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Why is Tor safer than a proxy?

If I use a Tor router to browse the regular internet, my traffic must leave the Tor network through an exit node. Apparently the exit node can see the data originally sent. Is this true? If an ...
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1answer
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wget: what security issues am I not considering?

Questions: based on the details provided below, (a) what potential security vulnerabilities and threats might I face in my use of wget and (b) what recommendations would you give for mitigating those ...
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1answer
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Anonymity Stack: Home connection -> VPN -> Whonix(Tor) -> Socks5. Few questions on anonymity

So let's assume the following: 1. A host machine running a clean BSD-based OS that has no backdoors, malware, spyware or other potentially de-anonymizing harmful software. 2. One home internet ...
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1answer
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OpenVPN kill switch on Linux [closed]

How to prevent IP leak on Linux when OpenVPN fails to connect to the server while I am surfing on the net? I read about kill switch, but after some internet searches I found out that is not ...
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0answers
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Do VPNs have upstream ISPs that log traffic (making VPN claims of having strict no-log policies pointless)? [duplicate]

Most VPNs claim to adhere to a strict no-log policy, but these claims are typically unproven and/or even downright false. For instance, if the VPN says they collect absolutely no logs, how will they ...
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1answer
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Deanonimizing VPN/tor traffic [duplicate]

What a VPN does is take the encrypted traffic from the client, decrypt it and forward it to the server, while tor bounces the traffic in multiple nodes decrypting a layer at each node. I have some ...
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0answers
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Why are VPNs secure and which one is good getting [duplicate]

I'm new to information security, so please kindly forgive me if I get some data wrong and feel free to correct me! My understanding of a VPN is that it is a secure encrypted channel that essentially ...
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1answer
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How do VPN providers prevent getting blocked using e.g. Cloudflare, like it is the case for Tor exit-nodes?

How do VPN providers prevent getting blocked using e.g. Cloudflare, like it is the case for Tor exit-nodes? Anyone using Tor to the browse the Internet have experienced that their connection is ...
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10answers
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Can someone get my home address if I click on a link to a IP logger?

So I was going through my email and accidentally clicked on a suspicious link. It was a quickmessage.io link, which I had no clue what it was. When I clicked on it, my anti-virus came up and blocked ...
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3answers
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How to increase anonymity of Tor

I need some system to gain a high level anonymity - nobody should have the possibility to figure out my IP. I can use Tor, but I do not completely trust to it. So I have an idea for a system with high ...
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1answer
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Are VPN users identifiable by matching their connection to the VPN server?

Given a nation-state has full access to the logs of the ISPs operating on its territory and given it knows that a certain activity has been conducted by a user from its territory, can they do the ...
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1answer
691 views

Highly anonymous proxies vs anonymous proxies

From this link about highly anonymous proxies: There’s another type of anonymous proxy called Highly Anonymous Proxy. The main difference with this one is the fact that aside from hiding your IP, ...
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2answers
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If i reside in the U.S., should i use a VPN exit IP outside of my country or inside? [duplicate]

I stay on the East coast. My Private Internet Access subscription gets me New York as one of my closest virtual IP locations. I do a lot of file-sharing and i like to maintain my torrent seed-ratio. ...
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2answers
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100% Anonymity? [duplicate]

So, I've been reading about anonymity recently and I'm interested in learning the next step on anonymity, I know the basics like what a VPN does and what not, but take this... If I'm connected to a ...
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1answer
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Accessing over a VPN both sites that know your real identity and sites you want to stay private from

Goal 1: access certain "anonymous" sites that you don't want to provide your real identity, IP or location to. Goal 2: access "regular" sites that do require or have your real identity, such as your ...

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