Orbot: Mobile Anonymity

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  1. Malvado

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    Some of you might be familiar with Tor. Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.

    They have a side project that is made for Android powered devices to keep your anonymity. That project goes by the name of Orbot.
    Orbot is a free proxy app that empowers other apps to use the internet more securely. Orbot uses Tor to encrypt your Internet traffic and then hides it by bouncing through a series of computers around the world. Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis.



    For more informtation about TOR and ORBOT, please visit their website @
    https://www.torproject.org/ and https://guardianproject.info/apps/orbot/

    Orbot app:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.torproject.android
     
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    This is all I think about when I hear the word "orbot".

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    I am a fan of protecting my internet traffic especially on a public / open network. Does anyone know if Orbot on our devices is vulnerable in the same manner as desktops re: NSA using Browser Cookies to track Tor Users - The Hacker News ? The sheer volume of data may make it unlikely that one would be targeted but it is something to be aware of.
     
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    I've been using Orbot for a while now and it works great! You can always double-check that it's working by turning it on and then going to check.torproject.org. That site will confirm if you're connected via Tor and show your IP. I also recommend using Chrome in incognito mode while using Orbot.
     
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    I did forget to mention that it requires a rooted device for Orbot to work as it is supposed to.
     
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    One more reason to root it seems. Shame iPhone junkies will be unprotected.
     
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