Tor Browser : How To Use It And Protect Your Privacy
AN ADVANCE GUIDE TO USING TOR ON ANDROID.
Hello there, Techncyber readers,
In today's blog, I gonna tell you about how to install Tor Browser in your android and protect your privacy 🔏.
What is Tor Browser:
Tor Browser is the world's most popular method to access the dark web and protect your privacy. It is a free and open-source software for enabling anonymous communication by directing internet traffic through a free, worldwide, volunteer overlay network consisting of more than seven thousand relays to conceal a user's location and usage from anyone conducting network surveillance or traffic analysis. It is very useful in today's time in which the privacy of a person is very important.
What Is The Official Tor Project Android Tor Browser :
In past, most people use tor on their computers 🖥️ but after some time their users requested them for an official Android version. Their desire came true in September 2018, when Tor Blog officially announced the alpha release of an android version of tor. Now people can use tor in android also.
Features Of Tor Browser :
1. Stops unique browser fingerprinting.
2. Allow access to tor hidden services.
3. Allow access to websites censored by ISPs.
4. Multi-layered encryption to protect your privacy and personal data.
5. Uses the tor network to keep the source of data secure.
6. Block third-party trackers and other forms of surveillance.
7. Provides you a 3 level protection modes to protect your data and privacy.
What Is Orbot And How To Use It :
Orbot is a proxy app that routes your mobile data through the Tor network. Orbot uses Tor to encrypt your internet traffic and then hides it by bouncing through a series of computers around the world 🌍. Before using Tor Browser you can to start orbot for more security or you can use Tor directly.
[ HOW TO INSTALL ORBOT IN ANDROID ]
Go to Google PlayStore and download Orbot or go to this ( Link )
Step 2 .
After opening Orbot set your desired proxy location.
It is set to global by default or you can choose your desired country, you can also switch on the VPN MODE and choose your desired apps in which your VPN mode will run and protect your privacy or by default, the VPN mode will tunnel the whole device.
Step 3 .
Press the start button to start your Orbot.
This will start Orbot on your device. After this, you can set up the Tor Browser on your android.
How To Install Tor Browser In Your Android :
Open Google PlayStore and download Tor Browser ( 🔗 ).
After opening Tor you can press connect to connect your tor server.
After that, it will start connecting to the tor server. You can also swipe to the left to see the Tor logs.
Step 3 .
Set your security level to the standard, safer or the safest as per your choice.
• Standard: All Tor Browser and Website features are enabled.
• Safer: Disable website features that are often dangerous, causing some sites to lose functionality.
• Safest: Only allow website features required for static sites and basic services. These changes affect images, media and scripts.
After choosing any of this feature you can click on start browsing and can start your private browsing. You can also go to settings and change your desired settings as per your choice.
After doing everything it is good to run a test. There are two simple ways to test if your connection is routing through the Tor network.
METHOD 1: Type what is my ip in the Tor search bar. DuckDuckGo will display the IP address of the search request originated from you. You can tap one of the links to find exactly where your data appears to come from.
METHOD 2: Head to the Hidden Wiki. The Hidden Wiki is the directory of sorts for the dark web. It's an onion site, meaning that unless you have the correct browser configuration, you won't be able to access it.
From these two methods, you can check whether your Tor Browser works perfectly or not.