Integrate Tor Detection Directly In Your Site!
Tor IP addresses are only a part of the battle against fraud. IPQS proxy detection makes it easy to check if an IP address is a Tor connection or an active Proxy or VPN connection.
Want to add Tor detection to your site? Upload a CSV file with IP addresses or view the proxy detection API documentation to get started.Is Proxy Detection Right For You?
Tor detection is accurate for any country and includes detection for IPv4 and IPv6 IP addresses.
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What is Tor?
Connections through Tor are powered by the Tor Network. Tor IP addresses are tunneled through other devices on the Tor network with "Onion Routing". This prevents a user's real IP address from being exposed and instead proxies a request through other Tor devices.
Are Tor Connections Bad?
Tor connections do have a bad reputation, but are not necessarily bad. Internet users may want to browse the web anonymously without allowing their government, ISP, or even the website they are browsing to view their IP address or browsing habits. However, many hackers and cybercriminals also use the Tor network to conceal their identity. More often than not, Tor IP addresses are bad news.
How to Detect Tor IP Addresses?
IPQS monitors all IP addresses that are active within the Tor network. Searching an IP address above will determine if the IP address is a Tor node or Tor exit. This list updates every minute to include the latest Tor connections. Tor detection can also be achieved by using an API query to our proxy detection service.
What is a Tor Exit Node?
As traffic leaves Tor's "Onion Routing" feature, the traffic must exit through another connection, usually a web server. This web server can monitor the traffic that is being routed through it, but it's very hard for one entity to monitor many tor exits since so many are available. The Tor exit server's IP address is what a website or company would see when a Tor user visits their website.