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Good ways to remember Tor URLs

Submitted by jorgesumle in freeAsInFreedom

As you know Tor URLs are long. I have an HTML file with the list of domains I like and that's my default startpage. It's being accessed locally.

Any other way or trick to have a list or remember Tor URLs? Please, share your tricks and recommendations.

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sudo wrote

Bookmark them in Tor Browser. Now you don't have to remember them; just start typing the name of the website.

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zorblax wrote (edited )

I think it's good practice to keep an encrypted external drive for use with tor. Keeping everything seperated is important.

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jorgesumle wrote

Nice solution, I didn't know that you could bookmark websites in Tor Browser.

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ycymroflin wrote

Personally, I use keepass. That way, I have a number of different, complex passwords that I don't need to remember, a single complex password that I do remember, and a list of bookmarks that doesn't disappear every time I update the tor browser.

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sudo wrote

My bookmarks never disappear when Tor Browser self-updates. Are you manually downloading a new update?

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ycymroflin wrote

I use Linux - the tor browser used to update as a package, which made it a problem. I started using keepass before the self update was the default.

Still, my bookmarks are easily transferable in an encrypted keyfile, so if I need to change OS for whatever reason, I won't lose them all...

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jadedctrl wrote

Here's a tad inconvenient method of securing sensitive files I just thought of:

  • Keep a plaintext file with the info on a tmpfs (/tmp/)-- it'll be killed after rebooting your PC.
  • Better yet, set /tmp/ to be hosted only on memory (some systems have this as default, others just remove /tmp/* as a part of startup).
  • When you have to reboot and you don't want to lose the sensitive files, use scp to transfer them to the /tmp/ dir of a second PC on your network.
  • When the first computer's done rebooting, scp the file from the second PC's /tmp/ to the /tmp/ of the first PC.
  • It's most convenient to have a shell script automatically scp the file back-and-forth-- it leaves a trace of the filename, but not what's in it, so it's probably fine.
  • You might want to encrypt the file for extra security, if you're really paranoid. It's probably fine, though.

Some downsides to this:

  • Even if the file's just in memory, it leaves traces. I don't know enough about these traces to tell you how to reliably get rid of them (aside from filling up memory [which ought to be enough?] or snapping the RAM in half or something), sorry. Better than using HDD, though.
  • If the power goes out or you accidentally power off both PCs... your file is basically gone. Whoops. Cross your fingers that doesn't happen.