Intelligence Board: Is Tor Compromised by the US government

Board created by tschiller on July 28, 2020.
HOPE 2020
Disagreement View (All Evaluations)
Yes, they have sufficient network visibility
Yes
Certain parts of it are compromised but not others
Irrelevant since underlying platforms of nodes and clients are universally vulnerable
Components sound but architecture or implementation vulnerable
Components seem secure but a component that is generally assumed to be secure is not
Sort of - they do not have complete network visibility, but can learn about user behavior through network traffic patterns
It is compromised by a different government
Yes, there is a backdoor in the code
It was created by a government agency
Tor is a High Value Target for catching underground covert operations
It was compromised in the past but not anymore
No
The FBI ran a child porn onion service in order to deliver malware to unmask users Evaluate Consensus: Consistent Mild Dispute Consensus: Consistent Consensus: Neutral Consensus: Consistent Consensus: Consistent Consensus: Consistent Consensus: Neutral Mild Dispute Consensus: Inconsistent No Assessments Consensus: Consistent Consensus: Inconsistent
July 21, 2020 Exit nodes exist in known government IP blocks Evaluate Mild Dispute Mild Dispute Consensus: Consistent Consensus: Neutral Mild Dispute Mild Dispute Consensus: Neutral Consensus: Consistent Mild Dispute Mild Dispute Mild Dispute Consensus: Inconsistent Mild Dispute
Tor was created by U.S. Naval Research Lab (NRL) Evaluate Consensus: Neutral Consensus: Neutral Consensus: Neutral Consensus: Neutral Consensus: Neutral Consensus: Neutral Consensus: Neutral Consensus: Neutral Consensus: Neutral Consensus: Very Consistent Consensus: Neutral Consensus: Neutral Consensus: Neutral
FBI caught child porn ring operating on Tor Evaluate Consensus: N/A Mild Dispute Mild Dispute Mild Dispute Mild Dispute Mild Dispute Mild Dispute Mild Dispute Mild Dispute Mild Dispute Mild Dispute Consensus: N/A Mild Dispute
June 21, 2015 There's passive MITM going on in the Tor network Evaluate No Assessments Consensus: Consistent No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments Consensus: N/A Consensus: Consistent No Assessments No Assessments
Half of the Tor Project's funding now comes from the private sector Evaluate No Assessments No Assessments Consensus: Neutral Consensus: N/A No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments Consensus: Inconsistent Consensus: N/A No Assessments
July 1, 2020 Tor created with goverment funding Evaluate Consensus: Consistent Mild Dispute Mild Dispute Mild Dispute Mild Dispute Mild Dispute Consensus: Neutral Mild Dispute Mild Dispute Extreme Dispute Mild Dispute Mild Dispute Mild Dispute
Code is open for public review Evaluate Consensus: Neutral Consensus: Neutral Consensus: Neutral Consensus: Neutral Consensus: Neutral Consensus: Neutral Consensus: Neutral Consensus: Neutral Consensus: Neutral Consensus: Neutral Consensus: Neutral Consensus: Neutral Consensus: Neutral
Bug in underlying tech Evaluate No Assessments Consensus: Consistent No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments
July 28, 2020 Tor was a military contractor with its own government contractor number Evaluate No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments
July 29, 1914 US Gov continues to give financial backing Evaluate No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments
ran malware servers Evaluate No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments
no back door pledge Evaluate No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments
The government created Tor for spying Evaluate No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments No Assessments

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