My Macbook Air is to old to use the newer versions of Tor. Is it in this case still safe to use the older Tor version, or do I really have to buy a new computer to use Tor safely?

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No, it is not safe to use old versions of Tor Browser or any other internet connected software.

This is explicitly what it says in the out-of-date version warnings so I'm not sure why you're asking here again as if somehow the warnings were just a joke or something.

It's a shame that your operating system vendor likes to price gouge so much, you might be able to opt to run an operating system like Tails to get around the restrictions put in place by Apple.

  • where can I find the out-of-date version warnings (German Version)? Sorry - I'm new in the Tor world never really used the old Version
    – My Name
    Sep 4, 2017 at 18:31
  • It should appear when Tor Browser starts and discovers that a new version has been released.
    – cacahuatl
    Sep 5, 2017 at 22:21
  • When Tor Browser starts it doesent show any warnings else than telling me to download the newer verion and that the Browser is not up-to-date. No warnings about that the older vorsion is not "safe".
    – My Name
    Sep 6, 2017 at 11:05
  • hmmm I can't even get it to run an out of date version without manually disabling automatic updates (where it notes explicitly that doing so is a security risk), how are you getting it to not automatically update?
    – cacahuatl
    Sep 6, 2017 at 20:22
  • I am quite an amateur on anything that has to do with computers - I might have disabled "automatic updates" manualy at some point when the Version was still uptodate (just checked and "automatic Updates" where disabled...)
    – My Name
    Sep 7, 2017 at 12:05

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