mirimir
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Secure my connection with VPN router & Tor
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Linksys Router It appears that both dd-wrt and TomatoUSB firmware builds are available for the Linksys E4200. Both dd-wrt and TomatoUSB are Linux-based firmware. Either firmware can run either an ...

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How can BitTorrent traffic be anonymized with Tor?
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As Roger and pabouk have said, just don't do it. It would hog too much of Tor's bandwidth, and probably for something that doesn't require that much anonymity. Just use a VPN, or (if it really matters)...

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Securely hosting a Tor hidden service/site
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It's prudent to use open-source software, given the greater risk of backdoors in closed-source products. You want to thoroughly lock down remote access to the server. In my experience, servers are ...

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How to run multiple Tor browsers with different IPs?
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Install the first Tor browser as directed. Then change the folder name, perhaps adding "a" or "1" to the end. Now install the second Tor browser, and change its folder name, continuing whatever ...

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Me -> Tor -> Vpn [How?]
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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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Releasing a controversial movie torrent using Tor Network for security
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Making a movie available via BitTorrent is fine. But using Tor, either for seeding or recommended for downloading, is unwise. It's hard to properly configure torrent clients to use Tor without leaking,...

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whonix and location of hidden_service?
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In the gateway VM, your hidden service specification goes in /etc/tor/torrc. By default, it's largely empty, and the default configuration has been moved to /usr/share/tor/tor-service-defaults-torrc. ...

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Visiting websites also run as hidden service
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It must be done manually. There is no interaction between the Domain Name System (DNS) and Tor hidden service hostnames. See this answer about resolution of .onion domains.

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VPN versus Bridges
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First, let's consider that "the goal is to prevent an eavesdropper on the local end from noticing Tor usage". For argument's sake, let's say that it's easier, at any particular time, to identify all ...

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What is identity correlation?
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It's arguable that few technologies, and none that are commonly available, provide stronger anonymity than Tor does. The NSA has called it "[t]he king of high-secure, low-latency anonymity". However, ...

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Freenet distributed hosting model: Could it be ported to Tor?
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I see much potential for using encrypted, redundantly-distributed and plausibly-deniable (and better yet, hidden) storage backends for hidden services. Freenet is one possibility. Tahoe-LAFS is ...

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How do I setup Tor on Debian for secure use as a SOCKS5 proxy?
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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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Minimizing risks of fingerprinting
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Some obvious anonymity fails: checking your Gmail, etc. logging into your Facebook account using a fake Facebook account, but friending your true-name friends tweeting your true-name friends having ...

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Does using Email to send bridges and pluggable transport bridges hinder anonymity?
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This is rather a non issue, I think. People typically use bridges when their Internet uplink (ISP, university, employer, etc.) blocks access to known entry guards. This may be part of national policy, ...

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What are advantages and disadvantages of Tor with respect to JonDonym?
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JonDonym and Tor differ greatly in both design and implementation. First, JonDonym is a mix network, whereas Tor is an onion-routing network. Quoting Syverson (2009) Why I'm not an Entropist: Mix ...

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How to completely delete every single trace of Tor from Windows 7 Truecrypt folder
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This is a tough question for any operating system. And it's especially tough for operating systems, such as Windows and OS X, that are largely closed-source. It's arguable that Windows' logging ...

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Good DNS services for exit nodes
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The WikiLeaks list is good. And then there's the JonDonym list.

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Does it make sense to use Tor on a vanilla Android phone?
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As Samuel Walker notes, it's probably better than nothing, depending on your circumstances and threat model. You might be interested in the Guardian Rom project. There's a thread at Wilders Security ...

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Can hidden services accept multiple simultanous connections?
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Webservers generally accept many simultaneous connections, and process many requests simultaneously. As Peter Palfrader aka weasel notes in his answer, the Tor hidden service protocol can also handle ...

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Can People Scan a .onion Address For Hidden Services?
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Yes, adversaries can scan foo.onion addresses. If you want multiple hidden services that can't be found by port scanning a particular foo.onion address, just use a different HiddenServiceDir for each ...

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Can Tor be used to log in skype when it is blocked at work place?
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Trying to circumvent anything that's blocked at your workplace may get you fired. And in any case, Tor isn't a good choice for Skype. That's because Skype works best using UDP for voice data, and Tor ...

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Running a Tor (non-exit) relay behind university firewall
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Even if you got this to work, it wouldn't benefit the Tor network. Proxies tend to be slow and unreliable, so your relay would be as well. Also, a Tor relay wouldn't go unnoticed for very long. Few ...

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Work censorship
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If you need Tor access for work purposes, make arrangements through management. If it's for personal use, use your own device and network connection, such as a WiFi AP. Circumventing your employer's ...

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Does Tor encrypt a client's connection to its entry node?
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Yes, Tor clients encrypt connections to entry nodes (relays). Indeed, they successively encrypt to all relays in the circuits that they specify. The required public keys for all relays are available ...

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Can Tor be used with applications other than Web browsers?
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Tor only carries TCP traffic, which is typically used in applications, such as web browsers and email clients, where reliable and error-corrected transmission is essential. Although the Tor Browser ...

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How can I prevent my different activities carried out over Tor being linked?
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If you don't want two things to be linked, don't do them on the same machine. The simplest approach would be to use multiple instances of Whonix. Whonix is a pair of VirtualBox Debian VMs. One runs ...

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CDN w/ Tor Hidden Service
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Connections to Tor hidden services do not involve exit nodes. Both user and hidden service build circuits to the rendezvous point. If the hidden service were configured to simply redirect to a ...

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How to prevent a rogue Tor entry node?
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You know that some rogue entry node isn't faking Tor circuits because your Tor client specifies the relays used in each circuit, and because the circuit-creation process requires that each relay ...

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Who can know that I am using Tor for browsing?
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Your ISP knows that you are using Tor. But it doesn't know specifically that you are using the Tor browser, except of course if you just downloaded it. Also, your ISP may share that information with ...

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What happened to torrc in Tor Browser Bundle?
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Tor browser now uses ./Data/Tor/torrc-defaults. In ./Data/Tor/torrc, there's the warning: This file was generated by Tor; if you edit it, comments will not be preserved The old torrc file was ...

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