Tor is a software that bounces your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers. This effectively prevents anyone watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit; it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location; and allows you access to sites which are blocked. Tor Browser can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained portable.
Tor Browser Web Site. I followed instructions, including from the reviews re ensuring you choose the correct language at installation. I chose English. I installed it, opened it up and it came up with Arabic in the start page! Which meant I had no way of even going in to change the language.
I got another version, English, reinstalled which now works so hoping it has overwritten the Arabic version? Anyone with any info on this please let me know cheers. Other users write bullshit here. This browser is NOT primarily intended for the deep web. Every browser can access deep web!
Deep web! This browser is for access onion services, formerly known as "hidden services" the well known darknet or dark web. And Tor Browser uses the Tor network to protect your privacy and anonymity. See: tb-manual. Anyone can support it and run relays or bridges.
I run some guards, exits and bridges myself. Visit: community. Please provide the ad click URL, if possible:. Oh no! Some styles failed to load. Help Create Join Login. Application Development. Operations Management. IT Management. Project Management. Resources Blog Articles. Menu Help Create Join Login. Thank you. In the case of banks, and other sensitive websites, it is also common to see geography-based blocking if a bank knows you generally access their services from one country, and suddenly you are connecting from an exit relay on the other side of the world, your account may be locked or suspended.
If you are unable to connect to an onion service, please see I cannot reach X. Tor Browser often makes your connection appear as though it is coming from an entirely different part of the world. Some websites, such as banks or email providers, might interpret this as a sign that your account has been compromised, and lock you out. You may be able to avoid this scenario if your provider offers 2-factor authentication, which is a much better security option than IP-based reputations.
Please open your antivirus or malware protection software and look in the settings for a "allowlist" or something similar. Next, exclude the following processes:. Finally, restart Tor Browser. Please note that some antivirus clients, like Kaspersky, may also be blocking Tor at the firewall level.
If you downloaded Tor Browser from our main website or used GetTor , and verified it , these are false positives and you have nothing to worry about. Some antiviruses consider that files that have not been seen by a lot of users as suspicious. You may also want to permit certain processes to prevent antiviruses from blocking access to Tor Browser.
You might be on a censored network, and so you should try using bridges. Some bridges are built in to Tor Browser, and you can use those bridges by choosing "configure" then following the prompts in the Tor Launcher window that pops up when you open Tor Browser for the first time.
If you need other bridges, you can get them at our Bridges website. For more information about bridges, see the Tor Browser manual. One of the most common issues that causes connection errors in Tor Browser is an incorrect system clock. Please make sure your system clock and timezone are set accurately. The notification window lists a series of IP addresses and locations throughout the world recently used to access your account.
In general, this is a false alarm: Google saw a bunch of logins from different places, as a result of running the service via Tor, and decided it was a good idea to confirm the account was being accessed by its rightful owner. It is probably a false positive, but it might not be since it is possible for someone to hijack your Google cookie.
Cookie hijacking is possible by either physical access to your computer or by watching your network traffic. In theory, only physical access should compromise your system because Gmail and similar services should only send the cookie over an SSL link.
And if somebody did steal your Google cookie, they might end up logging in from unusual places though of course they also might not. More recently, Gmail users can turn on 2-Step Verification on their accounts to add an extra layer of security. This is a known and intermittent problem; it does not mean that Google considers Tor to be spyware. When you use Tor, you are sending queries through exit relays that are also shared by thousands of other users.
Tor users typically see this message when many Tor users are querying Google in a short period of time. Google interprets the high volume of traffic from a single IP address the exit relay you happened to pick as somebody trying to "crawl" their website, so it slows down traffic from that IP address for a short time.
An alternate explanation is that Google tries to detect certain kinds of spyware or viruses that send distinctive queries to Google Search. It notes the IP addresses from which those queries are received not realizing that they are Tor exit relays , and tries to warn any connections coming from those IP addresses that recent queries indicate an infection. To our knowledge, Google is not doing anything intentionally specifically to deter or block Tor use.
