Tor is a very well-known toolset for individuals and businesses that want to improve their Internet security and safety.
- Size: 62.4 MB
- License: Freeware
- Release Date: 29-07-2020
- Version: 9.5.3
- Operating System: All Windows
Tor can help you to browse the internet anonymously and can take advantage of the TCP protocol to instant message, publish, use SSH, IRC, and many other applications. Tor in addition gives you a platform that can be used by the software developer to create new applications, while having built-in anonymity, privacy features, and safety.
What makes Tor special is that communications are actively bounced between a network of servers, which are known as onion routers. You do not go straight to your final destinations. The data packets that appear on the Tor network take a completely random pathway, going through many servers. This can actively cover your tracks. The observer located at one point on the internet cannot really tell where data comes from or where data is going.
Tor makes it very hard for observers, recipients, and even the actual onion routers to understand where and who you are. The technology used by the browser tries to offer protection against analyzing your traffic data, which is a network surveillance form that is seen as threatening privacy and personal anonymity.