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Installing Tor on Linux

Tor is a great browser, which actively routes your connection across multiple nodes in different countries. It is designed to allow the user to remain completely anonymous while online. It also has the ability to access the Dark Web and Deep Web, which although theses areas of the internet have gotten a bad rap (as authorities cant track users in these areas), they are full of all kinds of information and resources.

Recently a number of people have reported issues with installing the Tor browser on Linux, and I myself have had issues with “signature verification failed” errors.

This simple guide will show you how to install this browser, without getting this problem.

Run the following command in the terminal of your choice

# sudo su

# cat <<EOF | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tor.list
deb https://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org bionic main
deb-src https://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org bionic main
EOF

# curl https://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org/A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89.asc | gpg --import

# gpg --export A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89 | apt-key add -

# add-apt-repository ppa:micahflee/ppa

# apt update

# apt install apt-transport-https tor deb.torproject.org-keyring torbrowser-launcher

# exit

# torbrowser-launcher

You should now see the screen below

Click on connect, and you will then get access to the main browser

You can now visit any site you want completely anonymously, as your connection will be routed via the Tor network.

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