[tor-talk] A question about hidden services and tor in general

DeveloperChris developerchris at rebel.com.au
Sat Nov 2 06:12:20 UTC 2013


I found this discussion on the subject

Will try to read through it thoroughly later tonight.


Please keep the replies civil. I know there is one in every crowd. Don't be that one.

On 02/11/2013 11:16 AM, Mirimir wrote:
> On 11/01/2013 06:16 PM, DeveloperChris wrote:
>> I just reviewed the tor hidden services page. so I am pretty green about
>> the way it works.
>>  From the description I gather this
>> When a client wants to connect to a hidden service an introducer picks a
>> random rendezvious point which then is used to shuttle packets back and
>> forth between the client and the hidden service.
>> If I wanted to discover the location of the hidden service is it not
>> simple to act as the rendezvious point? If I had enough resources and
>> flooded tor with nodes eventually one of my nodes would be chosen as the
>> rendezvious point and therefore I have the client IP (me) the
>> rendezvious point ip (me) and the supposedly hidden services ip (target).
>> Then to cover my tracks I spread a story about how the target left clues
>> in facebook pages etc etc..
>> How does tor prevent this type of attack?
> Both hidden services and clients accessing hidden services connect to
> rendezvous points via three-relay Tor circuits.
>> Please keep the replies civil. I know there is one in every crowd. don't
>> be that one.
>> DC

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