The error message about an infected machine should clear up again after a short time. Google uses "geolocation" to determine where in the world you are, so it can give you a personalized experience. This includes using the language it thinks you prefer, and it also includes giving you different results on your queries. If you really want to see Google in English you can click the link that provides that.
But we consider this a feature with Tor, not a bug the Internet is not flat, and it in fact does look different depending on where you are. This feature reminds people of this fact. If you set "hl" to "en" then Google will return search results in English regardless of what Google server you have been sent to. On a query this looks like:. Another method is to simply use your country code for accessing Google. This can be google.
Since Disconnect is more of a meta search engine, which allows users to choose between different search providers, it fell back to delivering Bing search results, which were basically unacceptable quality-wise. Most other search engines store your searches along with other information such as the timestamp, your IP address, and your account information if you are logged in.
Please see the DuckDuckGo support portal. If you believe this is a Tor Browser issue, please report it on our issue tracker. You can also access the New Circuit option inside the site information menu in the URL bar, and the New Identity option by clicking the small sparky broom icon at the top-right of the screen.
This option is useful if you want to prevent your subsequent browser activity from being linkable to what you were doing before. Selecting it will close all your tabs and windows, clear all private information such as cookies and browsing history, and use new Tor circuits for all connections. Tor Browser will warn you that all activity and downloads will be stopped, so take this into account before clicking "New Identity". This option is useful if the exit relay you are using is unable to connect to the website you require, or is not loading it properly.
Selecting it will cause the currently-active tab or window to be reloaded over a new Tor circuit. Other open tabs and windows from the same website will use the new circuit as well once they are reloaded. This option does not clear any private information or unlink your activity, nor does it affect your current connections to other websites.
Running Tor Browser does not make you act as a relay in the network. This means that your computer will not be used to route traffic for others. That is normal Tor behavior. The first relay in your circuit is called an "entry guard" or "guard". It is a fast and stable relay that remains the first one in your circuit for months in order to protect against a known anonymity-breaking attack. The rest of your circuit changes with every new website you visit, and all together these relays provide the full privacy protections of Tor.
For more information on how guard relays work, see this blog post and paper on entry guards. In Tor Browser, every new domain gets its own circuit. The Design and Implementation of Tor Browser document further explains the thinking behind this design. Modifying the way that Tor creates its circuits is strongly discouraged. If the outcome you want is simply to be able to access resources that are only available in one country, you may want to consider using a VPN instead of using Tor.
Please note that VPNs do not have the same privacy properties as Tor, but they will help solve some geolocation restriction issues. Doing so can allow an attacker to compromise your security and anonymity through malicious configuration of your torrc.
Tor uses a text file called torrc that contains configuration instructions for how Tor should behave. The default configuration should work fine for most Tor users hence the warning above. To find your Tor Browser torrc , follow the instructions for your operating system below. Close Tor Browser before you edit your torrc , otherwise Tor Browser may erase your modifications. Some options will have no effect as Tor Browser overrides them with command line options when it starts Tor.
Have a look at the sample torrc file for hints on common configurations. For other configuration options you can use, see the Tor manual page. Flash is disabled in Tor Browser, and we recommend you to not enable it. Fortunately, most websites, devices, and other browsers are moving away from the use of Flash. Tor also recognizes the torrc options Socks4Proxy and Socks5Proxy. We only support basic auth currently, but if you need NTLM authentication, you may find this post in the archives useful.
After eleven beta releases, we discontinued support of Tor Messenger. Do you? Contact us. It will be, soon. Learn how to add a repository to F-Droid. While both Tor Browser for Android and Orbot are great, they serve different purposes.
Tor Browser for Android is like the desktop Tor Browser, but on your mobile device. It is a one stop browser that uses the Tor network and tries to be as anonymous as possible. Orbot on the other hand is a proxy that will enable you to send the data from your other applications E-Mail clients, instant messaging apps, etc.
