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Does Google know that I am using Tor Browser?
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So, does Google already know that I am using the Tor Browser? Google (and any other website) has the ability to know that you are a Tor user because the list of Tor exit relays is public. Google (and ...

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How can I use Chrome through Tor on OS X?
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This is recommended against by The Tor Project. And I quote their FAQ: In short, using any browser besides Tor Browser with Tor is a really bad idea. Our efforts to work with the Chrome team to add ...

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What are the differences between Tails and Whonix?
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It is difficult to break down the huge Comparison of Whonix and Tails to primary differences. Anyway, I'd say: Tails: concentrates on being a Live DVD / Live USB; being amnesic; mobile market Whonix: ...

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Is running Tor over Tor dangerous?
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Quoted from TorifyHOWTO (written by me, but never been disputed): When using a transparent proxy, it is possible to start a Tor session from the client as well as from the transparent proxy, creating ...

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How can I anonymize my SSH traffic using the Tor network?
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Using one of the anonymity (Tor) focused operating systems, such as Tails, QubesOS TorVM, Liberte Linux or Whonix is another option. (Full disclosure: I am a maintainer of Whonix.)

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Can Tor be used with applications other than Web browsers?
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From what I can see Tor mainly handles your web browser's traffic, but is there a way to do all of your connections through it? Like email, Dropbox, Carbonite backup, Skype etc? Transparent Proxies ...

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Should I run Tor in a VM?
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There is a whole bunch of pros and cons about this. One of the biggest advantages is that proxy by-pass bugs in Tor Browser when using a Transparent Proxy (anonymizing middlebox!) or an Isolating ...

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Register .onion as gTLD?
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Always useful to search Tor's bug tracker. They discussed it, see Ticket #6116: apply for .onion gTLD at IANA. I'd say it's undecided. There are no plans to spend the money for now, but if one of Tor'...

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Why is the start tab page of the Tor Browser empty?
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It's empty, because no one has put something there. Maybe also because someone never suggested it. Filling it up with links to Tor by default wouldn't be a wise choice either, I think. Having it ...

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How does misconfigured time affect Tor?
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Denial of Service: Tor will be unable to connect, if the system clock is more than 1 hour in the past or more than 3 hour in the future. (ref) Also hidden services can only be accessed if the clock is ...

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How to prevent the Mevade botnet from abusing the Tor network?
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One could advocate crowd-founding a "Tor botnet defense fund". Then pay the most skilled hackers to analyze the malware, find a vulnerability in the botnet, cooperate with authorities and take over ...

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Which Tor Browser settings can leak my IP address when changed?
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Please feel free to collaboratively edit and expand this answer until it gets somewhat complete. It might be better not to maximize the Tor Browser window. Do not change proxy settings. Do not ...

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Socket creation failed -- TBB unable to start Tor
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You can try out commenting all SocksPorts and ControlPorts, then setting SocksPort 0 and ControlPort 0 in torrc. When Tor is able to connect, then there is a chance, although it requires programming ...

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Why isn't there any such option - middle-relay behind NAT?
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See also this report: Jacob Appelbaum. Tor and NAT devices: increasing bridge & relay reachability or, enabling the use of NAT-PMP and UPnP by default (Technical Report 2012-08-001, The Tor ...

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Why doesn't the Tor Browser Bundle include CAcert root cert?
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Seems like Tor Browser developers are overworked. There is a development ticket, which hasn't been rejected. Too many more important issues. It would help, if someone knew how their certificate could ...

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Where in the world does Tor provide the highest degree of anonymity?
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As an addition to alaf's answer... It also depends what you are doing. Depends, whether you are just reading things, posting things and add Stylometry attacks to the mix or are a hidden service. In ...

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Is there a list of applications which are know to leak or not to leak information when using with Tor?
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Some applications can either leak sensitive information through the Tor channel or they can make communication outside of the Tor channel which could lead to identification of your computer in the Tor ...

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What threat model is Qubes OS TorVM most appropriate for?
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Written in September 2013, this answer might be out of date after some time. Full disclosure: I am a maintainer of Whonix wrote most of this page, so I may be biased. (By the way, that page is under a ...

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What are the dangers of possible Mac OSX backdoor?
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Why would an open source host make Whonix and VirtualBox safer? Less likely to include a backdoor? Open Source: Security by openness / correctness [see wikipedia] Closed Source: Security by ...

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whonix, TBB doesn't exist?
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This is expected. Newer Whonix versions do not come with Tor Browser installed by default. By the time one install Whonix, the default installed version would be most likely outdated, so downloading ...

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Does it make sense to use Tor on a vanilla Android phone?
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Even if you consider Android security totally broken Tor is still useful, at least: For circumvention. As a political statement. For adding hay to the haystack.

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OnionBrowser for iOS -- how secure is it?
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As long this these issues are open... Caveats: HTML5 <video> tags will leak <video>-related DNS queries and data transfer outside of Tor. Javascript cannot be disabled, HTML5 ...

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What is OnionCat?
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I try an alternative simplistic explanation. You need to set up a hidden service. Your partner needs to set up a hidden service. OnionCat : connects from hidden service to hidden service. provides ...

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How do I use Tor Browser with Qubes TorVM?
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This answer isn't perfect yet, but still better than nothing. This answer mostly works for TBB 3.0 and above. (Currently the Alpha version of TBB.) Most of this solution is taken from Whonix's source ...

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Should I choose a new guard if the network is overloaded?
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It's a tradeoff between security and connectivity. If you happened to pick a slow guard, you can pick a new guard to improve connectivity. Doing so would decrease security, because guards are fixed ...

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How can I connect to my vps through Tor?
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All traffic issues from within Whonix-Workstation will either be routed through Tor or not routed at all. It's the very core of what Whonix is good for.

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I have a few questions about Whonix/Tor
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Non-issue. Whonix by default is using the Tor network as a client only. (Changing this is even difficult.) You won't be running any kind of relay by using Whonix. The same goes for the Tor Browser ...

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Is it dangerous to use Tails without persistent entry guards?
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It depends on the threat model. When one assumes an passive adversary keeping logs to which entry guards one is connecting to and when one plans to use Tor from different internet access points, it ...

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whonix and location of hidden_service?
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I didn't find in workstation hidden_service in torrc file and gateway station show me /etc/tor/torrc but there is nothing There little non-nothingness in /etc/tor/torrc worth reading. It says Please ...

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DHCPREQUEST: send_packet: Operation not permitted
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You need to follow Whonix documentation for combining VPNs. Otherwise they conflict with Whonix's firewall. https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Tunnels/Introduction Should I be concerned or do anything ...

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