Astoria — Advanced Tor Client Designed to Avoid NSA Attacks

May 23, 2015 – 8:17 AM

In response to the threat of intelligence agencies like NSA and GCHQ, Security researchers from American and Israeli academics have developed a new advanced Tor client called Astoria specially designed to make eavesdropping harder.

Tor (The Onion Router) is the most popular anonymity network that is intended to allow a user to browse the Internet anonymously via a volunteer network of more than 6000 relays/nodes.

The encrypted traffic of a user is being routed through multiple relays in the network. The user-relay connection is known as a circuit.

Tor does not share your identifying information like your IP address and physical location with websites or service providers on the receiving end because they don’t know who is visiting.


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