Onion over VPN

When connecting to Tor through Passel Protect you are first routed through the nearest VPN server and then connected to a random Tor node. Protect keeps your IP safe and prevents your internet provider or government from knowing about or blocking the Tor connection.

To connect to Tor simply click on the regions list and select the purple Tor icon. However, since all data goes through many relays to provide such anonymity, you can expect internet speeds to be slower when you’re using Tor. For that reason, it is best used only when you’re wanting an added layer of privacy for a short period of time.

Tor stands for “The Onion Router,” although these days it is simply referred to as Tor. However, the name originates from the many layers (like an onion) that traffic gets run through when utilizing the Tor network. The Tor network provides anonymity by routing your traffic across different Tor servers (which are all volunteer-operated) and encrypting that traffic so it isn’t traced back to you/your computer.
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