Is Tor over wifi safe? Can people who snoop on my traffic de-anonymize my Tor traffic (assuming I use Tor Browser)?


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WiFi is just a basic network level for Tor in your case/question, so it does not differ from wired network connection in matters of anti-snooping security: all the snooper will see will be Tor encrypted traffic. Yes, as a wired one too, it has it's weakneses, but Tor and Tor Browser are working completely independent of network packet transmission layer.

  • Wireless clearly does differ from wired connections "in matters of anti-snooping security"?
    – cacahuatl
    Dec 18, 2016 at 3:22
  • unless you're using a weak WiFi connection security or just doing a plain/direct requests - Tor from the TBB will operate as normal, please correct me if I'm wrong
    – Alexey Vesnin
    Dec 18, 2016 at 3:32
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    Tor is fine but there is a clear difference between wired and wireless in terms of requirements to snoop. Saying they do not differ is misleading.
    – cacahuatl
    Dec 18, 2016 at 7:14
  • @canonizingironize please read the whole answer, not a cherrypick phrase. Thanks!
    – Alexey Vesnin
    Dec 18, 2016 at 20:27
  • I did. First of all the statement is incorrect, second of all as you later point out it's not relevant to Tor because any snooper would only see already encrypted Tor traffic. You might be better to just remove the statement entirely since it doesn't bring any value to the answer.
    – cacahuatl
    Dec 19, 2016 at 2:48

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