Spoiled Onions: Exposing Malicious Tor Exit Relays

@inproceedings{Winter2014SpoiledOE,
  title={Spoiled Onions: Exposing Malicious Tor Exit Relays},
  author={Philipp Winter and Stefan Lindskog},
  booktitle={Privacy Enhancing Technologies},
  year={2014}
}
Several hundred Tor exit relays together push more than 1 GiB/s of network traffic. However, it is easy for exit relays to snoop and tamper with anonymised network traffic and as all relays are run by independent volunteers, not all of them are innocuous. In this paper, we seek to expose malicious exit relays and document their actions. First, we monitored the Tor network after developing a fast and modular exit relay scanner. We implemented several scanning modules for detecting common attacks… CONTINUE READING
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