Tor Browser aims to make all users look the same, making it difficult for you to be fingerprinted based on your browser and device information. MULTI-LAYERED ENCRYPTION Your traffic is relayed and encrypted three times as it passes over the Tor network.
Tor has released Tor Browser 8.0.9, which fixes the expired intermedia signing certificate that was causing the NoScript and HTTPS-Everywhere addons to be disabled.
Last Friday, Firefox users found that their addons were suddenly disabled because Mozilla forgot to renew an expired certificate used to sign their addons. As addons need to be signed by a valid signature before they can be used in Firefox, the addons were disabled.
As Tor is based on Firefox, its NoScript, HTTP-Everywhere, and other addons signed by Mozilla were disabled as well. This caused greater risk for tracking or privacy risks to increase due to the lack of NoScript.
On Sunday, Mozilla released Firefox 66.0.4 that fixed the expired code signing certificate, which allowed Tor to compile a new version of the browser with this fix installed as well.
It is strongly suggested that all Tor users download and install Tor Browser 8.0.9 through the automatic update feature or via the site.
It should be noted, that in order to increase the compile speed, Tor did not increment the internal Firefox browser version and it will still display as 60.6.1esr.
The Tor Browser 8.0 has introduced the support for nine languages that were previously unavailable. Newly added languages are Catalan, Irish, Indonesian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish, Hebrew. We do not recommend installing additional add-ons or plugins into Tor Browser. Plugins or addons may bypass Tor or compromise your privacy. Tor Browser already comes with HTTPS Everywhere, NoScript, and other patches to protect your privacy and security. Chocolatey is software management automation for Windows that wraps installers, executables, zips, and scripts into compiled packages. Chocolatey integrates w/SCCM, Puppet, Chef, etc. Chocolatey is trusted by businesses to manage software deployments. Tor-browser-linux-arm-8.0.9es-ES.tar.xz: 2019-05-10: 69.3 MB: 0. Totals: 26 Items: 1.7 GB: 7: UNOFFICIAL builds of Tor Browser for ARMv7 and AArch64 Linux. For testing purposes. Armhf: built on debian jessie base arm64: built on debian stretch base 10.0.14-arm.-alsa: experimental release with ALSA support, and, for good measure, pulseaudio.
When the addons were disabled, Tor recommended users temporarily disable the about:config setting xpinstall.signatures.required in order to disable signature requirements and get NoScript working again.
Tor further warns that if you had disabled the xpinstall.signatures.required that you enable it again for greater security.
The full changelog for Tor Browser 8.0.9 can be found below:
- Update Torbutton to 2.0.13
- Bug 30388: Make sure the updated intermediate certificate keeps working
- Backport fixes for bug 1549010 and bug 1549061
- Bug 30388: Make sure the updated intermediate certificate keeps working
- Update NoScript to 10.6.1
- Bug 29872: XSS popup with DuckDuckGo search on about:tor
This guide outlines how to use Tor Browser on Linux.
What is Tor? Anchor link
Tor 8.0 Release
Tor is a volunteer-run service that provides both privacy and anonymity online by masking who you are and where you are connecting. The service also protects you from the Tor network itself—you can have good assurance that you’ll remain anonymous to other Tor users.
For people who might need occasional anonymity and privacy when accessing websites, Tor Browser provides a quick and easy way to use the Tor network.
The Tor Browser works just like a regular web browser. Web browsers are programs you use to view web sites. Examples include Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Unlike other web browsers, though, the Tor Browser sends your communications through Tor, making it harder for people who are monitoring you to know exactly what you're doing online, and harder for people monitoring the sites you use to know where you're connecting from.
Keep in mind that only activities you do inside of Tor Browser itself will be anonymized. Having Tor Browser installed on your computer does not make things you do on the same computer using other software (such as your regular web browser) anonymous.
Getting Tor Browser Anchor link
Open a browser like Firefox or Chrome and go to:
If you are using a search engine to look for the Tor Browser, make sure that the URL is correct.
Do not use any other source, and if you are prompted to accept alternative HTTPS (SSL/TLS) security certificates, do not proceed.
Select the Linux download build icon:
Some browsers will ask you to confirm whether you want to download this file. Firefox shows a pop-up box in the middle of your browser window. For any browser, it is best to save the file first before proceeding. Click the Save button.
This example shows Tor Browser version 8.0.8, which is the current version at the time of writing this guide. There may be a more recent version of Tor Browser available for download by the time you read this, so please download and use the current version that Tor Project provides.
Installing Tor Browser Anchor link
After the download is complete, go to your Downloads folder. You should always make sure you trust the software you want to install and that you got an authentic copy from the official site over a secure connection. Since you know what you want, and you know where to get the software, and the download was from the Tor Project's secure HTTPS site, double-click on the file “tor-browser-linux64-8.0.8_en-US.tar.xz”.
After double-clicking on the Tor Browser archive file, wait for it to load then choose where you want to extract its contents.
After the extraction is complete, open the “tor-browser_en-US” folder and double-click on the file “Tor Browser Setup.”
Using Tor Browser Anchor link
The first time Tor Browser starts, you'll get a window that allows you to modify some settings if necessary. You might have to come back and change some configuration settings, but go ahead and try to connect to the Tor network by clicking the Connect button.
A new window will open with an orange bar that illustrates Tor Browser connecting to the Tor network.
The first time Tor Browser starts, it might take a long time; but be patient, within a minute or two Tor Browser will open and congratulate you.
You will be greeted by a welcome screen.
Click on the globe in the top left corner to review a tutorial on how Tor works.
The tutorial explains how Tor circuits work and how they allow you to browse privately online.
Some features of a normal web browser can make you vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks. Other features have previously had bugs in them that revealed users' identities. Turning the security slider to a high setting disables these features. This will make you safer from well-funded adversaries who can interfere with your Internet connection or use new unknown bugs in these features. Unfortunately, turning off these features can make some websites unusable. The default low setting is fine for everyday privacy protection, but you can set it to high if you are worried about sophisticated attackers, or if you don't mind if some websites do not display correctly.
Finally, browsing with Tor is different in some ways from the normal browsing experience. We recommended reading these tips for properly browsing with the Tor Browser and retaining your anonymity.
You are now ready to browse the Internet anonymously with the Tor Browser.