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Let's say I want to help the TOR network - that relies on volunteers to donate bandwidth - but I am not familiar with Linux nor am I hacker of any kind.

Is there a product like TOR node in a a box that I could simply buy and plug to my router? Or is such concept a bad idea because adversaries could sell somehow malicious nodes to enthusiastic amateurs like me?

  • It isn't very difficult to setup a tor node. There are step by step instructions to do so. E.g. en.flossmanuals.net/bypassing-censorship/… – limbenjamin Jan 28 '15 at 17:19
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    This is in no way an InfoSec question. – schroeder Jan 28 '15 at 18:04
  • There are prepackaged software bundles for Windows, if that's easier. Selling hardware would be a giant headache. – Ohnana Jan 28 '15 at 18:11
  • Find yourself an old PC and use that as a Tor box. – user42178 Jan 29 '15 at 16:25
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Yes, there is an independent 3rd party company called Pogoclub that manufactures a device called Safeplug that you plug into your router

Keep in mind that there are some known vulnerabilities known to this specific device, but in the configuration settings you have the option to run a tor relay.

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