Quick Answer: Settings > Privacy and Security > Security, then select “Safest.”
What is Tor?
Whether you’re new or old to the Darknet, you already know What Tor is.
The Onion Router (Tor) is a free, open-source software project that protects internet users’ privacy and anonymity. It does this through a decentralized network of volunteer-operated computers called “Tor relays.” These relays encrypt network communication and pass it across many servers, making data sources and user identification difficult. The Tor Browser is based on Firefox’s interface.
Tor hides IP addresses to protect user privacy. It encrypts and redirects internet traffic through a chain of relays that only know about each other. Tor keeps users’ internet activity anonymous. It stops websites and ISPs from tracking users’ browsing behavior and personal data.
Tor uses “onion routing,” where each relay decrypts the next hop’s instructions. This multi-layered method secures data transfer. In addition, Tor supports “hidden services” or “onion services,” websites or services only available through Tor. Tor’s anonymity capabilities hide servers’ identities and locations, allowing users to access them anonymously.
It is used to avoid censorship and access prohibited information in countries with rigorous monitoring. It allows uncensored communication and information access. Tor Browser, a modified version of Mozilla Firefox, integrates with the Tor network. Tor Browser streamlines Tor network connection and adds privacy and security features.
There isn’t much evidence to say Darknet Markets have attempted to collect this sort of information from its users. But the minute you enter a malicious website, or honey pot… your fingerprints are in the wrong place.
- Launching the Tor Browser
- Accessing Tor Browser Preferences
Once the browser is open, you need to access its preferences. Look for a three-line menu icon (☰) in the browser window’s top-right corner. Click on the menu icon to open a drop-down menu. Select “Preferences” from the menu to access the Tor Browser settings.
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