[hackerspaces] SpaceFED

Moritz Bartl moritz at hackerbus.eu
Tue May 29 13:27:42 CEST 2012

>> Also, we should be the ones educating people about this as well.
>> Most of us are used to not trusting their upstream, and instead
>> tunnel using VPN or even Tor.
> Just a side note, but Tor doesn't add security, it even takes security
> away.
> Tor is designed to bypass government firewalls and things like that,
> this doesn’t have anything to do with security, but everything with
> browsing the web anonymously, those are two completely different things.

You can use Tor on insecure networks and eg. ssh tunnel to a location of
your choice and, voila, you have a pretty secure tunnel, with nice
properties such as (a) your upstream does not know where you connect to
and (b) someone watching your tunnel endpoint does not know where you
connect from.

This is a default use case for Tor and I know more than a dozen people
using this setup every day.

Moritz Bartl

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