That version, however, does not enable you to send other apps outside of the Tor Browser for Android through it. Depending on how you want to use the Tor network, either one or both of these could be a great option. With the release of Tor Browser for Android Orfox has been retired. We recommend an iOS app called Onion Browser, which is open source, uses Tor routing, and is developed by someone who works closely with the Tor Project.
However, Apple requires browsers on iOS to use something called Webkit, which prevents Onion Browser from having the same privacy protections as Tor Browser. Learn more about Onion Browser. Download Onion Browser from the App Store. The Guardian Project maintains Orbot and other privacy applications on Android. Yes, there is a version of Tor Browser available specifically for Android. The Guardian Project provides the app Orbot which can be used to route other apps on your Android device over the Tor network, however only Tor Browser for Android is needed to browse the web with Tor.
GetTor is a service that automatically responds to messages with links to the latest version of Tor Browser, hosted at a variety of locations that are less likely to be censored, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and GitHub. For more geographically specific links visit Tor: Mirrors. Send an email to gettor torproject. Write your operating system such as Windows, macOS, or Linux in the body of the message and send.
You may be offered a choice of "bit" or "bit" software: this depends on the model of the computer you are using; consult documentation about your computer to find out more. GetTor via Twitter is currently under maintenance. Please use the email instead. To get links for downloading Tor Browser, send a message to gettor torproject.
If you cannot reach the onion service you desire, make sure that you have entered the character or, the newest format, character onion address correctly: even a small mistake will stop Tor Browser from being able to reach the site.
If you are still unable to connect to the onion service, please try again later. There may be a temporary connection issue, or the site operators may have allowed it to go offline without warning. Then paste the Tor log into a text file or other document. If you see lines like these in your Tor log, it means your Tor failed to connect to the first node in the Tor circuit.
If you see lines like this in your Tor log, it means that Tor failed to complete a TLS handshake with the directory authorities. Using bridges will likely fix this. If you see lines like this in your Tor log, it means your system clock is incorrect. Please make sure your clock is set accurately, including the correct timezone.
Then restart Tor. A bridge is just a normal relay with a slightly different configuration. See How do I run a bridge for instructions. Several countries, including China and Iran, have found ways to detect and block connections to Tor bridges. Obfsproxy bridges address this by adding another layer of obfuscation.
Setting up an obfsproxy bridge requires an additional software package and additional configurations. See our page on pluggable transports for more info. Tor prevents eavesdroppers from learning sites that you visit. However, information sent unencrypted over the internet using plain HTTP can still be intercepted by exit relay operators or anyone observing the traffic between your exit relay and your destination website.
Tor guesses its IP address by asking the computer for its hostname, and then resolving that hostname. Also, if you have many addresses, you might also want to set "OutboundBindAddress" so external connections come from the IP you intend to present to the world.
If your relay is relatively new then give it time. Tor decides which relays it uses heuristically based on reports from Bandwidth Authorities. The lifecycle of a new relay is explained in more depth in this blog post. If you allow exit connections, some services that people connect to from your relay will connect back to collect more information about you.
For example, some IRC servers connect back to your identd port to record which user made the connection. Also, users exiting from you might attract the attention of other users on the IRC server, website, etc. Another reason is that groups who scan for open proxies on the Internet have learned that sometimes Tor relays expose their socks port to the world.
We recommend that you bind your socksport to local networks only. In any case, you need to keep up to date with your security. See this article on security for Tor relays for more suggestions. This tells Tor to avoid exiting through that relay. In effect, relays with this flag become non-exits. Please reach out to the bad-relays team so we can sort out the issue. Note: As of Tor 0. Eventually they will replace the old RSA identities, but that will happen in time, to ensure compatibility with older versions.
