Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#16694 closed defect (duplicate)

Tor browser users don't know about the guard design, and become worried

Reported by: arma Owned by: tbb-team
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Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
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We get a small but steady stream of confused users, contacting us because they keep pressing new identity, and their first relay is always the same, and they suspect an attack or a bug. I think some of them are using wireshark or the like to discover this "suspicious first relay", but I think others are using the Tor Browser's circuit visualizer.

I wonder if there's some way to add a hint to the circuit visualizer to lead the user into realizing that the first hop is intended to remain static?

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Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by yawning

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

#16665. Reopen if I'm wrong though I think the idea discussed there covers it.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by arma

Oh awesome.

Yes, count this as a +1 for that ticket.

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