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Re: exit node back to user


halesnil wrote:
Onion History Executive Summary in Hidden Wiki said traffic coming back from exit node to user was in clear text. Is this still true, or out of date?
Are you talking about the connection between the exit node and the
destination host, or about the connection between you as a user of
tor and the first tor node in the chain (i.e. your own)?

Both connections are unencrypted. Since your entry node is usually
running on the same host you're using it from and your connection
thus is through the local loopback interface, this isn't a very
big problem. Unless...

If there is hardware tap, or some kind local tap, is result same as not using tor?
...your local connection is compromised; then the only difference
from the attacker's viewpoint will be a much lower speed (scnr).