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What are the differences between Tails and Whonix?

It is difficult to break down the huge Comparison of Whonix and Tails to primary differences. Anyway, I'd say: Tails: concentrates on being a Live DVD / Live USB; being amnesic; mobile market Whonix: ...
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Tails download repeatedly showing bad signature

I did encounter this problem a while because of a stupid mistake : I was checking the signature after issuing the isohybrid command on it, which of course messed up the signature... Duh. So check ...
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Can Tails be installed as primary OS?

The Tails FAQ specifically answers this question: Can I install Tails permanently onto my hard disk? This is not possible using the recommended installation methods. Tails is designed to be ...
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Me -> Tor -> Vpn [How?]

This can be done using VirtualBox VMs. It's easy with Whonix. Just set up a VPN client in the workstation VM in /etc/openvpn/, and add socks-proxy 192.168.0.10 9150 up and socks-proxy-retry to the ...
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Copying files to and from a tails VM

You have many options, what you choose may depend on your personal level of expertise. Starting from solutions that require least expertise but may have drawbacks: Assuming you have a working ...
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How to download the older version of Tails?

You can find older versions of tails at the obsolete/ folder. Version 1.2.1 is at http://dl.amnesia.boum.org/tails/obsolete/tails-i386-1.2.1/.
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What are the differences between Tails and Whonix?

TailsOS (The Amnesic Incongito Live System) TailsOS boots off USB and puts you in a live Debian-based linux instance configured to give you out-of-the-box anonymity on potentially any computer system ...
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What are the differences between Tails and Whonix?

I have been researching this field for a media project I am working on, and while I am in no way qualified to answer this question as well as others here, it seems to me that Whonix is the thing to ...
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How do you access a second USB drive from Tails?

Tails 1.3.1 took the special step of isolating the Tor Browser from the rest of the operating system. When Tor Browser saves things (e.g., downloads) it saves them to its own, isolated folder. The ...
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Why does Tails use an insecure memory wiping process

Tails uses sdmem from the secure-delete package to overwrite RAM on shutdown, see https://tails.boum.org/contribute/design/memory_erasure/ for details. According to that page, "memory is only ...
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Unable to install VirtualBox Guest Additions on Tails OS

You should run 'VBoxLinuxAdditions.run' file, not the autorun.sh. Syntax: bash VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
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Can Tails be installed as primary OS?

You can't install it to a hard drive in the same way as other operating systems but if your netbook has an internal drive then you can copy the ISO directly to the drive in the same way as you would ...
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Tor and viruses

The Tor Browser Bundle is a modified version of Firefox. It includes some "hardening", tweaks and patches to make it more secure, but many Firefox zero-day exploits can still be used against it. The ...
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TAILS: "Probable" information leakage

This is nothing to do with the I2P bug. They are referring to the possibility that there may be information leaks at application protocol level that may be used by an attacker to identify, fingerprint ...
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Is it feasible and rational to combine the Tails package and Whonix package to improve the anonymity of the client? And, how to implement it?

You have first to define what are your anonymity and security needs, and see if either solution can provide it on its own. Both solutions have different goals and different threat models as summarized ...
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Dropbox for Tails?

A service which was designed with Tails users in mind, is OnionShare. The software allows you to select a folder or file within your local harddrive. It generates a .onion URL which you can share. ...
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Qestion about Linux Tails persistent volume

It is really simple. Move file to be uploaded to ~/Tor Browser PersistentDir/Tor Browser These are the folders you can upload from or download to.
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How do I save a screenshot in Tails?

Tails saves print screen images in /home/amnesia (your home directory) To find the images go to: Applications > Accessories > Files and look for the screenshot file ending .png Or in gimp you open ...
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How to set my exit node from within tails by using the command line

The preferred way should be to put it into your torrc. You wrote in your question, that you couldn't save the file. Did you maybe edit it as the wrong user? Usually you need superuser rights (sudo). ...
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Can some one ping tails/tor

I know that my traffic is encrypted and Tor scrubs my information on its way to the first node. Tor does not change/censor the data you transfer, it just encrypts it with the public keys of the ...
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Firewall with Tails

Have a look at the Network Filter documentation. .... This is solved by blocking all outbound Internet traffic except Tor (and I2P when enabled), and explicitly configuring all applications to ...
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Does tails work with Mini free Laptops

From looking at the pictures on their website, Minifree laptops appear to be old, re-branded Lenovo T400 and X200 Thinkpads. If we ignore the fact that they're selling old, presumably ex-business ...
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Can I Use Tails in One Stick of USB? ( 8Gb) instead of 2 (4Gb) Stick

Yes, but only under certain circumstances. The reason it is recommending 2 USBs is that for features like encrypted persist storage and incremental updates it has to be installed from the Tails ...
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Why the link for tails done this?

Someone is interfering with TLS, or your browser has an old certificate pin that is no longer valid and your browser requires updating. Tails provides mirrors, if access to the main website is ...
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Tails and OnionShare

The threats are completely different. Tor Browser has a much larger attack surface (it has far more features and functionality that could go wrong) and it's not written in an memory safe language (if ...
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Load an html file in tails browser while offline?

This is a restriction put in place by AppArmor to confine Tor Browser, as such cannot open files in the users home directory or mounted media except where explicitly excepted. For this purpose, there ...
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Tails -> Verify the ISO image -> Using the command line: "gpg: Impossible de v'erifier la signature : No public key"

Two things: This isn't the correct installation method for you to follow. These instructions are for people who are already familiar with basic usage of OpenPGP You're not following the ...
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Tails 3.0 blocks connection to ANY obfs4 bridge

Make sure your time zone and time settings are correct, if your system clock time is off, obfs4 will fail to connect. Tails automatically synchronize time upon start, but sometimes the time ...
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