posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 12:11 AM
Originally posted by ManjushriPrajna
Which is why I'll be staying away from TOR and anything related to it. I'm quite happy floating on the surface with my water wings. It's much safer
Umm, that doesn't make any sense. TOR is a method of anonymity, but there is a protocol that only works with a TOR client, that contains a .onion
address. Like .com addresses are on the WWW, .onion addresses work only with TOR.
So unless you want to go to the dark web, you wont. As in, you want to go to www.google.com then by all means do it as normal. Using a TOR network
will not make any difference to your every day browsing.
Your fear is entirely unwarranted. I mean, do you go to google, and search for bad things? Then why would you using TOR?
It's just a series of PC's taking your traffic to and from you and the server you want to access. The only one who can look at ANY of the info you
request, is the exit node. But that is why you don't log into any servers, your information is accessible to that one person. Everyone in between
you/your proxy and the exit node is encrypted.
So, you can stay away from the bogey man if you don't understand it, or you can use it as a tool that it is. But if your fear is that you'll
somehow accidentally end up on a scumbag porn site with illegal content, then unless you actively seek it, your fear is unfounded... it's no
different to the normal internet...