Despite the fact that this is happening in another country other than my own, it is disturbing nonetheless. The fact is that in some cases, running a Tor server can be dangerous. Seriously, I believe that running a Tor server is a noble idea. But after considering the fact that some less savvy types could actually be using it for frighteningly malicious purposes, my entire stance on the safety of using Tor in this capacity has been greatly shaken.
What do you think? Could the potential for personal harm due to user misuse eventually cripple the Tor concept? Or instead, will this simply be yet another page in the book of a Peer-2-Peer saga in which Tor as a greater concept will emerge victorious? While hating to be seen as a buzz-kill, I cannot see how Tor is going to recover from press explaining how legitimate users are getting caught up in criminal investigations.
[tags]privacy, security, vpn[/tags]