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|Developer(s)||Xero Networks AG & Steve Topletz|
|Initial release||v.220.127.116.11, 19 September 2006|
v18.104.22.168 / 24 October 2009
|Origins and lineage|
xB Browser (formerly known as TorPark
It is designed for use on
In March 2007 it was reported that the xB Browser was downloaded 4 million times and in February 2008 over 6.5 million downloads making xB Browser the most popular anonymous browser on the Internet.
Steve Topletz co-released Torpark v.22.214.171.124 with
A cross-compatible version for
xB Browser routes
xB Browser is optimized for use on the XeroBank anonymity network, which is a private and commercial broadband network operated by Xero Networks AG. The XeroBank network routes traffic through at least two multi-jurisdictional hops. In contrast to Tor, the XeroBank network supports both TCP and UDP protocols, performs channel multiplexing for low observability, is run by a single entity and costs money to use. The XeroBank network is accessible via SSH and OpenVPN protocols. xB Browser internally manages a SSH connection to XeroBank, but will recognize and submit to OpenVPN connections.
Besides the anonymous networks, xB Browser uses following add-ons:
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