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What are the risks of using Tor browser? [duplicate]

Are there any risks to using Tor browser? Does it make you more prone to being hacked, since a majority of hacker community is using Tor?
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Can I use tor browser to make myself anonomous? [duplicate]

OK, I came across tor browser couple of years ago. Then I have been using tor browser some some reason or another. Normally I use Firefox or Google chrome but if I want to hide my IP then I use tor. ...
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Will I be 100% secure (anonymous) when using the "regular" web through Tor? [duplicate]

If I use Tor to access "regular" internet sites, like Yelp, Amazon, and others to leave reviews, will I be I 100% anonymous? (Without changing my IP and MAC addresses?)
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How can Tor be considered a standard tool for achieving anonimity, given that it is created by the government? [duplicate]

Tor network is considered to be a main tool for achieving network anonymity. But it is of common knowledge, that Tor was created by programmers in US Navy. Yet the main "spy" on the net is considered ...
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Is there anyway at all people on my wifi could see I use TOR? [duplicate]

When I use TOR, is there any way that the family could see I use it?
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Is 100% anonymity possible with Tor under certain circumstances? [duplicate]

Tor has guidelines that define a set of rules/techniques to assure anonymity. Some examples are browsing in small window mode so your screen resolution can't be detected, using HTTPS everywhere, and ...
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how does tor protect data packets? [duplicate]

When you're using tor can't the third parties copy all the data that's going back to your device and decrypt it later, let's say I downloaded some doc files, the data has to come back to your device ...
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Tor browser further anonymity requirements [duplicate]

Tor and Tor Browser do a good job of providing anonymity, but we cannot rely on them alone. The development of newer techniques for identifying web users (such as canvas fingerprinting) mean that ...
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Can my workplace view my Tor traffic?

I connect to the internet using my company's Wi-Fi and Tor. Can they still see the websites I visit?
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What's the best way to make my internet traffic anonymous?

Recently I have thought more and more about how to make my Internet traffic anonymous. Not for illegal reasons, but just to stop leaving information about me. The methods I know of to anonymize my ...
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How can I keep my identity anonymous as a website owner/administrator?

My question looks touchy, but I'll do my best to explain. You see, I live in country where democratic rules are quite, well, delusive. In theory, there is freedom of speech, democratic elections and ...
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Different strategies for online anonymity and their +/-s?

I saw this question about anonymous web browser, but I wanted to go a little bit more in depth. I prefer answers that take into account how a connection would be traced back, time it would take to ...
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Surfing anynomously

For work I often go to China, and there I met some dissidents I would like to help. I need to upload some videos to an ftp server in Europe. I will connect through a public hotspot without ...
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How to avoid leaving any local trace that I went to a website?

I want to visit a web site, but I want to ensure there is no trace left on my computer that I did so. How do I do that? This question is not concerned with anonymity or detection on the network side,...
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Does Java applets reveal the real IP address, even when using proxy or vpn?

Can a Java applet reveal the original client IP address, when browsing through a proxy or a VPN? Why?
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