Possible problem with Tor

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by jayuk20, May 18, 2011.

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  1. jayuk20

    jayuk20 Registered Member

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    I am testing out Tor and it seems pretty cool. However when I was over at CNET and tried to download something Tor told me something like "external applications are not tor safe...." does this mean that if I download anything with Tor it will not hide my IP?
     
  2. zero_Phil

    zero_Phil Registered Member

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    Are you using one of the latest Tor bundles that come with Firefox/Vidalia/Polipo/Torbutton etc?
     
  3. Nebulus

    Nebulus Registered Member

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    You are probably using TORbutton with Firefox. The default settings for it gives you that warning for any download. I don't remember exactly how to bypass that warning because I didn't use TORbutton in a while, but if you are the one initiating that download, it's not a problem, you can do it without loosing your anonymity.
     
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