How To Stay Anonymous On Tor

Things you should never do when trying to stay anonymous on Tor

January 5th at 2:24 PM

Things you should never do when trying to stay anonymous on Tor

So you’ve started using Tor to help protect your anonymity when you search the web. This means you should be able to just do everything that you normally do without anyone knowing who you are, right? Wrong. Just because Tor protects the anonymity of your IP address, people tracking your activity can still identify you if you aren’t careful, as this comprehensive guide posted at Whonix makes clear. Let’s go through some of the big mistakes Tor users make that can compromise their identities. More →

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NSA Tor Tails Online Privacy

The NSA will spy on you for reading this article

December 16th at 7:15 AM

The NSA will spy on you for reading this article

Are you looking for ways to protect your privacy while browsing the web? Are you trying to learn how to use Tor, the browser that anonymizes your Internet traffic? Are you interested in ditching Windows for something that’s more privacy-friendly? The good news is that there are ways to do that. The bad news is that this sort of online behavior apparently triggers NSA spying, especially if you’re a foreigner. More →

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Tor Dark Web Security Hack

How the Dark Web’s favorite anonymity tool got hacked

December 2nd at 10:33 AM

How the Dark Web’s favorite anonymity tool got hacked

Ask any hacker about the best ways to stay anonymous online and they’re very likely to mention something called Tor. Tor (a.k.a., The Onion Router) is free software that keeps your online activity anonymous by routing your traffic through several different servers before sending it through to your computer.

Believed to be impenetrable, and thus safe from a government’s prying eyes, Tor’s official browser proved to be an easy target for a couple of researchers last year who devised ways of identifying Internet users using Tor. The security issue may have exposed millions of Tor users for up to six months in 2014 and the FBI is believed to have worked with the researchers to target various Dark Web websites hidden in the Tor net.  More →

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Tor Security Privacy

MIT researchers can break Tor anonymity without even touching encryption

July 30th at 2:25 PM

MIT researchers can break Tor anonymity without even touching encryption

Before the arrest of Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht made headlines a few years ago, most everyday web users had never heard of Tor. Originally developed by US Naval Research Laboratory employees, Tor (an acronym for “The Onion Router”) is a popular piece of software designed to enable truly anonymous communications online. Today, it’s estimated that approximately 2.5 million users use Tor on a daily basis.

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Tor Dark Web Sites Guide

What it’s like to spend a week surfing the ‘dark web’

March 11th at 10:15 PM

What it’s like to spend a week surfing the ‘dark web’

Yes, there really are two Internets — the one that most of us use and the so-called “dark web” used by all manner of criminals to conduct nefarious business without being tracked by law enforcement officials. BuzzFeed’s Joseph Bernstein spent an entire week hanging out on the Internet’s seedy underbelly, which he says consists of “scammers, drug dealers, and endearing dorks.” More →

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Kickstarter Anonabox Tor WiFi Router

Meet Anonabox, the tiny WiFi router that can anonymize everything you do online

October 13th at 10:15 PM

Meet Anonabox, the tiny WiFi router that can anonymize everything you do online

Users looking to anonymize everything they do online in order to protect their privacy and/or hide from advertisers can always use the Tor browser, although their online experience might completely change once the switch to Tor is made. However, users who don’t want to change their Internet surfing habits while making them more private should check out Anonabox, a tiny WiFi router that directs all data through the Tor network, protecting everything you do online, not just your browsing activity. More →

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How To Be Anonymous Online

How to be completely anonymous online

June 17th at 12:06 PM

How to be completely anonymous online

Being anonymous online is very difficult in the current Internet landscape that’s filled with companies and government agencies looking to either keep tabs on your Internet habits, or to monitor all your communications — but there are ways to be completely anonymous online, a new Wired report reveals. More →

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Heartbleed Bug Fix Tor

Not even Tor can keep you safe from Heartbleed

April 16th at 1:18 PM

Not even Tor can keep you safe from Heartbleed

So here’s some sort-of good news: Cybercriminals might be just as freaked out about the Heartbleed bug as the rest of us. Trend Micro analyst J.D. Sherry writes that revelations about the gaping hole in the Open SSL, the security protocol used to encrypt web traffic, have caused “shell shock in the Deep Web as many of the hidden services within the TOR (The Onion Router) are impacted as well.”

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Tor Anonymous Instant Messenger

Tor is working on a messaging app that will take privacy to the next level

February 28th at 8:10 PM

Tor is working on a messaging app that will take privacy to the next level

It’s very difficult to have a discussion about online anonymity without mentioning Tor. Tor is best known for its secure browser, which will allegedly protect your privacy as long as you avoid torrents, browser plugins and document downloads, but now the team wants to expand its services even further. More →

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How To Access TOR

How to find the Invisible Internet

January 20th at 11:26 AM

How to find the Invisible Internet

The rabbit hole that is the Internet goes much deeper than most people know. In fact, the World Wide Web as we know it represents just 4% of networked web pages — the remaining 96% of pages make up what many refer to as the “Invisible Internet,” “Invisible Web” or “Deep Web.” This massive subsection of the Internet is 500 times bigger than the visible Web and is not indexed by search engines like Google. More →

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Onion iOS Browser Anonymous

How one iOS browser is promising to keep you anonymous on the web

August 16th at 6:00 PM

How one iOS browser is promising to keep you anonymous on the web

Anyone looking to surf the web on their iPhone without running the risk of being snooped on by the National Security Agency may want to check out a browser created by web developer Mike Tigas. As Business Insider reports, Tigas’s Onion Browser connects your iPhone or iPad to the Tor network that uses multi-level encryption to send your traffic through several different servers before sending it through to your device and thus keeps you completely anonymous on the web. The browser costs $0.99 and is available on Apple’s App Store, although the app apparently won’t work if you’re living in China, Iran or France.

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