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What you should never do on the Tor network

December 16, 2017
What you should not do on the Tor network.

In this post we will show you what it is what not to do on the Tor network to avoid compromising your person and your privacy. ENTERS!

 

WE START:

As we know, Tor is a secure global network, where you can navigate with better comfort knowing that your connection is encrypted in 3 different layers and sent to different servers, in order to reduce the probability of espionage and data theft, and I say this because Tor is not 100% secure, and that is why we must avoid doing certain practices that can put our privacy, data and even your life at risk.

As we have mentioned, the connection encrypts with websites in 3 different layers, but sometimes that connection can have back doors or vulnerabilities, which are usually caused by the user, and in this way, give way to hackers or agents. governments to track us down and take action with us. I'm not saying this because you're doing something illegal, but the curiosity to navigate can get you in big trouble.

And not only that, since the Tor network is distributed by people who volunteer their servers, and if information from you passes around, you are in great danger.

Here is a list of things you should never do when connecting to the Tor network.

Things you should never do when connecting to Tor:

  1. We should never access our website from the Tor network: if your website has little traffic and is not redistributed on the Tor network, the output rabyte can identify us as the administrator of the website.
  2. You should NEVER log in to your personal accounts: there is the possibility that they could capture your connection packets, and thus steal your personal account.
  3. You should NOT log in to commercial platforms such as PayPal, Amazon, etc., because in addition to the fact that your account may be stolen, the platforms may suspend our account.
  4. You should avoid alternating Tor and the open Wi-Fi network: you should always use the same elements at the same time, because if not, they may identify our MAC address with the activity of the anonymous and distributed network.
  5. DO NOT use Tor over Tor, that is, with a single entry and exit to the anonymous and distributed network is more than enough.
  6. Failure to apply double entry and double exit can lead to privacy and security breaches.
  7. We must make sure to send the information in a secure way, that is, that the web with which we interact has the secure HTTPS protocol.
  8. Avoid the use of personal information within the Tor network, for example, names, nicknames, place of birth, etc.
  9. Using different identities is not recommended, as the two may be related.
  10. We should never edit the security settings that are configured by default by the security tools that allow us to access the Tor network, unless we know exactly what we are doing.
  11. We must avoid using Tor and at the same time a direct connection to the internet, since by doing this, we may make a mistake with the output and send certain information over the network that they are not.
  12. If we create a network within Tor, we must not provide the link through social networks.
  13. We should NEVER open a file received from the Tor network, as it may have a virus or a type of malware that infects our computer.
  14. Avoid using double authentication systems, since these are usually associated with a phone number or a SIM, and it is possible that the authorities will identify us in a matter of seconds.
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By following these guidelines, we will not have any problem browsing this anonymous network and we will not be compromising our security.

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