New Alpha Release: Tor

by nickm | April 15, 2021

There's a new alpha release available for download. If you build Tor from source, you can download the source code for from the download page on the website. Packages should be available over the coming weeks, with a new alpha Tor Browser release likely some time next week.

Remember, this is an alpha release: you should only run this if you'd like to find and report more bugs than usual.

Tor is the second alpha in its series. It fixes several small bugs in previous releases, and solves other issues that had enabled denial-of-service attacks and affected integration with other tools.

Changes in version - 2021-04-15

  • Minor features (client):
    • Clients now check whether their streams are attempting to re-enter the Tor network (i.e. to send Tor traffic over Tor), and close them preemptively if they think exit relays will refuse them for this reason. See ticket 2667 for details. Closes ticket 40271.
  • Minor features (command line):
    • Add long format name "--torrc-file" equivalent to the existing command-line option "-f". Closes ticket 40324. Patch by Daniel Pinto.


Onionize your Workflow with the Onion Guide Fanzine

by gaba | March 27, 2021

One way we help human rights defenders and organizations take back their right to privacy online is by helping them to use and set up onion services. Last year, thanks to the support of Digital Defenders Partnership, we wrote a series of Onion Guides intended to make it easier for our partners to correctly and safely set up their own onion services.

Get a TLS certificate for your onion site

by isabela | March 24, 2021

We are happy to share the news of another important milestone for .onion services! You can now get DV certificates for your v3 onion site using HARICA, a Root CA Operator founded by Academic Network (GUnet), a civil society nonprofit from Greece.