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Are images viewed on my screen while using Tor/Firefox combo saved somewhere on my computer?

If an image is not saved while viewing it in Tor, what happens to it when the Tor browser is shut down? Is there a copy/thumbnail saved somewhere, or a reference to it on the hard drive? Does a ...
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TOR +Private School WIFI [closed]

I'm looking to use TOR on my private college WIFI, but I'm a bit concerned about whether the school can log my activity and/or see that I'm using TOR. The issue is that my college WIFI is set up as a ...
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Tor Browser and how it affects torrents

I have recently received a message on my computer stating that my Internet Service Provider has been monitoring my traffic and have recorded me downloading several torrents that they have marked as ...
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Is Tor reliable on a Windows running in Oracle VM VirtualBox

A friend lent me her netbook, it runs ubuntu but fortunately she has VirtualBox where I can use Windows XP, something that I'm familiar with. In a few weeks when I give it back I don't want there to ...
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how to check my new IP and location using TOR

I am running TOR on Windows 7. I would like to know my IP address after changing my identity. Right now the only option is to open a webpage with a service that shows my IP address. Is there any way ...
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How safe is TOR for authentication based internet access?

My organisation required login before you can use internet. So, I have to login before I can use TOR. Can the andministrator see my TOR traffic ?
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What is “send link ” option in tor browser?

When you browse using TOR and right click on any webpage, you see an option "send link". I tried it but nothing happened visibly. What does that option do ?
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How to make anonymous looking not anonymous?

Is it possible to avoid detecting yourself as user of anonymous proxy, while browsing using Tor or I2P? UPD The problem is that some sites just block users from anonymous proxies.
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How much RAM for running a Tor Bridge?

Heyho, I'd like to run several Tor bridges on vservers. Operating system will be Linux (Ubuntu 12.04 amd64). Does someone have experience with how much RAM I'll need? The 512MB vservers cost 30 - 50 ...
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Using Torsocks on Mac OS X 10.8.2

I used Torsock and usewithtor fine when I had MAC OS X 10.6, and didn't use it for a while. I upgraded to Mountain Lion a few months ago, and I tried to use it but no luck on it. Output is following: ...
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How can I make Tor route all my traffic?

How can I set Tor to route all of my internet traffic? So, if I want to use any program to connect to a website or send requests to it, is there any way that I can make Tor hide my IP at all times?
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SASL authentication “fails” on Freenode / Tor, on irssi and weechat

I am following various tutorials about using Freenode through Tor. I have tried irssi + cap_sasl.pl, and also weechat, which has builtin SASL support. The connection fails in following way on both ...
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Is it possible to install TOR without root access

i have ssh access to a linux box running ubuntu server 12.04 I need to install tor to configure it as a TOR relay however i do not have root access . How can i do this . i have tried compiling but my ...
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Pidgin connects to Facebook chat but not to GTalk wiht Tor. How can that be?

I am using Pidgin on Ubuntu 12.04. The university network blocks (I think) port 5222 for XMMP connections. I thought about using Tor to circumvent that. I installed Tor and configured pidgin to use ...
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How can I tunnel an entire Virtual Machine through Tor?

I have a VM which I want to allow to access the internet only through Tor. I'm using VirtualBox on OS X 10.8. Thanks!
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Connect Chrome to TOR

I'm having difficulty connecting Chrome to TOR. I started trying yesterday. I started Vidalia and the TOR Browser and then followed the advice at ...
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Proxychains tor + ssh tunnel

Heelo, i have a problem with setting proxychains. I config file, when i set [ProxyList] # add proxy here ... # meanwile # defaults set to "tor" socks4 127.0.0.1 9050 It works well as tor, when ...
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Is there a way to prevent web services from knowing that I am using a proxy to connect?

Is there a way to prevent web services from knowing that I am using a proxy to connect? Many web services block access if you're using a proxy, even if you are only doing it to protect yourself from ...
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Can VPN or TOR protect me from my ISP [closed]

For connecting to internet I need to open the ISPs website and login. I believe during this my IP address can be tracked. So how will VPN or TOR help here. If not any other solution?
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What does tor NEWNYM in tor do?

Can someone explain to me (in layman terms if possible) what sending tor the signal NEWNYM does? I have read in several blogs that it should improve performance and/or improve anonymity but I could ...
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Am I a spambot or is it just a wrongly configured Tor?

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 and constantly experience trouble browsing, i.e. extremely slow-loading websites. I'm fairly confident it's not just a network problem. Sometimes I find that when Chrome ...
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Persistent data in Tor browser bundle?

What sort of persistent data is generated by bundled Tor? I recently did an experiment using the Tor Browser Bundle for GNU-Linux. I created two directories, A and B, and placed an identical copy of ...
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Tor relay using Tomato Shibby Mod?

I'm looking to buy a new router (probably ASUS RT-N16), and I'd like one that I can setup as a Tor relay. I'm not bothered about using Tor myself, so I don't need it to make connections for me via Tor ...
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How do I get tor exit node information of a certain connection I made

At some point today my email client warned about an smtp certificate change of self signed certs. I took a screenshot of the certificate fingerprints and refused the connection because it does not ...
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Forcing Tor to use a given IP address for outbound connections

I have a network card with 3 IPs on OpenVZ virtual node (device venet0). Let's call them A,B,C. By default, Tor opens outbound connections from address A. I want it to use only B. In torrc file the ...
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Accessing Tor on Android device via a virtual wifi network

I've hosted a wifi network using a virtual router, with which the local area connection is sharing it's internet with. My Android device can connect to this wifi network and can access my laptop's ...
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Sharing Tor network via ad-hoc

I'm using Tor for accessing sites that have been blocked by my ISP, which works great. I use the same laptop with Windows 7 and wireless ad-hoc network to provide Internet access to other devices in ...
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Configure Tor as a listening proxy server that I can connect to remotely?

