[tor-relays] Anonbox Project

Torzilla torzilla11 at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 15 12:49:33 UTC 2014

I have seen their website and it looks like someone is trying to sell this product though I didn't see a price tag yet.

Looks dangerous. Possibly a honeypot.


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Thomas White <thomaswhite at riseup.net> wrote:

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>Well the topic has come up several times in the last day or two on IRC
>and generally the feeling is that it may be quite bad for the users of
>the product, not necessarily the Tor network however.
>One thing that AnonBox does do is increase Tor network traffic - you
>can see this as both good and bad since it adds load to exit operators
>like myself which are already in short supply and diversity, but at
>the same time adding traffic to the network makes it safer to use for
>The real concern is the mismarketing and borderline fraud occuring by
>assuming the simple use of a protocol or open source software (which I
>note, the hardware is not actually open source at all). In addition,
>the users of such a system are going to be leaving an enormous browser
>fingerprint and their activities will be correlated so expectation of
>reasonable privacy from this project is a misguided hope at best; at
>worst very dangerous to life and limb of anyone who relies on Tor for
>their life.
>I am personally hoping somebody high up in the Tor Project management
>will openly condemn this atrocity and hopefully Kickstarter and the
>funders will withdraw their funds before a whole load of people buy
>into this "security as a tool" idea.
>- -T
>On 15/10/2014 12:15, Sven Reissmann wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> I recently read about the anonbox project [1], a small
>> hardware-router, which allows end-users to connect their whole LAN
>> to the Tor network. The project is on kickstarter at the moment
>> [2].
>> Has there already been a discussion on how this might affect the 
>> performance of the Tor network?
>> Regards, Sven.
>> [1] http://anonabox.com [2] 
>> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/augustgermar/anonabox-a-tor-hardware-router
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