How To Install apt-transport-tor on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install apt-transport-tor on Kali Linux. apt-transport-tor is APT transport for anonymous package downloads via Tor

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install apt-transport-tor on Kali Linux.

What is apt-transport-tor

Provides support in APT for downloading packages anonymously via the Tor network.

APT already includes mechanisms for guaranteeing the authenticity of the packages you download. However, an adversary sniffing your network traffic can still see what software you are installing.

Install apt-transport-tor, edit your sources.list to include only tor:// URLs, and you can make it very difficult for anyone intercepting your network traffic to be able to tell that you are installing Debian packages, or which packages you are installing.

Please note that this approach is only as secure as Tor itself - this software cannot protect you from an attacker who has access to your local machine. In addition, attackers may be able to correlate your network traffic with the packets coming out of an exit node, so do be careful.

There are three ways to install apt-transport-tor on Kali Linux . We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install apt-transport-tor Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install apt-transport-tor using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install apt-transport-tor

Install apt-transport-tor Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install apt-transport-tor using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install apt-transport-tor

Install apt-transport-tor Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Kali Linux. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install apt-transport-tor using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install apt-transport-tor

How To Uninstall apt-transport-tor on Kali Linux

To uninstall only the apt-transport-tor package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove apt-transport-tor

Uninstall apt-transport-tor And Its Dependencies

To uninstall apt-transport-tor and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Kali Linux, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove apt-transport-tor

Remove apt-transport-tor Configurations and Data

To remove apt-transport-tor configuration and data from Kali Linux we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge apt-transport-tor

Remove apt-transport-tor configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove apt-transport-tor configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge apt-transport-tor

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install apt-transport-tor using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.