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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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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?

Is it safe to use Tor without a VPN? Or Should i install a VPN?
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Tor Browser Alpha - Always-On VPN - Not Supported

The latest release of Tor Browser Alpha does not support Android's Always-on VPN function. The good old Orbot used to work flawlessly! Anyone interested to find out a way to enable this function?
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tunneling TOR to VPN

so, this is what I want to do. I just bought a vpn client, but I want an extra layer of protection. the vpn client automatically forwards my data to go through the server, which is great. I'm tired of ...
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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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Would anonymously purchased nested VPN chains used with Tor-Whonix in a VM guarantee maximum anonymity?

IVPN, in the following 8-part series, suggests this elaborate setup here for maximum anonymity and untraceability: https://www.ivpn.net/privacy-guides/advanced-privacy-and-anonymity-part-8 ...
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Orbot VPN Mode needs to manually be turned off and on after phone boot to function correctly

On my Samsung S8 with Android 8.0.0, Orbot starts automatically on boot. Although it connects successfully to the Tor network, my apps cannot connect to Tor until I manually turn VPN Mode off and on. ...
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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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A easy way to connect Tor > VPN?

Is there any easy way to connect Tor > VPN > Website. So last hop is VPN. I read a wiki page on tor but it's complicated. Is there any easier way or a software that can help you to connect Tor > VPN. ...
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I want to setup a VPN>TOR

The title says it all, how do i make ALL the trafic run trough tor 1st so that the VPN sees only encrypted tor trafic (not only browser trafic) Aditionaly so i can run a VM with another vpn on it
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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?

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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I installed total von from tor … now problems

I'm just trying to stop all the crazy ads I get through Google and chrome. So I installed, onion, orfox, duckduckgo. Now when I try to use letgo, or other sites I receive error messages. Some say "...
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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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Orbot non-rooted VPN mode no network

I'm running Orbot (16.0.0-RC-2-multi-SDK23 Tor 0.3.1.on Android 6.0.1, non-rooted device. Orbot works fine with Orfox, giving my Tor access, everything working well inside Orfox. When I activate "VPN ...
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How to send all my outgoing traffic through tor

From home (Windows computer) I would like all my outgoing traffic goes through Tor (like it is possible to do with ZorroVPN or AIRvpn). This means not only web traffic would go through TOR, but all ...
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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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Cannot use Orweb although OrbotVPN activated

Using an android tablet I can normally turn on a NoRoot firewall, and then use Orweb. But in last few days, I cannot. Orbot has always been set to switch on at booting, but today, when attempting to ...
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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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How to test my anonymity within Tor network?

Is there a tool or environment to test how protected my anonymity/privacy is through Tor network, or in other words, how vulnerable am I and what aspects do I have to fix to not only trust in Tor ...
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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 ...
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Have a Tor Relay working from a VPN providers address. What if I change cities?

I do that from time to time when the IP address I'm using gets blocked by the Barracuda blacklist (or others) and the wife starts complaining about lost Kroger access :( When I change IPs, will Tor ...
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Howto to install a Tor middle relay on a working Windows VPN Proxy?

I've looked through the existing descriptions and tried many ways to do this - but don't believe it's ever worked for me. I have a Windows 7 pro machine which has been running for years with only two ...
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Kronymous 0.2.8 is working with Chrome 59.0.3071.9 (official Build) dev (at 64 bit)?

According with this post,kronymous 0.2.8 seems to work with the the Developer Channel 58.0.3029.31 (Official Build) dev (32-bit),so I have tried to check if it was true. I have installed Chrome 59.0....
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Tor Browser is updated even when it is not open?

Good morning everyone and thank you in advance for your answers :). I use VPN on my computer and I also downloaded the Tor Browser. When I turn on the computer, I connect to the Internet and turn my ...
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Unable to find Proxy Servers

I'm totally new to Tor, Yeah I know, the newbie. So I'm running a Mac. with Ivacy VPN. Also running Tor 6.5.1. Getting the "Unable to find Proxy Servers". Didn't do any modifications just started ...
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Tor failed to establish a Tor network connection. Establishing an encrypted directory connection failed (done - 0.0.2.0:3) [duplicate]

Can anyone help me out. My Tor Browser was working perfectly fine until I did an update for my windows 7 laptop. Now i keep getting an error message mentioning failing to establish connection. I have ...
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Orbot Apps VPN Mode - data leakage?

Given an app configured to use Orbot's Apps VPN Mode, I am trying to determine how the VPN works. Most of the app's traffic is sent directly to a Tor hidden service the user controls, but some pieces ...
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Does the Orfox browser require a VPN to function securely?

Please read before downvoting. This question is in reference to this question and I have already read this GuardianProject article. I suppose I could have left this as a comment, but I lack the ...
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Orbot VPN App on Android Keeps Restarting

MODS: If you want this on Android Enthusiasts, please migrate. I am using the Orbot Tor VPN app on Android, and periodically while browsing, I will get a system message at the bottom saying "App ...
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A government in Asia wants to pass a law making it illegal to use a VPN [closed]

So how do I still remain anonymous? Will TOR or Tails prevent this? Or is Tor or Tails considered a VPN? At any rate, if the law passes, how to I get around this?
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How to map public static IP addresses to Hidden Services?

we want to configure a TOR router to route public static IP addresses to hidden services. Currently we have the following setup working: VirtualAddrNetworkIPv4 10.192.0.0/10 VirtualAddrNetworkIPv6 [...
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VPN software with Tor?

Ive got the Tor browser. Am I more or less secure if I also use VPN software? I will only be visiting HTTPS secured sites. https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/ Ive been reading posts talking ...
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What happens if I open .onion links on Chrome or Firefox?

I accidentally pasted a onion link on Google Chrome. Usually the links won't open but a VPN extension of mine did the job. My questions are : 1. Do anyone tracks me just because I have opened ....
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Using Orbot to mask network traffic

I have a problem with my ISP. I recently changed to a new 'chat-only' provider, which allows only chat applications (i.e. whatsapp, messenger) to be used on his network. Is there any way to use ...