The Creator of Tor browser told about a possible method of blocking

The Creator of Tor browser told about a possible method of blocking

One of the creators of the anonymous browser Tor told about a possible method of blocking in Russia, which is now used in China. Tor can be blocked due to the new law banning anonymizers.

One of the founders of the anonymous browser Tor David Goldschlag on the background of the bill anonymizers, told “Vedomosti” on the possible way of blocking the browser, which may Roskomnadzor.

Tor works so that the user is prompted for entering the site, first encrypts the input node, which has its own IP address. The site can be public and non-public. According to Goldshlager, Russian users are more likely to use public nodes.

IP addresses are public nodes is in the public domain, Roskomnadzor can make them and IP addresses of sites with the extension.the onion, which is available only in Tor in the register is prohibited. In this case, access to them will be restricted at the ISP level.

For this method you need to have worked all providers, but it is technically possible, said Goldschlag.

Do the Chinese authorities, and restrictions on the level of Internet providers there are in the United States, he added.

From 1 November 2017 in Russia will come into force a law banning anonymizers and VPN services. One of these anonymizers — browser — Tor, which in Russia used by more than 200 thousand people. All traces of Tor users on the Internet are hidden, because each query is randomly selected for the route via one of three nodes, each node encrypts the previous one.

As noted Goldschlag, in five years the number of Russian Tor users increased in 3 times.

It is not known whether Roskomnadzor to block the browser, the representative office did not answer the questions of the newspaper.