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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Plans for integrated (and free) VPN support from within Tor Browser?

Are there any plans to provide integrated (and free) VPN support from within the Tor Browser? I am interested to see if something similar to this functionality provided by the Opera browser (DEV 39) ...
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Sharing Tor socksport via wired ethernet connection?

Using Ubuntu 16.04 on both machines. I've been able to share my VPN IP between devices with an ethernet cable. The host running VPN and Tor: IPv4 Settings: "Shared to other computers" IP Address: ...
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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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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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Send emails to external addresses

I would want to send emails to external addresses from an external web site (for example contact@mywebsite.com or .org etc) from my mail2tor account, but I received the next e-mail: Subject:   ...
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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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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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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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Tor connection from 1st to 2nd computer, then from 2nd computer, a 2nd Tor connection to browse web (for increased untraceability)

Requirement: set up a two-leg Tor connection (using Tor twice). End user works on 1st computer, connects thru Tor to a 2nd off-site computer (could go thru VPN, SSH, or SSL as well), and then from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Using stand-alone Obfsproxy in OSX [duplicate]

There are many different applications that try to bypass censorship by Obfsproxy, but in OSX, how we can communicate with Obfsproxy as we can easily do in Linux? Terminal says -bash: obfsproxy: ...
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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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Am using Tor now w/a VPN. How did MSN pinpoint my location? Screenshot

What is going on? Am using Tor Browser along with "Strong VPN." Just signed out of my Hotmail which, at first, showed U.K. stories on its homepage. But now that I'm about to sign back in, my real ...
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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 can I make Tor browser use hola VPN

The list of Tor exit nodes is known (the NSA, Google, ect...) There are many more Hola users (48M last I checked), and so many more exit points. So, ideally, I'd like to point my Tor browser to a ...
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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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VPN Router + Tor and 2nd VPN Local Machine Clarifications

Hello my question is I have my router configured to connect through a vpn (VPN A). Thus all Internet traffic on my network goes through a vpn. If I run tor on a local machine with a 2nd vpn (VPN B), ...
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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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How do I tunnel SSH though tor(windows)

I'm using Windows. Whats the best way to securely tunnel and use SSH though Tor, could you guide me to a right direction? I cannot risk stuffing this up and I cannot leak my real IP address, I'm using ...
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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 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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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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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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How to use Tor via VPN or ssh? [closed]

Tor is blocked at my university network but I can use a free VPN and ssh named Psiphon3 and I use it for accessing internet but, I am unable to open Tor via the VPN. My question is how to use the VPN ...
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How or can I use Tor for downloading torrents? [duplicate]

As torrents sites are bloacked at my college so I think I can use Tor to access them but I want to download some of them so is there a way to use Tor to download torrent? Or if Tor can give me ...
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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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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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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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Make Whonix Gateway exit from VPN? Web proxy recommendations?

Is there a way to mess with the Whonix Gateway VM so that I can have a VPN be the final exit point for Workstation data before reaching destination servers? This would be great as it would help me ...
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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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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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route pptpd traffic through Tor

I have a local Tor server running, and a pptpd server running. I would like it to be able to just connect to my VPN to use Tor (since it will kick back when I leave the house and reconnect when I get ...
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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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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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Tor over VPN — Will I be unmasked if VPN is died?

Say I first connect to a VPN, and then open TBB. I think this is count as Tor oven VPN. Now, if my VPN connection (or my internet connection totally) drops when I'm working with Tor, will this unmask ...
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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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Java webmail with Tor [closed]

I use Tor browser on an OSX machine with a VPN. I need java to work in order to access my webmail and my online banking service. I've tried adding my webmail address to whitelist and I've tried to ...
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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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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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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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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?