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Reason 1: Banks are businesses and need customers. Only a fraction of internet users use Tor hidden services and this would severely limit how many people use a bank's hidden service. Most people wouldn't go out of their way to download the Tor browser and try to find the bank. Operating the hidden service would be a waste of effort and time and wouldn't ...


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Banks are interested in security, not in privacy. A bank needs to verify that someone trying to connect is really the account holder that they claim to be. That can't be done privately. The whole point of Tor is to disguise your identity. Anathema to banks.


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Depending on the tor version it is either hidden service v2 or v3 which is the default. And I think it is v3 in your case. Try putting: HiddenServiceVersion 2 in your hidden service definition and retry. Please also note that hidden service v2 support will be removed from tor network in the near future (this year if I remember correctly) so you should ...


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It's not clear if that story is true or not: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/09/dread-pirate-sunk-by-leaky-captcha/ https://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/10/silk-road-lawyers-poke-holes-in-fbis-story/ But generally, your onion service can directly leak personal information in two ways: Onion service connects to a third-party server without connecting through ...


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