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How to Host Your Own Tor Hidden Service

This is a tutorial on how to securely host and run your own Tor hidden service. First thing that's required is your own web server and secondly you need to  configure the server in such a way as to prevent any possible information leaks (most importantly your location!).

This tutorial makes use of whonix, which means any accidental leaks (DNS, IP etc.) are highly unlikely. For even better security consider using a dedicated machine for running your web server.

So go ahead, download Whonix Workstation + Gateway. Download VirtualBox,  import the .ova files and fire up your machines. 

On the Whonix Gateway
sudo nano /etc/tor/torrc #make sure to add the following 2 lines to file, save and exit HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/hidden_service/ HiddenServicePort 80 Tor
sudo service tor@default reloadA a hostname (e.g. 123xuadfuhqwer.onion) has been created! You can obtain it by displaying the contents of the  "hostname" file.
sudo cat /var/lib/tor/hidden_…

How To Geolocate an IP Address with Python

Python 2.7.3

In order to geolocate an IP address with Python you will need a database to match an IP to a location. I am using the Maxmind database, which is available for free.
wget gunzip GeoLiteCity.dat.gz Next, we install the Pure Python API for Maxmind's GeoIP databases (
sudo pip install pygeoip Code
importpygeoip rawdata = pygeoip.GeoIP('/home/user/GeoLiteCity.dat') defipquery(ip): data = rawdata.record_by_name(ip) country = data['country_name'] city = data['city'] longi = data['longitude'] lat = data['latitude'] print'[x] '+str(city)+','+str(country) print'[x] Latitude: '+str(lat)+', Longitude: '+str(longi) Running the code

UPDATE - PYTHON 3 (Ubuntu 16.04)sudo pip3 install pygeoip Download Maxmind location-data
user@user:~$ cd Desktop user@user:~/Desktop$ mkdir ge…

Compiling Vertminer 0.5.2 TheKev's Fork On Ubuntu 12.04

Tried this on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS but it should work on any other Linux OS. Open a terminal.

sudo apt-get install autoconf opencl-headers libcurl4-openssl-dev libtool libncurses5-dev git

git clone

Download ADL (

Unzip and copy files from folder include  to vertminer-gpu/ADL_SDK/ folder

Go back to your terminal.

cd vertminer-gpu
sudo su
autoreconf -ivf
CFLAGS="-O2 -Wall -march=native" ./configure
sh ./