Intelligence Board: Is Tor Compromised by the US government

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