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Tor Alternatives for High-Speed Anonymous Browsing

Tor is free software that will help you go anonymous while surfing the web. It is not anything ordinary that can be ignored.

Let me explain you little bit interesting about Tor, you people do search various things via search engines like; Google, Bing, etc. But these search engines displays only indexed results to you, means it will show you the result which is naked in web and anyone can see that.

Tor Alternatives for High-Speed Anonymous Browsing

But Tor makes it way different while showing search results; in Tor search results it shows each and every hidden and protected articles, websites and information regarding your desired search without getting tracked.

Due to this, it is used in many bad businesses, an example is Silk Road. Yes! It was tracked by NSA lately; it used to be an online shopping website for illegal drugs, weapons and much more you can expect. It is an open source network that helps you protect against traffic analysis. Even your internet service providers wonโ€™t be able to track you while using Tor.

It is a form of network assessment that pressurizes personal freedom and privacy, secret business activities and relationships, state security. This is not meant to design for all these illegal businesses, but it allows you to improve your privacy and security so much that it attracts many bad users to do illegal business over using Tor.

There are many good things could be done using Tor, but due to surveillance by NSA threatens users to use Tor much.

There are many projects under Tor Project including; Tor Browser, Orbot, Tails, Arm, Atlas, Pluggable Transports, Stem, OONI and much more.

Who Uses Tor:
  • Family & Friends
  • Businesses
  • Activists
  • Media
  • Military & Law Enforcement

 

Top 7 Best Alternatives to Tor Browser for Anonymous Browsing

1. I2P

1I2P is an unidentified peer-to-peer distributes communication layer which is built by means of the open source tools. It is a complete alternative to TOR. The software implementing this computer network layer like any other P2P software is called I2P layer. It is designed and optimized for secret services, faster than Tor with completely distributed and self-organizing potential.

2. Freenet

Freenet is peer-to-peer to oppose the censorship similar to I2P. It uses the same P2P tools of distributing data storage to distribute and keep the information but separates the set of rules of the user interface and network structure. Freenet comes with the two-tier safety measures: Darknet and Opennet.

3. Freepto

Freepto Best Alternatives to Tor for High-Speed Anonymous BrowsingFreepto is a different Linux-based OS that could be booted using a USB disk on any computer. The data you put aside on the USB disk will be mechanically encrypted. It offers the hacktivists an uncomplicated way to communicate effortlessly just like Tor. It is easy to use and fastest way to save encrypted data.

4. JonDo Live-CD

JonDo Live-DVD is a Debian GNU/Linux-based OS; with pre-configured applications to be used for web surfing, has Thunderbird, Torbrowser, Pdigin and other programs.

5. Tox

Tox Best Alternatives to Tor for High-Speed Anonymous BrowsingTox isn’t a complete substitute for Tor, but it can help to provide messaging services. Tox gives private and encrypted IM, video conferencing and calls that is somewhat user-friendly.

6. IprediaOS

Ipredia OS is a quick, commanding and stable operating system based on Linux that provides an unknown environment. All set-up traffic is automatically and evidently encrypted and anonymized. Many applications are obtainable in Ipredia OS, mention may be made of mail, peer-to-peer, BitTorrent, IRC chat and others. You may get:

  • Anonymous IRC client
  • I2P Router
  • Anonymous BitTorrent client
  • Anonymous e-mail client
  • Browse the Internet anonymously
  • Find anonymous eepSites (i2p sites)

7. Lightweight Portable Security

LPS Best Alternatives to Tor for High-Speed Anonymous BrowsingLightweight Portable Security (LPS) creates a safe end node from dependable media on nearly any Intel-based computer (PC or Mac). It boots a CD from Linux operating system. USB flash sticks with no mounting on a local hard drive. Administrator privileges are not required; not anything is installed. The LPS family was shaped to address specific use cases: A general-purpose solution for using web-based applications is referred to as LPS-Public.

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Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are authentic when it comes to privacy improvement, censorship avoidance, anonymous file sharing, and more. It is important to know the benefits and drawbacks of using both Tor and a VPN for privacy, security, and anonymity online.

