Victor Ugochukwu · Dec 14, 2020 . 5min read
Dark Web Tor onion service is now accessible on crypto browser Brave
Brave browser has introduced Tor Onion Service to provide new browsing mode to users and protect their privacy over the network.
By Komal Joshi · Oct 7, 2020 . 6min read
Brave, a crypto-friendly web browser today, declared integration with the privacy-first gateway to the dark web, Tor. Brave has made its Brave pages accessible from the dark web. For the uninitiated, Tor is a browser that allows you to access .onion links. It is dubbed as the dark web. Here lies the black market packed with the largest illegal drugs Bitcoin can purchase.
https://Brave.com now has a @torproject .onion service, providing more users with secure access to Brave. See how our devops engineer @bkero created this setup, which you should be able to use to create your own onion service #MoreOnionsPorFavor:Brave Software on Twitter
Nonetheless, the dark web is not all about black markets and Bitcoin. It is employed by activists, researchers, and journalists across the world with standard Internet policies. Tor can do this by skipping your search requests about a bunch of relays, set up around the globe to hide your identity.
Brave has integrated with Tor onion service to protect users’ privacy not only on the device but also on the overall network. Brave having its Tor address, indicates that all of Brave’s websites are available direct from the dark web. Rather than Brave.com, it’s Brave.onion. Moreover, this site guards its users’ metadata, like its location.
Brave develops a guide to explain about establishing Dark Web on websites.
Brave is a competitor to Google Chrome. However, it has integrated Tor into its browser since 2018. It also operates some of those relays. Today, it announced that it had put Brave websites on the dark web. Additionally, Ben Kero, DevOps Engineer at Brave, created a handy guide describing how to do this.
According to the guide, Ben Kero first mined an address on the onion network. He developed a private key via expending computational resources. Brave uses a mid-range graphics card, a GTX1080, to do the job. Moreover, this consumes 15 minutes. Furthermore, then they received .onion address and a private key.
After mining the address, Brave booted up the Enterprise Onion Toolkit. It allows people to proxy traffic to normal domains on brave.com. Next, the team set up an SSL certificate, which guarantees that domains are secure, and information sent across them is encrypted. Brave is not a newcomer to privacy-first technology. Its crypto-friendly browser compensates people with crypto for viewing advertisements. Moreover, it also compensates content creators.
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