Russia’s Interior Ministry Offers $100.000 To Anyone Capable Of Decrypting The TOR Network

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may already know, Russia’s Interior Ministry is offering $100.000 to anyone that is able to decrypt the Tor browser’s anonymity.

The Tor Browser has gained important popularity lately, since the Americans have found out that the NSA is spying on them. And since it is a very good way to bypass censored content, no wonder the Russians want to put their hands on them.

Tor Browser is an internet browser based on Firefox ESR and configured to protect the users’ anonimity, by sending all the traffic through a unique configuration of nodes known as an onion routing system. The bundle also includes 3 Firefox extensions: Torbutton, NoScript and HTTPS-Everywhere.

If you want to install TOR 3.6.2 on Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems, do this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/tor-browser
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install tor-browser

Next, to use Tor, open it, press connect and wait until you get connected to the Tor network.

Russia's Interior Ministry Offers $100.000 To Anyone Capable Of Decrypting The TOR Network

Russia’s Interior Ministry Offers $100.000 To Anyone Capable Of Decrypting The TOR Network

Optional, to remove tor-browser, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove tor-browser
$ rm -r ~/.tor-browser-en

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