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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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Me -> Tor -> Vpn [How?]

I was just trying to figure out how to combine Tor with a VPN for the times when I may need to. I know most of you are going to avoid answering my question by trying to talk me out of doing it, but I ...
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Secure my connection with VPN router & Tor

I just decided to buy a new router that support the OpenVPN protocols called "Linksys E4200". It is a very very good router. I read about Tor Over VPN & VPN over Tor. So my first question is: ...
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Tor via VPN: Good extra level of security, or unnecessary?

The title pretty much says it all. I'm using Tor with PIA VPN also running. Is this a good extra level of security, or just a waste of time. Thanks all.
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Tor -> VPN or VPN -> Tor

I'm trying to decide which method is safer, Tor -> VPN or VPN -> Tor. Lets suppose both exit nodes are compromised(Tor and VPN). They were set up by the government and it's goal is to spy on users. ...
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How can I download Tor within China to get over the Great Firewall?

I am trying to download Tor within China to use as VPN. However, I cannot access the Tor download page using the mainstream internet inside of China. I am blocked by the Great Firewall, and recent ...
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Editing Wikipedia on Tor without creating an account?

It is widely known that editing Wikipedia on Tor IP addresses is systematically banned, to avoid vandalization from abusive users looking for no-risk anonymous editing, for their own wikipedia-...
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How to configure a Tor relay through my VPN service?

I would like to run a Tor relay through my VPN (Linux using OpenVPN). My anonymous VPN service connects through an OpenVPN tun0 interface. I run both "Tor ->- over ->- VPN" and "TBB ->- over ->- VPN" ...
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Connect directly with Tor Browser (as in, bypass Tor)?

I recently decided to pay for CryptoStorm anonymous VPN as an extra layer to my privacy protection - so that all requests including UDP requests are automatically masked. As I understand it, all ...
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Why is putting a VPN between the destination and an exit node unsafe?

In a recent Tor blog post the following was mentioned: The help desk has been asked how to configure a VPN to prevent a website from learning that a user is using Tor. We consider positioning a ...
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Can I run an exit relay through a VPN service?

Is it possible to run an exit relay through a VPN service? As long as the service provider has approved this, is it otherwise workable? Do any technical limitations or performance disadvantages make ...
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VPN over Tor Firewall Config

I'm looking for some help with accessing my VPN over tor. A little background.. I have a router at home that I can connect to which routes all of my traffic over tor. The router uses port 9030. My ...
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Unable to connect in China

I'm from the UK, but I work as an English teacher in China. Usually I get around the Chinese firewall by using a VPN, but lately the government has been stepping up their efforts to block these, so I ...
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Would anoNet-style darknets of Tor hidden services be workable?

Reading user329's question about running a secure email network using SMTP over Tor, I was wondering how standard email transport could be implemented among hidden services. And then I remembered ...
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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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PPTP VPN to Tor [closed]

I have a Mac OS X server with a PPTP VPN server running. I want to connect my iPhone to Tor by routing all traffic via my VPN server. How can I configure my server to route the outgoing traffic over ...
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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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How can website server recognize incoming Tor or VPN connection?

I was trying to signup for a service provided by a website using Tor, the website prevented me and asked me to disable my proxy settings, he noticed me with the following: Our checks indicate that ...
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Can somebody clarify the Tor --> VPN and VPN --> Tor notation please?

I have repeatedly seen people describe combining Tor and a VPN using the following notation: Tor --> VPN or VPN --> Tor or even Tor --> VPN --> Proxy but then not provide any real-world ...
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Can the Tor network be used as a VPN?

Could you setup a VPN, but instead of using VPN servers, use the Tor network. That is, could you create a client that intercepts all your online packets and data (similarily to a VPN client) and ...
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Why Tor does not encapsulates all the packages?

Why Tor network was not designed in such a way that all traffic that flows from a computer uses the network (like VPNs)? Instead, users have to use Tor browser and take special care with other ...
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Multi-VPN hopping Advantages/Disadvantages over Tor

I was told that using Tor and/or a VPN is always a tradeoff of privacy and anonymity. I'm wonder what combination of Tor, VPNs (paid or free), and proxies can help minimize this risk. For example, if ...
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Strange Problem Browsing Blocked Websites‏

Today I have installed Tor on my Raspberry Pi and also set it up as a relay. I can monitor tor traffic using arm so it means it is working. My SocksPort configuration is 9050, 192.168.1.187:9050 ...
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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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Remote Ethernet Devices blocking VPN and Tor

At my location, a Sophos RED 50 has been installed. This has compromised my ability to use my VPN (Private Internet Access). This created an internal VPN, and all my internet traffic is now being ...
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How do I verify Tor through VPN?

