I posted this in another thread but I think it deserves its own thread.
I've been seeing a lot of people saying that installing tor is super hard and difficult, and, even if you use windows it's not that hard. All you have to do is install the tor browser and go into the browser bundle files and run the executable for tor, or, just use the browser bundle.
Like it's not hard at all.
But, being the pros (and dirty commies that we are) we don't use fucking bourgeois Microsoft.
So, I've set up a super simple and comprehensive guide to installing and using tor like a pro on Linux.
This is why we use Linux.
ctrl+alt+t: Open terminal:
Sudo apt install tor
sudo service tor start
Downloading and setting up privoxy.
sudo apt install privoxy
Edit the config file:
(If you don't have vim sudo apt install vim)
add in text at the bottom:
(vim insert mode: press I)
forward-socks5 .onion 127.0.0.1 9050
Type :wq (write quite)
Done, ammo loaded cannons ready to fire.
Set up firefox to use tor:
about:preferences: Network settings, Use custom proxy
(Privoxy runs on port 8118) 127.0.0.1 8118
Check off "Use this proxy for all protocols"
Takes literally 5 seconds and you don't have to inconvenience yourself by downloading a whole brand new fucking browser ONLY for the simple task of bouncing around encrypted packets through a bunch of proxies.
You also don't have to live with the hellscape that is Microsoft and the billions of exploits and bugs in and written for it. (Not to mention back doors.)
And before anyone starts bitching; Setting up firefox for privacy isn't that difficult.
Basically turn off all telemetry and geo location, referer headers (but you will need http refer headers for 8chan) and some other shit, Guide here:https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/09/firefox-hardening-guide/
But honestly none of that even matters unless you are a windows user or a pedophile and let's hope you aren't either one of those.
Have a nice day.