Hypothetical: Totalitarian regimes & virtual servers abroad?
kitsune.or at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 21:51:44 UTC 2008
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I've been thinking about the recent threads involving our recent
contributor from China, and the idea of excluding nodes by country - in
this case, excluding Chinese nodes, for the purposes of circumventing
the Great Firewall.
However, such an approach relies on the ability to tie an IP address to
geography. This led me to something that while simple, could break this
What if the Chinese government were to open virtual server accounts in
other countries? Assuming they had massive connectivity (which some
locations do - there's such a place near me, which hosts among other
things, Google), malicious Tor nodes could be run on them.
Since excluding by geography would be useless, they'd only need to sit
back and wait.
F. Fox: A+, Network+, Security+
Owner of Tor node "kitsune"
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