOR leak IP through Bittorrent and Flash while VPNs don't?

1) Do VPNs not leak IP while bittorrenting? Does TOR leak IP while bittorrenting? If yes why are VPNs safe while TOR is not in respect to Bittorrent? 2) Why don't VPNs warn abvout Flash while TOR ...
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very slow with tor and VPN how do i improve speed and security please? [duplicate]

Hi I have a very slow connection with tor and vpn can u suggest ways to improve both please ? after that I will do more searches paul
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How can I send all my VPN outgoing traffic to TOR

I have some Linux VPN servers (they run Streisand). Obviously, when I connect with OpenVPN to one of those VPN, my IP address is the VPN's IP. When I connect to the VPN, I would like to have a TOR ...
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VPN SetUp, orbot android, do I check all boxes?

When setting up Orbot / Android version, to utilize it's beta VPN. It takes me to a screen with my Apps and more, each check box is not checked. Is this telling me to check any App that I want it to ...
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Setting up an exit node on VPS along with a VPN. Impact to anonymity?

If I run a VPS (using Orange VPS provider out of Iceland, purchased with monero-filtered bitcoin) as a TOR exit node, and that VPS (running Streisand) is also the VPS I use for a privately controlled ...
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Is this setup to send anonymous email secure?

I am working for a company that engages in unethical business practices with a customer. I need to send an anonymous email to the labor board and the customer. I need to keep my identity a secret, but ...
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I can't connect tor browser. Please Help me [closed]

8/24/2017 9:43:56 AM.400 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. 8/24/2017 9:43:56 AM.400 [NOTICE] ...
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