Tor is a toolset for organizations and people that want to improve their safety and security on the Internet. Using Tor can help you anonymize Web browsing and publishing, instant messaging, IRC, SSH, and other applications that use the TCP protocol. Tor also provides a platform on which software developers can build new applications with built-in anonymity, safety, and privacy features.
Communications are bounced around a distributed network of servers, called onion routers. Instead of taking a direct route from source to destination, data packets on the Tor network take a random pathway through several servers that cover your tracks so no observer at any single point can tell where the data came from or where it's going. This makes it hard for recipients, observers, and even the onion routers themselves to figure out who and where you are. Tor's technology aims to provide Internet users with protection against "traffic analysis," a form of network surveillance that threatens personal anonymity and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.
Reviewing 2.3.25-11 (Aug 13, 2013)
Well said @Uriel
It's simple. If you want to dabble with this project. Don't get up
to any mischief. Hundreds, even thousands of the IP's used are listed
on Honeypot & Anti-Spam sites. If you don't understand what I've just
said, Leave well Alone. Still gets 5* tho..... lol
Reviewing 2.3.25-11 (Aug 12, 2013)
@JKooks: That article is only partially true and aimed at those who don't understand how the onion network works. For example, there is no exit node if one stayed within the onion network where the URL address ends with ".onion".. And those who want more security should download the Linux distro named "TAILS" anyway. It's completely open source and the fingerprint isn't going to match your usual unsecured operating system. Heck, you can even run it off of a live CD or a thumb drive making it easy to conceal from the police. And for those who may still be paranoid about their activities should search for the term "wardriving" and learn how to protect yourself at your end even further
As for this update, it probably has something to do with the FBI recently injecting spyware into the onion servers of a convicted paedophile. Those who visit these servers can become infected if their TOR Bundle hasn't been updated and still is running on Firefox 17. Those who have Firefox 17 can become infected through iframes and malicious java script so it's a good idea to update your TOR bundle.
Reviewing 2.3.25-8 (Jun 24, 2013)
Read all about TOR here : https://www.networkworld...eeded-tor-created-us-go
Reviewing 2.3.25-8 (Jun 5, 2013)
“Bless the Maker and His water.
Bless the coming and going of Him.
May His passage cleanse the world.
May He keep the world for His people. ”
FIVE Stars (and a Pox in the Myopic Naysayers).
Reviewing 2.3.25-6 (Apr 5, 2013)
Columbian drug lords use phone lines and iPads to conduct business but no one wants to ban those technologies. Just putting it into perspective. We live in an age where privacy is a fleeting commodity and political correctness is the new racism.
TOR helps balance the scales.
But then again, I'm sure you already knew this given your response showing both sides.
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