[tor-dev] [GSoC '16] Exitmap project - Introduction and request for comments

grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Fri Mar 18 07:04:01 UTC 2016

On 3/18/16, Mridul Malpotra <mridul.malpotra at gmail.com> wrote:
>         b. For testing active attacks, can there be modules developed
> keeping other cleartext protocols like SNMP and Telnet in mind?

Tor only supports TCP of course, however any cleartext application
protocol using it is subject to snooping / modification. HTTP, POP3,
NNTP, etc. And if the cert is MITM or server faked, so is TLS.
A map to a honeypot of passwords [telnet pop3 ...] would be fun.

> Alternatively, is there a way to determine what protocols are being used
> over Tor and their popularity?

That might guide which protocol to develop module for, along with
thinking of what payoff for snooping / modification that proto is.
Note tor claims such traffic analysis research is likely too
sensitive to conduct, even though people privately conduct
it all the time.

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