[or-cvs] r23239: {website} clarify that tor does not come with a magic cloak of invisib (website/trunk/en)

Roger Dingledine arma at torproject.org
Sat Sep 18 23:11:34 UTC 2010

Author: arma
Date: 2010-09-18 23:11:33 +0000 (Sat, 18 Sep 2010)
New Revision: 23239

clarify that tor does not come with a magic cloak of invisibility

Modified: website/trunk/en/download.wml
--- website/trunk/en/download.wml	2010-09-18 20:13:43 UTC (rev 23238)
+++ website/trunk/en/download.wml	2010-09-18 23:11:33 UTC (rev 23239)
@@ -247,6 +247,17 @@
 opening documents or applications you download through Tor, unless you've
 verified their integrity.
+Tor tries to prevent attackers from learning what destinations you connect
+to. It doesn't prevent somebody watching your traffic from learning that
+you're using Tor. You can mitigate (but not fully resolve) the risk
+by using a <a href="<page bridges>">Tor bridge relay</a> rather than
+connecting directly to the public Tor network, but ultimately the best
+protection here is a social approach: the more Tor users there are near
+you and the more <a href="<page torusers>">diverse</a> their interests,
+the less dangerous it will be that you are one of them.
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