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Airvpn .onion website doesn't work properly

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Hi everyone,

I have 2 remarks about the .onion website of Airivpn:

- First of all, I can't access to the .onion Airvpn website (https://airvpn.org/). I got a warning message which says that Tor has detected a potential security threat and will not continue to this  website. It is also written that the websites's administrator should be contacted.

 - A new feature has been introduced in Tor Browser 9.5: the Onion location. With it, the website publishers can now advertise their onion service to Tor users by adding an HTTP header. This feature looks to be not yet in use in the clearnet Airvpn website. For more info, you can read the Blog Post from Tor Project: https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-95

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20 hours ago, philips said:

- First of all, I can't access to the .onion Airvpn website (https://airvpn.org/). I got a warning message which says that Tor has detected a potential security threat and will not continue to this  website. It is also written that the websites's administrator should be contacted.


Can confirm. The certificate is only valid for airvpn.org, not for the .onion domain.
 
20 hours ago, philips said:

 - A new feature has been introduced in Tor Browser 9.5: the Onion location. With it, the website publishers can now advertise their onion service to Tor users by adding an HTTP header. This feature looks to be not yet in use in the clearnet Airvpn website. For more info, you can read the Blog Post from Tor Project: https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-95


I find the Onion Names a bit more interesting. One can actually use Tor just like one would browse the web now, without these cruel heaps of random alphanumeric characters comprising a domain name. :)

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On 6/3/2020 at 10:05 PM, philips said:


- First of all, I can't access to the .onion Airvpn website (https://airvpn.org/). I got a warning message which says that Tor has detected a potential security threat and will not continue to this  website. It is also written that the websites's administrator should be contacted.
 

 

9 hours ago, giganerd said:

Can confirm. The certificate is only valid for airvpn.org, not for the .onion domain.
 

You can ignore the warning in this case as the HTTPS certificate is valid for the clearnet domain only but allowing HTTP (.onion traffic) creates issues with some of Air´s settings. Your connection is still end-to-end encrypted though.

I hope that they will try to fix this. Receiving security warnings in tor browser does not really encourage users to use the .onion domain.

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Can confirm it working. Can also confirm that the certificate thing is fixed, but not for the .onion domain linked in the footer.
I think Tor even stops loading the website and explicitly asks if one wants to use .onion before any "serious" content is transferred. Unfortunately, or so I think because it happens very fast, the anti-DDoS thwarts this and one is directed to airvpn.org, after which a button is shown in the URL bar that will direct the user to the advertised .onion website.

Edited ... by giganerd
Link was converted to airvpn.org automatically; removed

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» New here? LZ1's New User Guide to AirVPN. Use the search function, Luke!

» Tor exits behind a VPN connection are discouraged. Using Tor on the other hand is not.

 

» Privacy is like alcohol: Drink a little and it can help you stay unnoticed. Drink a lot and everyone will notice you.

» I cannot give you the solution to all your issues. But I can guide you to it. The rest is up to you.

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Awesome, thanks for the effort! The v3 works and is being recommended. Don´t forget to add this address to the footer :)

However, I still received a SSL CERT security warning after I logged in, clicked on notifications, and on a notification I received.
Can you reproduce this?

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1 minute ago, Staff said:

Hello!

We updated right now the footer and specs page with the new address.

There are some points where our CMS still redirects to SSL version, we are working to fix all of them, please be patient.

Kind regards


Great! Thank you very much!

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Tested and working correctly. Nice. :)


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» New here? LZ1's New User Guide to AirVPN. Use the search function, Luke!

» Tor exits behind a VPN connection are discouraged. Using Tor on the other hand is not.

 

» Privacy is like alcohol: Drink a little and it can help you stay unnoticed. Drink a lot and everyone will notice you.

» I cannot give you the solution to all your issues. But I can guide you to it. The rest is up to you.

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