The Tor Browser is the basic software needed to access the dark web and browse the internet anonymously. In this video, Mike Chapple explains the purpose and use of the Tor Browser.
[Instructor] The Tor Browser is the primary tool … used by end users to access the Tor network. … The Tor Browser is a simple application, … available for download from The Tor Project website. … We're going to cover downloading … and installing the browser, later in this course. … But for now, just know that it's available … for Windows, Mac, and many variants … of the Linux operating system. … You can see the different versions … of the Browser, here on the Tor website. … When you open the Tor Browser, … it runs through a startup sequence … that involves connecting to the Tor network. … During this process, … Tor is creating a unique path … through the Tor network for your communication, … randomly selecting a set … of Tor nodes for your circuit, … as a part of its guarantee of anonymity. … Once the circuit is established, … Tor opens a browser window … that looks just like any other web browser. … In fact, this is a version of Mozilla Firefox … that is modified to work with the Tor network. …
- What is the dark web and who uses it?
- The purpose of the Tor Browser
- Cryptography and perfect forward secrecy
- Installing the Tor Browser
- Accessing the standard internet with the Tor Browser
- Safeguarding privacy on Tor
- The role of hidden servers on the dark web
- Locating and accessing hidden websites
- Vulnerabilities in Tor