[tor-talk] vpn & tor safe?

Michael Wolf mikewolf at riseup.net
Sat Apr 26 18:10:39 UTC 2014

On 4/26/2014 1:11 PM, Keith Alexander wrote:
> is using the tor network over a vpn considered safe?
> me -> vpn -> tor network -> interwebs
> the vpn connection reduces the mtu and increases latency.
> any impacts on anonymity?

This is what the wiki [1] has to say about it:

"You can very well decrease your anonymity by using VPN/SSH in addition
to Tor. (Proxies are covered in an extra chapter below.) If you know
what you are doing you can increase anonymity, security and privacy."

Each of the different combinations of [tor,vpn,ssh,proxy] are covered in
more detail on that page.


-- Mike

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