But there are a few exceptions:. If you open your DirPort, then Tor clients will ask you for a copy of the directory. This probably accounts for most of the difference between your "write" byte count and your "read" byte count. Another minor exception shows up when you operate as an exit node, and you read a few bytes from an exit connection for example, an instant messaging or ssh connection and wrap it up into an entire byte cell for transport through the Tor network.
All of this said, fast Tor relays do use a lot of ram. It is not unusual for a fast exit relay to use MB of memory. All outgoing connections must be allowed, so that each relay can communicate with every other relay. In many jurisdictions, Tor relay operators are legally protected by the same common carrier regulations that prevent internet service providers from being held liable for third-party content that passes through their network.
Exit relays that filter some traffic would likely forfeit those protections. Tor promotes free network access without interference. Exit relays must not filter the traffic that passes through them to the internet.
Exit relays found to be filtering traffic will get the BadExit flag once detected. Instead, consider running your exit relay in a commercial facility that is supportive of Tor. Of course, you should avoid keeping any sensitive or personal information on the computer hosting your exit relay.
See our obfs4 setup guide to learn how to set up an obfs4 bridge. For the most in-depth resource on running a relay, see the Relay Setup Guide. If you want to use this feature, you can consult our more detailed guide on the topic. If you do decide to run more than one relay, please set the "MyFamily" config option in the torrc of each relay, listing all the relays comma-separated that are under your control:.
That way, Tor clients will know to avoid using more than one of your relays in a single circuit. The accounting options in the torrc file allow you to specify the maximum amount of bytes your relay uses for a time period. This specifies when the accounting should reset. For instance, to setup a total amount of bytes served for a week that resets every Wednesday at am , you would use:.
This specifies the maximum amount of data your relay will send during an accounting period, and the maximum amount of data your relay will receive during an account period. When the accounting period resets from AccountingStart , then the counters for AccountingMax are reset to 0. It will keep track of how quickly it used its quota in the last period, and choose a random point in the new interval to wake up.
This way we avoid having hundreds of relays working at the beginning of each month but none still up by the end. Just divide your monthly amount by For example, if you have 50 GB to offer each way, you might set your RelayBandwidthRate to KBytes: this way your relay will always be useful for at least half of each day.
Tor has partial support for IPv6 and we encourage every relay operator to enable IPv6 functionality in their torrc configuration files when IPv6 connectivity is available. For the time being Tor will require IPv4 addresses on relays, you can not run a Tor relay on a host with IPv6 addresses only.
The parameters assigned in the AccountingMax and BandwidthRate apply to both client and relay functions of the Tor process. Thus you may find that you are unable to browse as soon as your Tor goes into hibernation, signaled by this entry in the log:. The solution is to run two Tor processes - one relay and one client, each with its own config. One way to do this if you are starting from a working relay setup is as follows:.
Exonerator is a web service that can check if an IP address was a relay at a given time. We can also provide a signed letter if needed. Each Tor relay has an exit policy that specifies what sort of outbound connections are allowed or refused from that relay. The exit policies are propagated to Tor clients via the directory, so clients will automatically avoid picking exit relays that would refuse to exit to their intended destination.
This way each relay can decide the services, hosts, and networks it wants to allow connections to, based on abuse potential and its own situation. The default exit policy allows access to many popular services e. You can change your exit policy by editing your torrc file. If you want to avoid most if not all abuse potential, set it to "reject : ". This setting means that your relay will be used for relaying traffic inside the Tor network, but not for connections to external websites or other services.
If you do allow any exit connections, make sure name resolution works that is, your computer can resolve Internet addresses correctly. Tor can handle relays with dynamic IP addresses just fine. Just leave the "Address" line in your torrc blank, and Tor will guess. The simplest example is an attacker who owns a small number of Tor relays. There are also some downsides to running a Tor relay.
It is an open research question whether the benefits outweigh the risks. A lot of that depends on the attacks you are most worried about. See portforward. If your relay is running on a internal net, you need to setup port forwarding. Forwarding TCP connections is system dependent but the firewalled-clients FAQ entry offers some examples on how to do this.
