KickAss now available on Dark Web : Tor users can now access KickassTorrents via an .onion address
KickassTorrents (KAT), the most popular torrent index of the world, has decided to go dark to survive against the ISPs (Internet Service Providers) barricades and court orders. The operators of the website have now added a dark web address and finally set up an .onion Tor URL through which KAT users can access their favourite sites. This means now apart from the main service, KAT can also be accessed on the dark web.
Tor, which stands for The Onion Router, is free software meant for enabling anonymous communication and it cannot be blocked by ISPs.
Tor users along with regular sites can access dedicated Tor sites using an .onion address. For that users need to be connected to the Tor network through a Tor browser.
KAT is not the first site for the Tor network. This news has come in the wake of the return of the Pirate Bay to its original .ORG domain name after facing the wrath of ISPs and court orders. The website can also be accessed via its .onion URL via uj3wazyk5u4hnvtk.onion.
“Good news for those who have difficulties accessing KAT due to the site block in their country, now you can always access KAT via this address lsuzvpko6w6hzpnn.onion on a Tor network,” announced a member of the KickassTorrents team.
Said another user, “This is fantastic news. I had quite some difficulties trying to log in. Now no more.” Another one adds, “Welcome to Tor KAT family, nothing beats sailing on the dark net.”
Established in 2008, KickassTorrent is the most visited torrents site in 2016 with millions of visitors per day, defeating The Pirate Bay in terms of traffic. It has been facing IPS barriers in numerous countries including the UK and Finland and it might be blocked in Australia as well. Besides the dark web news, KAT has also recently announced the launch of two-factor authentication, becoming the first torrent website to incorporate this service.