Actually, there is an onion address for Tor: http://expyuzz4wqqyqhjn.onion/
The Tor Project runs quite a few onion addresses: https://onion.torproject.org/
I can't confirm if the Tor Browser uses this onion address for updating though.
The Tor Project assigns to each sponsor a pseudonym which is simply a letter in the alphabet. According to the sponsors wikipage the letters A to U and Z are already assigned. Some of those sponsored projects ended while work is done at some other projects.
The work on the SponsorR project is tracked on its project page and there is also a discussion at tor-...
As Richard commented, all sponsors are referred to via pseudonyms/codenames, like SponsorE, SponsorF, SponsorO etc. Each have their specific and non specific tasks/ topics that they work on. It's a little difficult listing all topics that SponserR covers. It was started last September i believe. Let me give you a link to their wiki, where it's explained ...
Desktop XP sp2 IE and Chrome
Summary of my Error Message:
Your connection is not private
Attackers might be trying to steal your information from
www.torproject.org (for example, passwords, messages or credit cards).
Etc as detailed above.
I get this message when trying to access lots of websites via both IE and Chrome. Tried all the suggested actions ...
How Firefox Addons remove your anonymity/privacy:
The addon collects data on the Tor browser user. Many addons usually collect some form of data and even if the Tor browser does protect the user to some extent, it's still going to hurt the user's privacy.
Example addon: Last Pass Password Manager (there are many others)
Last Pass Password Manager is a ...
They are not the same. Tor doesn't just send your data from node to node, it is also encrypted 3 times. Each time your data goes from node to node, one level of encryption is removed until you get to the website that you are using.
What ProxyChains does is that it sends your connection through multiple SOCKS/HTTP(S) proxy servers but without the added ...
The main idea is that the onion service only makes outbound connections. Whenever it communicates with someone, the onion service creates a circuit to some relay and receives communication from the end of that circuit. This way the relay accepts new connections (through introduction and rendezvous points) and forwards information to the onion service through ...
Can that person be comfortable in assuming that their completely Anonymous when, using Tor or is there new steps or programs someone should use with Tor, or extra precautions they should take. I just cant honestly believe it can just be as simple as using a different browser, at least no stay that simple for long.
No, it's not and the Tor Project explicitly ...
Download the Tor Browser from
Copy <old-browser>/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Tor/state to <new-browser>/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Tor/state to preserve your entry guards.
Delete your old Tor Browser.
Use the Tor Browser you have just downloaded.