Tor began years ago as part of a research initiative funded by the US Navy. In this video, Mike Chapple explains the history of Tor.
- [Narrator] With of all the shady uses of Tor, … you could easily be forgiven for assuming that the dark web … is the brainchild of an internet criminal conspiracy. … You couldn't be further from the truth. … The reality is, that onion routing, … the cornerstone technology that makes the dark web possible, … was actually developed in a US government laboratory. … A team of mathematicians and computer scientists … first created this concept in the 1990s … at the US Naval Research Laboratory. … They were using it as a technique … for protecting government communications. … One of those scientists, Paul Syverson, … went on to develop a prototype of the Tor browser, … and the Naval Research Laboratory released his code … under a free license in 2004, … launching Tor into the public domain. … After this initial development effort by the Navy, … the Electronic Frontier Foundation … began contributing financial support … for Tor development efforts in 2004. … And as Tor took off, it became necessary …
- 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