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The oRouter Is A Tor-Powered Linux Box That Secures Your Internet Connection

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As an end user, the process of using the oRouter is designed to be exceedingly simple. It’s zero configuration, meaning that you plug it in and then connect to the Wi-Fi network it provides. Unlike the Tor download, it requires no additional software in order to work. Once connected, as you browse the web and use online services, you’re actually using Tor (via Wi-Fi), thereby securing your communications from eavesdropping. In addition, for an extra layer of security, the oRouter’s MAC address (hardware address) changes every 10 minutes.

In the future, more advanced configurations may be made available for technical users, which would allow them to tweak the settings for their own needs.

While originally intended to just be a hack, the two teammates are now considering taking the project further, possibly raising funds via investors or crowdfunding, in order to put the oRouter in production and start selling.

Why shouldn't all routers work this way?

good question!

Because then it would be harder for intelligence agencies to watch everything?

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