Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2019/592

Statistical Analysis and Anonymity of TOR's Path Selection

Andrei Mogage and Emil Simion

Abstract: Tor is a network based on the onion routing infrastructure and provides many advantages, including tracking avoidance, research, wider access and, unfortunately, illegal activities. To achieve this, the client will connect to a TOR circuit consisting of nodes chosen under certain restrictions. The purpose of this paper is to draw attention of the narrow range of available and constraints obedient nodes. This is of interest because it impacts the anonymity and the privacy of users and their internet traffic.

Category / Keywords: applications / tor and onion routing and cryptography and cyber security

Date: received 28 May 2019

Contact author: andrei mogage at gmail com

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