OnionShare – Securely And Anonymously Send And Receive Files

Onionshare Logo - Share Files with TOR Network xploitlab

With internet you can send and receive a files, document, photos or videos anywhere in the world rapidly, but you have to be careful if you send and receive files with third party of app or web, because some third party maybe can access to the files and intercept sharing process between you and someone. But with “OnionShare” you can securely send and receive files rapidly and also anonymously with TOR network.

Overview

OnionShare is an open source tool for securely and anonymously sending and receiving files using Tor onion services. It works by starting a web server directly on your computer and making it accessible as an unguessable Tor web address that others can load in Tor Browser to download files from you, or upload files to you. It doesn’t require setting up a separate server, using a third party file-sharing service, or even logging into an account.

Unlike services like email, Google Drive, DropBox, WeTransfer, or nearly any other way people typically send files to each other, when you use OnionShare you don’t give any companies access to the files that you’re sharing. So long as you share the unguessable web address in a secure way (like pasting it in an encrypted messaging app), no one but you and the person you’re sharing with can access the files.

Documentation

To learn how OnionShare works, what its security properties are, and how to use it, check out the wiki.

Tested On

  • Windows
  • Mac OS
  • Ubuntu
  • Fedora
  • Debian

Installing OnionShare

You can download OnionShare for Windows and macOS from the OnionShare website.

For macOS you can also use Homebrew:

brew cask install onionshare

For Ubuntu-like Linux distributions, you can use this PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:micahflee/ppa
sudo apt install -y onionshare 

OnionShare may also be available in your Linux distribution’s package manager. Check this wiki page for more information.

Screenshots

Onionshare Server - Securely And Anonymously Send And Receive Files xploitlab
Onionshare Send Files Securely And Anonymously xploitlab
Onionshare - Anonymously Send And Receive Files with TOR

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