MIT’s Riffle is an anonymous network more secure than Tor

Tor is one of the world’s most used anonymity networks, and offers a safe haven for internet users in oppressive regimes as well as criminals operating in cyberspace. The development of Tor was partly founded by the US government to help dissidents in countries with extreme internet censorship. The FBI however allegedly harassed a Tor developer after it started being used for criminal activities. Tor is one of the most used ways for users to hide their identity online. However, the Tor network can be compromised because of vulnerabilities in the network. The NSA and US Intelligence agencies could compromise the network by monitoring some key computers that acted as an address book for Tor users. Security researchers were aware of theoretical ways in which the network could be compromised, exposing over…


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