Questions about TOR

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Brandonn2010, Mar 27, 2012.

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  1. Brandonn2010

    Brandonn2010 Registered Member

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    1. Would TOR keep all sites from tracking my IP?

    2. Would it work with Chrome and AppGuard?

    3. What are the downsides to it?
     
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    Many of your questions are answered here:
    https://www.torproject.org/about/overview.html.en

    Also, Tor is best used with the Browser Bundle available from the Tor Project itself. It uses Firefox/Aurora with it pre-configured for maximum security.
     
  3. mirimir

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    Yes.

    Yes, but you'd need to set it up yourself, rather than just using Tor Browser Bundle (TBB).

    Maybe AppGuard support will tell you.

    It's slow. It only handles TCP traffic, and even getting it to handle DNS lookups is nontrivial. Unless you use end-to-end security, such as HTTPS, you're vulnerable to evil exit nodes. Observers (such as your ISP, and sites that you visit) know that you're using it.
     
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    That is the rationale for most of us, and still very valid. I'm the most boring guy on the planet...but I want to be privately boring :D

    You're ISP will know you connect to a Tor node, but that is it. If *all* your traffic is HTTPS (hard to do still, a lot of forums aren't) then you are relatively safe from a compromised exit node.

    You basically have your ISP knowing you either connect to Tor or a VPN. Both are still legal...for now.

    PD
     
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