[tor-bugs] #18285 [Censorship analysis]: The Arab Gulf Governments Surveillance Project

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#18285: The Arab Gulf Governments Surveillance Project
 Reporter:  cypherpunks          |          Owner:
     Type:  project              |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Very High            |      Milestone:
Component:  Censorship analysis  |        Version:
 Severity:  Major                |     Resolution:
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Comment (by cypherpunks):

 Whether the router has a backdoor from the ISP doesn't really make a
 difference. The ISP has full access to your traffic in any case. (Or the
 government could simply tap your traffic at the ISP.)

 Just assume the router is untrusted/potentially compromised and put your
 own firewall between the router and your home network.

 Most ISP-supplied routers world wide can be fully controlled by the ISP,
 which effectively has root access:

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18285#comment:2>
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