Unnamed Entity

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Serious Bug/Attack on Tor

by Unnamed Entity in Userspace Software

  Unnamed Entity   2 years ago

Tor security advisory: "relay early" traffic confirmation attack
On July 4 2014 we found a group of relays that we assume were trying to deanonymize users. They appear to have been targeting people who operate or access Tor hidden services. The attack involved modifying Tor protocol headers to d ...

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can the exit node read the passwords i type in cleantext?

by mobbynoob in Userspace Software

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  Unnamed Entity   2 years ago

If the site uses HTTPS (as shown by the little lock icon, you know the drill) this protects your password just as it would when browsing the web normally. If the site does not use HTTPS, then YES the exit node can read your password. I'm not aware of any particular reports of people having accounts ...

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Pinterest found a bot when using Tor, apparently

by Redstar2613 in General Questions

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  Unnamed Entity   2 years ago

Either they're just using that as a generic "undesirable IP" message and they're intentionally blocking Tor, or it's just because a "bot" (whatever that means in this context) used the same exit node in the past and got the IP blacklisted. It's extremely unlikely this refers to a ...

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Tor Start/Stop times as a side channel attack

by Unnamed Entity in Userspace Software

  Unnamed Entity   2 years ago

This isn't a warning, per se, just something I've been thinking about.
Say you're about to use Tor to post a message online. A message that could make you very powerful enemies. You fire up Tor browser, send your message, shut it down, and maybe even uninstall Tor browser for good measure.
B ...

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TOR browser keeps logging me out

by ringo14 in Userspace Software

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  Unnamed Entity   2 years ago

Most likely this is due to changing IP Addresses. You might try using one of those free web proxies IN ADDITION to Tor. This way Facebook (for example) will see the same IP address all the time. Another thing that works on some sites (like this forum) is to just check the "remember me" but ...

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i Can't Access Any .onion Sites On Tor Browser

by mertesto in General Questions

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  Unnamed Entity   2 years ago

It should "just work" without doing anything extra. If it doesn't, either you're not set up right, or the site is down.
Here's one that I just tested to be working (hidden wiki):
http://wikitjerrta4qgz4.onion/
One other possibility, odd though it sounds, is that your clock is w ...

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Can no longer d/l mulitple files with muliple ids

by jhnorct in General Questions

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  Unnamed Entity   2 years ago

To be able to change identities without closing the browser, you'll need to bring Vidalia back.
You can get it here: https://people.torproject.org/~erinn/vi ... e-bundles/
Then make sure to use the "New Identity" command in Vidalia, not in the browser itself.

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Vidalia torrc configuration doesn't work

by xmppwokki in General Questions

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  Unnamed Entity   2 years ago

Tor Browser uses it's own instance of Tor. You need a different version of Vidalia to configure it. (Yeah it's annoying, I don't understand why they did it this way.)
Anyway, you can get it here: https://people.torproject.org/~erinn/vi ... e-bundles/

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Anonymous blogging

by baron in Security Questions

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  Unnamed Entity   2 years ago

There are, of course, countless things that could go wrong. But everything you described sounds good.

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How can i install latest flash player to my tor ?

by serialci in Userspace Software

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  Unnamed Entity   2 years ago

You can, but you really, really shouldn't. Flash looks like it's part of the browser, but effective it's a whole separate program. Tor will NOT protect you when you use Flash. Unless you're using Tor for some purpose other than protecting your identity, using Flash completely defeats the purpose.

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Ok i'm new to this.

by dragoon in Userspace Software

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  Unnamed Entity   2 years ago

If you created the account through Tor and never access the account without Tor, then yes, you should be very difficult to identify.

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Losing login session/cookie once logged in

by thekos in General Questions

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  Unnamed Entity   2 years ago

I don't know if this tip applies to that particular website. But if a "remember me" or "log me in each time I visit" option is available, checking that will often help.

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best setup to stay safe and anonymous

by kiki2015 in General Questions

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  Unnamed Entity   2 years ago

I think it's kind of a tossup between Tails and Whonix. Tails is probably the quickest to get up and running, but Whonix is more flexible.

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Wireless Bridges and multiple connections

by lordofddeath in General Questions

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  Unnamed Entity   2 years ago

No worries, other non-encrypted traffic coming from your network will not have any effect on your Tor connection.

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Length and Time Attacks

by torfan in Security Questions

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  Unnamed Entity   2 years ago

This is a a well known problem, probably Tor's biggest weakness. It's generally considered difficult to pull off in practice, but it's a risk for sure. There's not much of a way to avoid this unless you switch to a high-latency system (i.e. one that adds deliberate delays, rather than trying to send ...

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Newbie has Email and Memory Stick questions

by Bambina in Talks

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  Unnamed Entity   2 years ago

Firefox is a web browser, and Mozilla is the company that makes it, so I'm not quite sure what you mean there. Perhaps the mean Thunderbird (the email client made by the same company)? But actually, using standard Firefox is not recommend for strong privacy, Torbrowser is. This is based on Firefox h ...

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Re: Cheap K*tchen Units Sale

by Unnamed Entity in TorForum.org

  Unnamed Entity   2 years ago

Would it be possible to auto-ban anyone who uses the word k*tchen?

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Youtube now plays?

by Antmound in General Questions

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  Unnamed Entity   2 years ago

Having JavaScript enabled DOES open you up to being "not so anonymous". The Tor Project admits this is a trade off in usability vs. security. They apparently think it's an acceptable risk, but personally I always turn it off.

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Orbot secure?

by Antmound in General Questions

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  Unnamed Entity   2 years ago

Indeed. Your ISP, or cellular carrier can tell you use Tor (or Orbot). If you're in a nominally free country (as opposed to one of those that doesn't even bother to pretend) this is probably OK. They can see you're using Tor, but not what you're using it for, at least that's the idea.
But Orbot ...

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