the security in a web browser and system is very important, Even more so when in many cases, forced by the economic situation, we have to dedicate ourselves to doing things a little illicit. For all this and more, such as being able to visit websites anonymously or being able to visit websites in other countries without restrictions, it is recommended to use Tor in our system.
What is Tor?
Tor is a system that was born as need of the US Navy, Its purpose was to give anonymity and security to connections that the Navy had, of course, is a necessity that until recently was not had. As a result of these investigations came out Tor, An application that “camouflages” you for The net so you can browse anonymously.
This security system is not only valid for web browsing but for any communication of our system with the outside.
How to install Tor on our computer?
Tor it is very consolidated already and we can find it in the official Ubuntu repositories. So we can install from Ubuntu Software Center or from the terminal. Tor has no graphical interface so we will need to install the application «VIDALIA»To be able to configure it graphically.
On the official Tor website we also find a browser adapted to this project. It is still a version of Mozilla Firefox that has added Tor settings, such a browser is not in the official repositories of ubuntu but can be downloaded from the Tor project website. To install we just need to download the package and open a terminal located in the folder where we downloaded the package, now write:
xvzf tor-browser-gnu-linux-i686-2.3.25-12-dev- LANG . tar.gz
cd tor-browser_ LANG
. / Start-tor-browser
After that it was launched a script that will open Firefox with the correct settings.
Many will think that because they want anonymity in the current times or that this app will probably not work with you. Well, recently the guys from The Pirate Ebay, one of the torrent file sites, On the occasion of his birthday, has released a compilation of Mozilla Firefox with many add-ons focused on security and ‘ anonymity, Which includes Tor.
Finally, let me tell you that if you found this post short, you will find more comprehensive information on the project site and we will soon talk about how to configure this application to have a secure system, for now I leave you to play with it.
More Information – Mozilla Firefox: Its Setup,
Source and Image – Tor official project