The site #Tech Advisor is apparently using Tor as bait in a bait and switch to install a dodgy “search manager”.

The site Tech Advisor is apparently using Tor as bait in a bait and switch to install a dodgy “search manager”. On this site, Tech Advisor Tor download page, they list “Tor 9.0a4” for Windows. The most current version I find on the official Tor site is 8.5.5. If you click on the download link it opens another tab with a great big “Click here to start your download”. The small print below however says it’s going to install “Search Manager” chrome extension and modify your default search settings. Of…

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How do I figure out if all of my connections are end to end #encrypted?

How do I figure out if all of my connections are end to end encrypted? I am using Tor Browser on Windows 10 and sometimes on Tails. I want to make sure and be able to check whether each and every connection, website visit or browsing is end to end encrypted like HTTPS connected. THere is obviously HTTPSEverywhere, but I have frequently found that not all the connections are HTTPS. ​ PS: I am totally new to Tor and TAils and I am a layperson when it comes to computing…

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Is Tor in China completely screwed if Microsoft Azure blocks domain fronting?

Is Tor in China completely screwed if Microsoft Azure blocks domain fronting? From personal experience, China’s government is able to block obfs4 bridges with a little effort on their part. What I consistently experience is that if I request a new obfs4 bridge, it will work for maybe an hour at most and then never work again. I don’t know whether they have some heavily sophisticated detection mechanism in place or whether they’ve just hired loads of people to ask for obfs4 bridges and then block them or both, but…

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Snowden tweets about defense in depth, how #security is about what’s “good enough” not black/white, and how he’d still use Tor and Tails in 2019 if he needed to do what he did in 2013 again

Snowden tweets about defense in depth, how security is about what’s “good enough” not black/white, and how he’d still use Tor and Tails in 2019 if he needed to do what he did in 2013 again submitted by /u/system33- to r/TOR [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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