Unanswered Questions

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Why does adding a Guard-Exit (EE) node in Tor yield more catch probability than adding a guard and exit node separately?

The following is the default Tor network in shadow simulator: Total BW of Guard flagged nodes=258.15 MB/S Total BW of Middle nodes=23.69 MB/S Total BW of Exit flagged nodes=13.23 MB/S Total BW ...
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Risk of deanonymization running thousands of hidden service on same server

Is there any difference of risk of deanonymization on running thousands of hidden service on the same server than running just a few? Does the quantity of hidden services on a server actually have ...
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List of attacks that try to trick browser to not use SOCKS/Tor

I've heard it called "disbanding" attacks where the attacker induces a client into not routing a connection over Tor. Basically all of the things that the TBB protects against. Examples might be ...
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Which one is preferable :electrum or blockchain.info in the sense of anonymity?

What is better option, electrum or blockchain.info when using Tor, regarding anonymity? I read here: http://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-tor-anonymity-can-busted-2500-month/ that it's possible to ...
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How does having a dynamic IP for Tor relay affect its metrics?

I'm running a Tor non-exit relay on a network with a dynamic IP that changes every day. What is the update on how this can affect the metrics of my relay (mainly the stable flag, uptime, consensus ...
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Can using F11 “Full Screen” be captured by websites?

I know that your window size can be captured by java scrips, and CSS, and who knows what else, and is used every day against you to try and isolate your online uniqueness. I tend to always try to use ...
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Does a Tor node “know” what layer of the onion they are in?

I think a Tor circuit looks like this when sent Key1.Encrypt(Key2.Encrypt(Key3.Encrypt(Key4.Encrypt(Key5.encrypt(DATA))))); ... where KeyX represents the RSA or ECC encryption of a node in the ...
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I cannot log-in, in hangout when using Tor Browser

Normally I log-in my google plus page using the Tor Browser. However, I cannot use hangouts in google plus. It says "please sign in to chat with your friends". I have tried many times to sign in, but ...
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How to open a .onion site?

I heard of the Tor browser from friend and downloaded it. I'm curious to see what exists on the .onion sites but all the ones I tried shows me an error message telling me that there is a connection ...
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Why does Torbutton circuit view not consistently show the correct exit node?

Making an arbitrary number of new identities will eventually cause the circuit view in Torbutton to show the wrong exit node. This is a screenshot I took to show the problem. Notice Torbutton ...
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Wrong average bandwidth stats in arm?

See screenshot below. Arm seems to calculate a wrong average: "avg: 2.3 MB/sec". I haven't been close to 2.3 MegaByte/sec; not even as peek. That's my relay: ...
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What prevents CircID collision from happening?

When a Tor OP wants to extend a circuit, it sends a relay extend cell to the last node on it. This node then sends CREATE cell to the desired destination node, choosing a new CircID (used to identify ...
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Tails without desktop

How can I get a version of Tails (Tails or TAILS?) without the desktop GUI environment installed? If I can't, then how can I manually uninstall the desktop?
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Is it possible to use obfsproxy bridges and Meek bridges together?

I'm actually in a country that blocks many services: the only way to access them is tor (or use VPN). The only way to use tor is obfsproxy bridges or meek. Unfortunately, both the options are very ...
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Recent drop in Tor clients?

Today I looked at the Tor Metrics for the first time. I was surprised by the data on the number of direct users. It appears that the number of users has recently decreased by 50% in the past month. ...

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