How to report bad relays
We now have a wiki page which explains how bad relays should be reported to the Tor Project. A bad relay can be malicious, misconfigured, or otherwise broken. Once such a relay is reported, a subset of vigilant Tor developers (currently Roger, Peter, Damian, Karsten, and I) first tries to reproduce the issue. If it's reproducible, we attempt to get in touch with the relay operator and work on the issue together. However, if the relay has no contact information or we cannot reach the operator, we will resort to assigning flags (such as BadExit) to the reported relay which instructs clients to no longer use the relay in the future. In severe cases, we are also able to remove the relay descriptor from the network consensus which effectively makes the relay disappear. To get an idea of what bad behavior was documented in the past, have a look at this (no longer maintained) wiki page or these research papers.
We regularly scan the network for bad relays using exitmap but there are several other great tools such as Snakes on a Tor, torscanner, tortunnel, and DetecTor. We are also dependent on the wider community to help us spot relays which don't act as they should. So if you think that you stumbled upon a bad relay while using Tor, please report it to us by sending an email to email@example.com. To find out which relay is currently being used as your exit relay, please visit our Check service. Just tell us the relay's IP address (Check tells you what your IP address appears to be) and the behavior you observed. Then, we can begin to investigate!
Node2 in this case can't see what your destination is, and can't modify your traffic (including what destination you ask for) or it will fail the checksum at the edge of the circuit.
So yes, Node2 can do things like refuse to let you extend your circuit to Node3. See e.g. the work on
But that's a different class of attack.
Help is TOR SAFE? :( I have JAVA OFF AND COOKIE SECURED. IS TOR on windows safe? I mailing on mail2tor whit java off....
People see my TOR is bad and not safe!
HELP!! IS TOR SAFE OR NOT SAFE? :( ♥
Nothing is safe. The tor team appear to be doing a fabulous job given the circumstances.