I have a VPN -> Tor setup. I'm running Tor in a virtual machine while connected to the VPN from my host. Now, how do I verify that I in fact do enter Tor through the VPN?
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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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Using TOR multiple times (Tor in Tor) [duplicate]

What if i run tor trough tor? I have seen it somewhere stating that it can destroy your anonimity but i doubt it. All the other circuit is going to do is protect the end nodes anonimity like its a ...
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How to use Tor via VPN and with help of bridges?

When I tried to use Tor with VPN it worked at my home network but when I tried at my university it can't open as they have blocked Tor so I have to use VPN which I'm sure they haven't blocked, but ...
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SSH tunnel SOCKS5 or VPN after Tor with Tails

I am using Tails 1.2.2 as OS. I need to use anything to hide the fact I'm using Tor, so far I've tried socks5 with proxychains but the permission is denied when I check with curl. SSH tunnel are also ...
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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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Send all OpenVPN traffic through TOR?

I have an OpenVPN server and I want to be able to route all requests that are made to that OpenVPN server through a proxy, so that the requests will look like they are made be the internet address of ...
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Difference beetwen tor and vpn

Lets say i buy 3 vpns with bitcoin and route them trough each other. Whats the difference from this setup abd tor?
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Minimizing risks of fingerprinting

Assuming the latest Tor bundle is being used, what additional steps could be taken to reduce the ease of some attacker connecting the dots among fingerprint data and getting closer to an identity? ...
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Security of Tor compared to VPN

My understanding is that Tor is a more private/anonymous/secure way to browse the internet in comparison to using a VPN. If I understand correctly, this is because with a VPN, the VPN provider has ...
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Should I use a VPN with Orbot?

Should I use Orbot with a proxy or VPN? If so should I place it before or after Orbot's connection to the Tor network?
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VPN versus Bridges

What are the advantages of running Tor after a VPN as compared to using an Obfsproxy bridge? For example, assuming the goal is to prevent an eavesdropper on the local end from noticing Tor usage, it ...
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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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Getting cloudflared all of a sudden, why?

I used tor with success for a long time, then all of a sudden, almost every site would give me the "one more step" cloudflare page, after a few months this stopped, and tor worked fine again for ...
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How to use tor exit node and VPN to break through GFW in China?

I am trying to deploy private tor network in China. This whole private tor network is unconnected with the Tor on the Internet. Due to GFW in China, I can only visit domestic internet via my private ...
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How to cover Tor usage with both front end and back end hidden by VPN and/or Proxy?

If one decide to cover the usage of Tor from both front end and back end (meaning both from ISP and the destination page) using VPN and/or Proxy, What process should one go through? For example the ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Allowing Flash Player even though its insecure

Sorry but since "add a comment" only brought up a sign-up-window this will be a new question. It is again about allowing flash content to be played within the TOR-Browser. Every one just answers it ...
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Me -> My own VPN -> Tor

I know there is a lot of question regarding VPN+Tor and this is a bit different. I use a VPN to connect to the internet for multiple reasons, mostly to encrypt my traffic on local networks (public ...
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How to use TOR along with the proxy

In a hypothetical network, one has to connect through a proxy to use the internet. However, via the this particular proxy only few websites are accessible and the rest get redirected to a page with a ...
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How to connect to a VPN, then to Tor?

I know it's possible, but how exactly I can do that? I am not able to find any specific tutorial. And will this protect me even if the website is not using HTTPS? Thanks regards!
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Tor everything. VPN -> Tpr

so just a quick question. How can I send all my traffic through Tor? I'm on a work computer with an IT department monitoring all our traffic. Not that I do anything not permitted on the computers but ...
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Hide VPN money trail? [closed]

Not sure if this will be considered on-topic for the Tor board. If not, feel free to yell at me. But I think it belongs, as the spirit and the essence of this question is at the center of what Tor ...