Sunday, 12 January 2014

Installing TOR browser

There are many ways of installing TOR but an easy step is to go to TOR website, download, extract the file and install it on Kali Linux. So, here we go.


2. Click on Download.
3. Navigate 32 bit or 64 bit for GNU/Linux, click on Download and then select Save file and press ok.
4. Once the file is downloaded, open terminal and type cd command to go to the directory where the file has been downloaded.
5. Decompress the file by running tar with xvzf parameters.
6. Once the file is decompressed, goto the tor folder.
7. Edit the file start-tor-browser in a text editor, like leafpad, by giving admin right
8. Run the browser, either by clicking on start-tor-browser or through terminal window by typing ./start-tor-browser.

Now let's see these by an example. Let's say, at the time of release, the filename of the tor browser is tor-browser-gnu-linux-i686-2.3.25-15-dev-en-US.tar.gz(for 32-bit, it may different depending on the architecture of your OS). This file has been downloaded in my Downloads directory. So, here are the steps that I performed.

(a) root@kali:~#cd Downloads
(b) root@kali:~/Downloads#tar -xvzf tor-browser-gnu-linux-i686-2.3.25-15-dev-en-US.tar.gz
(c) root@kali:~/Downloads#cd tor-browser_en-US
(d) root@kali:~/Downloads/cd tor-browser_en-US#leafpad start-tor-browser

Once the file is opened in leafpad, press ctrl + f and type root and then search. Now change the value from 0 to 1, as you are allowing tor browser file with administrative privilege.
Save the file and exit.
(e) root@kali:~/Downloads/cd tor-browser_en-US#./start-tor-browser to start tor browser.