[tor-talk] Silk Road taken down by FBI

Andreas Krey a.krey at gmx.de
Sun Oct 6 06:14:23 UTC 2013

On Sun, 06 Oct 2013 03:19:31 +0000, BM-2cWto4coLsoD6LrFmFcUeBAua7UU2gvTSR at bitmessage.ch wrote:
> If there is any wiretap in place to monitor VPN then it would instantly drop the connection because encryption has been tampered with - that's the whole design for VPN.

A tap is a completely passive thing. The tapper just looks at where
the VPN traffic comes from and goes to, and what plaintext traffic
is happening at the same time, and can guess from that which VPN
source IP is talking to what plaintext destination IPs (and also
which plaintext output IP each VPN user has been assigned).

No need to decrypt or MITM anything for that.


"Totally trivial. Famous last words."
From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@*.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 07:29:21 -0800

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