Devices like the Safeplug can deter companies and governments from snooping on your devices at home, but they’re not much good when you’re on the road. That’s where the PORTAL (Personal Onion Router To Assure Liberty) project comes into play. Load the customized firmware on to certain travel hotspots (some TP-Link models and their clones) and you can maintain strong privacy anywhere you have internet access, without using special software; think of it as an anti-surveillance tool in your pocket. It not only puts you on the Tor anonymity network that spies hate so much, but supports connection masking add-ons that prevent your Tor data from being blocked. You can visit China without worrying that you’ll have to use an insecure, heavily censored connection just to get online.
- PORTAL router puts hassle-free TOR privacy in your pocket (geek.com)
- A portable router that conceals your Internet traffic (arstechnica.com)
- How a portable travel router can put TOR web-surfing security in your pocket (theunhivedmind.com)
- PORTAL pocket router uses TOR to protect your WiFi traffic (slashgear.com)
- Def Con Presenters And CloudFlare Exec Unveil ‘PORTAL’ Counter-Surveillance Router (hothardware.com)
- PORTAL router puts hassle-free TOR privacy in your pocket (zendialogue.wordpress.com)
- How a portable travel router can put TOR web-surfing security in your pocket (pcworld.com)