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Why sometimes Atlas shows different IP address than https://check.torproject.org?

Once in a while Atlas shows different IP address than https://check.torproject.org . An example is illustrated below: check.torproject.org shows: Congratulations. This browser is configured to use ...
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In the new Tor browser bundle how to change identity programmatically?

In the new Tor browser bundle is there any way to change new identity programmatically, since there is no Vidalia bundle?
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Connecting to Tor through Verizon

If my computer has a wireless connection to a Verizon wireless base connected via cable, do I need to do anything special before I can rely on Tor anonymity or can I just download Tor, install and ...
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Would using Tor help keep hackers from getting passwords or other private info?

Would Tor help protect against hacks/ID theft? My particular concern is for when Windows XP security patches are no longer available as I really don't want to upgrade my OS.
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Do utilization of bridges and/or Pluggable Transports bridges hinder anonymity?

In consideration of recent article by Das Erste publication, do bridges, and Pluggable Transports bridges utilization hinder anonymity and are essentially circumvention tools? Following, please find ...
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How to store passwords in Tor Browser?

The Remember passwords option in Tor Browser is greyed out. In past versions of the Tor Browser Bundle there was a setting in Tor Button, but in v3.5 it's no longer there. How can I store passwords ...
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WOT-add-on with Tor browser bundle [closed]

I´m using Tor browser bundle (v. 3.5). As I see there are four add-ons preinstalled: HTTPS-Everywhere, NoScript, and of course Torbutton and TorLauncher. I also understand that one shouldn´t install ...
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How can I get a relay's fingerprint?

I recently checked https://check.torproject.org/ and noticed Atlas to get information for the exit node. I want to craft and directly open the url for the relay without going through the Tor Project ...
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Whonix + Android VM

I'm running a whonix gateway as well as an Android VM via Genymotion. Would it be possible to route my traffic on the Android VM through the whonix gateway? I know whonix can be used in conjunction ...
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Tor security if LE/ISP want me really bad

Let's say LE knows who I am ... they already know I am using Tor. Is there a way for them to create a surveillance from my ISP ? You will say Tor is encrypted except exit relay ... but common to the ...
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Entry guards are persistent for a period of time when using Tor. How is it done?

One may use multiple systems to connect to Tor. It maybe done from different physical locations. Sometimes it is direct access to Tor, other times connection to Tor maybe via VPN. My question is how ...
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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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Most serious and significant attacks on Tor users have been done via malware. What is the state of the art technology to defend against this? [closed]

The most significant attacks against Tor users have been done via malware; Even when additional security measures such as "Gap" is used in addition to Tor. What is the state of the art technology to ...
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Free static web hosting inside the Tor hidden services network

Do anyone know of any free (as in no payment, no ads, and no invites needed) web hosting provider inside the onion network currently? Or did everything die with Freedom Hosting? I don't want anything ...
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How to refer to Tor hidden services network and community

What is the correct way to refer to the Tor hidden services network. "Hidden services" is the name of the technology used (and individual servers), but what is the name of the resulting network and ...
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Cannot connect to Tor network

When I double click on the tor.exe, a window comes up saying "connecting to the Tor Network". The status bar goes almost half way and stops. I am using Windows 7 64 bit and NOT using any proxies. ...
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Will utorrent work with orbot?

I opened utorrent to use it without root and the only thing I see is incoming tcp port. Will it automatically fill this in or do I need to put in another number?
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What is the preferred OS platform with respect to TBB in the sense of minimization of security risks?

Different OS platforms offer advantages and disadvantages in term of security as far as user is concerned. Some maybe open-source, others may not be. Some may have huge user base, others may have a ...
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Is it possible to know which entry node, middle node, and exit node one is using while using TBB?

Is it possible to know which entry node, middle node, and exit node one is using while using TBB online. Also, be informed as node changes or additional nodes being added online while using TBB.
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Random user agent in Tor Browser

I am currently using a Firefox Add-on which generates a random user agent string from a large list of user agents. I am trying to protect myself from organisations and governments with a lot of ...
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How to create a private exit node?

I would like to create an private exit node that only I have access, it will be set on my personal computer, then plan to create "exit node" to relatives who live USA and France so I can have a fully ...
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Can creating bookmark in TBB add any security risk for user?

Can Creating bookmark in TBB add any security risk for user? Can anybody read any of these bookmarks remotely?
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Tor hidden services doesn't seem to be working for me [duplicate]

I cannot seem to access any onion site while on Tor. It was working fine about a week maybe a week and a half ago, then all of the sudden it just stopped connecting to any onion site at all. I have ...
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Is there a way to make it so Tor doesn't repeat the same IP or gives the same IP less often?

I noticed that sometimes when I connect with Tor or get a new identity, I'll see an IP repeated. Is there any way to make it so Tor never repeats the same IP or gives the same IP less often? Or is ...
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How much bandwidth does a Tor Hidden Service have?

When I set up a hidden service with Tor, will all clients connect over the same connection between the hidden service and the first relay/router? What is the bandwidth that I can probably expect?
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Even after disabling Java Script Fonts are readable. Is there any patch for this issue?

