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About Traffic Confirmation Attacks

As you all know traffic confirmation attacks, time correlating the end links of a TOR connection, is a known vulnerability against TOR. I have a university project on these correlation attacks, but ...
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Does Tor still monitor “shadow” relays?

I've been researching methods to monitor hidden services for a university project. I came across this paper which talks about injecting relays as hidden service directories to gather onion addresses. ...
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How secure is Tor? Can Tor's traffic be monitored by an attacker?

In the first episode of the first season of Mr.Robot, Elliot is able to monitor Rohit's traffic even though he was using Tor and .onion sites. How did Elliot do that? Would it be possible to do that ...
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Fingerprinting third generation hidden services

It is known that it is possible for an observer between a Tor client and the guard relay to detect whether or not the client is attempting to connect to a hidden service (although it is not currently ...
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If Tor is backed by government

If Tor would be backed by government (https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-02/tor-project-almost-100-funded-us-government-report), which approach would they need to take to technically be able to ...
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Does the Tor browser counter wiretapping?

I have learned about Tor quite recently. Where I live, new laws are made for digital surveillance. It looks like the law will gain new tools with the motivation to prevent terrorism. There is a lot of ...
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Simulating Correlation attacks on Tor using Shadow

Is it possible to simulate correlation attacks on Tor using Shadow? If it's possible what's the easiest way to implement it? If it's not possible, then is there any other simulators that can be used ...
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Net Neutrality Implications [closed]

If the "net neutrality" thing is stopped, will it affect Tor users? What about Onion services? I am not qualified to add more details on "net neutrality" so feel free to add to this post
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Clarification of Risks to Anonymity [closed]

My goal is to get a clear sense of what is required to maintain anonymity. In a sense I'm mapping the flow of traffic in my head and trying to understand how certain traffic might interact in ways ...
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Tracking users via google APIs?

if i open website1.com in one tab and it uses some google analytics or google fonts api, then open website2.org in another tab which also uses google products... do the google domains see different ...
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Alterations to Tor and finding a way to run tests and simulations [duplicate]

For one of my assignments I have to conduct a research paper. I decided to propose a solution vulnerabilities TOR has with traffic analysis. I'm suggesting adding in random delays,random hop count ...
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Suspcious IMAP traffic between my machine and a Tor entry node

I was running Wireshark and noticed that my machine sends IMAP requests to 37.187.22.131, which, according to my TorBrowser, is the entry node I'm connected to. Likewise, my machine seems to be ...
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How does de-anonymization work?

I heard that someone, who can read the traffic of many tor nodes (like the government of a country where many nodes are located) can find out which user is sending/reading data to/from which resource ...
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Is the “Ron's Coffee” Tor-related hack technically possible in episode 1x01 of Mr. Robot?

In the episode 1x01 of Mr. Robot, Elliot confronts the owner of Ron's Coffee. He basically states that the man is hosting illegal (child pornography) content served in the form of a website that the ...
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Does Tor usage increase the traffic volume compared to other browsers?

Let's say I visit some page via Chrome with in/out packages at the level of 10MB. Could we know (theoretically) how the traffic volume will be affected if I visit the same site via Tor? Will Tor ...
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Can Tor run on messaging applications on my phone, and how?

I would like to know if Tor can cooperate with other applications, if the information leaks can be stopped and I can be anonymous. For instance on a messaging application, if someone were to try to ...
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traffic-analysis

I am (very) new to Tor. As I understand it, each time a data-package passes a Tor-relay, it is encrypted/decrypted, thereby changing in size only marginally. It seems to me that if somebody monitors ...
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Does caploader able to identify Tor traffic in the network?

I found this blog post which says that they were able to identify Tor traffic by using a software called caploader? Have any one tried this software? I wasn't able to try it by myself as the protocol ...
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Is traffic analysis easier for relay adversaries than for network adversaries?

I gather that relay adversaries employ traffic analysis to determine that two of their relays are part of the same circuit. And I vaguely recall a comment, perhaps on the Tor Project blog, that ...