[tor-talk] How secure is a hidden service?

Robin Lee robinlee at mailbox.org
Thu Feb 20 06:25:32 UTC 2020


I'm wondering how hidden a hidden service actually is? Because last
week charges were brought against Flugsvamp, a Swedish darknet drug
shop. In the documents made public for the court case the police states
that is was able to trace the actual ip-addresses of the onion-
addresses. Flugsvamp had two onion-addresses and the the police gave
different probabilities that a certain ip-address was behind each.

Is it just a function of time and amount of traffic, i.e. the longer
you are online and the more traffic you generate, the more probable it
is to discover the true ip-address?


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