The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked. Tor Browser lets you use Tor on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux without needing to install any software. It can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained (portable).
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Using Tor protects you against a common form of Internet surveillance known as “traffic analysis.” Traffic analysis can be used to infer who is talking to whom over a public network. Knowing the source and destination of your Internet traffic allows others to track your behavior and interests. This can impact your checkbook if, for example, an e-commerce site uses price discrimination based on your country or institution of origin. It can even threaten your job and physical safety by revealing who and where you are. For example, if you’re traveling abroad and you connect to your employer’s computers to check or send mail, you can inadvertently reveal your national origin and professional affiliation to anyone observing the network, even if the connection is encrypted. Internet data packets have two parts: a data payload and a header used for routing. The data payload is whatever is being sent, whether that’s an email message, a web page, or an audio file. Even if you encrypt the data payload of your communications, traffic analysis still reveals a great deal about what you’re doing and, possibly, what you’re saying. That’s because it focuses on the header, which discloses the source, destination, size, timing, and so on. A basic problem for the privacy-minded is that the recipient of your communications can see that you sent it by looking at headers. So can authorized intermediaries like Internet service providers, and sometimes unauthorized intermediaries as well. A very simple form of traffic analysis might involve sitting somewhere between sender and recipient on the network, looking at headers. But there are also more powerful kinds of traffic analysis. Some attackers spy on multiple parts of the Internet and use sophisticated statistical techniques to track the communications patterns of many different organizations and individuals. Encryption does not help against these attackers since it only hides the content of Internet traffic, not the headers.
Editors’ Review :
The Tor Browser is a version of Mozilla Firefox that has been modified by the Tor Projects by invoking additional security and privacy for the users. The browser is same as Mozilla Firefox but it has added some Tor features and when you open the browser, it automatically connects to the Tor network, which encrypts your connection by changing your IP (Internet Protocol) and by VPN (Virtual Private Network) services with way more adding the layers in your IP address. The Tor Browser also bundles the NoScript add-on, which is used to block the security exploits that use Java. You can also download Mozilla FireFox.
Private Browsing: The Tor Browser provides you with the best private browsing experience with no leaks of your data and protocols. It is as easy to use Firefox. The only thing that Tor takes 5 to 10 seconds to connect to Tor network. The options are quite simple and you just need to surf with the extra layer of protection.
Compatible with Firefox Extensions: Tor Browser is fully compatible with all the Firefox plug-ins as it is same as Firefox.
Slow Speed: Tor Browser provides with the extra layer of the security because of this you need to have a faster internet connection to surf fastly.
Localization problems: Sometimes IPs can change to different locations regardless of other language and can create a little problem to surf with ease.
Overall, Many web-browsers claim that they provide us with the extra security but no one knows what they are doing with our data. In case of Tor, it is totally wrong because it is used by hackers, journalists to surf the deep and dark web which has a high risk. Tor Browser completely encrypts your data enough to make you completely secure online.
Technical Specification :
- Software Setup Name – Tor Browser
- Software Setup Size – 51.3 MB
- Software Setup Type – Standalone Installer
- Software Version – 7.5.4
- Compatibility – 32 bit (x86)/64 bit (x64)
- Developer/Author – TorProject
- Developer Homepage – click here
System Requirements :
- Operating Systems – Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10
- RAM (Memory) – 1 GB of RAM required
- Hard Drive Space – 500 MB of free space rrequired
- Processor – Intel Pentium 3 or later
How To Install Tor Browser 7.5.4 on your PC?
- Load Tor Browser program from your disks.
- Run as administrator.
- Select the installation options.
- After it is installed click on finish.
- Launch the program and browse with privacy.
Click on the button below to start downloading Tor Browser 7.5.4
Some Amazing Facts!
- In Mexico City, there are special bins that offer free wifi to people who properly dispose of their dog poop.
- There used to be fake Apple stores in China. They were so fake, in fact, that even the staff were convinced they were working for Apple.
- Carrier pigeons beat internet upload speed as late as in 2010. They actually sent pigeons over with USB sticks the same time they started uploading a video over broadband. The pigeons won.
- Time Magazine named the computer the “Man of the Year” in 1982.