Instead of only bashing tor, why not discuss the alternatives?
rayzer at riseup.net
Tue Jul 19 08:34:05 PDT 2016
On 07/19/2016 02:12 AM, stef wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 11:44:16AM +0300, Georgi Guninski wrote:
>> Instead of only bashing tor, why not discuss the alternatives and move
>> to something allegedly better?
>> Certainly some advanced attack and/or backdoor will screw them all.
>> For a start, I would like to know:
>> 1. What are alternatives to tor (possibly with less functionality)?
> from the top of my head:
>> 2. Is the alternative known to be in bed with shady stuff like TLAs?
>> 3. Did they have braindamaged bugs (like debian's openssl memset())?
>> 4. What is their security/anonymity bug history?
>> 5. To what attacks they are known to be vulnerable?
>> 6. To what attacks they are conjectured to be immune?
>> As an aside, I heard critique of Riffle: MIT are allegedly in bed with
>> USA. Don't know it this makes sense or not.
> ---end quoted text---
NONE of these are intended for the same target audience as tor. IOW NONE
of the above could CONCEIVABLY be used by a journalist or
computer-illiterate dissident in Tanzania right NOW.
And honestly, imho, I2P is probably just a compromises as tor, but it's
so much more fucking obuscurant, to hide that possibility. I tried using
it for a while. Fucking useless and continues to be so.
No one's mentioned Retroshare. It seems a likely candidate.
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