The Tor project has released the Thor 6.0.5 browser for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. The major change is a security exploit fix.
A major change in the 6.0.5 release is the fix of a security loophole that allowed an attacker to obtain a valid certificate from addons.mozilla.org, imitate Mozilla’s servers and serve a malicious update. Tor Browser 6.0.5 also comes with updated HTTPS-Everywhere and a new Tor stable version 0.2.8.7.
What is 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.
The Tor network is a group of volunteer-operated servers that allows people to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. Tor’s users employ this network by connecting through a series of virtual tunnels rather than making a direct connection, thus allowing both organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy.
Tor browser also enables users to access dark-web sites (.onion TLDs).
Download and run
For linux, it’s only needed to open a console and type:
$ wget https://dist.torproject.org/torbrowser/6.0.5/tor-browser-linux64-6.0.5_en-US.tar.xz
$ tar -xJf tor-browser-linux64-6.0.5_en-US.tar.xz
$ cd tor-browser_en-US/
You can create a shortcut and place it on your desktop or panel.
Here’s a list of .onion sites (most of them are offline). Make sure to open this link with Tor.