Tor Browser Bundle for Mac

Tor Browser Bundle for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3.25.13
  • Total Downloads:
    162,502
  • Date Added:
    October 03, 2013
  • File Size:
    30.38MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,318
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/10.5 Intel/10.6 Intel/10.7/10.8

Editors' Review

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Tor Browser Bundle for Mac is a package that installs and manages the Tor project software on your Mac. Tor allows you to hide your identity and prevent IP address-tracking back to your device. The Tor Browser Bundle for Mac comprises a number of files, but it's easy enough to install.

Tor uses a set of servers around the world, most maintained by individuals, that reroute your URL request through two, three, or more different servers in an attempt to make your path from your Mac to the destination URL difficult to track back. Each hop in the Tor network hides your IP address a bit more, and after three hops it is very difficult for the destination device to know where the connection originated from. This effectively hides your IP address. Of course, the problem is the more hops, the longer it takes for traffic to route between the end URL and your machine, so Tor is a slower way of accessing the Internet. The Tor Browser Bundle for Mac is from the Tor project and includes files saying how to set up and use Tor. There's a set of videos on the Tor project Web site to help you get everything working properly, regardless of the browser you ultimately use.

Tor has been around for a while and is a well-used method of hiding your identity and IP address. The Tor Browser Bundle for Mac makes installing Tor on your machine easier. While still a work in progress, the Tor Browser Bundle for Mac is worth installing and using if you value your privacy and want to hide your location from remote sites. While not as friendly as some all-in-one packages available that use Tor, the Tor Browser Bundle for Mac is more versatile.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 1 stars

    "Downloads spam extensions onto my mac"

    March 09, 2014   |   By steelsmith80

    Version: Tor Browser Bundle 3.5.2.1

    Pros

    tor is a benefit if you can look past all of the hijacking you'll deal with

    Cons

    each and every chrome profile has 4 extensions added to it and they took over my default browser. I consider this pretty shady.

    Summary

    not worth the shady, spammy issues you'll encounter. I'd consider a non-cnet download from now on

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    General
    Publisher The Tor Project
    Publisher web site https://www.torproject.org/
    Release Date October 03, 2013
    Date Added October 03, 2013
    Version 2.3.25.13
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Encryption Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 30.38MB
    File Name TorBrowser-3.6.6-osx32_en-US.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 162,502
    Downloads Last Week 1,318
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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