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What is TOR?

March 30th, 2018 | by Clare Louise
What is TOR?

If you ever heard about the dark web, then you probably also have heard about the Tor which is known as the dark web browser. But the question is what Tor is? And how can you use it?

If these are the questions that going inside in your head, then this article is perfect for you as we are going to explain everything in detail about Tor.

What is TOR?

Well in simple words you can say that tor is an internet browser mainly used to access files of dark web.

TOR stands for “The Onion Router”. Even the logo of the browser displays an onion.

In earlier days, tor was a worldwide network of servers which was developed with the help of US Navy and the main purpose was to let people browse internet anonymously.

Even it still helps you to browse dark web anonymously, but it is a nonprofit organization and the main purpose of this browser is research and development of online privacy tools.

Using this browser one can easily block government and other agencies from tracking your location and learning your browsing habits.  

Basically, TOR network protects your identity by taking your IP address from different tor servers.

Hence, as a result, it becomes tough for the trackers to trace your digital footprints.

Also if anyone tries to track down your IP address, the tracer would see different traffic coming from different nodes on the tor network.

Hence it will become impossible for the tracer to know about your location.

This deep web browser is used by many people out there. For example, the software is being used by journalists, political heads, researchers and so on for protecting their privacy and security.

Also using tor browser is super easy, you do not have to be a hacker to use the application.

As long as your primary goal is to safeguard your privacy you can easily use the dark web browser. All you have to do is download the Tor Browser and install it on your computer.

The tor browser can be installed on your Windows, Linux and Mac computers. The application supports Android devices, but for Android devices, the tor browser is known as the “Orbot: Proxy with Tor”.

However, if you are going to use tor for browsing the web and use social media sites like Facebook then you don’t really need it as it will slow down your connection.

Also, you should know the fact that if you download anything from the tor browser then it will be super easy for the trackers to locate your location. Hence it is advisable not to use tor for downloading files.

Just in case if you want to check out some tor websites, then do try to visit the  website. Over here you will find huge collection of tor websites for every purpose.  

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