Opened 4 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

Last modified 11 months ago

#20833 closed project (invalid)

Using a VPN with Tor

Reported by: DepressedExplorer Owned by: phoul
Priority: Low Milestone:
Component: Community/Tor Support Version: Tor: unspecified
Severity: Trivial Keywords: vpn
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Hello Tor Team!

I happen to be a mod on

Our community and also other Tor related communities on reddit are going crazy with recommending VPNs to be used with Tor. I would love some "officials" to refute/confirm a few things so i can point to here in future.

  • Do you recommend using a VPN? (any good reasons?)
  • Do you think a VPN would ad additional anonymity/security in opposite to just using bridges to hide their Tor usage from the ISP?
  • Do you agree that it would be possible for a VPN provider to redirect traffic to a own entry node that will then log the actual tor activity?

Many thanks in advance.

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comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by Jaruga

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

The Tor Project quite largely discourages using a VPN with Tor, this is something repeated time and time again. To ask any suggestions about the topic past that discouraging is sort of counterproductive.


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