TOR basically known as THE ONION ROUTER is an anonymous internet browser that hides your anonymity while you browse the internet. This means that your ISP will ONLY know that you are accessing the TOR BROWSER but their spying eyes won’t be able to see what you are doing on the TOR Browser. TOR is a free and open-source program.
HOW TOR HIDES YOUR ANONYMITY?
TOR Browser basically routes your traffic through different servers concealing your original IP Address. Though the traffic is encrypted to such an extent that it almost is impossible for agencies to look for the original IP Address.
TOR sends the information from one end node to the other one in the shape of small packets that are encrypted heavily. so if by any means, a packet gets compromised, Nobody would still get what exactly the information was. It just likes finding a piece of paper from a book.
However, the security of tor has been compromised many times by the NSA and other Law enforcement agencies, but still, nobody ever succeeds in taking down the TOR. All they can do is send malware to the suspect’s computer to look for who is behind the keyboard.
There have been many rumors circulating that only the criminals use the TOR Browser, though this not the actual truth. People who are privacy conscious and who don’t want their data to sell to advertising agencies use TOR for their privacy concerns. However, Journalists and other Hi-Fi people use tor to send or receive important messages that they don’t want to be leaked.
HOW TO ACCESS TOR?
Using Tor is the same as using any other browser. Just download the Tor Browser from the official source. Install it and just start using it.
Keeping in mind that since TOR traffic routes through different several relays and makes it impossible for someone to look for the original person, It also affects the speed of TOR. Tor isn’t as fast as the other normal browsers because the traffic passes through different relays and it gets slower each time it passes the relay. So if you are planning to do streaming or watching videos on TOR, It won’t be a good idea as it will take a lot more time than you would have expected.
HOW TO ACCESS DARK WEB WITH TOR?
When there are advantages, there are disadvantages as well. Tor has left remarkable benefits for people who are privacy concerned. On the other hand, it has allowed criminals to do their online illegal activities on Tor as well. Tor also allows its users to host a TOR website as well and those websites URL are somewhat 16 randomly generated words or numbers that ends on .onion instead of .com.
Those websites that can’t be accessed with Chrome or Firefox are dark websites and they can only be accessed with the Tor browser.
The largest illegal online market “The Silk Road” was created on hosted on Tor. Since the agencies caught the culprit behind THE SILK ROAD, but soon multiple websites came up again doing the same shit on the dark web.
You may be thinking about what these websites are offering online. We will tell you. From drugs, guns, counterfeit items, and many more. Almost everything that is illegal in normal life is being sold over there.
*THIS INFORMATION IS FOR KNOWLEDGE PURPOSES ONLY. WE AREN’T ENCOURAGING ANYONE TO VISIT THE DARK WEB.
ANONYMITY AND SECURITY
Keeping in mind, that if you want to be hidden online, You must need anonymity with security. Since everything comes with vulnerabilities, just like we saw in the past that the mastermind of THE SILK ROAD and many other such websites have been shut down and the owners have been tracked down by the agencies So everyone must try on their own as well rather than just relying on the TOR. The best thing to do is to use VPN over Tor. This basically increases anonymity as well as security.
TIPS BEFORE YOU USE TOR?
Before you access Tor, Make sure that you are connected to the VPN and you aren’t using any other program on your device. Close all the background programs that are running before accessing the DARK WEB because these background apps reveal the original IP. There would be hundreds of hackers waiting for newbies, so try not to click on any link you see on the dark web. Just visit the official links of the websites and NEVER EVER USE OR SHARE YOUR REAL INFORMATION ON TOR. Keep a separate entity for the TOR, New Name, and email that don’t get associated with you in any way.