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TOR: The Onion Router

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TOR: The Onion Router

  1. 1. What isTOR? How doesTOR work? Why useTOR? How to useTOR? TOR + Java app
  2. 2. TOR is free software and an open network that helps to save anonymity TOR works as proxy server forTCP applications TOR works over Internet and adds additional layer of networking
  3. 3. Your computer gets node list from one of directory servers.You may choose region or country where exit node is located
  4. 4. Your computer picks random path to exit node specified and connects to that node. Exit node opens clear (unencrypted) connection to destination host
  5. 5. Second connection uses different random path even if exit node is the same
  6. 6. Improving anonymity Communicate anonymously Hide sites you have visited Shady dealings …
  7. 7. Pretending foreigner Access sites, available only for residents of some country Access sites, unavailable for your country ( hi, Russia  )
  8. 8. Browser bundles For dummies All-in-one solution No configuration needed https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en
  9. 9. TOR standalone proxy Use with any app with proxy support Windows/MacOS/Linux/ Android clients https://www.torproject.org/download/download-unix.html.en https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.torproject.android
  10. 10. UsingTOR proxy app Pro’s: just configure your app for proxy usage Con’s: needs additional software install and set up https://www.torproject.org/download/download-unix.html.en
  11. 11. Using java libraries Pro’s: gives you full control; no additional software needed Con’s: needs a bit more coding  https://silvertunnel.org/netlib.html https://stem.torproject.org/index.html
  12. 12. What is Why we need How to use The main purpose ofTOR is keeping in secret your identity and internet activity. It’s important nowadays as governments and corporations like Google and Facebook are spying on people. Created to make information exchange secure,TOR also is used for some other reasons…

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