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Guide to the Tor Browser

via Cybrary


This course aims to provide an understanding of the Tor Browser, including its roadmap, misconceptions, and history. Students will learn why Tor should be used, how to use it compared to Firefox, and the legal issues surrounding Tor relays. The course covers Tor's strengths and weaknesses, its availability on different platforms, and the concept of "onions." The intended audience for this course is individuals interested in online privacy and security.


  • Module 1: Introduction
    • 1.1 The Tor Roadmap
    • 1.2 Myths, Misconceptions, and the Iceberg Graphics
    • 1.3 A User's Guide to the Deep Web, Dark Web, and the Dark Net
    • 1.4 The History of the Tor Project
  • Module 2: Why Use Tor?
    • 2.1 Why You Should Use the Tor Browser
  • Module 3: Getting Into Things
    • 3.1 Let's Get Into Things
  • Module 4: Compare Tor to Firefox
    • 4.1 Comparison of Firefox and Tor
    • 4.2 Firefox Plugins and Search Engines
    • 4.3 Final Comparison
  • Module 5: Under the Hood of the Tor Relay
    • 5.1 What Is It?
    • 5.2 Legal Issues
  • Module 6: With Great Strength Comes Great Weaknesses
    • 6.1 Tor Flaws Part 1
    • 6.2 Tor Flaws Part 2
  • Module 7: Tor on Other Platforms
    • 7.1 Tor in All the Places
  • Module 8: The Onions
    • 8.1 All About the Onions
  • Module 9: Conclusion
    • 9.1 The End Is the Beginning

Taught by

Tim Stover


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