You may have to change "eth0" if you have a different external interface the one connected to the Internet. BandwidthRate is the maximum long-term bandwidth allowed bytes per second. For example, you might want to choose "BandwidthRate 10 MBytes" for 10 megabytes per second a fast connection , or "BandwidthRate KBytes" for kilobytes per second a decent cable connection. The minimum BandwidthRate setting is 75 kilobytes per second.
BandwidthBurst is a pool of bytes used to fulfill requests during short periods of traffic above BandwidthRate but still keeps the average over a long period to BandwidthRate. For example, if you choose "BandwidthBurst KBytes" and also use that for your BandwidthRate, then you will never use more than kilobytes per second; but if you choose a higher BandwidthBurst like 5 MBytes , it will allow more bytes through until the pool is empty. Otherwise, you could drop many packets during periods of maximum bandwidth usage - you may need to experiment with which values make your connection comfortable.
Then set BandwidthBurst to the same as BandwidthRate. Linux-based Tor nodes have another option at their disposal: they can prioritize Tor traffic below other traffic on their machine, so that their own personal traffic is not impacted by Tor load. Additionally, there are hibernation options where you can tell Tor to only serve a certain amount of bandwidth per time period such as GB per month. These are covered in the hibernation entry below.
When browsing an Onion Service, Tor Browser displays different onion icons in the address bar indicating the security of the current webpage. An onion with a red slash means:. An onion with caution sign means:. A list of our Onion Services is available at onion. Onion services allow people to browse but also to publish anonymously, including publishing anonymous websites. Onion services are also relied on for metadata-free chat and file sharing, safer interaction between journalists and their sources like with SecureDrop or OnionShare , safer software updates, and more secure ways to reach popular websites like Facebook.
These services use the special-use top level domain TLD. When accessing a website that uses an onion service, Tor Browser will show at the URL bar an icon of an onion displaying the state of your connection: secure and using an onion service.
Websites that are only accessible over Tor are called "onions" and end in the TLD. You can access these websites by using Tor Browser. The addresses must be shared with you by the website host, as onions are not indexed in search engines in the typical way that vanilla websites are.
When you click on ". An authenticated onion service is an onion service that requires you to provide an authentication token in this case, a private key before accessing the service. You can get the access credentials from the onion service operator. Reach out to the operator and request access. Learn more about how to use onion authentication in Tor Browser. If you want to create an onion service with client authentication, please see the Client Authorization in the Community portal.
Vidalia is no longer maintained or supported. A large portion of the features Vidalia offered have now been integrated into Tor Browser itself. You can read all about that on our Trademark faq page. A list of all of our software projects can be found on our projects page. We do take some safe measurements of how the network functions, which you can check out at Tor Metrics. We are so sorry, but you have been infected with malware.
The Tor Project did not create this malware. But please consider that our software is used every day for a wide variety of purposes by human rights activists, journalists, domestic violence survivors, whistleblowers, law enforcement officers, and many others.
Unfortunately, the protection that our software can provide to these groups of people can also be abused by criminals and malware authors. The Tor Project does not support or condone the use of our software for malicious purposes. We do not recommend using Tor with BitTorrent. For further details, please see our blog post on the subject.
Tor is funded by a number of different sponsors including US federal agencies, private foundations, and individual donors. Check out a list of all our sponsors and a series of blog posts on our financial reports. We feel that talking openly about our sponsors and funding model is the best way to maintain trust with our community. We are always seeking more diversity in our funding sources, especially from foundations and individuals. Tor is designed to defend human rights and privacy by preventing anyone from censoring things, even us.
Thank you for your support! You can find more information about donating on our donor FAQ. Please see our community page for how to get involved! For sharing files over Tor, OnionShare is a good option. OnionShare is an open source tool for securely and anonymously sending and receiving files using Tor onion services. It works by starting a web server directly on your computer and making it accessible as an unguessable Tor web address that others can load in Tor Browser to download files from you, or upload files to you.
