Originally Posted by john99
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:
You ===> TorEntry ===> TorMiddle ===> TorExit ---> Destination
This is when you receive something:
You <=== TorEntry <=== TorMiddle <=== TorExit <--- Destination