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@@ -7,8 +7,8 @@ whether a particular user is using Tails or not.
[[As explained on our warning page|warning#fingerprint]], when using
Tails it is possible to know that you are using Tor. But Tails tries to
**make it as difficult as possible to distinguish Tails users from other
-Tor users**, especially Tor Browser Bundle (TBB) users. If it is
-possible to determine whether your are a Tails users or a TBB user, this
+Tor users**, especially users of <span class="application">Tor Browser</span> outside of Tails. If it is
+possible to determine whether you are a user of <span class="application">Tor Browser</span> inside or outside of Tails, this
provides more information about you and in consequence reduces your
anonymity.
@@ -23,18 +23,17 @@ about your browser. That information can include its name and version,
window size, list of available extensions, timezone, available fonts,
etc.
-To make it difficult to distinguish Tails users from TBB users, **the
-Tor browser tries to provide the same information as the TBB** in
+To make it difficult to distinguish Tails users,
+**<span class="application">Tor Browser</span> in Tails tries to provide the same information as <span class="application">Tor Browser</span> on other operating systems** in
order to have similar fingerprints.
See the [[fingerprint section of known issues
page|support/known_issues#fingerprint]] for a list of known differences
-between the fingerprints of the Tor browser and the TBB.
+between the fingerprints of <span class="application">Tor Browser</span> inside and outside of Tails.
-Apart from that, **some of the extensions included in Tor browser are
-different** than the ones included in the TBB. More sophisticated
-attacks can use those differences to distinguish Tails user from TBB
-users.
+Apart from that, **some of the <span class="application">Tor Browser</span> extensions included in Tails are
+specific to Tails**. More sophisticated
+attacks can use those differences to distinguish Tails users.
For example, Tails includes <span class="application">Adblock
Plus</span> which removes advertisements. If an attacker can determine
@@ -53,10 +52,10 @@ For your ISP or local network administrator
our documentation about [[doc/first_steps/startup_options/bridge_mode]].
- A Tails system is **almost exclusively generating Tor activity** on
- the network. Usually TBB users also have network activity outside of
+ the network. Usually users of <span class="application">Tor Browser</span> on other operating systems also have network activity outside of
Tor, either from another web browser or other applications. So the
- proportion of Tor activity could be used to determine whether a user
- is using Tails or the TBB. If you are sharing your Internet
+ proportion of Tor activity could be used to determine whether a user of <span class="application">Tor Browser</span>
+ is using Tails or not. If you are sharing your Internet
connection with other users that are not using Tails it is probably
harder for your ISP to determine whether a single user is generating
only Tor traffic and so maybe using Tails.
@@ -67,11 +66,11 @@ For your ISP or local network administrator
user always uses the same few relays as first hops. As Tails does not
store any Tor information between separate working sessions, it does
not store the entry guards information either. This behaviour could
- be used to distinguish Tails users from TBB users across several
+ be used to distinguish Tails users across several
working sessions.
- When starting, Tails synchronizes the system clock to make sure it
is accurate. While doing this, if the time is set too much in the
past or in the future, Tor is shut down and started again. This
- behavior could be used to distinguish Tails from TBB users,
+ behavior could be used to distinguish Tails users,
especially this happens every time Tails starts.