You won't need any technology background to use Tor. In this video, Mike Chapple explains the basic concepts that you should understand.
- [Instructor] This course is designed for students who are completely new to Tor and the dark web. You don't need any prior experience with networking or security to learn from this course. We will touch on some more technical material describing how the dark web uses encryption technology to preserve privacy and anonymity, but knowing that material isn't required to get up and running on the dark web. If you come across topics that seem too technical for your tastes, just skip over them and move on to the hands-on portion of the course. If you are interested in learning more about the technology behind the dark web, I'd suggest learning more about cryptography. I have an entire course on this site covering cryptography as part of my Security+ certification series. In that course you'll take a deep dive into some of the cryptographic concepts that we just briefly mention in this course.
- 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