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Re: [tor-talk] vpn & tor safe?

On 04/26/2014 11:11 AM, 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?

It depends. Who do you trust more in association with your adversaries,
your ISP or a VPN provider? One or the other will see your traffic with
Tor entry guards. Both can log, and share logs.

If you're concerned, you can nest/chain at least three VPNs before it
affects Tor usability very much. With enough anonymously purchased VPN
accounts, you could shift your pre-Tor routing as frequently as you liked.
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