When looking at how Tor works, we’ve looked at the various types of nodes that make up the Tor network. However, you’ll notice that we haven’t dealt too much with exit nodes. Exit nodes are the final link in a Tor “circuit”, or path from the client to the server. Since exit nodes send data to the final destination, they can see the data as if it had just left the device.
This visibility puts quite a bit of trust in exit nodes and, for the most part, they tend to act responsibly. However, this isn’t always the case. This post will take a look at what happens when a Tor exit node operator decides to “break bad” and wreak havoc on Tor users1.Read More