TOR BROWSER IN ELECTRON
THIS IS IN ALPHA, USER BEWARE.
One liner -- "A super lightweight Tor connected browser that uses the latest in web technologies."
I made this because I wanted a simple browser that auto-connected to my tor service running on my MacBook that I installed via homebrew. If you are running tor in OSX via homebrew, then this app will work out of the box if you follow the install instructions below. Otherwise, you may have to edit your torrc file and (gosh!) actually use the terminal / command line / whatever you call it.
ELECTRON has known security issues with using an unsandboxed version of chromium. The roadmap is to use the electron-prebuilt module from Brave browser since they re-sandboxed and fixed a lot of the security issues related to potential for XSS attacks.
Please fork and make this better.
READ the CONTRIBUTING doc for tips on how to help with this project. Thank you!
here is how to run it yourself:
you must have tor already installed. follow the instructions from torproject.org
then to run this code, follow these steps:
git clone https://github.com/jamesacampbell/elector.git cd elector npm install -d npm start
The index.js file is configured to force the connection through the socks5 proxy 127.0.0.1:9050. So for OSX you can install tor via homebrew:
in case you don't have tor install on OSX yet
OSX & homebrew easiness to get Tor installed as a service:
brew install tor
then make sure tor is set to run when your OS starts, then check duckduckgo onion (http://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion) site to confirm it is working
useful .onion links
duck duck go http://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion
tor paste http://mc6nld3smffo3vgm.onion
not evil tor search http://hss3uro2hsxfogfq.onion
hidden answers http://answerstedhctbek.onion
etherpad hosted by riseup onion http://5jp7xtmox6jyoqd5.onion