Provided all has gone well, Firefox should start and will try to load a Web page. Your browser is configured to use Tor. From here, you can browse like you would any other day, but the uninitiated may be in for a shock. Most modern Web sites have fancy scripts and Flash objects, and these very features are what causes the greatest security holes.
Chances are that the only Web sites that will work without hassle are deliberately minimalist in their design. Click on that icon, and you can choose either to enable scripts for this particular Web site or enable scripts globally not recommended for the security reasons just mentioned.
Given the nature of this project, the default settings are understandably set for paranoia. My older brother said he used Tor to watch some overseas TV shows not available in Australia and inaccessible to those with IP addresses external to a certain country. The content he was viewing was Flash-based, so he must have been able to enable it for such a session. I realize that Flash presents a security risk, but many people will want to use the Tor Browser Bundle for something as trivial as watching international TV shows—not really the sort of thing that will have the authorities kicking down your front door.
If any readers out there know how to get Flash running with the Linux bundle, feel free to drop me an e-mail. Moving back onto more serious topics, in journalism in particular, projects such as Tor will become increasingly indispensable in moving information beyond borders and protecting user privacy against prying eyes. When I last tried Tor, it gave me a headache and was far from intuitive in its use. Cool Projects. Tech Tips. But to recap, the Tor Web site sums it up nicely: The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites that are blocked.
Extending your options greatly, the Vidalia Control Panel is a great tool when using Tor. Now Tor is installed and running. The DNS name deb. If you for some reason cannot access it you might try to use the name of one of its part instead. Try deb-master. If you just want to browse the web anonymously or access. Only when you want to torify any other application Instant messenger, Bitcoin client, etc. You can add the repository, download and install Tor on Ubuntu by executing the following commands in a Terminal:.
Applications that support a proxy can now be set up to use address localhost , port as a SOCKS proxy. If you still want to torify your existing browser with stand-alone Tor and surf anonymously, you can install polipo. Set the browser proxy settings to localhost and port Keep in mind that the Tor Browser Bundle is still the best option to surf the web anonymously because it uses a custom-built version of Firefox.
Also, I find it easier to just download the tor browser bundle and unpack it. On the installation instruction page of tor you will find what you need to do, here are the instructions. Enter the folloing commands in a terminal of your choice.
This procedure is the same for every version, but you need to edit the source line with your release name. The currently supported releases are:. Tor Browser torbrowser-launcher is available in the default Ubuntu repositories in Ubuntu After installing Tor Browser, it can be launched by searching for tor in the Dash and clicking the Tor Browser icon.
Unfortunately the Tor Browser developers change their signing key that is used to install Tor Browser at periodic intervals which makes the torbrowser-launcher package from the default Ubuntu repositories not work because it is not as up-to-date as the current version of Tor Browser.
When I updated the Tor Browser Developers signing key I noticed that the key that I updated will expire in less than one year. Navigate to the Tor Browser download page. When the download is complete, extract the archive with the command tar -xf [TB archive] or with the Archive Manager.
Navigate to the newly extracted Tor Browser directory. Right click on start-tor-browser. Double-click the icon to start up Tor Browser for the first time. Alternatively, from inside the Tor Browser directory, you can also start from the command line by running:. The Tor Browser team signs Tor Browser releases. To verify the signature of the package you downloaded, you will need to download the corresponding ".
The latest release of Tor can be found on the download page. Then run:. Tor comes configured as a client by default. Tor is now installed. Install it using. You can run tor without installing it yeah, someone could consider this off topic here.
Download the latest version of tor from the website and open the signature of the file. If you get a message that says "Good signature" means that your Tor is a good copy. Note: If you installed older version of Tor-Browser, in first you must clear the old. You can clear it by using following command:. For installing only the "tor-browser" all the above answers add unnecessary complexity. Easiest solution in Ubuntu Then go to "Show Applications" in Ubuntu system.
Click on "Tor Browser". Now the "Tor Browser" along with "PGP signature" will get automatically downloaded and signature will get added to keyring. Now that "Tor Browser" is installed launch it from "Applications", click on the "Connect to Tor Bridge" button that shows up on welcome screen and start browsing.
Super easy installation without any complexity which even a newbie without any knowledge of Linux can easily follow. Ubuntu Community Ask! Sign up to join this community. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. Stack Overflow for Teams — Collaborate and share knowledge with a private group. Create a free Team What is Teams?
Learn more. How to install Tor? Ask Question. Asked 11 years, 3 months ago. Active 2 months ago. Viewed 74k times. How else can I install and use Tor? Improve this question. For an always up-to-date Tor Browser: github. Add a comment. Active Oldest Votes. If you want to anonymously browse the internet using the Tor network If by Tor, you mean a browser that uses the Tor network, please install and use the Tor Browser Bundle.
Then add the gpg key used to sign the packages by running the following commands at your command prompt: gpg --keyserver keys. Install it using: apt-get install deb. Improve this answer. Community Bot 1.