I currently have the Vidalia bundle installed on my Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. Is there a way that I can connect to the Tor network through this computer from other computers on the LAN or from ...
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Is there a quick and easy way to switch Tor on/off in Chrome and other browsers?

Recently I was playing around with the Tor Browser. It is quite slow though, so it got me thinking that perhaps there is a better way to use Tor. I attempted to follow instructions on a few websites ...
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Tor Exit Node (Not connecting)

I have two internet connections one running a Tor Exit Relay and one just trying to connect using it. The exit relay port is 14569 I can't seem to connect using my exit relay Tor says everything is ...
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Does Vidalia Control Panel have hotkeys / shortcuts?

I cannot find any hotkeys for the Vidalia Control Panel. For example I would like a hotkey for the New User Identity button. Is there one?
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tor: how to have different ip address for every page request?

I installed the tor bundle and at https://check.torproject.org/ it confirms that tor is working, and the page shows the tor ip address. I notice this seems to be constant. Is it possible to get a new ...
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Setup Tor/vidalia with vmware workstation

I have tor/vidalia installed and works perfectly with whatever browser on host (windows 7) I point to 127.0.0.1:8118 proxy. But how can I set it up from inside of vmware workstation guest (windows ...
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Torbutton broke Firefox?

I'm using Firefox Aurora on Ubuntu 12.04. I wanted to use Torbutton for certain websites, however the add-on has been causing problems, such as constantly spitting out errors about it not being able ...
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TOR security in a static IP

At my work place i am provided with a static IP. WHere in many of the important sites are blocked for various reasons. Will accessing those sites using Tor browser get detected on the main server....? ...
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How is data sent back from a server to my computer through tor?

I do know how Tor sends data to the destination server, but how does it know how to send it back to my computer when the project claims it does not keep any logs of connections. Furthermore, if you ...
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Does the use of Tor makes additional encryption unnecessary?

I know Tor uses encryption to guarantee anonymity, but I if wish to guarantee the privacy of my conversations should I use an additional layer of encryption? Can my home router or ISP intercept Tor ...
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Using tor behind a proxy when just port 80 is open

I'm wondering if anybody could help me to connect to tor behind a proxy when just port 80 is open. thanks
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How to tunnel all traffic through Tor?

All I want is be able to use flash and javascript while using Tor (I don't intend to use it for torrents) Normally, using flash with Tor is not recommended because firefox plugins run outside of the ...
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Why does Tor disable all plugins?

Why should I care about plugins? Isn't it possible to tunnel all the browser traffic through the Tor VPN? I read somewhere that Flash and Javascript can 'phone home' and reveal my real IP, and ...
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Tor : Stuck at Connecting to Relay Directory

I have never ever worked with Tor before. The company where I work used to allow us access to any site we wish. However, as of the the beginning of this month, they installed a proxy server to ...
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How to reload a request via cache in squid if URL is blocked?

I have a simple and pretty basic squid3 configurations in my home server. I use it in combination with Tor and Privoxy. I have defined privoxy as cache_peer in squid configuration and an access list ...
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Convert HTTP requests to SOCKS5

I'm currently doing some testing work with TOR and ran in to a small problem. Tor's client only supports receiving connections through a SOCKS5 protocol, but the applications I'm using only support ...
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Torbutton can't connect to Vidalia in Firefox 12 in Mac OS X 10.6.8

I may be missing something obvious, but really can't figure it out. I've installed the latest Vidalia from torproject.org, and installed the Torbutton addon for Firefox with it in my system running ...
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DNS connections to my ISP during TOR?

With Little Snitch on my mac, I noticed that during TOR/TorButton use (latest version), little snitch says there's still an occasional DNS connection to my ISP. What's the purpose of this, is it a ...
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How to use Wget with Tor Bundle in Linux

I'm a Linux Mint (Lisa) and Tor Bundle user trying to use wget over Tor. After following the directions I found here, all I get when running wget is an output file saying, "514 Authentication ...
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Tor + Public Wi-Fi … safe?

If I were running a virtual machine, with all traffic always being sent and received through Tor, would this be safe on a public Wi-Fi connection? Surely my traffic cannot be sniffed as it's ...
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Can I force Tor/Polipo to use locally defined hosts?

I would like to use addresses defined in my hosts file while using Tor. I have the Tor (non-browser) bundle installed: Tor, Polipo and Vidalia. I do not use Torbutton. My browsing is normally done ...
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GLIBC_2.14 for slackware 13.37

I am trying to run tor on my slackware machine and when I do I get the error: tor: /lib64/libc.so.6: version 'GLIBC_2.14' not found (required for tor) So I run the command: slackpkg upgrade ...
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How can I automatically change Tor settings based on wireless network/adaptor

Ok, firstly, I am aware similar questions have been asked before. However, they focus mostly on changing network settings, e.g. IP & DNS servers. What I have now is: A 'home' network, which I ...