Tor has a storied reputation in the world of online privacy. The open-source project lets people browse the Internet more anonymously by routing their traffic across different nodes before making a final connection between their device and a desired website. It’s something we’ve discussed previously on Lock and Code, and something that, sometimes, gets a bad reputation because of its relationship to the “dark web.”
But for all the valid discussion about online anonymity, encryption, and privacy, Tor has an entirely different value proposition for people who build and maintain websites, and that is one of security. As explained by our guest Alec Muffett on today’s episode of Lock and Code, hosted by David Ruiz, utilizing Tor can provide organizations with an entirely separate networking stack. And this isn’t just a boon for networking diversity, but also security, Muffett explains.