Why not TOR come up with an encryption system?

Sebastian Hahn mail at sebastianhahn.net
Mon Jun 7 10:03:21 UTC 2010

On Mon, June 7, 2010 4:26 am, emigrant wrote:
> i mean apart from anonymity, can it have something to do the work of
> SSL?
> i mean for all connection.
> thanks a lot

No, this is not possible. To "do the work of SSL",
you need a destination that supports encryption,
and unfortunately many still don't support that.

Tor cannot magically force those people (for
example, youtube) to support encryption.

All that said, as long as you're using hidden
services, all your traffic is encrypted end to end,
and you do not need to worry about SSL.
Unfortunately, most content isn't in .onion land,
though; so that's not really practical.


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