Changes between Version 25 and Version 26 of org/teams/CommunityTeam/Support

Jun 26, 2017, 7:37:47 PM (2 years ago)



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     114==== A website (bank, email provider, etc..) locks me out whenever I use Tor, what can I do? ====
     115Tor Browser often makes your connection appear as though it is coming from an entirely different part of the world. Some websites, such as banks or email providers, might interpret this as a sign that your account has been hacked or compromised, and lock you out. The only way to resolve this is by following the site’s recommended procedure for account recovery, or contacting the operators and explaining the situation.
     116==== I cannot reach X.onion! ====
     117If you cannot reach the onion service you require, make sure that you have entered the 16-character onion address correctly: even a small mistake will stop Tor Browser from being able to reach the site. If you are still unable to connect to the onion service, please try again later. There may be a temporary connection issue, or the site operators may have allowed it to go offline without warning.
     119You can also ensure that you're able to access other onion services by connecting to DuckDuckGo's Onion Service (http://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion/).
     120==== Which platforms is Tor Browser available on? ====
     121The Tor Browser is currently available on Windows, Linux and OSX.
     122==== Can I set the Tor Browser as my default browser? ====
     123There is currently no supported method for setting the Tor Browser as your default browser.
     124==== Does running the Tor Browser make me a relay? ====
     125Running the Tor Browser does not make you act as a relay in the network. This means that your computer will not be used to route traffic for others.
     126==== Why does the Tor Browser ship with javascript enabled? ====
     127We configure NoScript to allow JavaScript by default in Tor Browser because many websites will not work with JavaScript disabled. Most users would give up on Tor entirely if a website they want to use requires JavaScript, because they would not know how to allow a website to use JavaScript (or that enabling JavaScript might make a website work).
     129There's a tradeoff here. On the one hand, we should leave JavaScript enabled by default so websites work the way users expect. On the other hand, we should disable JavaScript by default to better protect against browser vulnerabilities ( not just a theoretical concern!). But there's a third issue: websites can easily determine whether you have allowed JavaScript for them, and if you disable JavaScript by default but then allow a few websites to run scripts (the way most people use NoScript), then your choice of whitelisted websites acts as a sort of cookie that makes you recognizable (and distinguishable), thus harming your anonymity.
     131Ultimately, we want the default Tor bundles to use a combination of firewalls (like the iptables rules in Tails) and sandboxes to make JavaScript not so scary. In the shorter term, TBB 3.0 will hopefully allow users to choose their JavaScript settings more easily — but the partitioning concern will remain.
     133Until we get there, feel free to leave JavaScript on or off depending on your security, anonymity, and usability priorities.
     134==== Can you get rid of all the captchas? ====
     135Unfortunately, we are not able to remove CAPTCHAs from websites. The best thing to do in these cases is to contact the website owners, and inform them that their CAPTCHAs are preventing users such as yourself from using their services.
     136==== Why should I use Tor Browser? Why can't I use Tor + Firefox or Tor + Chrome? ====
     137Tor does not protect all of your computer's Internet traffic when you run it. Tor only protects your applications that are properly configured to send their Internet traffic through Tor. To avoid problems with Tor configuration, we strongly recommend you use the Tor Browser. It is pre-configured to protect your privacy and anonymity on the web as long as you're browsing with Tor Browser itself. Almost any other web browser configuration is likely to be unsafe to use with Tor.
    114139=== Tor Messenger ===
    115140==== What is Tor Messenger? ====