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Re: [tor-talk] Using VPN less safe?

Instead of goin vpn->tor You could go i2p->tor

nobody <tsiolkovsky1@xxxxxxxxxx> skrev: (24 januari 2016 21:25:38 CET)
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>On 01/24/2016 03:22 PM, aka wrote:
>> Oskar Wendel:
>>> Today I thought about something...
>>> Let's assume that attacker (government) seizes the hidden service
>>> and wants to run it and deanonymize its users with traffic
>>> correlation.
>>> Attacker could easily tap into major VPN providers traffic and
>>> try to correlate their traffic with hidden service traffic. And
>>> there are fewer VPN providers than Tor entry guards (and much
>>> less than home connections around the globe).
>>> Does it mean that routing Tor through a commercial VPN could
>>> actually lower the security, compared to routing Tor directly
>>> through a home connection? It's in contrast with what many say,
>>> that you should use a commercial VPN for extra security.
>> Why not Tor over Tor? Using a Tor exit to connect to the first
>> hop. Would require traffic correlating twice.
>Quoting https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TorifyHOWTO:
>" When using a transparent proxy, it is possible to start a Tor
>session from the client as well as from the transparent proxy,
>creating a "Tor over Tor" scenario. Doing so produces undefined and
>potentially unsafe behavior. In theory, however, you can get six hops
>instead of three, but it is not guaranteed that you'll get three
>different hops - you could end up with the same hops, maybe in reverse
>or mixed order. It is not clear if this is safe. It has never been
>You can âchoose an entry/exit point, but you get the best security
>that Tor can provide when you leave the route selection to Tor;
>overriding the entry / exit nodes can mess up your anonymity in ways
>we don't understand. Therefore Tor over Tor usage is highly
> "
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