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Re: [tor-talk] Tor to VPN to Internet = Bad. Why?

> Recently, I'd come across some chatter that suggested that connecting to
> a VPN via TOR was not a good idea and, rather, the better idea was to connect
> to a VPN that then used Tor.  I've not found any articles on the net that
> really discuss this issue.  My concern stems from more of a curiosity due
> to an encrypted private web proxy I used to run for foreign activists.  While
> the proxy would have appeared entirely benign to anyone in their regime,
> a number used Tor to connect to it. My larger question is, if there is a
> security concern for using Tor to connect to a VPN which then connects to
> the internet, would the same concerns apply to people who use Tor to connect
> to an encrypted web proxy?  Thanks in advance for any replies.

It has been discussed a few times in different places on the internet including the tor-talk mailing list. I done my best and wrote an article, which hopefully covers all aspects, all pros and cons of all combinations.


Please read and leave feedback. If there are open questions, ask again.

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