Distro wrote:RS already implements its own secure network, there is no point adding TOR support to it (moreover TOR devs have always said it was not for file sharing.) It’s already complicated enough…
cyberagorist wrote:I'm new to RetroShare, so my impression about it may be quite wrong ...
But it seems to me that in comparison with Tor RetroShare is unsafe. Not? AFAIU, here my IP will be known.
Then, SSL allows for MITM attacks. I would not name this really safe.
Compare with Torchat. I can use it from everywhere. All I have to tell other people is my Torchat id. Of course, not a nice string, not easy to remember. But once it has been transferred, everything else works automatically, without any MITM attack danger. Nobody knows my IP address, it can change, nobody will even note it.
And about security - sorry, but Tor has already survived very serious practical security tests. There are, in particular, illegal activities, punishable in the US with arbitrary high sentences (distribution of child porn), which have survived over many years despite being known to US LEA. There are also the attempts of the Iran to censor Tor, with the result that Iran is on the second place in the world among Tor users.
apoapo wrote:TOR has to hide direct IPs because you connect to everyone. RS connects only to friends you select.
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