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How do I use Tor Browser with Qubes TorVM?

I want to run Tor Browser, without the bundled Tor, using Qubes TorVM. Let's assume I have already got Qubes OS running. The TorVM documentation states under Future Work: "Create Tor Browser packages ...
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Will routing Tor through a proxy help avoid cloudflare (and how to do it w/ TBB?)

I've been running into cloudflare issues quite a bit when browsing with Tor and it seems to be becoming more and more of an issue. Sometimes I get captchas, sometimes I don't, but regardless it's ...
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List of attacks that try to trick browser to not use SOCKS/Tor

I've heard it called "disbanding" attacks where the attacker induces a client into not routing a connection over Tor. Basically all of the things that the TBB protects against. Examples might be ...
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Changing tor's default listening port withing the torrc file

I have downloaded and installed the tor browser bundle. I would like to run tor as a single process alone without the browser, so I've been launching the tor.exe which exists in [%Tor Directory%]\...
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I cannot log-in, in hangout when using Tor Browser

Normally I log-in my google plus page using the Tor Browser. However, I cannot use hangouts in google plus. It says "please sign in to chat with your friends". I have tried many times to sign in, but ...
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CloudFare without Captcha

I am trying to go to a website, namely, fiverr.com However, Cloudfare blocks me and doesn't give me any chance to go past through the page. There is NO CAPTCHA for me to see and type. Any issues? ...
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In what ways can private relays be used?

There are applications where private relays, not listed in public consensus directories, would perhaps be useful. For example, one might use four-relay circuits with private entry guards and exit ...
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Can Tor be used with Netflix or Hulu?

I am curious as to how it would work to use Tor for Netflix or Hulu if I have paid subscriptions to both sites.
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What is this warning in the Tor log?

My Tor log shows this entry. What does this mean? Apr 04 16:08:07.000 [warn] Rejecting INTRODUCE1 on non-OR or non-edge circuit 7503.
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resolve .onion address from bash

I have tried using curl through tor like so curl --socks5 127.0.0.1:9050 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.onion This works for public addresses like stackoverflow.com but not for tor .onion addresses
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“This is a SOCKS Proxy, Not An HTTP Proxy”

As the title says, I've been trying to use Tor as a proxy for Postman and I'm getting the following response when I try to make a request to a specific endpoint that does not support HTTPS ...
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How can I remove flash player forever from Tor?

Somehow flash player has gotten inside Tor and I do not like it. It offered one-click enable flash, but it doesn't state its risks and how long it will be enabled. I don't want to give up privacy for ...
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What's a good RelayBandwidthRate?

I know the minimum required rate is 20KB, and the minimum rate to be considered "fast" is around 100KB, but even the "fast" rate seems incredibly slow to me, compared to the average download speed of ...
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Download files without external application?

When using TBB, right-clicking on a link to download it (i.e., "Save Link As...") generally results in the following message: An external application is needed to handle: < URL of file to ...
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What is the best way to reset a .onion address?

I have no particular interest in finding a specific, non-random URL (How do Hidden Services get .onion domains that aren't random?), but would like to reset an onion address for a given hidden ...
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Who pays for the network?

There are multiple Tor clients that I used and they seem to connect to the Tor servers. Tor servers seem to show good performance, despite many spammers hide behind the Tor and all communication ...
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Tor is blocked for me now (I'm in turkey) what can I do?

I tried to use the Tor Browser but it doesn't seem to work, I'm in turkey
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How can I improve my SSL/TLS security?

I recently visited https://www.howsmyssl.com/ with TorBrowser Bundle 3.5 and the rating was alarming. In particular, the site informed me that the cipher SSL_RSA_FIPS_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA was ...
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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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Why isn't there any such option - middle-relay behind NAT?

Why is it still required have two open ports, DirPort and OrPort, for a relay? Imagine such a situation. A Tor user with unlimited network traffic and with that kind great bandwidth stay behind a NAT ...
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Tor expert bundle on Windows - no installation instructions

Before there was a installer. Now it's just a zip file with no installation instructions. Where do I put the DATA directory? Also when I run tor.exe nothing happens, I see no command line options ...
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Installed orbot and orweb but still no connection with android tablet

I have a nexus7 1st gen, 4.4.2 android. I just get a red cross on orweb saying I am not using it. Are there settings I should be using?
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How much does it cost to change Tor identity?

Assume we are refreshing a web page very quickly and fresh identity is needed for each request. My question is how often we can change IP on Tor network? More briefly how much computation and how ...
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Can I mix country name and nickname in ExcludeNodes line?

When I want to block tor nodes, can I mix country name and nickname and fingerprint or must I only use one of them? ExcludeNodes {de},{dk},{se},{fi},PiratenParteiNRW,...
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How are Hidden Service Locations Protected From Exit Nodes?

What is to prevent exit nodes from seeing the location of servers hosting Tor hidden services?
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What, precisely, are the criteria for determining if a relay will be flagged as a guard?

The Tor FAQ's "What are Entry Guards?" entry does not describe the process by which a relay becomes a guard. The word "flag" is not mentioned anywhere in the FAQ index. Arma's "The lifecycle of a ...
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How can I protect myself against GCHQ's attempts to de-anonymise me?

