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Browse anonymously

This tutorial will show you how to setup and use the Tor browser in the most effective, anonymous way. Tor is a free browser that, when setup correctly, can prevent websites and other systems from detecting your location and browsing habits. It also is one of the few ways to access the Deep Web which is outlined in a tutorial in the Misc. Hacks section of this app. Tor is free and works on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.

What you need:

  1. Download the Tor Browser Bundle from the link above. It requires no installation, simply extract it and run.
  2. Make sure Vidalia is working. Vidalia indicates Tor is running via the green onion icon in your task bar, or a dark onion icon with an X if it is not. You can start or stop this by right clicking the icon and choosing start or stop.
  3. Try using your browser with Tor and make sure your IP is being anonymized. You can do this by visiting http://check.torproject.org (if you’re using a firewall, make sure you allow local application connections to local port 8118 and 9050, and outgoing connections on TCP port 80 and 443.)
  4. Using Tor alone isn’t enough to be completely anonymous. To ensure your privacy, it is highly recommended you disable all browser plugins such as: Java, Flash, ActiveX, RealPlayer, Quicktime, and Adobe’s PDF plugin.
  5. Disable cookies when possible, as malicious websites can use them to track your browsing history. Always use HTTPS instead of HTTP when available.
  6. In the Firefox browser, goto Tools > Options > …
  7. …Content > Uncheck Enable Javascript
  8. …Privacy > History settings changed to Use custom settings for history
  9. …Privacy > Uncheck all but Automatically start Firefox in private browsing session
  10. Tools > Add-ons > Torbutton/Options > Security Settings > …
  11. …Dynamic Content > Check Disable updates during Tor usage
  12. …Dynamic Content > Check Close all Tor windows and tabs on toggle
  13. …Dynamic Content > Check Close all Non-Tor windows and tabs on toggle
  14. …History > Check Block history reads during Non-Tor
  15. …History > Check Block history writes during Non-Tor
  16. …History > Check Clear history on Tor toggle
  17. …Forms > Check Block password+form saving during Non-Tor
  18. …Cookies > Check Clear cookies on Tor toggle
  19. …Startup > Uncheck Tabs loaded in Non-Tor
  20. …Shutdown > Check Clear cookies during any browser shutdown
  21. …Headers > Check Don’t send referer during Tor usage
  22. Navigate in Firefox > Navigation Bar > …
  23. …about:config > privacy.clearOnShutdown.passwords change value to true
  24. …about:config > privacy.clear.OnShutdown.siteSettings change value to true
  25. …about:config > network.http.keep-alive.timeout change value to 600
  26. …about:config > network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy change value to 16
  27. …about:config > network.http.pipelining change value to true
  28. …about:config > network.http.pipelining.maxrequests change value to 8
  29. …about:config > network.http.proxy.pipelining change value to true
  30. …about:config > network.http.sendRefererHeader change value to 0
  31. …about:config > network.http.sendSecureXSiteReferer change value to false
  32. …about:config > network.prefetch-next change value to false
  33. The following steps are to be applied in …Tor BrowserDataPolipopolipo.conf
  34. censorReferer change value to true
  35. serverMaxSlots change value to 32
  36. maxConnectionRequests change value to 3000
  37. maxPipelineTrain change value to 32
  38. dontIdentiyToClients change value to true
  39. Use the following websites to check your anonymity:
  1. Configure Tor as a non-exit relay by going to Vidalia Settings > Sharing > Check Relay Traffic for the Tor network > Exit Policies > Uncheck all

You are now able to browse in privacy! To find out more about the hidden websites on the internet, aka The Deep Web, please see the Deep Web tutorial in the Misc Hacks section of this app.

Anastasis Vasileiadis

PC Technical || Penetration Tester || Ethical Hacker || Cyber Security Expert || Cyber Security Analyst || Information Security Researcher || Part-Time Hacker || Child Pornography & Sexual Abuse Combat

2 thoughts on “Browse anonymously

  1. AlexAlex

    Πλέον δεν είναι και τόσο σίγουρο το TOR Project.
    Είναι καλο μονο για να δεις πράγματα πέρα από Gooogle,Bing,Yahoo κτλ …. αλλα ΟΧΙ για να κανεις τον hacker η για να αγοράσεις παράνομα πράγματα.
    Το TOR έχει γίνει πλέον δόλωμα για ψάρεμα.

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