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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 would trace you back to your real IP is in many cases more about how you use Tor, than Tor itself.


The shorter .onion address is an older, less secure method of identifying the service, which uses a SHA1 hash of the 1024 bit RSA key associated with the service. The longer address is a newer format, which is the entire public ed25519 key associated with the service. Some consumers of onion services don't support the newer format, which is probably why ...

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