“If you spend more on coffee than on IT security, you will be hacked. What's more, you deserve to be hacked” - Richard Clarke, Former National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection and Counter-terrorism for the United States
Today, we are going to be talking about the Tor Browser.
The Tor Browser is an internet browser (like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, etc.) that searches completely anonymously. Tor does this by scrambling where your internet signal comes from. When you search something, your request is sent through hundreds of different servers throughout the world. What this does is scramble your location from being tracked. If authorities tried to track you, they would not be able to because of all the different changes in address that occur, hence the onion in the logo. As authorities "peel back the onion" they get lost in all of the different layers looking for the correct address, making it virtually impossible for you to be tracked.
Tor Browser is a great choice if you are searching sensitive information or just want to protect your privacy from being tracked online. Search giants like Google, Apple and Microsoft track and log everything you do on the internet. Using the Tor Browser is a great way to avoid this tracking.
One drawback to the Tor Browser is that it is sometimes painfully slow, but this is just the connection being routed all over the world. Small price to pay for a massive amount of privacy.