Many exit nodes are configured to block certain types of file sharing traffic, such as BitTorrent. BitTorrent in particular is not anonymous over Tor. Right now the path length is hard-coded at 3 plus the number of nodes in your path that are sensitive.
Also, using paths longer than 3 could harm anonymity, first because it makes denial of security attacks easier, and second because it could act as an identifier if only a small number of users have the same path length as you. There is nothing the Tor developers can do to trace Tor users. Tor relies on the support of users and volunteers around the world to help us improve our software and resources, so your feedback is extremely valuable to us and to all Tor users.
First, check if the bug is already known. We track all Tor Browser related issues at Tor Browser issue tracker. Issues related to our websites should be filed under the Web issue tracker. The more specific your subject line is e. If none of these languages works for you, please write in any language you feel comfortable with, but keep in mind it will take us a bit longer to answer as we will need help with translation to understand it.
You can always leave comments on the blog post related to the issue or feedback you want to report. If there is not a blog post related to your issue, please contact us another way. We may not respond right away, but we do check the backlog and will get back to you when we can. For reporting issues or feedback using email lists, we recommend that you do so on the one that is related to what you would like to report.
A complete directory of our mailing lists can be found here. For feedback or issues related to Tor Browser, Tor network or other projects developed by Tor: tor-talk. For feedback or issues related to our websites: ux. For feedback or issues related to running a Tor relay: tor-relays.
For feedback on content related to Tor Browser Manual or Support website: tor-community-team. If you want to encrypt your mail, you can get the GPG public key for the list by contacting tor-security-sendkey lists. Here is the fingerprint:. The tor-project channel is where Tor people discuss and coordinate daily Tor work. It has fewer members than tor and is more focused on the work at hand.
You are also welcome to join this channel. To access tor-project, your nickname nick must be registered and verified. Then, to complete the registration and ultimately gain access to the tor-project channel, your nickname must be verified. Look for the word verify and log in there. It may appear that nothing has happened. Look at the top of the page, and there will be a column called Account. You can toggle back and forth between channels by clicking on the different channel names at the top left of the IRC window.
If your nick is already being used, you will get a message from the system and you should choose another nick. After a few seconds, you will automatically enter tor, which is a chatroom with Tor developers, relay operators and other community members. There are some random people in tor as well. You can ask questions in the empty bar at the bottom of the screen. People may be able to answer right away, or there may be a bit of a delay some people are listed on the channel but are away from their keyboards and record channel activities to read later.
If you want to chat with someone specific, start your comment with their nick and they will typically receive a notification that someone is trying to contact them. For this reason, and because many people end up preferring it anyway, you should also consider using an IRC client.
Yes, deb. Note: The symbol refers to running the code as root. This means you should have access to a user account with system administration privileges, e. In the past they have not been reliably updated. That means you could be missing stability and security fixes. Instead, please use Tor Debian repository. The Tor Project maintains its own Debian package repository. To enable all package managers using the libapt-pkg library to access metadata and packages available in sources accessible over https Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure.
If you want to try experimental packages, add these in addition to the lines from above Note, use whatever is the current experimental version instead of 0. We provide a Debian package to help you keep our signing key current. It is recommended you use it. Install it with the following commands:. Note: The symbol refers to be running the code as root. That means you should have access to a user account with system administration privileges, e. Criminals can already do bad things.
They can steal cell phones, use them, and throw them in a ditch; they can crack into computers in Korea or Brazil and use them to launch abusive activities; they can use spyware, viruses, and other techniques to take control of literally millions of Windows machines around the world. Tor aims to provide protection for ordinary people who want to follow the law.
