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I had no idea where to post this at so i thought i would post it here
1:is tor a proxy(no im not going to the deep web)
2:does it change my defauklt browser from google to tor
3:anything else i should know about tor
4:does tor hide my ip address
 
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Instead of asking here I recommend you read up on it first:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor_(anonymity_network)

You can use whatever browser you want, you can even setup Chrome to use Tor's network if you want to, but I wouldn't recommend it if you want maximum security.

Tor is as secure as you make it, Tor does fine as long as you take steps to keep your anonmity.
 
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Instead of asking here I recommend you read up on it first:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor_(anonymity_network)

You can use whatever browser you want, you can even setup Chrome to use Tor's network if you want to, but I wouldn't recommend it if you want maximum security.

Tor is as secure as you make it, Tor does fine as long as you take steps to keep your anonmity.
sorry one more question is it illegal to use tor sorry if that is a stupid question
 
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I had no idea where to post this at so i thought i would post it here
1:is tor a proxy(no im not going to the deep web)
2:does it change my defauklt browser from google to tor
3:anything else i should know about tor
4:does tor hide my ip address

1.) works like one but is not.
2.) not that I'm aware of.
3.) It reroutes your computer through another TOR computer, making your IP different keeping you're info secret.
4.) as said above, so yes.
5.) honestly no clue, I would assume it's frowned upon to say the least.
 
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I had no idea where to post this at so i thought i would post it here
1:is tor a proxy(no im not going to the deep web)
2:does it change my defauklt browser from google to tor
3:anything else i should know about tor
4:does tor hide my ip address
1. By definition, yes- a proxy is a computer you hide behind when connecting to the internet. This makes it harder for people (the authority) to track your computer and location. Although, it doesn't work like your run-of-the-mill proxy servers; The Onion Router is as it suggests. You don't connect to a single server/computer and proxy through their connection, instead, all TOR traffic is being relayed by every single node connected to TOR, decrypting vital information in the packet's header (where did the packet come from, where to send it next, etc.).

2. The TOR Browser is a modified version of Mozilla Firefox. So, no.

3. It may not be as secure as you think; talk about the FBI having compromised some TOR nodes to interfere with child porn trafficking and the likes means that the authorities still have access to the traffic from those nodes; however, the information is still encrypted and TOR makes it so that your computer only reads/decrypts the header of the packets.

4. Yes- by relaying your connection through thousands upon thousands of other computers and their internet connections. I'm also not certain what happens about the encrypted packets upon destination though; you should read up about it to make sure.

Any more information you need, just chuck me a PM.
 
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4. Yes- by relaying your connection through thousands upon thousands of other computers and their internet connections. I'm also not certain what happens about the encrypted packets upon destination though; you should read up about it to make sure.

Any more information you need, just chuck me a PM.
It leaves the exit node unencrypted; the exit node can be run by a rogue admin and they'd be able to easily monitor outgoing data. There's a way to change this with a service some VPN services offer, but in the end, it depends on who you trust more because the VPN service would have access to your outgoing data instead of the exit node.
 
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sorry one more question is it illegal to use tor sorry if that is a stupid question
No, it's not illegal. Some websites tend to block Tor completely because of the amount of criminals that tend to use it.
 
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It leaves the exit node unencrypted; the exit node can be run by a rogue admin and they'd be able to easily monitor outgoing data. There's a way to change this with a service some VPN services offer, but in the end, it depends on who you trust more because the VPN service would have access to your outgoing data instead of the exit node.
There's a way to test this, it was found that %.6 of exit nodes were rogue last year, and those were kicked from network, so this is a very rare occurrence.

Also, most VPNs keep logs, I wouldn't trust most of them, and every free one keeps logs.

Lastly, it's not illegal, and isn't "frowned upon" it's helped me journalists and anyone who wants to stay private, which isn't a crime anywhere except in China, and they block TOR connections.
 
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