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What is the best way to hide Tor usage?

I assume you would like to hide the Tor usage from your ISP and/or people in charge of internet censorship where you live and use internet. If thats the case you have some options. Option 1. You may ...
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For a given app, is using a SocksPort more secure than using a web proxy such as Polipo?

Unfortunately, neither method is completely foolproof. With SOCKS, the application may implement socks proxy support in a way that leaks DNS requests; you need to verify that the program delegates ...
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How do I setup Tor on Debian for secure use as a SOCKS5 proxy?

I've just tested this in a CrunchBang 11 x64 VM. It should work in Ubuntu and the rest of the Debian family. First install Wireshark, by opening a terminal and running these commands: sudo apt-get ...
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DNSSEC & DNSCrypt over Tor

If you enable tcp-upstream: yes in your unbound configuration, the remote DNS server should also be able to reply to TCP requests, in other words, to be listening on port 53 TCP. I couldn't find a ...
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DNSSEC & DNSCrypt over Tor

The 3 configuration examples given offer different benefits and drawbacks. Our preference would be towards #1, as this minimizes latency while offering security on the transportation layer (and with a ...
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cURL and wget with Tor

They will know you're (likely) using curl, similarly they might know you're using wget or pythons urllib based on the behaviour and other headers. They might be able to guess at other aspects of the ...
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What is the best way to hide Tor usage?

Bridges and Pluggable transports are pretty much made for this. There are many to choose from. A very recent one called meek makes it look like you connect to Google or Amazon and in fact you connect ...
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iplocation.net Reports the Same Proxy, TorBrowser or Firefox (non-tor)

DO NOT USE A VPN WITH TOR This has been documented to be a very bad idea. The VPN will track everything you do, and destroy your anonymity. Just connect directly to Tor, and if needed to access Tor,...
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Is it safe to pipe profanity through torsocks?

Generally speaking, if it works with torsocks wrapping it, it should be fine. torsocks can cause some features to break but it shouldn't result in any leaks under normal circumstances. It's hard to ...
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Does traffic still go through Tor with this Exception Error in aria2c?

You could capture the traffic with a tool like WireShark. If it logs a direct connect to the used URL then the app is not using the Tor Socks Proxy. torify is maybe also an alternative for you, it ...
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For a given app, is using a SocksPort more secure than using a web proxy such as Polipo?

I would recommend using SOCKS directly for performance reasons. Also, that might be one less software component which traffic patterns can be fingerprinted.
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