I am looking for maximum online privacy, should I use Tor, VPN, or both. If both, in which order and what are the benefits of starting with one over the other?
Before we address the question above, let us start by a snippet of how both Tor and VPN works. Beginning with Tor. The onion router, commonly known as Tor is an anonymous network first developed by the U.S. Naval Research Lab.
What is Tor?
There is no authoritative source with records of just how many people use Tor, and there shouldn’t be any. After all, it is an anonymous network. Though according to the Tor Metric page, the network has at least two million users on any given day.
When using Tor, data from your computer is passed through thousands of volunteer-run Relays (servers), which hide your identity and location. However, some websites have started blocking data from relays they have since established to be of Tor networks.
Government and other adversaries online have the capacity of monitoring data on know entrances to the Tor network (the Guard Relays and Exit Relays). From here, they can work their way …read more