Facebook directly accessible via Tor




Facebook makes it possible to visit directly from the Tor network, the Facebook servers without an exit node having to use. The functionality must provide a better experience for users of Tor with Facebook.

The Tor-Facebook service is from the Tor Browser approaching the url facebookcorewwwi.onion. Was an exit node to now, required in order to be able to visit Facebook: such nodes are the link between the Tor-network and the rest of the Internet.

The downside is that exit nodes that can be located anywhere over the world are, and security mechanisms of Facebook sometimes raised the alarm when a user seemed one moment sitting in Canada and the other time in Sweden. “However, this is normal for Tor traffic,” writes security guard Alec Muffett of Facebook.

The new Tor service must also provide a more streamlined experience, though Facebook still can not predict where a user is accurate due to the Tor network is its IP address after all, anonymous.

Tor is software that users can more or less anonymous internet. Among other activists and dissidents use the software in countries where there is internet censorship or where the government keeps an eye on Internet. Tor, which was originally developed by the US Army, is full for The Onion Router.

In addition, ‘onion’ refers to the way the system works: Internet traffic is different, randomly chosen servers where the first server that is being done to know the IP address of the user is guided through. Each server ‘peels’ as it were a part of the Tor packets off, hence the’ ui’ analogy. An important part of the Tor network, the exit nodes: Tor traffic from there reached the outside world. The exit node does not know who its users, but to the outside world it looks like coming traffic from the users of the exit node.



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