|Developer(s)||Roger Dingledine and Nick Mathewson|
|Stable release||0.2.2.33 / September, 2011|
|Preview release||0.2.2.30-rc / July 7, 2011|
|Type||Onion routing / Anonymity|
The Onion Router or Tor is a server that keeps users anonymous on the Internet. It works by moving data across many Tor servers, called "hops". The role of each server is to only move that data to another server. With the final hop moving data to the end site. As a result, information transmitted in this way is hard to trace.
Operation[change | edit source]
Tor is used to hide Internet users. People who run the Tor network run a network of onion routers. This makes the location of the user secret. Services can also be hosted from "secret" locations using the Tor "Hidden services" feature.
Unlawful use[change | edit source]
References[change | edit source]
- Cleaning up Tor on broadband.com
- Anders Bylund (September 11, 2006). "TOR anonymizing proxy servers seized during German child porn investigation". http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060911-7709.html.
- Jones, Robert (2005). Internet forensics. O'Reilly. pp. P133. ISBN 059610006X.
Other websites[change | edit source]
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