How is it possible that tor is using 4 nodes instead of three? Has tor been modified or is my security under threat

  • Where are you seeing 4 nodes being used?
    – pastly
    May 18, 2018 at 14:21
  • @pastly I've edited and added a picture May 22, 2018 at 11:57

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In some cases, Tor will make 4-hop circuits because extending a circuit 1 more hop is cheaper than building an entirely new one.


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