Even after disabling Java Script Fonts are indirectly readable. Is there any patch for this issue? This is a warning I get from a test site. Your installed fonts are indirectly readable by this ...
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Am I blocked from some Tor? [closed]

After successfully using Tor for several months I became unable to access any of the .onions. I've tried reinstalling Tor. It says that its working and I have no trouble connecting to any other sites ...
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I do not see a warning anymore when downloading a PDF file!

Tor Browser Bundle version 3.5 for windows does not show any warning when a PDF file is about to download. Is it a feature or a Bug?
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How do I make my Tor Browser a relay?

I have the updated version of Tor, but there is no console after the Tor connection is made and the browser comes up. I would like to run a Tor relay but am unable to due to lack of Tor console. Thank ...
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Using Tails, is one identified as Tails user or as general Tor user?

Tor users can be identified as Tor users one way or the other. Now Tails users are subset of Tor users. Can this subset be identified as Tails users? Or this subset can not be distinguished from other ...
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Pop-up blocker needed

Is there any pop-up block program that I can run while using my TorBrowser? Or is there a program that I am not seeing.
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Can no longer access to internet with the new Tor browse bundle?

I just updated my Tor browser bundle program to the new one, but the programs that were always supposed to use Tor can no longer connect to the Internet (I kept the same proxy preferences) ... However,...
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How do I report a security issue to the Tor project?

I have found a security issue in Tor which allows for information leakage in certain scenarios. I went to report this to the Tor project, but found nothing more than a bug tracker, and no obvious ...
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Why does Firefox show as my browser and not Tor?

Why does Firefox show as my browser when I access a site, such as AOL? I thought Tor was my browser. What does Firefox have to do with this site?
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How many hidden services can I run on a single Tor instance?

I'm planning to run a service that will rely on hidden-services for anonymous data routing. Hence I will need to host a large number of them, sometimes in the same place. I have ideas about how to ...
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Is there a recommended and/or compatible antivirus software and/or tool available for Tor Browser Bundle

Specifically, for window OS, is there a recommended and/or compatible antivirus software and/or tool one can use to increase the security of the system. The point being, if there is a malware on the ...
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Vanity onion address not working properly

I have a hidden service with a normal onion address created by the tor program. I then made a vanity address using Scallion and added this to my Tor configuration as a second hidden service but ...
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Concurrent use of internet with and without Tor — Any adverse effect on anonymity?

When using Tor, if I download a file form a download-manager (on which Tor is not running) or if I check my emails using an email-clients, will this have any adverse effect on my anonymity? Will my ...
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unable to access any. onion sites [closed]

I've been unable to connect to any .onion sites for 5 days. I get onto tor okay and able to use Duck Duck Go but just can't access any .onion URLS. I've tried it on 4 different devices and two ...
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An alternative to Tor [closed]

In our college, Tor is not functioning. I've tried many other proxy sites like (say, hide my ass). These sites have also been blocked. Can any one suggest an alternative?
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Custom cryptography for Hidden services

Tor support AES for symmetric cryptography which is fine but for asymmetric cryptography we might prefer something else (I guess now its RSA1024 which is almost broken and proposals are saying to ...
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How to get IP address

I want Tor to just resolve a DNS and return the IP address before any connection to the destination server. I know that the Tor client sends a request to the exit node and the exit node does the DNS ...
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How to decrease number of Tor hops?

I want to setup Tor for using only one hop in chain. There is some solution? I understand that this is security risk, but I use tor only for corporate firewall bypassing.
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tormail error message

when trying to get to tormail, thru tormail.org, I keep getting the below error. please help. thanks 500 Internal Privoxy Error Privoxy encountered an error while processing your request: Could not ...
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Tor 0.2.4.20 build fails on Raspberry Pi -

I'm trying to compile Tor from source on the latest version of Raspbian on a Raspberry Pi Model B according to the instructions on the Tor Project website. I started compilation with debuild -...
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Is it safe to import bookmarks?

Is is safe to import bookmarks from another browser into the Tor Browser? How can I import my bookmarks if it is safe? I have not tried anything because I am not sure
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Circuit creation storms crashing Raspberry Pi relay?

I moved my Tor exit relay from my main server to a dedicated Raspberry Pi a week or two ago, and while it seemed to run fine at first it's been crashing a lot lately. I made the heartbeat more ...
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How to pause Tor with new 3.5 firefox bundle (no Vidalia) [closed]

With Vidalia I would stop Tor, change my firewall profile, and then use regular Firefox. I could switch back over the same way, and my TorBrowser tabs were still opened. With this new setup, when I ...
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Language.bin file have been found on my system after using Tor Browser

Recently, I have noticed a lot of language.bin files on my system after using Tor for a while. The process I implement after closing Tor (or any other program, being VPN or direct connection) is to ...
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How are domain names created in the Tor network? [duplicate]

I wonder how the .onion domain names can be created? I mean, I don't assume that there is any central domain name provider. So how and where are those addresses created?

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