[tor-talk] Tor and HTTPS graphic

Andrew Lewman andrew at torproject.is
Tue Mar 6 17:22:16 UTC 2012

On Tue, 06 Mar 2012 11:22:33 -0500
Ted Smith <tedks at riseup.net> wrote:
> While I like the graphic overall, I think the "NSA as a global passive
> adversary" element is an example of the graphic being overloaded with
> information that will confuse/scare away most people.

So far, there is one story where Eva claims the NSA can break tor
easily, see this Tor and HTTPS graphic as proof:


If your adversary is any rumored global passive adversary that can watch
and record the entire Internet at once, then you've probably already
lost the game.

At PETS in 2009[0], Paul did a talk on 'why I'm not an entropist' and
suggested that people need to start working on defeating a mythical
global passive adversary. Maybe in the near future some government will
have the capability of being the global passive adversary.

[0] http://petsymposium.org/2009/program.php

pgp 0x6B4D6475

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