When you connect to a normal website using tor, is the process of connecting to it the same as when you connect to a hidden website?
First you connect to the entry node, then middle node then exit node takes you to the website.
Does the same apply when you connect to a hidden website? Are there any differences? Any security or privacy advantages or disadvantages?
Are the number of nodes used to connect same also? (3 nodes)
2) Is it possible to increase the number of nodes when connecting to tor (normal and hidden website)? If you could increase the number of nodes required to make a connection, it would reduce the speed but would it provide additional privacy and/or security?