Remain Anonymous On The Internet using Portable Onion Pi

By | July 9th, 2013

As the tweaks about NSA’s secret PRISM program to breach the secret data of the masses hits the media , more and more people are now conscious about securing their private data and the good news is that there are still some trusted third party programs which can anonymize you on the web concealing your precious data and saving your from the “all seeing eyes”. Adafruit learning service has been amicable and congenial enough to provide a secure way of surfing and has launched “Onion Pi” an adept and impeccable combination of TOR, the powerful secured browser that allocates the anonymous proxy and directs your traffic through three relayed layers, and Raspberry Pi.

“Using it is as easy as pie”, touts the adafruit website. Raspberry Pi is the basically an extension of the adafruit projects intended to secure the online browsing. Weighing the popularity of TOR, Raspberry Pi project has been enhanced and integrated with the privately anonymous networks. If you cannot go through the tiresome task of installing and configuring the TOR browser on your netbook, computer, smart phone, if you want to secure the connection in order to avoid the whistle blowers and spying, Raspberry Pi is the gift for you.


Portability is the peculiar factor that makes Raspberry Pi diacritic and peculiar, If you are travelling and don’t have the TOR configured device to use the internet, just use the “Onion Pi”, a combination that promises the most secure browsing. Onion Pi will give you the secure access point or Wi-fi  hotspot using which you can browse on the web anonymously. So how to get your hands on this worth using tool?  First, plug the Ethernet cable into any ISP device wherever your are. Next, power up the Pi with the micro USB cable to your laptop . The Pi will boot up and create a new secure wireless access point called Onion Pi. Connecting to that access point will automatically route any web browsing from your computer through the anonymizing Tor network.  Raspberry pi is a tiny hardware device that does not adequate power and you can buy the whole kit in around 50$. It is recommended to buy the 4GB or larger SD card with Raspbian OS installed as this will make the capacity of your connection more augmented allowing you to use multiple connections and ports.

The step by step guideline to configure and establish the Onion Pi is available on the adafruit project website.