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How can I trust all my Tor nodes in path
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- Subject: How can I trust all my Tor nodes in path
- From: Martin Toron <tr_tor1122@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2006 09:35:51 -0800 (PST)
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I have read in the Tor documentation that the number of Tor routers in a path is hard-coded at 3. And I understand that the path changes every 10 minutes (except for active connections).
As a client not running a server, how am I sure that at least one of the nodes in the path can be trusted?
A little math: assume there are 200 Tor routers, some of which have been compromised and owned by the same attacker. If the number compromised is small, I can be somewhat confident that at least one router is trusted. However, suppose the attacker massed a "global attack" on the Tor network: all at once the attacker introduces 10,000 new routers into the network, all of which he has control of. Now, when I choose 3 routers for my path, I only have a few that may be trusted, which are in the original 200.
Has this problem been addressed elsewhere?
Thank you in advance.
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