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Question about Tor browser and whether if it routes all of my computer's network traffic through the Tor network

Only your internet surfing through the Tor browser is "protected" by using the Tor network, not the system (Operating System). You can install the Tor service along with Obfsproxy and configure your ...
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Why do Tor hidden service operators bother with SSL/TLS encryption?

It has it's uses, of course! At least: Integrity you know, that your server is responsible for cipher strength, and a potential malicious node in a chain will have some trouble-time due to that fact ...
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Are hidden services portable?

Yes, the .onion address stays the same no matter what network you're using to connect to the Tor network.
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Run TOR relay with ipv6 only ("DualStack Lite")

You are right, it will not work. You need to have an ipv4 address. Only (full) dual-stack provides both ipv6 and ipv4. DualStack Lite (very common in Germany) means you have only a native ipv6 ...
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What would happen when multiple servers are having the same onion hostname?

It depends on the exponent, if the people will use the same exponent - yes, they will have an identical keys. And - as far as I know - as soon you publish your HS descriptor, no descriptor with the ...
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Does Tor protect against KRACK?

Yes, Tor is unaffected by KRACK. At best KRACK could be used to perform some denial of service (stopping your packets from being sent), but it will not be able to forge or intercept Tor traffic, ...
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Is Tor network traceable

Tor connections are in general secure. However for a global adversary it would be possible to trace a Tor connection back to a user. It is not known whether such a global adversary exists or if ...
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How to use tor exit node and VPN to break through GFW in China?

I'm not familiar with Tor, but I suppose you just want to go through the GFW in China with a VPS server.(Hong Kong Server is ok) Most people in China nowadays use SS(shadowsocks)/SSR/V2ray to get ...
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Will Tor work in an "openDNS" system

Tor is mostly DNS agnostic. Building connections to relays is based on IP, so except for the connections that you make over it there are no DNS lookups. The connections you make over it should be ...
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Tor stopped working upon installing new router/modem

[WARN] Could not bind to 127.0.0.1:9150: Permission denied [WSAEACCES ] This is something local, not related to censorship or a new router (unless the router appears as an "unknown network" and has ...
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Tor and encryption

If you are using an external client (such as an onion pi) and then connect to the internet over that client, then yes you can use any browser you want and your traffic will be encrypted and sent over ...
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Tails Tor not starting

Tails uses UTC time. But the time of most devices is set up to the timezone of their sale, which can be considered as de-anonimization. What I usually do is manual explicit setting the hardware clock ...
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ORPort different from 443 and 80, will I actually help anyone?

The only time an "end user" will ever directly connect to your ORPort is when or if you are their guard, in those situations you might be able to help weakly censored users by providing it on a more ...
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tor outbound ssh connection visible in netstat

The IP address you posted belongs to the relay c4k3KS1. As you can see at the Atlas page it listens at port 22 for Tor connections. So in your netstat view there is no real SSH session, but a Tor ...
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How to verify that my ISP is not running a fake tor subnetwork

The Tor binary contains fingerprints of keys for the directory authorities. These are used to then load the consensus, which contains key material for all other relays. Unless your ISP has some new ...
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Why do Darkweb Tor addresses change so often?

no technical reason here, usually it is used to achieve three main goals: audience refining You can give the new address only to the persons you trust hunting avoidance If there're too many ...
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Tor for IOT - connecting a microcontroller to internet through Tor - Arduino Tor

I released a Tor implementation based on ESP32. I have done it for educational purposes and the code is in modern C++ based on IDF framework. Lack of resources was an hard issue, however it works very ...
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Does Tor protect against KRACK?

You're using wifi with a wireless access point that you don't control and you're worried about KRACK? If the owner of the access point wanted access to your network data then KRACK doesn't matter. ...
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Set up Tor as internal Network

My company is looking to use Tor internally for our network, using our own directory authority server, and would like to know if it's possible and how to do it First of all, if your company have the ...
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Configure for one hop only

The FAQ talks about this. You should let people choose their path length. Right now the path length is hard-coded at 3 plus the number of nodes in your path that are sensitive. That is, in normal ...
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How do i block websites in the tor browser, productivity filter

If you know the domain names of the websites you want to block, you can do this easily if you edit your Tor configuration file (the torrc file). You can read how to do this here: https://support....
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Obsf4 bridges with ipv6 support?

Unfortunately an old issue. Moved and closed several times but still not resolved: Distribute IPv6 bridges through bridges.torproject.org. BridgeDB so far only works for IPv6 vanilla bridges. I have ...
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Tor for IOT - connecting a microcontroller to internet through Tor - Arduino Tor

It's hardly possible due to the lack of resources on board: 256 or 512 Mb of RAM is a requirement for running Tor and Linux image. UPDATE: there're a devices like PCDuino - so they're a perfect ...
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Public library captive portal connection

Your connection is filtered on at least by-ip basis, so you need to use not just bridges with a pluggable transports, but I do recommend you to find an unpublished bridge or make your own unpublished ...
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Why can't Tor Browser transfer data after modem/router restarted?

This problem is an illusion - it's actually a internet connection problem like canonizing ironize said. I managed to load some sites on Tor Browser after the network failure (albeit 2x slower than ...
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Directory Tor Browser download

You should not be using the Whonix gateway directly. The purpose of Whonix is to seperate out into two distinct virtual machines: the gateway which provides Tor routing, and the Workstation where ...
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TOR BUG,Tor dropping SSH tunnel to hidden SSH service

The problem was the server was hosted on a non-standard ssh port (2022). Solutions: Use the LongLivedPorts to add your port in your torrc and make more stable connections for certain ports If the ...
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Tor gets stuck at "establishing an encrypted directory connection"

You seem to be a victim of HTTPS/TLS/SSL attacks, try using Meek pluggable transport UPDATE: A pluggable transport is an on-flight handler that masks Tor protocol and requests, so they don't look ...
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How to use local relay with Tor Browser?

I'm using it as a bridge if I need to use a Tor Browser through it, but usually I'm routing all traffic through Tor node at my home: it's simple and secure. I'm using iptables for it and local bind ...
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