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Re: [tor-talk] Downloading Programs with TBB - dangerous???

Not every file you download is a bad file, but this is just a warning to
tell you that they exist and that 'doxing' code can be hidden into
various file types. When you open those files it looks like any normal
document, but also sends a call back to the owner with various bits of
information about you. That's why it says to disconnect and open without
a connection in case those files try to 'callback'. Hope this helps.


On 06/26/2014 01:34 PM, Bobby Brewster wrote:
> Let's say I download a PDF with Tor. I get the warning that I might download it outside Tor.
> What is the liklihood of that actually happening?  Are there some dangerous file types that one should not download.
> Please note that I am talking about the downloading itself. I'm not talking about downloaded files containing an image which makes a request to the server so that the user's real IP is exposed.
> Thanks!
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