1

The Iridium Browser looks like a viable competitor to the Firefox-based component in TorBrowser. How would someone use Iridium with the Tor network?

3

Because Iridum is based on Chromium, instructions for using Chrome w/ Tor should work. Of course - just like using Chrome/Chromium with Tor is not recommended, I wouldn't recommend using Iridium with Tor either.

For one matter: you'll stand out as one of the very few people (only?) using Iridium over Tor. Your cross-domain and session unlinkability is gone.

Secondly, Maintaining Chromium forks is hard. Chromium has no Extended Support Release cycle. This introduces a difficult dependency cycle of [BugFix 1] -> [Major Release] -> [BugFix 2]. To get the second fix, you have to either accept the Major Release (including auditing the entire thing for proxy issues, fingerprinting, or cross-domain leakage) or backporting the BugFix. Other attempts at maintaining a secure fork of Chromium (Aviator) did not go well.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.