Cybersecurity

Published on January 16th, 2020 | by Guest

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TOR – What is it? And what are its main features? [Infographic]

Maybe you’ve heard of TOR, but you aren’t sure if it’s right for you. Or perhaps you have no clue what I’m talking about.

Either way, I can help you.

Read on to learn more about TOR and its main attributes.

So, let’s dive right in, shall we?

TOR is one of the strongest anonymity software that exists. It prevents sites that you visit from knowing your IP address, and people snooping on you from finding out the destination of your Internet traffic.

It has 4 main qualities.

TOR is for everyone

Many think TOR is only for criminals — but that’s not true.

It helps common folks like you and me surf the web anonymously and reduce any risk of cybercrime.

Journalists and bloggers can use it to access blocked sites and bypass censorship. Likewise, thanks to TOR, whistleblowers can report the truth without endangering their lives.

TOR is free and easy to use

These two features are what make TOR so popular.

To use TOR, simply download the TOR Browser Bundle. The TOR browser is pre-configured in such a way that it allows you to use TOR in a safe, secure manner.

TOR is not as slow as many think

Some would like you to believe that TOR is slower than an old land tortoise, but that’s just an exaggeration.

Sure, TOR isn’t the fastest, but it’s still very usable. And if you care for speed, the best way to make TOR faster is to set up a TOR relay.

TOR is not foolproof

TOR is safer than most IP-hiding software — but it’s not perfect. You can ruin your privacy and anonymity by logging into services like Facebook over TOR.

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