hello dear Whonix community, I have thought about using bridges to hide that I am using Tor (Whonix). the obvious advantage is that it is harder for potential observers (ISP, government…) to find out that I am using it.
however, if i understood the Whonix documentation right, it says that it might not be necessarily better to use bridges if I don’t live in a country which blocks Tor:
[Quote] [Roger Dingledine, cofounder] of [Tor]
[…] Bridges are less reliable and tend to have lower performance than other entry points. If you live in a uncensored area, they are not necessarily more secure than entry guards. […]
If that is true, that also means, that bridge users are sufficiently more vulnerable to attacks, which are circumvented by entry guards?
[Quote] Roger Dingledine, cofounder of Tor:
[…] They’re probably more vulnerable, but I don’t know if I’d say “sufficiently”. […]
If a user is only concerned with connectivity (getting Whonix ™ connected) and local ISPs do not usually hinder connections to the public Tor network, then something simpler than Bridges can be tried; see: [Better Connectivity without Real Censorship Circumvention].
what are your thoughts about this? i surely don’t want to increase the vulnerabilities by using bridges. what kind of vulnerabilities could they mean exactly?