TOR venerable to NSA crypto attack

It looks as though that the keys that TOR uses (used for anonymous browsing) are fair game for the NSA. No one actually knows just how powerful the NSA’s decryption is, but it is almost a definite that SSL is toast. It would also be apparent that the RSA keys that TOR uses are also probably able to be decrypted, especially older versions of TOR. As it stands, the exit nodes were always venerable anyway, as traffic leaves to exit nodes in the clear. The only real advantage to using TOR was being able to hide your location. Interesting that IBM are fabricating custom chips for the NSA for the task of decrypting …

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/09/majority-of-tor-crypto-keys-could-be-broken-by-nsa-researcher-says/

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