Questions tagged [onion-routing]

A technique for anonymous communication over a computer network. Encapsulating messages in layers of encryption, and sending the data through a series of network nodes called onion routers. Each of which "peels" away a single layer, uncovering the data's next destination.

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Can you trace a .onion address? [duplicate]

How can I get the IP address for a Tor Hidden Service (HS) with a .onion address?
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Tor Hidden Service In-Depth Questions

I've recently learned much more about Tor hidden service, thanks to this post, and its answers. But I am still wondering about a few small tid-bits... As said in the linked post: Q: If a hidden ...
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Few Questions About Tor Hidden Services

According to this, when you connect to a hidden service using tor you go through 6 nodes instead of 3... why? From what I understand when you connect to a website that is not a hidden service you ...
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Creating secure circuit in first generation Onion Routing

I'm reading paper on first generation Onion Routing from 1996. From paper: "To begin a session between an initiator and a responder, the initiator's proxy identifies a series of routing nodes ...
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Tor and Orbot, possibility to add in dynamic AES encryption structure before data is send out? [duplicate]

I read on the documentation about the security issues on Tor, that it is ok if the website is running on HTTPS, but how about on Orbot and site that is not running on HTTPS? Even if it is running on ...
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How to establish VPN connection through Tor? [closed]

How do I connect to a VPN network via Tor? Is it more anonymous than the other way around (VPN-->Tor)?
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Is it safe to access HTTP sites from Tor?

Somewhere I read that you should only open HTTPS links on Tor because otherwise your ISP for example could read the webpages you visit. I searched on the subject and somewhere else I read that the ...
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Onion routing vs crowds

I have been studying about computer security and at some point i came across the terms of onion routing and crowds. From what i have understood they are very similar in their usage (interchangeable). ...
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About onion packet and onion routing?

I was just wondering if anyone has a diagram showing what is encrypted inside an onion packet when it leaves the sender? When a Tor client sends the packet out, wouldn't the entry onion node know ...