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Re: [tor-talk] Will Tor affect Internet Explorer? (newbie question)

This is interesting, it seems a lot of people don't really grasp the core concepts of Tor.  Someone should make a introductory video we can refer people too.  It should have an explanation of proxies, and how Tor is vulnerable to "big brother" attacks.

Would anyone be interested in doing this?

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On Jul 13, 2013, at 10:25, Buck Calabro <kc2hiz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 13 July 2013 04:07, Gabrielle wrote:
>> Okay. Now I'm officially confused.
>> If I download Tor, can't I run it as a separate program from IE?
>> Can I run the two programs separately, like the proverbial ships in the night?
> Unfortunately, yes you can.
>> Can someone tell me exactly what it means to configure Tor through IE?
>> Can't I configure it by itself and continue to use the two independently of each other?
> Anonymity and security can't be sprayed on after the fact.  They need
> to be built-in from the start.  Tor is more than just a program that
> runs on your computer, it's sort of like a parallel internet that runs
> alongside the big internet, only more anonymously.  Tor doesn't do
> something to your computer to make it safer, Tor carries your internet
> traffic over a safer route.
> Existing programs on your computer will continue to use the existing
> path to the big internet.  Only programs that have been configured to
> use Tor will use this new, safer path.  Re-configuring all your
> existing programs is a Very Large Job, and not easily done by
> beginners.  For beginners, almost everyone recommends the Tor Browser
> Bundle because it already knows about Tor.
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