Du danger de rouler un relai de sortie Tor de chez soi

Ce n’est pas le premier cas du genre, mais c’est certainement l’exemple le plus récent du danger inhérent de desservir un relai de sortie Tor directement de chez soi:

In this case, police said a child pornography image had been traced to Robinson’s home Internet address, and that was enough for them to get a warrant. […] « What was upsetting about it was that they should have known, » he says. Tor traffic is encrypted. Volunteers can’t see its contents, and it doesn’t leave a trace after it passes through an exit relay. He says the police seemed to imply that he shared responsibility for what came through his connection. […] Seattle police spokesman Sean Whitcomb says the department understands how Tor relays work, and they knew Robinson was a Tor host.

Après la visite de la police, il y a bien sûr un doute qui subsiste sur les altérations possiblement effectuées:

Given his early morning wake-up call last week and the fact that he may now have to get rid of his computers because he can’t be sure what the police did to them while he was being questioned outside his apartment, Robinson says he may have to reassess whether it’s practical for him to stand on that principle.

David Robinson est un activiste pro-vie privée bien connu dans le nord-ouest américain et est membre de la Seattle Privacy Coalition, dont le site web est présentement hors ligne

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Jean-Philippe Décarie-Mathieu

Jean-Philippe Décarie-Mathieu

Co-fondateur de Crypto.Québec, administrateur de systèmes, consultant en sécurité informatique, conférencier, analyste, collaborateur à l'Actualité et übergeek assumé. Partisan du logiciel libre, hacktiviste et opérateur de nœud de sortie pour le Projet Tor. Cycliste, amateur de squash et de bières de microbrasserie pour compenser. Dort rarement.