How to install Tor on Backtrack 5

Tor is an open source Anonymous Internet tool. It protects your personal identification from tracking systems by changing the source IP address frequently. Application will create many virtual tunnels through the tor network.

By default Tor is not integrated in BackTrack 5. Why use Tor on Backtrack ? Normally Tor is used to protect the browsing security but Tor can be used for network scanning tools and other information gathering tools, in my next article i will explain how to configure Tor for console applications.

Follow the installation steps

Open /etc/apt/sources.list file and add following line

deb lucid main

Open command prompt and run follwing commands

gpg --keyserver --recv 886DDD89
gpg --export A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89 | sudo apt-key add -
apt-get update
apt-get install tor tor-geoipdb
apt-get install privoxy

After installing Privoxy, Open /etc/privoxy/config and append follwing line

forward-socks4a / .

/etc/init.d/privoxy start

Configure your clients with Ip address and port 8118

How to check

go to or to know your current Ip address

About Manjunath Aka Punter

is a IT Security Consultant who specializes in Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment and having Strong Skills in Network, Web Application, Web Services and Wireless Security Testing Passionate about OpenSource,Interest in LockPicking, RFID Security etc. Read his blog at

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