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Multi-VPN hopping Advantages/Disadvantages over Tor
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If strong anonymity is what you want, use Tor. Reaching the Tor network through a VPN does not increase privacy or anonymity. It merely shifts knowledge about Tor usage from your ISP (and relevant ...

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How to measure Page Load Time?
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I've been playing with this. You can snapshot sites using Midori (which saves PNGs) or wkhtmltopdf. In a bash script, echo the current time before starting the snapshot. The file timestamp tells you ...

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Does connections using obfs3 still work in China?
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According to How to read our China usage graphs and Tor calls for help as its supply of bridges falters, the obfs3 plugin for obfsproxy is still effective in China. What's missing are enough bridges ...

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Installing Tor on network firewall
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I've done that on pfSense, and it's been done on OpenWrt and DD-WRT. I'm sure that it would also work on Smoothwall. Routing and firewall rules for Tor are straightforward. There's no route from LAN ...

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Avoid autokilling of Tor process
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Well, you could install VirtualBox, and run Whonix. Whonix comprises a pair of Debian VMs, one being a Tor gateway and the other a workstation. That would probably prevent the laptop from killing Tor....

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How to upgrade to whonix 7 while preserving our sensitive files?
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I get adrelanos' point that this is a Linux question, and not Tor specific. However, given that it's probably a common question for Whonix users who don't know Linux, I believe that it deserves an ...

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How safe are Tor users?
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I defer to Peter Palfrader's aka weasel's excellent answer to the main question, "How safe are Tor users?". Reading the closing sub-question, "Does Tor still present a threat to the NSA?", I'm ...

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Why is the private key of hidden service stored in the public accessible directory, but /var/lib/tor?
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As Jens Kubieziel notes in his answer, /var/lib/tor/hidden_service "is only accessible by the user debian-tor." For greater security, one can use full-disk encryption using dm-crypt with LUKS, and ...

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Is there any bridge beetwen Tor and Freenet? Is there way to bridge Freenet site like a Tor hidden service?
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It's quite easy I think. Let's say that you have a Freenet node installed, and are connected to some network (Strangers or Friends). The URL for accessing your node is http://127.0.0.1:8888. If you ...

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What events led to Freedom Hosting going down?
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According to the Wired article FBI Admits It Controlled Tor Servers Behind Mass Malware Attack, "the FBI yesterday acknowledged that it secretly took control of Freedom Hosting last July". The article ...

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Hidden Service : To hide from isp or not to?
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In running a hidden service, the major deanonymization risk is poor OPSEC. There's also the attack described in Biryukov et al. (2013). But there, getting your identity from your ISP is the last step. ...

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ExitNodes doesn't seem to work
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Atlas reports that 96.47.226.20 is bolobolo1, and lists its country as the United States. However, What Is My IP Address? lists its country as "Anonymous Proxy". So does MaxMind. PHS probably relies ...

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Why there are so much Tor IPs blacklisted?
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Transparency is an important aspect of Tor's design. Information about all relays (except bridges) is available for public review. Information about bridges is not published, in order to help protect ...

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Why is putting a VPN between the destination and an exit node unsafe?
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If an exit operator routed all traffic through a private VPN, and the exit relay and VPN server were hosted by comparably trustworthy providers, I don't see any issues about anonymity. With no VPN, ...

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Is using Tor on Windows dangerous?
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Aside from the concerns expressed by Jobiwan and Herbalist, there is generally an association between the Windows product key and the user's identity. We know that activation and Windows Genuine ...

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Multiple adversaries able to deploy large numbers of relays; do they dilute each other's effectiveness?
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Tor's threat model assumes adversaries that can operate and/or compromise "some fraction of the onion routers". Anonymity depends on the fraction of malicious routers being small enough. And so ...

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Can Tor do something in my case?
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Your college may be shaping (limiting) BitTorrent traffic when network load is high. Although you might evade traffic shaping by using Tor, using BitTorrent clients via Tor just doesn't work very well....

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How can I know whether my ISP is limiting Tor on its bandwidth
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As Aurora says, just test using speed-test sites. SpeedOf.me is good because it uses HTML5 rather than Javascript. Test several times, stopping and starting the Tor browser between tests, in order to ...

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Configure Tor as the predetermined browser in a PC Win Vista
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You're not doing anything wrong. The Tor browser isn't an installed program. It's just an executable in a folder that you've extracted somewhere. As such, it can't be specified as the default ...

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redsocks redirect port 443 -> Tor: Missing mapping for virtual address
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For that to work, you need a SocksPort line in Tor's configuration file, torrc. Using OS X, that's probably ~/.tor/torrc or /Library/Tor/torrc. You need to add this line: SocksPort 8888

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Hide VPN money trail?
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For a VPN that you connect to directly, it doesn't matter very much. An adversary that has tracked you back through the VPN knows your IP address. If there's a credible investigation, your ISP will ...

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Are Tor Hidden Service Addresses private by default?
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No, it's not private. Hidden services publish contact information (descriptor) to hidden service directories. One of them might be evil, and use the data in a search engine. Also, methods for ...

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Critroni new bug in Tor
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This isn't a bug in Tor, it's a feature. It doesn't reduce Tor users' security, but rather is evidence of it. If there were an update that "cured" it, it would make Tor less safe for you to use. Paul ...

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Problem getting Tor exit node from a bash script
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The browser and bash are using different circuits, with different exits. The stem script shows exits for all active circuits. Also, try my tweaked exit_used.py script.

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Multiple Tor processes to separate client traffic to improve anonymity?
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The SocksPort aspect is easy. Just start multiple instances: tor --defaults-torrc @CONFDIR@/torrc-defaults --SocksPort 9050 tor --defaults-torrc @CONFDIR@/torrc-defaults --SocksPort 9051 tor --...

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How can I run multiple hidden services with lighttpd?
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This StackOverflow question has the key to the answer. In lighttpd.conf there should be something like this: ## ## Document root ## server.document-root = server_root + "/HS1" $SERVER["socket"] == ":...

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Problem loading certain sites in Tor
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Yes, it does seem that they block Tor. Try https://www.hidemyass.com/proxy via Tor. Just remember that they won't really hide your ass ;)

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Can I log in if I browse with Tor? Is it safe?
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What Roya said, indeed! However, you can create new accounts, using pseudonyms. But if you do, you must avoid creating associations to your true name. Just using the Tor browser is weak. Better is ...

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How do I verify Tor through VPN?
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Install Wireshark on the host machine and the VM. I see three places to capture: the host physical NIC; the VPN tun interface in the host; and the virtual NIC in the VM. Capture 1 should show ...

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Tor traffic capture
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Once your client gets necessary information about the Tor network from directory servers, it routes all traffic through the entry guards (currently three) that it has chosen. That traffic is multiply ...

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