Even lately the internet privacy tool Tor was hardly heard of outside the tech community. NSA has been working to corrupt the user experience to discourage people from using the Tor browser, trying to crack its security. Tor was compromised by ?NSA, so there was a need for best alternatives to Tor Project.

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  • Eric Pudalov says:

    Hey, thanks for posting this! I currently use the Tor network, and have been looking into other options for accessing the darknet. I’ve considered I2P and Tails as well.

  • Shannon says:

    Hey Alok! I agree with you but up to a point. Instead of using Tor, I’d definitely choose the cheapest VPN like Hide My IP, which at least hides all online activity. On the other hand, Tor keeps cutting and lags a lot.

    • Alok says:

      Hello Shannon tools like Hide My IP always works. But TOR is in different league, its is basically to browse millions of hidden and unindex websites which you can never find using any normal browser. So it is not just to keep you out of the radar but to check out the hidden DEEP WEB.

  • JohnnyB says:

    I personally use VPN service named Hide-My-IP and it works really well. I can access to all websites, also the restricted ones, since this tool allows you to choose from which country you want your IP to appear from.

  • Appleby says:

    This article miss represents the truth. The NSA hate TOR. Because TOR Actually works.

    Silk Road was not shut down because of TOR. It was because of stupidity and lack of operations security.
    If TOR is used correctly, it will protect you.
    TOR is far better than I2P or any other so called anonymity system mentioned in this article.
    I2P relies on trust, TOR relies on its design.

    A VPN will definitely not protect you, by itself because it is One Hop, and you should not rely on so called “No Logging” policies.

    NSA at best have control over small number of exit nodes, which actually doensn’t provide them much information.
    Because unless a dumbass publishes their name or address in the clear, unencrypted, all the NSA can see is a domain name that they know someone visited. So Someone (they don’t know who) went to google.com
    Theoretically, They are unable to see what they searched for because google uses encryption HTTPS which means that NSA only see google.com, not the search term or the person doing the search.

    Also there is no such thing as “Dark Web” or “Deep Web”.
    There are TOR Hidden Services or Onion SItes.

    The terms dark and deep are made up terms often used by the Authorities and Mainstream media to make Anonymity tools look evil and bad.
    Also the fact that they misrepresent the technical facts about TOR hidden Services as well.

    Not saying that TOR will 100% be all you need for absolute anonymity, because you have to use it correctly and have nothing but exceptional Operational Security.

    People reading this should look at the NSA’s “TOR Stinks” slides that Edward Snowden revealed to journalists, because it is available online now (with some redactions).

    • Alok says:

      Thanks Appleby for sharing this knowledge. Appreciate it!

    • Alex trordinary says:

      There is nothing else left to say. Well summarized lol. Moreover u hav tutorials on tor web site which tell u what u shouldnt do to stay anonymous. You can add a vpn for bad bad things

    • cristobaldelica says:

      You’re point about VPNs is spot on, most importantly. But your comment about “no such thing as the Dark Web” is a little silly. Its not just used by media and authorities, but just about every commercial computer security company, including ones that provide “ethical hacking” pen-testing services.
      It’s like the term “hacker” itself. I could say terms like “white-hat hacker” and “ethical hacking” are redundant, because “hacker” just means “clever programmer” and we should call all others “crackers”, “software pirates” and con-artists who use “social engineering”. But it lost its original meaning long ago. That particular battle was lost, get over it. Likewise “Onion Sites” ARE the Darkweb, as far as anyone else is concerned. Even people who promote the use of it as a privacy tool. You are just going to get blank stares referring to “TOR hidden services”.
      And we should probably stop pushing the NSA as a boogeyman. Google Adwords and Facebook present a bigger threat to the privacy of average internet user. I dislike what the NSA does, but Tor would be better promoted as a defense against data mining, for example. As the news about the NSA fades, people have lost interest. It just doesn’t feel relevant to them.
      I want to warn you about the l33t trap, where you start to feel superior because of your computer knowledge. The average person gets turned off by this attitude, and will ignore you as “a boy who cries wolf”. You have to persuade people, not frighten them. You attract with honey, not vinegar.

  • Good one! Thank you for sharing the alternatives to anonymous browsing.

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