As of February 2020, this is now technically possible, but it has yet to be implemented by Let's Encrypt.
Why https for .onion domains?
First, I think it's necessary to point out that there are non-security-related, logistical reasons for why you'd want to add a valid TLS cert for a website served on an onion service: there are many tools/protocols that are ...
Turns out it was an issue with my torrc. The comments in torrc makes it clear you can specify multiple bind addresses (i.e. localhost, 192.168.0.10 etc.). It doesn't make it clear that each bind address needs a different port. In perusing /var/log/syslog it turns out tor was failing to start because I had specified 127.0.0.1:9050 AND ip.of.my.server:9050. I ...
It is perfectly safe to download TOR through your browser.
DO NOT use a VPN with TOR. Adding more hops is discouraged by the Tor Project. Using a VPN with TOR can open you up to more potential security opportunities for your traffic to be tied to you.
For the average person, very safe, much safer than browsing in the clear. There are known vulnerabilities ...
If you're looking for IP address "obfuscation" rather than anonymity, you could run Tor standalone and take a normal firefox and set it's proxy settings to the socks port of Tor.
If you're on windows, download the "Tor expert bundle" https://www.torproject.org/download/tor/
Configure torrc to have a socks port, run Tor, configure firefox ...
I also tried to open the Shutterstock site and got the same error message. Furthermore I used several different exit relays. All resulting in the same message.
So I assume they block the Tor network. Also the message "406 Not Acceptable" indicates it.
You can try to reach out to them and ask why they're blocking the network. Sometimes companies ...
JSEvans' answer is mostly right. But There are still some things that I would like to point out:
First, creating your own VPN is way less anonymous than using public VPN or Tor, to the point I would like to assume it as completely NOT ANONYMOUS. This is because only you are using the VPN at a time, and that means any activities coming from that IP can only ...
Looking over the net for answers I have tried A. Setting up Admin Password at the beginning B. Tried using sudo [command] to see if it raises privelege
This should work fine, but there's an additional step, restart tor.
Edit the torrc. Don't forget to save the changes with CTRL+x
sudo nano /etc/tor/torrc
Restart tor service to use the modified torrc:
Late answer, but this may help others who wish to achieve the same.
This takes a little circuitous route, but IMHO more safer than other options provided.
Download and install Whonix from here, then follow the steps mentioned here & an example setup here to achieve User > Tor > VPN > Internet
DNS leaks are impossible as all ...
Here is a link how to do it:
It is what user 2020 said. You need to rout VPN traffic over (local) proxy tor. For this you got to edit the ovpn file.
OVPN are configuration files for openvpn. It is an open-source vpn program. Nearly every VPN provider works with it ...