Megan Walker
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How should I verify Tor downloads?
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All the downloads are "signed". This means that someone (in this case Erinn, a Tor Project Developer) vouches that the software is good and hasn't been tampered with. You can verify the download by ...

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Are short-lived relays useful to the Tor network?
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In addition to Sam Whited's answer, short-term bridges are mostly useless. They'd be better off as normal relays. Bridges are generally handed out by the Tor Project on a small scale. So the address ...

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What libraries exist for writing a Hidden Service in Java?
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Hidden Services are simply servers. Tor doesn't care, or know, about what exactly is serving the service - it could be a website, or an email server, or almost anything else. If you can write a ...

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Does it make sense to use Tor on a vanilla Android phone?
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There are a couple of circumstances in which it could be useful that spring to mind. You wish to prevent your Cellphone Network (AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone etc) from observing any data sent that ...

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What can I do to reduce risk of malicious traffic leaving my exit relay besides setting the exit policy?
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I do not believe there are any other methods you could use that wouldn't ultimately harm the Tor network in some way. Limiting the Bandwidth, and setting an Exit Policy are the only tools that Tor ...

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How should one explain Tor to a non-technical audience?
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Tor works by using a technique called onion routing. Your client sets up a secure tunnel to a relay (its first node). It then uses that tunnel to mask its connection to a second relay (the middle ...

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How to call Tor browser using Selenium using Java?
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Tor Browser is essentially Firefox, with a couple of patches. I don't think that the patches would affect the use of Selenium when compared to normal Firefox. The Selenium documentation shows how to ...

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How to edit the torrc in "NT AUTHORITY\LocalService" account?
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It sounds like you're trying to run a Tor Relay as a Service on Windows. Looking at the Windows Service FAQ, it looks as though you can tell Tor to use a specific torrc when installing the service, ...

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Where to with Tails when Vidalia dies
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Vidalia is just an interface to control the separate Tor client. In the Tor Browser Bundle that functionality will be moved into TorButton - which is found in the Tor Browser. As far as Tails is ...

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Entry guards and separate identities
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First, I assume (please tell me if I correct or not) that a new set of guards is selected each time a user initiates a Tor session That's incorrect. Tor stores the details of the guard nodes it used ...

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Compiled Tor binary doesn't match with Tor official downloaded package
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This is normal for the Tor 0.2.3 series. If however you are trying to compile 0.2.4 or later, then the desired result is that it would be identical, and thus produce the same hash. As this feature is ...

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What does the Tor Browser Bundle do to prevent the linking of sessions?
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Tor Browser uses several techniques that help to prevent the linking of sessions. These include Tor Browser forces cookies to be discarded at the end of the browsing session. Cookies are small pieces ...

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How can I get help with Tor?
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The Tor Project have "private" support options available that include E-Mail, Telephone and SMS. Further details can be found on their website. https://www.torproject.org/about/contact.html.en#support ...

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Vanity onion address not working properly
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When you say they are pointing to the same server directory, I'm unsure exactly what you mean. Tor connects to the Hidden Service over a regular TCP/IP port. Are you trying to tell Tor to connect ...

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Is Tor 3.5 better or 0.2.4.20?
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It sounds like you're confusing the Tor Browser Bundle (currently at 3.5) with the Tor executable (currently in the 0.2.4.x series). The Tor Browser Bundle (version 3.5) contains, as part of it, an ...

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How to prevent the Mevade botnet from abusing the Tor network?
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There isn't really a way to stop the botnet entirely. Due to the very nature of Tor making it hard to stop the internal traffic, or identify its source, there is very little that can be done without ...

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Firefox Profile Missing Error
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Assuming you are using the Tor Browser Bundle Redownload the latest bundle, then extract it into a different location than your current one. Start the Tor Browser, don't start Firefox directly. ...

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Tor use frequent entry nodes after each launch
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It is not choosing the same Entry Node each time. Instead it is getting information about the state of the Tor Network. Before Tor can connect to Entry nodes, it has to find out about what nodes are ...

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How can find my Amazon EC2 Bridge with Globe
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You can search on Globe by the IP Address of your bridge node. You should be able to find that information in the EC2 management console.

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