TOR basically known as THE ONION ROUTER is an anonymous internet browser that hides your anonymity while you browse internet. This means that the 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?
T.O.R Browser basically routes your traffic through different servers concieling 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.
T.O.R 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 like 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 succeed in taking down the T.O.R. All they can do is to send a malware to the suspects computer to look for the who is behind the keyboard.
There has been many rumors circulating that only the criminals use the T.O.R Browser, though this not the actual truth. People who are privacy conscious and who don’t want their data to sold to the advertising agencies use T.O.R 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 T.o.r 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 T.O.R traffic enroutes through different several relays and makes it impossible for someone to look for the original person, It also effects the speed of T.O.R. 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 T.O.R, It won’t be a good idea as it will take a lot more time than you would have expect.
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 do their online illegal activities on Tor as well.Tor also allows its users to host a T.O.R 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 the Chrome or Firefox are the 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 what these websites are offering online. We will tell you. From drugs, guns, counterfeit items and many more. Almost everything that is illegal in the normal life is being sold over there.
*THIS INFORMATION IS FOR KNOWLEDGE PURPOSE ONLY. WE AREN’T ENCOURAGING ANYONE TO VISIT THE DARKWEB.
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 master mind 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 T.O.R. The best thing to do is to use VPN over TOR. This basically increases the 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 DARKWEB 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 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