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A weird Tor relay

The National Crime Agency is a law enforcement agency based in the UK. Their job is to fight serious organised crime. It's not against the law to use Tor (anywhere, and certainly not in the UK). If ...
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Does running Orbot mean I am running a Tor exit relay?

No. By default, Orbot will not run a relay/exit/bridge. You may have seen one of the circuits Orbot built, which show the path your data will go through when using Tor. Unless you have changed your ...
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Orbot "Apps VPN Mode" vs "Tor Everything" on rooted device - which is better?

You may be interested in reading 'Mission Impossible: Hardening Android for Security and Privacy' and it's update 'Mission Improbable: Hardening Android for Security And Privacy'. To directly answer ...
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Android can't connect after Orbot crash

This is what I did and all is fine now: Reboot into ClockworkMod recovery Select advanced Wipe Dalvik cache Wipe cache partition Reboot All is working fine Hope this works for you.
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Is my Tor service being middle manned hacked or sec?

Also all my circuits are now being built by zwiebelringrexlocus My circuits no longer seem to be popping around different connections and cities... whats happened? zwiebelringrexlocus is your (new?...
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Orbot: Prevent phone from connecting to the Internet without Tor?

Stopping android from connecting to the internet/disabling wifi/disabling wifi module/disabling auto connect unless Orbot is up isn't trivial. It would probably need modifications to the ROM/kernel ...
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Android: Is it a good idea to Orwall (tor) all apps & services always?

A difficult question to answer decisively. The tl;dr is that if you are performing highly sensitive activies you should not be doing them on the same device as your normal day to day activies. This ...
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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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Orbot cannot connect to the Tor network through bridges

Close and restart orbot. Make sure the format of obfs3 bridge is correct. obfs3 works in mainland China, but those bridges you added might be blocked. If you see warning messages like 'TTL expired', ...
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Can Tor make your browsing faster?

Everything goes over a single connection and using fewer connections speeds up things This is possible, especially over a cellular network. Of your 5 theories, this is the best one. The exit ...
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Connect to Orbot Socks5 proxy from computer on same network

Go to Orbot->settings. Scroll down until you find "debug".There is option called "Torrc Custom config". Click on it,enter ip and port using this command: SOCKSPort <localIP>:9050
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Using Orfox/Orbot with ExpressVPN for Android

Looks good to me. If you connect to the VPN first, all of your internet traffic goes to the VPN. When you connect to the Tor network (after connecting to the VPN), your traffic does something like ...
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Orbot: Prevent phone from connecting to the Internet without Tor?

There is some prior art in this field, however there is always an implicit Caveat Emptor when doing novel things. The "OrWall" android application is intended to create a 'fail-closed' scenario, ...
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How can I stay on my IP longer than 10 minutes?

You won't change IP mid-download. Tor considers creating new circuits by looking at the 'dirtiness' of existing circuits. If a new connection request is received and the current circuit is more than ...
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Running a Tor relay using Orbot

The feature is already available, it's under the settings menu. However uptime isn't the only factor to consider. Most phones will not have enough processing power to throughput a significant amount ...
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Can anyone explain the following Orbot error

Those are the nicknames of the relays that were in your circuit; you can go look them up on Atlas and see information on them, which is kinda cool. Since Orbot is running on a phone, it will shut ...
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How to use bridges in Orbot?

1- Get bridges: Enter bridges.torproject.org on your mobile browser. On the page opened, click on "Get Bridges" option. Scroll down to the "Advanced Options" box, and select "...
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I am interested in using tor on a Arm based processor laptop is there a way to do this?

Tor should work fine on ARM CPUs. On distributions like Debian there are Tor versions for arm, arm64, armel, armhf (even mips, mipsel and powerpc). The Tor Project themselves also distribute debian ...
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Why isn't my tor starting?

You've appear to have specified ReachableAddresses which means that you've told Tor is can't reach certain destinations, those destinations include the bridges that you've been given so Tor is ...
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Is it possible to use meek bridges in orbot?

Yes, Orbot supports meek, specifically meek-lite provided by the obfs4proxy binary that's shipped with Orbot. When you enable bridges (swipe in left, and toggle the 'Bridges' slider to on) it will ...
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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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how do i set orfox to id its IP in a specific country?

This would be using Orbot not Orfox, Orfox is the browser and Orbot provides the Tor client and allows configuration of it. Open Orbot, swipe in from the left of the screen. This should give you a ...
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Not working on Android device

Check Orbot setting, could you able to see NOTICE: Bootstrapped 100%: Done if not you need to wait still it joins the Tor network. OrFox - check Tor connection by visiting https://check.torproject.org ...
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Will Orfox be updated?

Orfox has stopped long ago and therefore it is not secure to access the deep or dark web with that. Furthermore, when you want complete anonymity and untraceability better use a computer running live ...
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Will Orfox be updated?

Orfox will be sunsetted by early 2019 when the stable Tor Browser for Android comes out Source: https://guardianproject.info/apps/orfox/
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So many unfillable captchas?

it seems that some sites like Cloudfare and Google are mass-accessed through your exit point. Use "SIGNAL NEWNYM" command to forcibly change your exit and try again.
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using orbot bridges on android

This may be considered a bug, an unfortunately collision between FirewallPorts, ReachableAddresses, FascistFirewall and the spoofed destination address of the Meek protocol. If you have configured ...
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Orbot, SSL Error 3 - Why?

In such cases proxies usually performing at least one of the bad tricks like that: MitM attack by intruding into SSL/TLS connecions. Tor will give you an error because for directories it has ...
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Is there a "reason" for Orbot-tethering?

it is not really an exact answer, but a good collection of suggestions related to this topic: You should, wherever possible, use tor on the local system. [...] If you can run Tor Browser on the ...
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