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Tor (short for The onion router) is a system intended to enable online anonymity. Tor client software routes Internet traffic through a worldwide volunteer network of servers in order to conceal a user's location or usage from anyone conducting network surveillance or traffic analysis.

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What are the security implications of connecting to Tor through an SSH SOCKS proxy?

Suppose I have a user account on a remote server run by a friend. I create a SOCKS tunnel on my computer that forwards connections from a local port to the remote server: ssh -N -D 12345 john@10.1.1....
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Is there a way to automatically change Tor Identities on Whonix?

I wanted to automatically change to a new Tor identity, say after an x amount of time where x can be any amount from 1 minute to 120 minutes. Is any such utility available for Whonix?
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Detect Proxy and Tor exit nodes from an IP in python

I have a database (hadoop) of the users who access my website (their IPs) and i want to check if those users either use proxy networks or the TOR network and block them. I also want to differentiate ...
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Would a VPN prevent hackers from gaining access to my network if already breached?

Hypothetically, if someone had illegal access to your network, wireless, or the like, and if you set up a VPN, would that stop the hacker from being able to see everything that you do or would him ...
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Why it bothers if someone can de-anonymize anonymous network (like Tor)?

So we all know that NSA has the ability to track down Tor, I2P and all those anonymous networks. I know it's a piece of old news, but the question always shows up in my mind. Which is why bother it? I ...
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Does Tor network encrypt the message before it reaches the first Router in Tor network?

I'd like to know this aspect in the inner working of Tor network. Right now I'm unable to find documentation that solves this, although by logic I guess the answer is 'no' I'd like to know for sure. ...
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How does MS graph API (at ms azure) and Shodan categorise any IP as VPN, Tor, proxy or genuine ISP?

Can anybody tell me how Shodan categorises any IP by just taking one input as IP? 90% of the time it gives an accurate result, and also ms graph API also categorises IP address as anonymous, Tor etc ...
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Stopping “phone home” applications in VM with TBB

I have a VM with Linux and the TBB installed on it. What I am trying to do is to make sure that other applications like for example operating system applications cannot "phone home" while I am using ...
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Using a decoy traffic while using the internet

Since the ISP knows what sites I visit and they can assume or predict that I'm using Tor if they are monitoring my traffic, how can I distract them by making them see that I visit some particular site ...
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Do I have to do any setup if I want to run a VPN with the Tor browser bundle?

I know there will be some votes against this but I want to run a VPN alongside the Tor browser. Can I just open the VPN program, connect to the VPN provider, then open the Tor browser and use it as ...
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Is it safe to use Orbot with the normal Firefox browser on Android

I noticed that when using Orbots "VPN Mode" that my normal Firefox browser works fine and when I visit check.torproject.org it says I'm connected even though I'm not using the Tor Browser specifically....
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How to set up the Tor browser on Linux Mint in a VM with a VPN on the Host

(Forgive me, I don't know whether to post this here for in the "Tor" community) I'm brand new to Tor, I understand the basics of how it works and the Do's & Don'ts. I have a Windows 10 computer (...
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website hacked by someone proxying over a tor router

I'm curious to get an opinion on following: If someone decides to exploit some sort of vulnerability in a web application of mine or performs something of malicious intent, would this individual be ...
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Can using torrent help me obfuscate Tor-over-VPN traffic?

There is tremendous misinformation about Tor in my country's mainstream media so, even though i use Tor for everyday surfing, I'd like to hide it from my ISP. Currently, I use a VPN whenever I am ...
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Are some privacy add-ons superfluous when using Tor browser?

If running the Tor browser, should you still have the same privacy add-ons as you would if you were running a "regular" browser? Or will some of them be superfluous because of the built-in ...
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How do I switch appearances with Tor when onion routing is disabled?

If I run the Tor Browser with onion routing disabled at home, obviously my real IP address is sent to the Web servers I'm connecting to, and Web servers and various third parties can make a decent ...
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Can JavaScript break anonimity provided by Tor?

Some time ago, I was browsing this website over tor. After selecting a location in the menu, it was able to tell me exactly how far away the nearest test centers to my location were, which means it ...
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Can you trace a .onion address? [duplicate]

How can I get the IP address for a Tor Hidden Service (HS) with a .onion address?
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Does accessing a personally owned Tor node (that only you ever visit) over the Tor network break anonymity?

Does accessing a personally owned Tor node (that only you ever visit) over the Tor network break anonymity? I read from a long guide by Whonix on how to properly use Tor that I shouldn't ever access ...
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Secure onion router setup [closed]

I would like to setup a Raspberry Pi as an onion router, but I have some questions about it. At home I am using a Fritz!Box to connect to the outer world (to the net of my ISP). Would it make any ...
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Is the size of a packet sent through a Tor circuit consistent?

I was researching attack vectors on the Tor network and stumbled across something interesting For example, suppose the attacker controls or watches the Tor relay you choose to enter the network, ...
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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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Why can't a Tor node simultaneously be a guard and an exit node?

By looking at probability graphs for nodes at metrics.torproject.org, it seems that exit nodes can't also be guards (they have 0.0000% probability of serving as guard) and vice versa. Why is that so?
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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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Difference between VPN server and Tor node server

I've been reading how VPN service and Tor network works, and I can't understand the difference between the VPN server and Tor node. I know that in the Tor network there are several nodes, but what ...
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Can a VPN server be traced through Tor?

