2011/04/21

How to use TOR

Anonymous Surfing works by TOR. That stands for "The Onion  Router "(or Tor's Onion Routing) and is structured as follows:  Normally, when browsing a direct link to the web server  (For example, one site) up. This web server then receives all  relevant information about the visitor such as IP address,  Browser version, country, etc. By means of cookies, etc. addition  showing which side of the visitors come. TOR prevents  this by creating an indirect link with other Tor users.  I.e. it will be randomly switched between other computers and the  Targeted Web server does not know that their access to him.



Reasons to surf anonymously, there are heaps. The slogan "I have nothing  is to hide "in times of Stasi 2.0, where the state everyone and everything  sniffs nonsense. As part of the computer search can be reached quickly  targeted by investigators, even when one has done anything wrong. IP  Addresses are stored for six months and who can be 100% too  say that this information will never be abused. The much larger  Problem is the Ausschnüffelung by companies that like many  Collect data to create personal profiles. If, therefore, high  Emphasis on privacy, then really no way out of programs  as TOR over.

First you have the "Tor Browser Bundle" Download and install.


At the same time launching a browser with which you can then immediately surf anonymously. It is important that appear on the first page of the browser the following message:

It is important that you only use this browser. Only the TOR browser is set correctly to surf anonymously. Does not use your default browser, because there are missing some settings!

Whether TOR can really work their additional test with this page. But how does one recognize that one now (relatively) anonymously on the road is? It's simple: First, can I watch on the country to view the pages. It is not Germany, it is ever an indication that it works.

Some TOR nodes are also in Germany, such as by the Chaos Computer Club. So if Germany appears, can I watch is the provider or the IP address. Standing there other values ​​than usual, it is also a good sign. Who's provider or the IP address does not know who is visiting the sites just once with the TOR browser and one without, and compares the data.

But beware: Absolute anonymity is not the Internet! If you think he could do any nonsense so that should not be surprised if there's trouble. TOR is not there to investigate criminal activities, but to protect surfers and their identity. Learn more about this and about how TOR here.

TOR accelerate

TOR can affect the browsing speed much because the connections can be routed over the world. The following should possibly make something Remedy: Bottom right double-click the onion and you'll get:

Click on "Use a New identiy. This TOR is looking for new compounds that could potentially be faster. If it does not work, simply try again.
When you enter the window "View the Network", you will look at you where you can stand TOR nodes.

Firefox Extension - Torbutton

Each of the TOR will not be the browser, but Firefox's default browser, install a small plugin that will automatically change the connection settings. It is called the "Torbutton" and can be downloaded here.

Then you have to restart Firefox and it will show "Tor disabled" in the lower right corner. With a click TOR can be activated or deactivated.

However, I recommend to use the TOR browser that is loaded when TOR.

Note: All information without guarantee. Use at your own risk! comment on any questions / problems here.

17 comments:

KungPao said...

This is really cool! thanks for the links

fit4life said...

i was actually curious about this, no joke, thanks for clearing up my curiosity.

The Suit said...

I've heard of this before. I heard it has all sorts of messed up stuff on there too though...

napo said...

wow i have allways wanted to know

ds said...

Nice info. I have been interested on TOR for a while but haven't tried it yet.

Glovey said...

Great blog man! Keep up the good work!

Latest Tech News said...

tor if very helpful dictatorial countries like China

Blk Jesus said...

im going to have to try this out thanks!

Ambi said...

thanks for this useful information

Clint Mullins said...

Weird, so no one can track you? Creepy...

Marian said...

totally useful, thanks

frameaj1 said...

great usefull links, thanks!

Paulie Pecans said...

I'm going to have to try this one out.

biboa said...

that's really useful, man. thanks for sharing!

Lemmiwinks said...

nice!

MaggotsGalore said...

Nice, I'm only partially confused... Just joking very informative.

Splattercore said...

Will be downloading this and testing it out, thanks for the advice.