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john99 11-06-2009 12:52 AM

TOR: traffic between my workstation TOR entry point really not encrypted..?
 
Hello


Incognito 2008.1-r1 Walkthrough:
By relaying your Internet traffic through the Tor network (which Incognito does per default) your communications should only be considered to be untraceable back to the computer you use, not encrypted or in any other way hidden. While the traffic is encrypted when it leaves your computer and when you get back your responses, it will not be so when sent between the Tor network and your destination (this is unavoidable -for technical reasons).


Good to know! My idea was always that the traffic between my workstation and my TOR entry point is encrypted....


Thank's!

John

wfh 11-06-2009 01:17 AM

You can always encrypt with gpg, then send using Tor.

anonym 11-07-2009 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by john99 (Post 3746673)
Good to know! My idea was always that the traffic between my workstation and my TOR entry point is encrypted....

You're misunderstanding what I tried to say there. When you send something to the Tor entry, it is encrypted. The only time it's not encrypted is when the Tor exit communicates with the destination, and hence the exit node will see what you send (but cannot trace it back to you).

See these pictures. The double arrows (===>) denote encrypted traffic while the single arrows (--->) denote unencrypted traffic.. This is when you send something:
Code:

You ===> TorEntry ===> TorMiddle ===> TorExit ---> Destination
This is when you receive something:
Code:

You <=== TorEntry <=== TorMiddle <=== TorExit <--- Destination

john99 11-11-2009 01:06 AM

Thank's a lot for the clarification!

John


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