I was wondering that if my data was intercepted by Tor by an exit node, would they be able to see which VPN server is being used to encrypt the data. I am asking because I planned on making an OpenVPN ...
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Routing through Tails OS

Is it possible to route all my traffic of Kali Linux through a virtual machine or laptop that is using Tails OS in the same network? This question is related to anonymity I guess someone can help me ...
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What is a Tor relay?

A tor relay is the same as a node inside the tor network? How many types of this relay exist? I found three types: middle relays, exit relays, and bridges. I don't know what they do and why exist this ...
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Will this setup give better anonymity and hide tor usage?

Computer 1 with IP 1 (traceable to owner) connects remotely to Computer 2 with IP 2 in another country (assume computer 2 and IP2 cannot be traced back to original owner - bought using cash/bitcoin). ...
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Is this a viable defense against correlation attacks?

So, I guess most of you know that the true identity can be revealed if somebody controls the entry and the exit node of your Tor-connection. Let´s say I´m connecting first to an encrypted VPN Server ...
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Can anyone using my wifi see what I'm browsing?

Can anyone using my wifi see what I'm browsing? I've already read questions and answers about this topic and everybody suggests to use VPN. I have two questions: is Tor safe for this issue? If I ...
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Why IPv6 showing on whatismyip.com?

I use Tor Browser on Whonix. Why I see IPv6 (something like 3221:23f9:c:67h:0:0:0:3) on whatismyip.com? Is that website can see my MAC Address?
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Do real-name email adresses hurt the anonymity provided by torbirdy?

Scenario: Someone uses thunderbird to manage her various email addresses. All of those contain her real name (work, university, ...). One day, she has need of an anonymous email account and so creates ...
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Netcat does not receive an response over tor

I configured Tor Hidden Service to forward from port 5400 to 127.0.0.1:1234. Then i restared tor and I got hostname. Now I run nc -l 1234 and i visit the website and I receive a GET request. Now I ...
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Tor website as proxy like receiving server

I want to create a anonymous application that will send data all the time to my server. I don't want my ip to be exposed so I wanted to use Tor. I wanted to send sniffed packets to this server and ...
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How does Cloudflare track their client? Tor is not a workaround

I mirrored a ecommerce site using wget. This site seems to use Cloudflare to handle their web traffic. What's interesting is that after 90 % or so of the mirroring was done, wget started to produce/...
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How would an attacker know what version of tor/TAILS I'm using?

Everytime a new version of TAILS comes out, it's recommended to download and install immediately because of known vulnerabilities with the last one. Since no relay except the middle relay knows the ...
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At which point does an exploit against TAILS happen?

Since TAILS by default disallows root/superuser privileges and since traffic is sent encrypted with each relay removing a layer until the exit node, at what point is an exploit on a version of TAILS ...
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what attacks are possible on outdated versions of TAILS?

I know using outdated software is a bad idea, but until recently I have only been able to boot TAILS from LiveCDs that come with some Linux magazines. Since these arrive in my country late, I end up ...
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Sudden spike in received traffic when connecting to the Tor Network [closed]

Recently when using Tails, I've noticed that the traffic suddenly jumps to over 1TB when establishing a conenction to the Tor network after booting. It doesn't show up in Total Received and also, for ...
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Why is the data from a Tor exit node not encrypted?

Tor works in such a way that the data is encrypted by the three nodes. I.e., the entry node, relay and the exit node. But why is it not encrypted from the exit node to the destination server? Is this ...
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why certification authority?

As I understand it, CAs have the job to make sure that the encryption via a passphrase used when visiting a website (https://) stems from the website itself and nobody else. Or that if I exchange ...
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Revealing IP of an email recipient using remote PHP script or pixel tracking

I read through the search items and similar threads but my query is rather specific. I know it's possible to reveal IP of an email recipient if we can get the person to click on an attached image or ...
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How anonymous is it to use Facebook's Tor-site?

How anonymous, with respect to Facebook, not the rest of the world, is it to use Facebook via https://www.facebookcorewwwi.onion/ rather than the usual site? That is, if two different Facebook users ...
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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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Did Freedom System 2.0 used to provide privacy and pseudonimity via onion routing?

I have been reading a paper known as "Freedom System 2.0 Architecture" where a user's IP traffic is being transferred between a path of Freedom Server Nodes before reaching to its end destination. It ...
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Tor “Security Slider” - What security does it provide?

When opening up Tor Browser for the first time I am notified of the existence of the Security Slider. The docs explain what each security level does in terms of functionality. I haven't found a solid ...
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How to route internet traffic through google

I'm in a situation which my network provider blocks all my internet access except for google and its branches (drive , gmail ,etc...). I'm looking for a way to route my traffic through google (with a ...
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How to obtain privacy and authenticity with DNS?

I use pfSense (Unbound) as my local resolver. Historically I've pointed it at root recursive resolution, because I perceived my main threat as trustworthiness and recency of data (poisoned/invalid DNS)...
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Tor exit node inside the website server to prevent anything in the clear over the wire?

Here's the problem: Can you trust Tor’s exit nodes? Excerpt: Chloe set up a fake website with a Bitcoin theme, downloaded a complete list of exit nodes and then logged in to the honeypot site ...