Yuriko
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I got infected by ransomware, and it tells me to download Tor. What's going on?
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What's going on? You got a malware that encrypted all your files. To get them back, you have to pay. This type of malware is called Ransomware (Wikipedia). What do you mean by encrypted all my files?...

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Why can't Tor Browser use Adobe Flash Player?
4 votes

The Tor developers explain this on the Tor Project website. I am going to include the quotes at the end of this answer. The Tor Browser is a browser designed for anonymous communication. To ensure ...

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Nature of HTML5 Canvas fingerprinting
4 votes

Yes, A and B could collude and identify the two users as being the same person with a substantial certitude1. If one of them has access to identifying information (IP address, name, email, etc.), the ...

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Does using HTTP break my anonymity?
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Is my anonymity at risk by not using HTTPS? Yes; and any information you are sending should be considered compromised. HTTPS (HTTP over TLS/SSL, or HTTP Secure) encrypts the data traveling between ...

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Is there any risk to use the Tor Browser along with other programs (not using Tor)
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Is my anonymity at risk in the following scenarios? Not particularly, if you follow the basic guidelines. 1. I am using other browsers or programs (accessing the Internet, but not through Tor), ...

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Is it useful to install DNSCrypt-proxy with Tor?
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1 votes

DNSCrypt encrypt the communication between the client, and the resolver. If you are worried about DNS leaks, DNSCrypt can add an extra layer of security. To answer your last question, your ISP doesn'...

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ISP & LEO tracking on Tor
1 votes

Let me first make a remark: you should avoid to roll you own crypto. :-) Instead of giving the encryption software, two people could physically exchange the keys used for the encryption. However, ...

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How to turn off location bar auto-hide on Tor Browser OS X?
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I was not able to reproduce your issue. To be fair, I wasn't even able to activate the auto-hide feature on OS X El Capitan 10.11.3. I believe that this dependent of your OS X version. (And Google ...

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Why is javascript enabled by default in the Tor browser?
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1 votes

They weighted the pros and cons, between security and user experience. You are right, Javascript makes your browsing unsafe. It allows a website to deanonymize Tor users. It has been used previously ...

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