[tor-talk] "Safeplug"

krishna e bera keb at cyblings.on.ca
Fri Nov 22 13:38:40 UTC 2013

On 13-11-22 07:43 AM, Chris Burge wrote:
> I very rarely (if ever) comment on this list (I like to read and
> learn).  That said, I've been looking into building a TOR router using
> Pi.  This is because I have elements within my home that are
> technically inept and thus are a danger to themselves and everyone
> else (ageing parents...what can you say).  I've been planning a coup
> by secretly replacing the current Tomato router with something like
> the Pi (I've been unsuccessful in getting TOR to work on the Tomato
> router).  The scare, to me, of buying a device is what is in there
> (things that compromise TOR) but it does tempt me because I'm lazy
> (probably the cause of my downfall).  Granted a router does not
> guarantee safety from Grandpa downloading something bad that
> compromises the router but one step at a time...right?

When people are switched over to Tor without their informed enthusiastic
consent, they are likely in for disappointment and you are in for a lot
of tech support calls.  Some websites will be blocked and most of their
internet use will be much slower than they are accustomed to.  They
might even call the ISP and find out the hard way what happened.  It
could backfire and turn them against Tor and break their trust in you.

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