In this third Tor article, we will discover the web browser Tor Browser.
The Tor Browser is an official Tor project. It is a modified Firefox, including some defaults settings changes and some extensions. The default changes are all related to privacy and anonymity. It has been made to be easy to browse the Internet through Tor without leaving behing any information which could help identify you, because there are much more informations than your public IP address which could be used against you.
It requires tor daemon to be installed and running, as I covered in my first Tor article.
Using it is really straightforward.
How to install tor-browser
$ pkg_add tor-browser
How to start tor-browser
It will create a ~/TorBrowser-Data folder at launch. You can remove it as you want, it doesn’t contain anything sensitive but is required for it to work.