Here’s How To Install TOR Browser In Kali Linux

Now that you might be using “Kali Linux” as your default operating system or as a virtual machine. Want to hide your IP Address? Then you might use some VPN services or most of us the “TOR Browser”. Now in this guide, I’ll be providing you the complete information on installing to on your Kali Linux machine.

Basically, Tor is free to use. Anyone from anywhere can use it. It’s just 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.

Why anonymity matters?

Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location.


How To Install TOR Browser In Kali Linux

Step1. Open up the terminal and just type in “sudo apt-get update“. Once the update process is completed, Just type in “apt-get install tor” and then just tap “Y” and hit enter. Depending on your internet speed the app gets installed.

Step2. Now that for some users the browser gets installed and is ready to use. If the first step has no use for your device, Then just follow from the step2.

Now here we need to add the official tor repository as based on the debian distribution. Not to be confused, Kali is actually based on Debian and it uses the package management from Wheezy”. So we are going to use “Wheezy” as our distribution.

This can be done by adding the below lines of code to the “sources.list” file. To do this, In the terminal just execute the below command.

leafpad /etc/apt/sources.list

Now add the following line at the bottom of the file,

deb wheezy main

Add GPG Keys

Now we need to add the gpg key used to sign the packages by running the following commands:

gpg --keyserver --recv 886DDD89
gpg --export A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89 | apt-key add -

Step3. Once you complete the above step, Its time to update the repositories just by entering the command in the terminal “apt-get update“. Once the update completes, just install the singing key by entering the command “apt-get install” in the terminal.

Then just install the tor browser by the command “apt-get install tor”

Now Tor should be installed!
If no error occurs, follow the second step.

Install Tor from development branch

If you are an advanced user and you want to install Tor using the development branch then this method is for you.

Add Tor project repository to sources.list

You need to add a different set of lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:

deb wheezy main
deb tor-experimental-0.2.5.x- wheezy main

Add GPG keys, keyring and install Tor

Then run the following commands at your command prompt:

gpg --keyserver --recv 886DDD89
gpg --export A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89 | apt-key add -
apt-get update
apt-get install tor

Now Tor should be installed!
If no error occurs, follow the second step.
Note: This release will provide you more features but it contains bugs too.

Build and Install Tor from sources

If you want to build your own debs from source you must first add an appropriate deb-src line to sources.list.

deb-src wheezy main
deb-src wheezy main
deb-src tor-experimental-0.2.5.x--wheezy main

You also need to install the necessary packages to build your own debs and the packages needed to build Tor:

apt-get install build-essential fakeroot devscripts
apt-get build-dep tor

Then you can build Tor in ~/debian-packages:

mkdir ~/debian-packages; cd ~/debian-packages
apt-get source tor
cd tor-*
debuild -rfakeroot -uc -us
cd ..

Now you can install the new package:

dpkg -i tor_*.deb

Downloading and Running Tor bundle

Download the Tor Bundle from here,
Download the architecture-appropriate file above, save it somewhere, then run one of the following two commands to extract the package archive:

tar -xvzf tor-browser-gnu-linux-i686-2.3.25-15-dev-LANG.tar.gz

or (for the 64-bit version):

tar -xvzf tor-browser-gnu-linux-x86_64-2.3.25-16-dev-LANG.tar.gz

(where LANG is the language listed in the filename).
Once that’s done, switch to the Tor browser directory by running:

cd tor-browser_LANG

(whereLANG is the language listed in the filename).
To run the Tor Browser Bundle, execute the start-tor-browser script:


This will launch Vidalia and once that connects to Tor, it will launch Firefox.

Note: Do not unpack or run TBB as root. (though in Kali Linux, it doesn’t make any differences)

[Origin: blackmoreops]

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