Take it underground

This post was written because a very good friend of mine asked me to send them a mail about decent reasoning to use Tor, and explore the Onion net, so thank you (you know who you are), and this post will be followed by another more detailed post on the Onion net soon.

Okay, so with all that’s been going on in the world lately, I’m starting to think that we should really start moving things underground, by underground, I mean that we should start encrypting our traffic more, and making use of the means that we have available to us, and helping to support them more as a security community.

The things in the world that I’m referring to are not only UK based either, here are a few examples:

Pirate Bay – Guilty Verdict

Mobile Phone Tracking


Directive 2006/24/EC Of The European Parliament And Of The Council

It seems that we are seeing more and more of the worlds governments moving towards an Orwellian culture, and I for one really don’t feel comfortable operating in this way.

You may be asking yourselves at this point, what can we do to stop this, the honest answer is, really not that much right now.
We can however start to move our information systems somewhere else, somewhere more secure, and we can all help others to secure their online habits by setting up Tor relays.

The more relays the Tor network gets, the better it is for everyone involved, if you can’t configure a relay, or just don’t want to, then if at all possible, please dontate to the Tor project here.

So please people, if you value your privacy at all, please help the Tor project out in any way that you can, even if it’s translating articles.

Below are a few links that you may find useful:

Tor Overview



This may seem like a shameless Tor plug, but I can assure you that it’s not, and I am in now way related to the Tor project at this point in time, but I really feel that it’s an extremely worthwhile project, and I plan on getting a lot more involved. This project has come a long way in the 2 years that I’ve been using it, and the more users we get contributing the better the anonymity and speed gets.

Keep it safe and private people.

  • Bloodyscot

    People are already starting to go underground.
    Some people are removing titles and band names from songs and asigning numbers. The groups have a list to check for band name and song title. eq 14928567×0012 the 14928567 is the number for the band name and the 0012 is the song name. With encrypting traffic it makes it hard for ISPs to filler it.
    The new bandwidth caps maybe a bigger issue for anyone downloading legal or illegal.

  • http://www.thetestmanager.com TheTestManager

    Not so sure on Tor,
    I use to run Tor relays just so I could sniff other peoples traffic.

    The last node is not encrypted. Also have you even looked at the names of some of those Tor nodes.
    Are you sure you want to send your traffic through them?.

    My advice is to try VPN’s.
    Darknets are the way of the future.