Tor can’t solve all anonymity problems. It focuses only on protecting the transport of data. You need to use protocol-specific support software if you don’t want the sites you visit to see your identifying information. For example, you can use Tor Browser while browsing the web to withhold some information about your computer’s configuration.
Also, to protect your anonymity, be smart. Don’t provide your name or other revealing information in web forms. Be aware that, like all anonymizing networks that are fast enough for web browsing, Tor does not provide protection against end-to-end timing attacks: If your attacker can watch the traffic coming out of your computer, and also the traffic arriving at your chosen destination, he can use statistical analysis to discover that they are part of the same circuit.
How To Setup Tor On Linux?
If you want to use Tor on your Linux system you have many options:
- You can download Tails and install it on a USB: https://tails.boum.org/
- Download Tor Browser for Linux and launch it: https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en
- Search Tor Browser for your system:
- Install Tor from source: https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-doc-unix.html.en
Option 1- Install Tor On Debian
# apt-get install tor
Option 2 – Install Tor On Debian (Latest Tor version For Jessie)
Add the following entry in /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org jessie main
deb-src http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org jessie main
Add the gpg key used to sing the packages, type the following commands:
# gpg –keyserver keys.gnupg.net –recv A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89
# gpg –export A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89 | sudo apt-key add –
Update local repositories –
# apt-get update Install Tor – # apt-get install tor deb.torproject.org-keyring
Find more information at https://www.torproject.org/docs/debian
Launching Tor Browser
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).
If you want to configure a specific application for use with Tor and thus the Tor network, you must check the Torify documentation at https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TorifyHOWTOFor applications that support neither SOCKS nor HTTP, take a look at torsocks or socat.
Tor is a great software that helps you to keep safe your privacy, and it has more capabilities, for example: if you want to visit and onion domain using just a simple web browser, you can’t do it; but if you’re using Tor, you can visit any website, even an onion domain. Also, you could be interested in another Tor related software:
Visit Tor project –