Only criminals have privacy right now, and we need to fix that. Criminals and other bad people have the motivation to learn how to get good anonymity, and many have the motivation to pay well to achieve it. Being able to steal and reuse the identities of innocent victims identity theft makes it even easier. This is the worst of all possible worlds. So yes, criminals can use Tor, but they already have better options, and it seems unlikely that taking Tor away from the world will stop them from doing their bad things.
At the same time, Tor and other privacy measures can fight identity theft, physical crimes like stalking, and so on. Distributed denial of service DDoS attacks typically rely on having a group of thousands of computers all sending floods of traffic to a victim.
So ordinary DDoS attacks are not possible over Tor. So in general, attackers who control enough bandwidth to launch an effective DDoS attack can do it just fine without Tor. Spammers can use Tor to connect to open HTTP proxies and from there to SMTP servers ; to connect to badly written mail-sending CGI scripts; and to control their botnets — that is, to covertly communicate with armies of compromised computers that deliver the spam.
This is a shame, but notice that spammers are already doing great without Tor. Not much, in the grand scheme of things. Of course, like all privacy-oriented networks on the net, it attracts its share of jerks. Abuse complaints may come in a variety of forms. For example:. Some hosting providers are friendlier than others when it comes to Tor exits. For a listing see the good and bad ISPs wiki. For a complete set of template responses to different abuse complaint types, see the collection of templates.
You can also proactively reduce the amount of abuse you get by following these tips for running an exit node with minimal harassment and running a reduced exit policy. If you have a spare IP not used for other activities, you might consider running your Tor relay on it. A collection of templates for successfully responding to ISPs is collected here.
Sometimes jerks make use of Tor to troll IRC channels. This abuse results in IP-specific temporary bans "klines" in IRC lingo , as the network operators try to keep the troll off of their network. In reality, this is not the case — many such trolls routinely make use of the literally millions of open proxies and compromised computers around the Internet.
The IRC networks are fighting a losing battle of trying to block all these nodes, and an entire cottage industry of blacklists and counter-trolls has sprung up based on this flawed security model not unlike the antivirus industry. The Tor network is just a drop in the bucket here. On the other hand, from the viewpoint of IRC server operators, security is not an all-or-nothing thing. By responding quickly to trolls or any other social attack, it may be possible to make the attack scenario less attractive to the attacker.
And most individual IP addresses do equate to individual humans, on any given IRC network at any given time. The exceptions include NAT gateways which may be allocated access as special cases. But the real answer is to implement application-level auth systems, to let in well-behaving users and keep out badly-behaving users. This needs to be based on some property of the human such as a password they know , not some property of the way their packets are transported.
Of course, not all IRC networks are trying to ban Tor nodes. After all, quite a few people use Tor to IRC in privacy in order to carry on legitimate communications without tying them to their real-world identity. Each IRC network needs to decide for itself if blocking a few more of the millions of IPs that bad people can use is worth losing the contributions from the well-behaved Tor users.
If you explain the problem, and they conclude that Tor ought to be blocked, you may want to consider moving to a network that is more open to free speech. Maybe inviting them to tor on irc. Finally, if you become aware of an IRC network that seems to be blocking Tor, or a single Tor exit node, please put that information on The Tor IRC block tracker so that others can share.
At least one IRC network consults that page to unblock exit nodes that have been blocked inadvertently. There are some situations where it makes sense to block anonymous users for an Internet service. But in many cases, there are easier solutions that can solve your problem while still allowing users to access your website securely. For example, you might have certain areas of the site, or certain privileges like posting, available only to people who are registered.
This way you can have multi-tiered access and not have to ban every aspect of your service. For example, the Freenode IRC network had a problem with a coordinated group of abusers joining channels and subtly taking over the conversation; but when they labeled all users coming from Tor nodes as "anonymous users," removing the ability of the abusers to blend in, the abusers moved back to using their open proxies and bot networks.
Second, consider that hundreds of thousands of people use Tor every day simply for good data hygiene — for example, to protect against data-gathering advertising companies while going about their normal activities.
