[tor-talk] Tor - 1-click-compile-version
arma at mit.edu
Sat Dec 24 02:35:19 UTC 2011
On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 07:18:58PM -0500, Chris wrote:
> > Tor uses a set of currently 8 directory
> > authorities (I operate one of them, gabelmoo), and uses them to
> > bootstrap. Blocking them all is easy, and prevents bootstrapping for Tor
> > clients that aren't using bridges, but if a bridge is available they are
> > not required for bootstrapping purposes. If a sufficient number of them
> > are compromised, an adversary can do bad stuff like skew the popularity
> > of a relay or prevent a relay from joining/add a relay that isn't really
> > online, etc. Unless a majority of them are hijacked it is very hard to
> > pull off those attacks unnoticed, tho.
> Good to hear. Thanks for the info.
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