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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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Can Tor's IP sharing be dangerous?

Regarding the question "Can you be arrested?", yes, you can be arrested all the time. In most countries you can be arrested for looking funny at a police officer. In most countries you will also be ...
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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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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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I only wish to hide my IP from services like Spotify? Is Tor good for that?

Tor is likely not the solution you're looking for, as most services that do geolocation to block users not in a certain country block anonymizers. Tor doesn't hide your IP address completely, Tor ...
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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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How to map specific .onion addresses to static local virtual IP address?

I am not aware of any method to map .onion addresses to local IP addresses like you described, so I am going to propose an alternative approach. When connecting to an onion SSH service, use the ...
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Can tor nodes (entry, exit, others) store IPs?

What you say is true. This attack exists. If all the nodes are controlled by an attacker such an attack works. However Tor is designed to make it somewhat hard for one attacker to control all the ...
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Is this JavaScript code dangerous?

It looks like it attempts to learn your IP address via a WebRTC connection. That this is possible was reported a while ago, but it never affected TorBrowser users as WebRTC is disabled in TorBrowser. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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One random exit node/IP-address for each new TOR session (but common for all websites) - how to?

There are ways to do this but since this would totally break many of Tor's protections and stop you being anonymous, I will not help you shoot yourself in the foot. Read the manual: https://www....
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Why do I seem to have different IP addresses at the same time?

ExitNodes {GB} StrictNodes 1 If StrictNodes is set to 1, Tor will treat the ExcludeNodes option as a requirement to follow for all the circuits you generate, even if doing so will break ...
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A website is stopping access from Tor, are there any solutions?

Your logic is not okay so far. Here are some links you might find useful: A call to arms: Helping Internet services accept anonymous users The Trouble with CloudFlare Ultimately there is no ...
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