I’ve recently started using Whonix in a virtual machine. They are basically ‘fresh installs’ in that I’ve done little except import the gateway and workstation into virtualbox and installed TOR in the workstation.
Every time I do a search in Firefox, I am prompted to complete a CAPTCHA due to the ‘unusual traffic’ that has been detected. These CAPTCHAs don’t seem to work, and I have literally done them several dozen times without ever being able to go to the site(s) I was wanting to.
I can search for things in search engines easily enough - when I am using duckduckgo, but whenever I try to go to a site… never-ending CAPTCHA requests…
What could be causing this? And how do I fix it?
This doesn’t seem to happen when using TOR - only Firefox.
Sometimes accessing sites with a vanilla browser (but still behind a proxy) will get an easy pass, since there are so many fingerprinting vectors for the site to analyze and decide if you are a bot. Not a very good solution from the user perspective, you might only want to do that in a disposable workstation.
If it wasn’t so frigging slow, it wouldn’t be so infuriating to use. I do use it, but it would be nice to have something that was faster than a 1990s dial up connection…
Hm this doesn’t make sense. Tor Browser is mostly FF and in your setup they both use Tor. What you’re doing is pseudoanonymity at best.