The TOR browser, known for the “anonymity” and hidden services is multiplatform and can be installed graphically or by command line in really simple steps. Tested on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
In this lab, we focus on installing the TOR browser in Linux environments since the same developers recommend its use in these environments, for its process management, security, permissions, in addition to the number of existing tools that are capable of coupling with this project these days.
The connection process in this laboratory once the browser is installed, is about a direct connection through the TOR network’s own configurations, without the use of proxy configurations or firewall rules.
First step: Download
securitytweak@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ sudo wget https://dist.torproject.org/torbrowser/8.0a9/tor-browser-linux64-8.0a9_en-US.tar.xz
Note: Version of this example, “tor-browser-linux64-8.0a9_en-US.tar.xz“
To install any version, please check the following link https://dist.torproject.org/torbrowser/ and navigate to the folder version you want to install.
Note: If you don’t have installed “wget command” just run,
# sudo yum install wget
Give permissions and follow the steps to complete the installation.
Second step: Untar
securitytweak@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ tar -xvJf tor-browser-linux64-8.0a9_en-US.tar.xz
Third step: Go to the directory [tor-browser_[LANGUAGE]]
securitytweak@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ cd tor-browser_en-US /
Fourth step: Start browser.
Once executed correctly, you can use the TOR network.