The Tor Browser is a cross-platform portable Tor client integrated with a browser (based on Firefox Extended Support Release). It is 100% FLOSS software and includes privacy-related extensions like Privacy Badger and NoScript out-of-box.
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Pro Tor sets the standard for safe and private browsing
If you follow their instructions religiously, Tor is the nec plus ultra in terms of safety and privacy. For the time being at least.
Pro Access hidden .onion sites
Can be installed and run on a portable device such as a USB stick.
Pro Free and open source
Pro Relatively fast
Pro Uses the Tor network
Pro NoScript and HTTPS Everywhere installed by default
Pro The only browser package which includes a gateway built-in into TOR a network where you can actually browse the web completely anonymously
Privacy. It's fundamental. And this browser has enabled and keeps enabling people to lookup things they don't want their ISP/ government or surveillance marketers to see.
And what's better they won't know a thing about what you searched.
What is visible to the outside world however is the fact: you make use of TOR and probably the TORBrowser this client / citizen of ours is using TOR to obfuscate his /her traffic (=~anonymize ).
Pro Based on Firefox
Firefox is a great browser, and tor is built on it
Pro Open source
Open source builds trust on using the program
Tor is just as safe as chrome or firefox, as long as you don't visit malicious websites
Con Must adapt new browsing habits
It is not recommended to do several things TOR browser that users would want to do in a normal browser, such as visiting social networks and banking.
Con Extremely slow
Caused by the tor network the browser depends on.
Con You will hang on every recaptcha
Con Not made as your daily browser
It does not support many modern features due security and is pretty slow.
Con Dependent on Mozilla
Since it uses gecko.
Con Tor is very outdated on Firefox code
It's not that it uses the same browser engine, just look at the logos.
Con Does not guarantee perfect anonymity
Unlike what most users would suspect.
Con Too many supporters
Tor has so many supporters such as brave, which makes it more popular. This is another thing how tor will be unsecure.
Accessing the hidden wiki or any other content on the dark web is illegal and people have even been imprisoned for this.
Con Using tor on android is still not great
Samsumg users will never use it.
Hackers may insert something illegal onto your computer and get you arrested.
Con Open Source
Anyone can hack the source code and insert malware.