The Tor Project Team has announced the release of Tor Browser 7.0, it comes with multiprocess mode, content sandbox, and Unix domain sockets.
The Tor Project has released the stable release of Tor Browser 7.0 that includes many security features and according to the development team, it also improved performance.
The Tor network implements an anonymous communication system that leverages on more than 7,000 relays set up by volunteers worldwide. The project aims to protect user’s anonymity online by concealing the users’ location and implementing algorithms to avoid dragnet surveillance or traffic eavesdropping.
“The Tor Browser Team is proud to announce the first stable release in the 7.0 series. This release is available from the Tor Browser Project page and also from our distribution directory.” reads the official announcement.
The Tor Browser is built on top of Mozilla’s Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR), a version designed for groups who deploy and maintain the desktop environment in large organizations such as universities and other schools, county or city governments, and businesses.
The Tor Browser 7.0 is based on Firefox 52 ESR and implements two major features:
- multiprocess mode;
- content sandbox;
The Development team enabled both features by default on macOS and Linux, unfortunately, it is still working on the sandboxing for Windows systems.
Mac and Linux users can improve the security of their Tor Browser by using only Unix domain sockets for communication through the Tor network.