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Create a Tor Hidden Service

A simple example of creating and using a Tor Hidden Service.

Using ThunderHub as an example.

  • Install Tor:
    $ sudo apt install tor
  • Edit the config file:
    $ sudo nano /etc/tor/torrc
  • add:
    HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/thunderhub/
    HiddenServicePort 80
  • restart Tor:
    sudo systemctl restart tor
  • note the Hidden Service address:
    sudo cat /var/lib/tor/thunderhub/hostname
  • Connect over the Tor Browser.


The SSL stripping attack is not applicable when the traffic does not leave the Tor network so usinga self-hosted Hidden Service in the Tor Browser is not at risk.

Always make sure that the clearnet site you open in the Tor Browser uses SSL encryption (HTTPS).