Questions tagged [vpn]

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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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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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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TOR over VPN for home network

I would like to use a VPN service that does not support a build in Tor over VPN option. So would there be a way to make this at home for the whole network? Would something like this make sense? ...
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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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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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VPN over Tor - is this an easy way to do it?

I know you should not mix Tor and VPN since it will rather deanonymise than anonymise yourself. However, I was curious how to do VPN over TOR: i.e. Host > TOR > VPN I stumbled upon this https://...
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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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Can The Tor Browser (without Tor) increase my anonymity when used with a VPN

I am considering the best way to browse the web using a multi-hop VPN connection. As we know modern browser technologies can easily deanonymize you and require a lot of custom tweaking to lessen the ...
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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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How do I download photos/videos from Tor Android?

I want to browse the internet safely, and I'm using some imageboard sites on there but can't for the life of me download any images or webms. I've even got an Orbot VPN and connected to bridges on the ...
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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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protonvpn over tor gives “Inactivity timeout” error

This is the first time I try vpn over tor on debian 10. I want to set it up so that things connect as followed: application -> obfs4proxy -> middle node -> exit node -> protonvpn -> internet My ...
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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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How anonymous would be this set up?

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 ...
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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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Me->VPN->Tor->Socks5->Tor: Where would a honeypot do the most damage?

Since most vpn's are untrustworthy, and Tor exit nodes can be hosted by malicious entities, im trying to create a trustless chain of anonymization and encryption. I feel as there might be flaws in my ...
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Why people advice to use Riseup.net and SecurityKISS VPN? [closed]

As I see here people always advice to use Riseup.net VPN or SecurityKISS. I just want to ask why people here advice soo much to use that 2 vpns and what are their pros compared to other VPN's. As I ...
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How can one avoid Tor correlation attacks?

People usually recommend either using a VPN or hosting an entry or exit node in a remote server. But what about proxies and bridges, for example? And are there any other way to avoid correlation ...
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Orbot Stops Forwarding in VPN Mode

Using Android, I have noticed that when my Wi-Fi is dropped for a few moments then reconnects Orbot still works but apps VPN mode does not. Is there a fix for this issue? To be clear, I am still ...
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Clarification of Risks to Anonymity [closed]

My goal is to get a clear sense of what is required to maintain anonymity. In a sense I'm mapping the flow of traffic in my head and trying to understand how certain traffic might interact in ways ...
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Modifying torrc for openvpn?

When using a VPN, should I make any changes to my torrc? Such as defining the default route on (tun0) 10.4.0.1? Using Ubuntu 16.
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Is using a private bridge a suitable alternative compared to a VPN for connecting to Tor entry nodes?

I am a Tor newbie and considering deploying my own private bridge to connect to the Tor network. Normally I would connect to Tor via a VPN to prevent the entrance node from knowing my clearnet IP but ...
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Usage of public VPN before TOR

Could usage of public VPN before TOR be more dangerous than only TOR ? With public VPN we hide from ISP that we are using TOR, but VPN know our IP and that we use TOR. Could VPN use some scripts that ...
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Using Paypal with Tor---Ooopsy!

I made the mistake of trying to pay for a VPN service with Paypal while using Tor browser. Paypal said the transaction had gone through. But my bank statement said otherwise. I haven't validated the ...