[tor-talk] A "paranoid" question

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Sun Mar 18 21:42:38 UTC 2012

> It wouldn't really matter even if they are, would it?

If they happen to control all three servers, it does really matter, then it's game over.

There is a lot information about tor related attacks. Interesting read: https://blog.torproject.org/blog/one-cell-enough or google for the many papers on Tor security.

> I mean, the whole
> idea
> of Tor is that the communication gets encrypted at every hop, so
> even if
> an intermediate computer is CIA,
> it would (theoretically) not be
> able to
> crack the encryption from the previous hops, as well as not
> knowing who is
> requesting the content (or even what the content is)...
> right?

It is right. Only the exit nodes can read the unencrypted exit traffic (and will not know who the sender is).

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