The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked.
The Tor Browser lets you use Tor on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux without needing to install any software. It can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained.
Want Tor to really work?
You need to change some of your habits, as some things won't work exactly as you are used to.
- Use the Tor Browser
Tor does not protect all of your computer's Internet traffic when you run it. Tor only protects your applications that are properly configured to send their Internet traffic through Tor. To avoid problems with Tor configuration, we strongly recommend you use the Tor Browser. It is pre-configured to protect your privacy and anonymity on the web as long as you're browsing with the Tor Browser itself. Almost any other web browser configuration is likely to be unsafe to use with Tor.
- Don't torrent over Tor
Torrent file-sharing applications have been observed to ignore proxy settings and make direct connections even when they are told to use Tor. Even if your torrent application connects only through Tor, you will often send out your real IP address in the tracker GET request, because that's how torrents work. Not only do you deanonymize your torrent traffic and your other simultaneous Tor web traffic this way, you also slow down the entire Tor network for everyone else.
- Don't enable or install browser plugins
The Tor Browser will block browser plugins such as Flash, RealPlayer, Quicktime, and others: they can be manipulated into revealing your IP address. Similarly, we do not recommend installing additional addons or plugins into the Tor Browser, as these may bypass Tor or otherwise harm your anonymity and privacy.
- span style="font-weight: bold;">Use HTTPS versions of websites
Tor will encrypt your traffic to and within the Tor network, but the encryption of your traffic to the final destination website depends upon on that website. To help ensure private encryption to websites, the Tor Browser includes HTTPS Everywhere to force the use of HTTPS encryption with major websites that support it. However, you should still watch the browser URL bar to ensure that websites you provide sensitive information to display a blue or green URL bar button, include https:// in the URL, and display the proper expected name for the website. Also see EFF's interactive page explaining how Tor and HTTPS relate.
- Don't open documents downloaded through Tor while online
The Tor Browser will warn you before automatically opening documents that are handled by external applications. DO NOT IGNORE THIS WARNING. You should be very careful when downloading documents via Tor (especially DOC and PDF files) as these documents can contain Internet resources that will be downloaded outside of Tor by the application that opens them. This will reveal your non-Tor IP address. If you must work with DOC and/or PDF files, we strongly recommend either using a disconnected computer, downloading the free VirtualBox and using it with a virtual machine image with networking disabled, or using Tails. Under no circumstances is it safe to use BitTorrent and Tor together, however.
- Use bridges and/or find company
Tor tries to prevent attackers from learning what destination websites you connect to. However, by default, it does not prevent somebody watching your Internet traffic from learning that you're using Tor. If this matters to you, you can reduce this risk by configuring Tor to use a Tor bridge relay rather than connecting directly to the public Tor network. Ultimately the best protection is a social approach: the more Tor users there are near you and the more diverse their interests, the less dangerous it will be that you are one of them. Convince other people to use Tor, too!
Be smart and learn more. Understand what Tor does and does not offer. This list of pitfalls isn't complete, and TOR need your help identifying and documenting all the issues.
Source and download: https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html
I think that everybody has joined LinkedIn for the same reason, because LinkedIn promotes themselves in the career and business network. Where is business, there you can earn money. Where you can earn money there you’ll find criminals too. Money attracts the scammers like moths to a flame.
Networking means coming closer and make something together. In the case of LinkedIn should it be managing careers and/or making business together. In the human nature is it programmed, that everyone is first thinking about their own interests and not about others. This greediness makes it difficult bringing people together. LinkedIn is not able to check each subscriber. The most of them are only entering as less data as possible by signing up. Once they have their account they will change their data as needed. They even change their names and pictures like they enjoy it. They are able to do this even during a communication.
Every business man/woman knows:
- Offers, which are sounding too good to be true are coming from criminals
- Nobody can give money as a gift in business. Everyone likes to earn more than he can give as the sum from the purchase price of the product and the given commission.
- As higher the promised commission per sale is, as more difficult will it be to sell the product
- Products, which are not able to sell, are getting bundled with the argument of social work or a charitable purpose like children hospital, help for the 3rd world, etc.
If you are thinking logically, then you would find out already the criminals on their offer on observing the above rules. In every case you should make a background check of your contact before you get in business with him. If you find out something negative, then give him the chance for an explanation. If the explanation is unbelievable and makes him more untrustworthy, then push him into the public and publish what is your opinion. This will help others in making their own decisions.
If everybody works this way, the scammer and other criminals will not have any chance in betraying others.
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