What is TOR browser? Is TOR Safe?
We are living in the era of internet where it is now possible to reach to anywhere in the world virtually with the help of internet. Internet has bring new revolutions in humans’ history. We have invented so many things with the help of internet which the people living in last century cannot even think about it. But, the invention of new technology does not came along with positive changes only but there are negative impacts of technology as well. For example, people, today, who are using internet has issues of privacy and day by day, online privacy issues are getting complicated.
Privacy is not just all about your personal information but also, businesses who are using e-business in their business faces lot of problem regarding to the leakage of very important information, which could be anything from a business idea to financial information etc. Although governments all around the world is very concern about the online activities of their citizens. Many governments are spying the online activities of people to have better control on them and stop any activities which is being planned online against them etc. In short, internet has bring many privacy related issues and people are looking for cheap solutions to get rid from them.
There are several ways through which you can make your online activities anonymous. The popular ways including online proxy, web proxy, VPN, Hotspots, browsers related plug-in and extension. Although, there is a popular browser called TOR which is believed a secure browser to hide your online activities.
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What is TOR browser?
Unlike other ways of going online anonymously, TOR is a web browser which is created to make web suffering totally anonymously. It was developed by a nonprofit organization but later due to the new idea and privacy concern, the government of United States has funded the organization who was developing it. It is also popular that the government of America has used this browser during their war related activities in different countries to send important information from one place to another place to hide from other people. Although, there is another rumor, according to which, it has been believed that TOR browser was originally designed and developed for USA navy.
The TOR was originally called the Onion Router due to its software design which hides the online activity of a user with layers of different routers in same way like an onion.
Is TOR really safe to use?
Instead of above issues which makes TOR un-safe, the design of TOR software is enough to make it one of the unreliable software to use it to hide your online activities because there are many routers get involved to make your online activity anonymous in TOR which means that any break of security at any point of the router will leaked your information to anonymous people or to those who break this security or hack it on purpose etc.
Even if you are planning to use TOR for regular purpose like browsing websites anonymously, unblocking the blocked content and watching movies at Netflix, TOR is still not a reliable choice to choose because TOR is using Java technology which makes online browsing very slow. Although, TOR itself is very slow software to operate. Number of IP address available to hide your activities through TOR is very limited and internet speed on those servers are not always stable. So, forget about your online security and online privacy for a second, TOR is even not a good choice for other purposes as well.
Alternatives of TOR browser:
There are number of different ways which you can use instead of TOR as I have mentioned earlier like web proxy, online proxy, VPN and Hotspot etc but not all of them comes up with super features which you deserve while you are using internet. For example, Hotspot has slow internet speed where options like web proxy comes up with limited features, high prices and web ads in case if you are using free proxy. As compare to these alternatives, you can go with VPN which is stands for virtual private network and created to provide online privacy and online security to the people.
Indeed TOR browser is cheap where ExpressVPN is not but if you compare the features of both of them and you are concern about your privacy then you should not be worried about very little monthly fee of ExpressVPN because in terun you are getting fast internet, access of hundreds of VPN servers in 90 countries, unlimited monthly bandwidth and excellent 24 hours support to get your problem solved etc.
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