January 5, 2021

Tor browser and firejail (linux)

As you already know, Tor is a browser that helps you stay anonymous on the internet.

Whenever you download a file, Tor warns you about opening the file after it is downloaded.( you should open files offline if it is from unknown/untrusted source)

The best way is to open the file in a VM. But there is also firejail (sandboxing) that allows you to open files as safe as in a VM with right parameters.

Example : reading pdf’s from unknown/untrusted sources in okular

firejail **–net=none** –seccomp –private okular

It is not much, but i thought you should know this.

Further reading :

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Firejail
In cmd : man firejail

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