Some Tor users may be legitimately connecting to your service right now to carry on normal activities. You need to decide whether banning the Tor network is worth losing the contributions of these users, as well as potential future legitimate users. At this point, you should also ask yourself what you do about other services that aggregate many users behind a few IP addresses.
Tor is not so different from AOL in this respect. Lastly, please remember that Tor relays have individual exit policies. Many Tor relays do not allow exiting connections at all. Many of those that do allow some exit connections might already disallow connections to your service.
When you go about banning nodes, you should parse the exit policies and only block the ones that allow these connections; and you should keep in mind that exit policies can change as well as the overall list of nodes in the network. If you really want to do this, we provide a Tor exit relay list or a DNS-based list you can query.
Some system administrators block ranges of IP addresses because of official policy or some abuse pattern, but some have also asked about allowing Tor exit relays because they want to permit access to their systems only using Tor. These scripts are usable for allowlisting as well. Some fans have suggested that we redesign Tor to include a backdoor.
There are two problems with this idea. First, it technically weakens the system too far. Having a central way to link users to their activities is a gaping hole for all sorts of attackers; and the policy mechanisms needed to ensure correct handling of this responsibility are enormous and unsolved. This ultimately means that it is the responsibility of site owners to protect themselves against compromise and security issues that can come from anywhere. This is just part of signing up for the benefits of the Internet.
You must be prepared to secure yourself against the bad elements, wherever they may come from. Tracking and increased surveillance are not the answer to preventing abuse. Traditional police techniques can still be very effective against Tor, such as investigating means, motive, and opportunity, interviewing suspects, writing style analysis, technical analysis of the content itself, sting operations, keyboard taps, and other physical investigations. The Tor Project is also happy to work with everyone including law enforcement groups to train them how to use the Tor software to safely conduct investigations or anonymized activities online.
The Tor Project does not host, control, nor have the ability to discover the owner or location of a. The name you see ending in. Onion services are designed to protect both the user and service provider from discovering who they are and where they are from. The design of onion services means the owner and location of the. Traditional police techniques can still be very effective against them, such as interviewing suspects, writing style analysis, technical analysis of the content itself, sting operations, keyboard taps, and other physical investigations.
We do not view links you report. We take abuse seriously. Activists and law enforcement use Tor to investigate abuse and help support survivors. We work with them to help them understand how Tor can help their work. In some cases, technological mistakes are being made and we help to correct them.
Our refusal to build backdoors and censorship into Tor is not because of a lack of concern. We refuse to weaken Tor because it would harm efforts to combat child abuse and human trafficking in the physical world, while removing safe spaces for victims online. Meanwhile, criminals would still have access to botnets, stolen phones, hacked hosting accounts, the postal system, couriers, corrupt officials, and whatever technology emerges to trade content.
They are early adopters of technology. In the face of this, it is dangerous for policymakers to assume that blocking and filtering is sufficient. We are more interested in helping efforts to halt and prevent child abuse than helping politicians score points with constituents by hiding it.
Finally, it is important to consider the world that children will encounter as adults when enacting policy in their name. Will they thank us if they are unable to voice their opinions safely as adults? What if they are trying to expose a failure of the state to protect other children?
If you need to check if a certain IP address was acting as a Tor exit node at a certain date and time, you can use the ExoneraTor tool to query the historic Tor relay lists and get an answer. No, but we can see what fraction of directories reported them, and then we can extrapolate the total number in the network. We put in the assumption that the average client makes 10 such requests per day. We simply divide directory requests by 10 and consider the result as the number of users.
Another way of looking at it, is that we assume that each request represents a client that stays online for one tenth of a day, so 2 hours and 24 minutes. Average number of concurrent users, estimated from data collected over a day. No, the relays that report these statistics aggregate requests by country of origin and over a period of 24 hours. The statistics we would need to gather for the number of users per hour would be too detailed and might put users at risk.
Then we count those users as one.
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