May 26, 2017

Episode 47: The Problem with the Tor Network and Commercial VPNs

A photograph of Dan Guido.

When the US House of Representatives passed a controversial law about Internet privacy earlier this year, several news outlets published security advice suggesting that you should use the Tor network or a commercial virtual private network (VPN) to protect yourself. Both of those suggestions turned out to bad ideas. In this episode, Ben Wilde talks with Dan Guido, the founder of a New York-based security consultancy called Trail of Bits, about the trouble with the Tor network and commercial VPNs.

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