TOR anonymizer - good thing or not? in Security Posted December 28, 2008 TOR used to be something that people used for surfing from wireless cafe's and free hotspots to secure their traffic, but its also something a lot of people block these days, as exit nodes can be monitored and even manipulated in some respect. TOR is not 100% secure or going to keep prying eyes from seeing what you are doing, but for the most part, it helps in getting to sites that might otherwise be blocked by country IP address blocks or such. I have used it in the past for that very reason, to reach sites that blocked US IP addresses. Canadians can do the same to reach US sites, so it has some usefullness, but I would't use it with respect to privacy or security. Just as a means to proxify a connection, not secure my traffic. Then what would you recommend? I wish to make myself completely anonymous (untraceable) online. This includes IM (WLM), IRC & HTTP/HTTPS traffic. Please recommend something, Thanks in advance, USBHacker PS: What I've been recommended is Steganos, however I would prefer if there was a free alternative.