This is a very interesting kickstarter project – because it solves one of the things that many geeks forget about: making secure and anonymous internet access accessible to your average idiot.
The anonabox is an open-hardware, open-source box that contains, more or less, a pre-configured Tor access point. That means, connect the anonabox between your router and your computer, (or for wireless users, connect to the anonabox wireless network and turn off your router’s wireless network) and you be surfing the internet over a secure, encrypted connection being sent over Tor.
Previously, using Tor involved installing and configuring some rather nerdy software, and blindly trusting that you didn’t forget some configuration option along the way. For an average internet user, that’s a world of difference in usability. Kudos to the anonabox team for solving their installation hurdle! Now, let’s see how much market entry will cost, and whether this will help to promote smarter, more secure internet usage.
anonabox : a Tor hardware router
The anonabox is an open source embedded networking device designed specifically to run Tor. It’s 100% Open Source.