Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Onion Router Project, (an anonymity protocol)

My first post will talk of my amazement with The Onion Routing Project (TOR).
In such a prevalent age of technology, we see more and more of an impact of it on our daily lives.
When dealing with something that important, it is a good idea to implement security measures.
Perhaps you want to voice an opinion on something and fear recourse from doing such, whether you live in a free country or not, TOR may be an answer to the problem of non-anonymity.

TOR provides a method to hide you from a censoring or oppressing power by not showing your IP address.
My understanding is that it operates much like a chain of proxies, and it would take extreme lengths of work to find you, since basically the entire network would have to collude to reveal you.

If you would like such added security, or have any questions go to: http://www.torproject.org/  to learn more.

Should you obtain TOR, and use Mozilla Firefox as your web-browser, check out this handy add-on:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/torbutton/

32 comments:

  1. I've heard of TOR. Interesting stuff!

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  2. TOR is awesome but its slow sometimes!

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  3. I used TOR when I was in highschool
    Good stuff.

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  4. Is it like proxies and stuff? Or like private browsing? I'm really useless at these. Following!

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  5. Use caution with TOR. It's said (though unproven) that some exit nodes in which TOR uses are government controlled. Meaning no matter how many different IPs your requests travel through your exit node will know your original IP address.
    Stay away from cp and you'll be fine, haha

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  6. Tor is such a great ad-on to have for FireFox.

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  7. Has anyone else read "Little Brother" by Cory Doctorow? He mentions this a lot, and that's how I personally first heard of it.

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  8. Hadn't heard of this before.
    good stuff

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  9. Dude I just started doing this the other night. Within 12 hours my credit card was compromised. Be wary, internet community. In before my posting credit info while in Tor. I am not an idiot. That being said, I have found some very interesting things around here... very interesting and legal.

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  10. I agree with everyone. I have found some really interesting things using TOR. I love that adrenaline rush you get when you're doing something badass :P

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  11. im familiar with what tor is but never ventured far enough to use it. it sounds like you have, what is different about it? nothing? does it just cover your IP and thats it?
    +1 follower.

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  12. I'll check it out... I've heard a lot about.
    Good post.

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  13. Hmm, this sounds quite interesting...I may have to try it out. Thank you, and followed.

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  14. I have this. It is excellent.

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  15. My friend is writing a master thesis about TOR, can't wait to read it.

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  16. My friend is writing his Master Thesis about TOR, can't wait to read it.

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  17. interesting stuff, been thinking about switching my major to information tech

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  18. As some said above, seems like it could be a little iffy. Sounds awesome though with going through many proxies with just one thing. Seems easy enough, i'll read more about it.

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  19. Do u have a link for Chrome users!? following next post.

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  20. TOR is one of the greatest tools out there.

    Great post. Following you!

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  21. Cool post man, followed for sure

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  22. interesting, I don't think I do anything on the internet that requires this level of security, but knowledge is power

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