what encryption is TOR using?

what encryption is TOR using?

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tor_nth

You could start reading this doc if you’re interested in Tor’s encryption: [https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/core/torspec/-/blob/main/tor-spec.txt](https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/core/torspec/-/blob/main/tor-spec.txt)

CyberReaper80

Connections between two Tor relays, or between a client and a relay, use TLS/SSLv3 for link authentication and encryption. All implementations MUST support the SSLv3 ciphersuite “TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA” if it is available. They SHOULD support better ciphersuites if available.

(READ THE COMMENT BELOW FOR MORE INFO BECAUSE THIS IS OUT OF DATE INFORMATION)

HackerAndCoder

Everybody is saying TLS, which is correct, but it is only in the connection from the client to the entry or from relay to relay. From client to relay it is AES-128.

ChokladHatt

It is SSL/TLS and the reason for that is so that it looks like regular HTTPS traffic, commonplace all over the internet, and so it doesn’t stand out by the choice of protocol.

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