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Would this specific one affect Tor's anonymity and privacy? There's no real way of knowing in advance, without looking at the source code. If the source code isn't available - i.e. if it isn't an …
answered Apr 12 '16 by Richard Horrocks
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The Tor client is running on your local machine, and is responsible for adding the layers of encryption required by onion routing. Therefore your traffic is encrypted before it leaves your computer (i …
answered Jan 24 '16 by Richard Horrocks
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If your data is encrypted - e.g. if you're using HTTPS, which Tor attempts to do as default - then that data isn't accessible to an attacker. The attacker could either be the owner of the exit node, o …
answered Oct 5 '15 by Richard Horrocks
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Does TOR keep me safe from the "Internet Watchers?" Yes, if used correctly [*]. However, for China you'll have to put a bit more work in: you won't be able to use Tor out of the box. Before look …
answered Dec 26 '15 by Richard Horrocks
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a heavily modified version of Firefox that has a number of security enhancements that ensure all browser traffic is routed through the Tor network. I was able to log into my Facebook account via Tor … without any problems. I had to verify my account via my phone, which is an acceptable security check, in my opinion. I was also able to access the mobile site, thereby bypassing the need to turn on …
answered Apr 27 '16 by Richard Horrocks
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Replace "onion site" with "clearnet site" - your description of the threats and attack vectors could equally apply to both. The same personal security practices and behaviours should therefore be …
answered May 26 '16 by Richard Horrocks
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to negotiate security (or not). When the server's reply enters the Tor system will the Tor system encrypt in reverse order or send the reply using reverse headers without encryption? The … leave the response message in the clear as it transits the Tor system and that would be a serious security hole to the client's anonymity. It would, yes. Have a look at this handy EFF/Tor …
answered Apr 30 '16 by Richard Horrocks
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From looking at the pictures on their website, Minifree laptops appear to be old, re-branded Lenovo T400 and X200 Thinkpads. If we ignore the fact that they're selling old, presumably ex-business ma …
answered Jun 8 '16 by Richard Horrocks
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Your options are either to download Tails via: bit-torrent; HTTPS from a mirror. However, the way that the official Tails mirrors work is to actually act as virtual hosts with the main site pointi …
answered Jan 26 '16 by Richard Horrocks
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I spent a month in China earlier this year. (It was for pleasure, not business.) It was an interesting (read: frustrating) experience from the perspective of access to the internet. I didn't actually …
answered Aug 31 '15 by Richard Horrocks
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What encryption algorithms does Tor use? See the following sections of the Tor Protocol Specification: 0.2 Security parameters 0.3 Ciphers Isn't RSA 1024 considered weak? 1024 hasn't …
answered Jan 13 '16 by Richard Horrocks
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According to this old ticket, you'll probably have to use pluggable transports...
answered Jan 1 '16 by Richard Horrocks