I've been reading about Tor and it's benefits regarding anonymity, but I've also researched its problems. If I understand correctly, when I access a website using Tor the packets are secured using 2 layers of encryption, but the exit node has to send the data unencrypted. This allows me to access any server using the last node's IP address, but it falls short on protecting the data from possible monitoring.
I also own a VPS and I can use it to connect to a server using SSH tunneling and encrypting the data over the network, but it always uses the same IP address.
My questions are:
- Is there any way to mix Tor and SSH tunneling in order to get both the encryption and the multiple IP benefits?
- When I log in to my account on the VPS using SSH, is my password sent in plaintext?