Tor over VPN
Tor over ForestVPN – your gate to ultimate privacy on the internet.
The Benefits of Tor Over VPN
1. Easy to Use
With ForestVPN, you’re automatically connected to the Tor network with just one click. Or, if you prefer, you can connect to a regular ForestVPN server and then use a Tor browser to maintain anonymity – it’s up to you.
2. Shield Yourself from ISPs or authorities
Even though your internet service provider can see that you’re using Tor, by combining ForestVPN plus Tor, your activities remain unknown. ForestVPN guards you against all third parties and does not track your online activity – go ahead and roam the internet freely.
ForestVPN sends your traffic through an encrypted tunnel and adds other intermediaries to provide an extra layer of security over your browsing.
Security Layers of Tor Over VPN
In the Tor network, your traffic goes through a network of volunteer-operated nodes-servers.
It goes through three stages:
Your connection goes to random node in the Tor network
Network traffic chunked in multiple parts and routed through different nodes
Your traffic decrypted and landed to the web through out random node in the Tor network
Using Tor without a VPN exposes you to threats
Not all ISPs are Trustworthy
Without ForestVPN as your first layer of protection in a Tor over VPN configuration, your internet service provider can see that you’re using Tor to browse the internet. This can pose some risks to people engaged in political activities, sensitive legal activities, human rights, journalism, and blogging – protecting people who work and live in censorship-heavy countries.
Unwanted Snoopers in the network
Tor servers are volunteer-operated which means anyone can create a node on the Tor network – unfortunately, that includes various authorities or people with bad intentions. One of these “evil nodes” could position and launch thousands of compromised servers to track you online. Even though it’s true that no single node sees the full picture across a Tor network, someone watching multiple servers (evil nodes) – especially entry and exit nodes – can discover your real IP address.
Without ForestVPN’s Security, You Can’t Totally Rely on Tor’s Anonymity
ForestVPN encrypts your traffic and hides your real IP before connecting to the Tor network. At ForestVPN, we follow a strict no logs policy, so everything you do online remains hidden from all parties, including us. Ultimately, without a reliable VPN in your corner as your first layer of protection, you won’t be able to maximize the benefits of Tor over VPN.
Why do you need ForestVPN?
Shield your online activity – including the fact that you use Tor – from your internet service provider.
Protect yourself from compromised Onion nodes and third-party snooping.
Add an extra secure VPN tunnel over the layers of Onion anonymity.
Who should use Tor Over VPN?
Journalists and political activists
If you need to take extra steps to protect yourself and your sources from surveillance and censorship.
Residents and travelers in autocratic regimes
If your internet traffic is monitored and logged by government institutions.
Persons who work with sensitive data
If a single leak can cause tremendous harm or place people in real danger.
When you don’t need Tor Over VPN?
For casual browsing
A VPN tunnel is more than enough to guarantee your safety. You are completely secure when you browse the web connected to a ForestVPN server.
For maximum speed
Since you take a longer path, routing your traffic through multiple Onion servers, you experience a slower connection.
When using double hope VPN
If you don’t want to deal with the Onion network, use the Double VPN feature, which routes your data through two ore more VPN servers, providing stronger security.
Layer your privacy with
Tor Over VPN
ForestVPN doesn’t store any connection and activity logs, ensuring no user can be matched to specific network activity or behavior.