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Re: [tor-talk] What good is using Facebook through https://facebookcorewwwi.onion/ ?



You are also not vulnerable to any DNS hijack since address lookup
does not use the DNS system. Likewise BGP hijacks are diminished in
value. But perhaps more important than either of these, any CA hijack
or shenanigans are greatly diminished in usefulness. You might want to
look at a short position paper we have that discusses this:
"Genuine onion: Simple, Fast, Flexible, and Cheap Website Authentication"
pdf of paper and
slides available at http://ieee-security.org/TC/SPW2015/W2SP/

We also have a revised and expanded paper reflecting subsequent
developments in the works.

aloha,
Paul

On Sat, Sep 19, 2015 at 09:33:51AM +0000, Virgil Griffith wrote:
> The usual example given for this is, "if you don't want to share your
> amount of Facebook use with your ISP or the NSA, Facebook supports you
> doing that."
> On Sat, 19 Sep 2015 at 17:19 Martijn Grooten <martijn@lapsedordinary.net>
> wrote:
> 
> > On Sat, Sep 19, 2015 at 09:19:12AM +0300, Qaz wrote:
> > > What good does https://facebookcorewwwi.onion/ bring? I think there are
> > > but not much and not that far away from the benefits one can have
> > > logging in via mainstream browsers such as Firefox and Chrome.
> >
> > Perhaps you're on a secret mission somewhere and want to log into
> > Facebook, without letting even Facebook know where you are.
> >
> > Perhaps you can't access Facebook from where you are, but can access
> > Tor.
> >
> > Perhaps neither applies to you, but you just want to make sure those
> > people to whom it does apply don't stand out.
> >
> > Perhaps you think all Internet traffic should use onion routing.
> >
> > Perhaps there's another reason for using it that you don't want to
> > share, which should be fine: one shouldn't generally have to explain why
> > one uses Tor.
> >
> > Martijn.
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