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Re: Peeling the onion: Almost everyone involved in developing Tor was (or is) funded by the US government | PandoDaily
From: Rikairchy <blakcshadow () gmail com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:02:41 -0400

To my knowledge, TOR could easily be subverted. If you attack all your
known exit nodes, you can force your own nodes to have a higher priority
due to the relativity low traffic compared to those under attack. You could
then tag unencrypted packets and follow them back to the initiating
computer.

This scenario was proposed to me when I first started using TOR, and I was
under the impression that Anonymous had done something similar when they
exposed a number of illegal websites
On Jul 17, 2014 7:28 PM, "Stephen Crane" <culda.rinon () gmail com> wrote:

Tor was originally sponsored by the US Naval Research Lab. Does this
automatically mean it's backdoored then? Could someone insert a backdoor
into open-source software? Yes. Funding sources do little to change this.
Now, who is controlling exit nodes is a different story, but that's another
can of worms.


On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 5:10 PM, Ivan .Heca <ivanhec () gmail com> wrote:

Funding doubled, so engineering some back doors?

In 2012, Tor nearly doubled its budget, taking in $2.2 million from
Pentagon and intel-connected grants: $876,099 came from the DoD, $353,000
from the State Department, $387,800 from IBB.

That same year, Tor lined up an unknown amount funding from the
Broadcasting Board of Governors to finance fast exit nodes.

http://pando.com/2014/07/16/tor-spooks/

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