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How do Google servers discriminate anonymous users?

Error 403 and CAPTCHA are appearing because the exit node you're using is not dedicated to you only: Many people are using it, including to access Google and other services. It seems - on a website ...
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Is it possible to access a dark web server by a public IP instead of an .onion address?

The difference between .onion URLs and normal URLs, is that the normal URL is simply a "human readable pointer" points to a network location... on the other hand, a .onion URL is actually the only ...
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Is Tor completely anonymous?

This setup may, or may not, be completely anonymous, depending on a whole bunch of factors, some extremely subtle. Adding a VPN to Tor basically never improves anonymity, though. Exactly how someone ...
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Is it possible to access a dark web server by a public IP instead of an .onion address?

No, correctly-configured Tor hidden services are not accessible by direct IP connection. When setting up a hidden service, you set up your web server to only listen to traffic from the local machine, ...
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how to send email anonymous from Gmail

You can't. If you want to stay anonymous, you cannot send an email through Gmail as you will lose your anonymity. One of the main things not to do while using Tor is to use Google services since your ...
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how to send email anonymous from Gmail

If you want to stay anonymous, you need to think about every step when using your mail provider. Registering your account Accessing your mail account Reading your mails Writing your mails You have ...
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tor relay and bridge on one server with two IP addresses

You'd need to run two Tor instances, one for the published relay and the other for the bridge. The important part will be in specifying the correct IP address to bind to and listen on for the ...
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Is it possible to access a dark web server by a public IP instead of an .onion address?

The concern you're rising here is "will it be able to detect a clearnet address of a darknet server" - so it's must be protected by firewall. And the most effective technique here is to separate the ...
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Banned IP on website using Tor

If you were using the Tor Browser in the recommended way, then there's nothing to worry about; your real IP address won't have been exposed, and the site could only have seen the IP address of the ...
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How To Get Unblocked From Websites With Tor?

Many websites block Tor exit nodes because of abuse. The most likely explanation seems that logging in from Tor is blocked as well. You could try a VPN or an open proxy to see if you're able to ...
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How can a .onion url be routed on the internet on the right server?

From https://gitweb.torproject.org/torspec.git/tree/rend-spec.txt, section 0.2: Bob->Bob's OP: "Offer IP:Port as public-key-name:Port". [configuration] (We do not specify this step; it is ...
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Can't open Tor Browser with Greek IP

All other countries are working... According to https://compass.torproject.org, there are no exit relays in Greece, so you can't get a Greek IP through Tor. Is there anything I can do? Like ...
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Is Ghostery necessary with Tor?

Generally all extensions are bad. If they affect how the browser behaves they are fingerprintable and therefor reduce your anonymity because your browser no longer acts like other peoples. Firstly, ...
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Running parallel Tor servers with different exit IPs with nodejs app

I want to monitor a website without making it a priori evident that it is being monitored Problems: The set of exits isn't (very) large, you'll repeat after a given time scale. The exits are ...
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Visiting tor IP address/Enumeration tools

Yes, if it's listening on an external interface then you would be able to visit the IP and talk to the service. For this reason, you should make services you wish to be anonymous bind to the local ...
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Can the server know my IP address via Tor Browser?

When using Tor, the server should only see the IP from the Tor exit node. However, your IP could still be leaked in various ways, such as using the same account with and without Tor, using plug-ins ...
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How to set an IP address from a specific state in the US?

There is no way to specify the US state for an exit relay. This is mainly due to two reasons: Translating IP addresses to geographic locations is difficult, and even just IP to country is complicated....
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Forcing ExitNodes fails for specific country

There are no exits in Israel (or at least with the il country code): https://metrics.torproject.org/rs.html#search/country:il%20flag:exit Updated link to show only exit relays.
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Determining circuit tor client is using

Tor clients keep a pool of circuits and may use several circuits simultaneously for streams depending on factors such as exit policies, stream isolation, etc. So there is generally not a single "...
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Masking my IP address when using `wget` or `curl`

Configure your torrc file with ExitNodes using the county you wish your circuit to exit, restart Tor, then use torsocks with wget or curl.
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Is there a way to upload information to server using Tor and regular google search will find it?

It's simple: use a Tor hidden service for a separate instance of your website admin panel and log no IP inside it, like in a plugin "This post was made from IP address 1.2.3.4"... After that there's a ...
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How to map public static IP addresses to Hidden Services?

This is a pretty simple task, just to answer the question, here is how you'd do it.... But before you read how, repeat after me: "I should never actually do this!" Hypothetically, if this ...
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Why do entry nodes not know the originator?

It could certainly reason about it, as you stated, by checking a list of Tor relays and checking to see if the originator was a known Tor relay or not but it can't be certain of it. False negative: A ...
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Have a Tor Relay working from a VPN providers address. What if I change cities?

If you change your IP, your relay will be "down" until the next consensus is published with an updated IP address. It won't be able to be used until the next consensus is published at the top of the ...
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Tracking users via google APIs?

2nd point: it's as simple as hell to give you one cookie/tracker to merge it. The tracking itself may be not a trivial task, but Tor Browser is a browser after all, so it can not defeat some ...
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Can .onion website owner see visitor IP address connecting using TOR network?

If everything is working as intended, then NO, the .onion website owner Cannot see a visitor IP address. Most leaks, such as from insecure plugins would be unable to reveal your IP to a .onion site ...
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Does Tor entry point store my ISP information?

The entry point into the Tor network (so called guard node) sees your real IP address. Depending on the policy of the relay operator it could save every connecting IP address. This can be done with or ...
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Security issue with IP address

It's called a geomapping, you can use Maxmind GeoIP or lots of similar services to guess a country by IP address. Use StrictNodes 1 and ExitNodes {gb} in your torrc config to force using of UK exits
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Is Tor for android secure?: will it hide my real IP and device info?

No one can make a 100% guarantee of these things, and generally speaking the question "Is x secure?" or "Is x safe?" is only even meaningful in the context of "...against y". If programs use Tor ...
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