Possible Back Door in Tor Reported
Comments like this are popping up all over the net vis-a-vie the fact that tor is reporting in it's log that it is using excluded nodes with impunity...
This bug should be fixed urgently as it has the potential to serious undermine tor's user base and confidence in it's functional anonymity.
"The fact that Tor ignores very specific instructions to connect to a place I certainly do not want to connect to, and the amount of times these nodes come up, really, really, makes me wonder about the trustworthiness of the entire project. I'd like to hear from Roger or another one of the Tor devs - what's with Tor being hell-bent on connecting to a series of systems in DC with sequential IP addresses and no hostnames? Why is traffic being sent to those mysterious systems, despite my instructions and wishes? "
"Its working for normal internet and has been doing so for years, it's only ONION sites where they deliberatly let this "NSA spy feature" remain, to decrease privacy."
"Agreed. Happened to me just now also. My report of it is under the Bad Exit Nodes topic. Further more, I've never seen this happen with non-NSA spy nodes, period. Mine was "jalopy".
[Automatically added by flyspray2trac: Operating System: All]