In this research project, we aim to monitor exit relays in the Tor anonymity network in order to expose, document, and thwart malicious or misconfigured relays.
As of January 2014, the Tor anonymity network consists of 5,000 relays of which almost 1,000 are exit relays. Exit relays bridge the gap between the Tor network and the “open” Internet. As a result, exit relays are able to see anonymised network traffic as it is sent by Tor clients.
This project is funded by a research grant provided by Internetfonden.