Given the latest revelations about GCHQ's methods to de-anonymise Tor users, how can I keep myself safe? From the document: We will never be able to de-anonymize all Tor users all the time [but] ...
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How does “HiddenServiceAuthorizeClient” work?

Reading here I understand that only clients that are listed are authorized to access the hidden service, but how does it work? I mean, is my hidden service really hidden? If a client is not ...
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Using TorButton add-on in Firefox (without Tor Browser Bundle)

For very specific reasons, I need to use the Tor in a regular Firefox browser. (I'm trying to use Selenium WebDriver and Tor together, but the Tor Browser doesn't allow the WebDriver add-on, so ...
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LastPass + Tor = Anonymous?

could you give me your idea whether using Tor in conjunction with the password manager LastPass would compromise my anonymity? LastPass stores passwords on their servers. I do not know how often it ...
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When I use Tor, occasionally I get two different IP address simultaneously

When I use Tor circuit during last few months I use ip-check.info site to verify my IP address in addition to check.torproject.org site. What I have noticed is that occasionally I get two IP addresses ...
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Why was my relay given the Guard flag only for it to be removed an hour+ later?

My relay 'angrykitteh' (the kitten is now quite frustrated!) was blessed and granted the flag 'Guard' by the Directory Authorities as its uptime is more than 8 days and the bandwidth is deemed ...
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How do I import bookmarks into Tor Browser?

How do I import bookmarks to Tor Browser? I did it before, but they are gone and now I cannot find the "import bookmarks" function I used last time.
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Do Tor hidden service directories (HSDirs) see the REAL IP of users who visit .onion sites?

I'm reading here about Tor's 'DNS' resolving mechanisms (for both clearnet and hidden services) . The mechanism for connecting to a hidden service itself (via a rendezvous point in a 7-hop circuit ...
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How to connect to a remote socket through Tor in Python?

Using normal sockets I can stream a list of numbers (updated every second) from a server to a client. This works perfectly fine. Now I want to do the same using Tor. Using Socksipy I am able to make ...
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Tracking User Location using Entry Guards?

Let's say that someone moves a Tor instance [1] from one internet access point [2] to another one. And let's say that an adversary is logging traffic from both access points. The adversary could log, ...
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OnionBrowser for iOS — how secure is it?

Currently it seems there are no torproject.org "officially sanctioned" solutions for iOS. However, there is a browser called OnionBrowser that passes check.torproject.org and is able to access hidden ...
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Cannot persist NoScript settings on TorBrowser 8

NoScript resetting to default after closing Tor Browser NoScript default is enabling script, object, media, frame, font, webgl, fetch, other!! I can manually go to extension page and reset to true ...
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Does running Orbot mean I am running a Tor exit relay?

I downloaded Orbot on my tablet and I've been reading about the Tor network and I looked up "Is running Tor illegal in the U.S.". I found out about exit-relays and the Orbot app said something about ...
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How does Tor client build circuits when using a bridge?

When using a bridge, if my own Tor client builds the circuit, how does it know relays IP addresses (middle and exit IP addresses and their public keys) ? Does it take them from the bridge?
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Does windows 10 compromise TOR?

Does running Tor on Windows 10 compromise my security? And further from that, are there any issues I need to be aware of while using Tor on Windows 10?
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What are the changes made to Firefox in the TBB?

Tor software recommends to use its own modified Firefox browser to get complete anonymity. I want to do same modifications in Firefox by myself. I have noticed following changes: Use Tor proxy ...
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No guard flag after 3rd month

I am running a Tor relay for 6 Months now. The first 3 months it was easy for me to get the Guard flag. But since then (3 months) (I didn't change the configuartion) only moria1 is voting for Guard. (...
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OpenWRT - route all the traffic through Tor

Passing through all the traffic in the router to Tor sounds like a good idea. But there aren't any good documentations about the implementation of this idea. Could anyone please explain, how can ...
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How secure is downloading Tor from a PPA vs. from official website?

I use Tor browser on Ubuntu and every time it updates, I have to download and unpack the binaries again. This is a bit annoying, so I would prefer to use a PPA. I found this ppa by the webupd8team, ...
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1000s of hidden services

I run a small web hotel. I would like to give all my customers a .onion address to access their website - primarily to promote the use of Tor to my customers. So in my torrc I put: HiddenServiceDir /...
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Why aren't pluggable transports default?

Why are there separate packages for pluggable-transport versions of TBB? Seeing as how anonymity is the point of Tor, why wouldn't traffic be camouflaged by default? Especially since various ...
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Why do some websites reset my session?

When I visit some web sites, there is some strange behaviour. First I can browse through the page without any problems. Then out of nowhere I land again on the main page. After this happened I can ...
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What is the most appropriate kind of hardware to run a Tor relay on?

In the purpose of setting up a Tor relay that makes good use of a fast FTTH connection, what computer will do the job most efficiently at the time of writing, provided the following requirements are ...
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Can Tor nodes know their position in the circuit?

It is documented which node knows what. I'm wondering if the nodes in the circuit know their own relative position. For normal three relay paths, they certainly can infer their position: the exit ...

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