What is the Tor Browser, and Why Should We Use it in 2024?

Abeerah Hashim  - Security Expert
Last updated: January 1, 2024
Read time: 28 minutes

Tor helps enhance your privacy and gain more freedom online alongside letting you visit the dark web. But it is not the silver bullet many believe so. Here is how it works and everything about this free anonymizer there is to know.


TOR (The Onion Router) is one of the safest browsers that has employed a global network of servers that enable private communications and secure web browsing. It is the most secure and reliable browser that lets you access the dark web alongside regular browsing with the best possible anonymity. TOR routes the online traffic via multiple nodes, each providing military-grade encryption to the data. This way, it becomes impossible for anyone to track the user. This detailed guide covers everything you need to know about the TOR browser.

The Tor browser is a particular internet browser that enables users to surf the world wide web anonymously. It’s also a gateway into the dark web.

This browser works over a global network of servers maintained by volunteers designed for private communications and web browsing.

Tor browsing quick guide