[tor-dev] GSoC 2017 - Questions

Nick Mathewson nickm at alum.mit.edu
Thu Mar 30 18:10:07 UTC 2017

On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 2:04 PM, Nick Mathewson <nickm at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
>>   Also wanted to know if specific knowledge about circuit
>> cryptography was required? As I know of it, but I certainly cannot make my
>> own fully homomorphic cryptosystem, is it more in the steps of the system
>> has already been made, it just needs to be parallelised correctly?
> Right; all our crypto is implemented in Tor right now.  I'm not sure
> why you're mentioning homomorphic cryptosystems; we don't need one of
> those here.

Ohhhh!  A colleague points out to me that the term "circuit" is also
used in homomorphic encryption.  I'm talking about Tor circuits here
-- they are a construction using on the Tor network, and don't have
anything to do with homomorphic encryption.  For more information on
them, see https://www.torproject.org/about/overview.html.en and

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