OnionCat Alternatives

    OnionCat is described as 'creates a transparent IPv6 layer on top of TOR's hidden services. It allows users to anonymously access Internet services. It transmits any kind of IPv6-based data transparently through the TOR network on a location hidden basis' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to OnionCat for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Linux, Windows, Android and BSD. The best alternative is Tor Browser, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like OnionCat are Tor (Free, Open Source), Freenet (Free, Open Source), I2P (Free, Open Source) and GNUnet (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 4, 2021

    1. The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning...
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    2. Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.
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    3. Freenet is free software which lets you anonymously share files, browse and publish "freesites" (web sites accessible only through Freenet) and chat on forums, without fear of censorship.
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    4. The I2P network provides strong privacy protections for communication over the Internet. Many activities that would risk your privacy on the public Internet can be conducted anonymously inside I2P.
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    5. GNUnet is a framework for secure peer-to-peer networking that does not use any centralized or otherwise trusted services. A first service implemented on top of the networking layer allows anonymous censorship-resistant file-sharing.
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    6. Snowflake is a system to defeat internet censorship. People who are censored can use Snowflake to access the internet. Their connection goes through Snowflake proxies, which are run by volunteers.
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    7. Cjdns is a networking protocol and reference implementation, founded on the ideology that networks should be easy to set up, protocols should scale up smoothly, and security should be ubiquitous.
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      Bitmask is an EXPERIMENTAL open source application to provide easy and secure encrypted communication. You can choose among several different service providers or start your own. Currently, it supports encrypted internet (VPN) and encrypted email.
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      I2P (Invisible Internet Protocol) is a universal anonymous network layer. All communications over I2P are anonymous and end-to-end encrypted, participants don't reveal their real IP addresses.
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    8. A proof-of-concept scalable IPv6 meshnet, featuring end-to-end encryption, a unique spanning tree routing algorithm and aiming to implement novel backpressure routing metrics.
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