πŸ“‘ Is Tor Trustworthy and Safe? (Read This Before Using Tor)

Bookmarked Is Tor Trustworthy and Safe? (Read This Before Using Tor) (Restore Privacy)

Given that Tor is compromised and bad actors can see the real IP address of Tor users, it would be wise to take extra precautions. This includes hiding your real IP address before accessing the Tor network.

To hide your IP address when accessing Tor, simply connect to a VPN server (through a VPN client on your computer) and then access Tor as normal (such as through the Tor browser). This will add a layer of encryption between your computer and the Tor network, with the VPN server’s IP address replacing your real IP address.

Note: There are different ways to combine VPNs and Tor. I am only recommending the following setup: You > VPN > Tor > Internet (also called β€œTor over VPN” or β€œOnion over VPN”).

Sven Taylor discusses the history of the Tor project, some of the issues associated with it and difference between Tor and using a VPN. It was interesting reading this in light of Edward Snowden’s autobiography.

via Ian O’Byrne

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