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Tor Project fixed TorMoil, a critical Tor Browser flaw that can leak users IP Address

The Tor Project fixed a critical vulnerability dubbed TorMoil that could leak users real IP addresses to potential attackers. Tor users must update their Tor browser to fix a critical vulnerability, dubbed TorMoil, that could leak their real IP addresses to potential attackers when they visit websites with certain content. The Tor Project released the Tor Br
Publish At:2017-11-05 16:20 | Read:2232 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking anonymity encryption Tor Tor Project T

Tor relay of a Brazilian University was banned after harvesting .onions

The Tor relay of a Brazilian University was banned by the Tor administrators because it was spotted collecting the .onion addresses of visitors. A team of researchers from a Brazilian University of Campinas in São Paulo, Brazil, has had its Tor relay node banned because it was spotted collecting the .onion addresses of visitors. Marcus Rodrigues, a junior re
Publish At:2017-08-27 19:35 | Read:1358 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Deep Web Hacking data harversting Tor Tor Proj

Tor launches Bug Bounty Program, hackers can earn between $2,000 and $4,000 for high severity flaws

The Tor Project announced the launch of a public bug bounty program. Bug hunters can earn between $2,000 and $4,000 for high severity flaws. It’s official, the Tor Project announced the launch of a public bug bounty program through the HackerOne platform, the initiative was possible with support from the Open Technology Fund. “With support from t
Publish At:2017-07-20 22:05 | Read:1282 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Deep Web Digital ID Hacking anonymity privacy

TorWorld helps you to manage a Tor node, promising an upcoming Tor-as-a-Service

The TorWorld initiative aims to build a community area for those people that desire to set up either a Tor Relay or a Tor Exit node. We all recognize the importance of the Tor network, an important instrument to protect users’ anonymity and avoid censorship. Today I desire to present you an interesting initiative launched by Tor passionates, the TorWor
Publish At:2017-01-26 05:50 | Read:2197 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Security anonymity TaaS Tor Tor Exi

Tor Project released an alpha version of the Sandboxed Tor Browser

Experts from the Tor project have launched an early alpha version of Sandboxed Tor Browser 0.0.2. to protect users’ anonymity. Experts from the Tor project have launched an early alpha version of Sandboxed Tor Browser 0.0.2. The Sandboxed Tor Browser aims to isolate the Tor Browser from other processes of the operating system in order to limit its abi
Publish At:2016-12-13 01:20 | Read:2275 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Hacking Security anonymity Mozilla

Building For the Cloud at Home

This post will touch briefly on the “why” of reproducible builds, but it is primarily a quick and dirty “how to” when building for Amazon Web Services. If you’re not familiar with the concept, reproducible builds (sometimes referred to as “verifiable builds”) are a methodology of building software in such a way that the pa
Publish At:2016-10-20 06:05 | Read:2148 | Comments:0 | Tags:Off Topic Amazon Web Services chroot Cloud Tor Project

Here’s how Tor Project and Mozilla will make harder de-anonymizing Tor users

Tor Project and Mozilla are working together to improve the security of Tor users and make harder for attackers to unmask them. Intelligence and law enforcement agencies continue to invest in order to de-anonymize Tor users. In the past, we received news about several techniques devised by various agencies to track Tor users, from the correlation attacks to
Publish At:2016-10-14 23:25 | Read:2066 | Comments:0 | Tags:Deep Web Digital ID Hacking Security anonymity Mozilla Tor T

DefecTor – Deanonymizing Tor users with the analysis of DNS traffic from Tor exit relays

Researchers devised two correlation attacks, dubbed DefecTor, to deanonymize Tor users using also data from observation of DNS traffic from Tor exit relays. Law enforcement and intelligence agencies dedicate an important commitment in the fight of illegal activities in the Dark Web where threat actors operate in a condition of pseudo-anonymity. A group of se
Publish At:2016-10-02 18:50 | Read:1962 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Deep Web Hacking anonymity anonymizing Darknet

In wake of Appelbaum fiasco, Tor Project shakes up board of directors

Further ReadingTor developer Jacob Appelbaum quits after “sexual mistreatment” allegations [Updated]Tor: new claims "consistent with rumors some of us had been hearing for some time."Over a month after a prominent staffer at the Tor Project left the organization amid public accusations of sexual misconduct, the project has shaken up its entire seven-person b
Publish At:2016-07-14 15:25 | Read:2271 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Assessment board Tor Project

Jacob Appelbaum leaves the Tor Project after accusation of sexual misconduct

The popular Tor developer Jacob Appelbaum left the Core Team of the Tor Project after “sexual mistreatment” allegations. Appelbaum is recognized as one of the most active and influential digital advocates and security researchers. He is one of the few reporters to have had a preview of the NSA secret documents leaked by Edward Snowden. The news is shocking a
Publish At:2016-06-05 23:45 | Read:2326 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations anonymity Hacking Jacob A

Tor developer Jacob Appelbaum quits after “sexual mistreatment” allegations

Tor Project officials say that one of their most public-facing developers and a member of the "Core Team," Jacob Appelbaum, left the organization on May 25 after "public allegations of sexual mistreatment."In a statement published Saturday on the Tor Project's website, the organization wrote:These types of allegations were not entirely new to everybody at To
Publish At:2016-06-05 19:50 | Read:1496 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & Disorder Risk Assessment ioerror jacob appelbaum tor T

Tor Browser 6.0 is out with significant privacy and security improvements

The Tor Project released the Tor Browser 6.0, the last version of the popular Tor browser that brings along significant privacy and security improvements. Early this week the Tor Project released the new version of the Tor Browser, the Tor Browser 6.0 which is based on Firefox ESR 45. The new version of the popular browser comes with a series of important pr
Publish At:2016-06-02 21:50 | Read:2490 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID anonymity privacy Tor Tor Browser 6

Next-gen Tor is arriving and it will include a distributed random number generator

The researchers at the Tor project are working on a new distributed random number generator that will be included in the next-generation Tor. The researchers at the Tor project have elaborated a new way to generate random numbers to support security improvements of its next-generation onion router. The Random Number Generators are essential components for
Publish At:2016-05-26 07:20 | Read:2734 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Deep Web Security anonymity encryption random-

Tor Project and the new anti-tampering measures for its software

Tor Project revealed how the organization has conducted a three-year long work to improve its ability to detect fraudulent software. The experts at the Tor Project are working to improve the resilience of the anonymizing network to cyber attacks, in particular, they aim to quickly detect any surveillance activity conducted by tempering the Tor system. The re
Publish At:2016-03-23 01:35 | Read:1785 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Security anonymity anonymizing Darknet

Whole lotta onions: Number of Tor hidden sites spikes—along with paranoia

In recent weeks, the number of "hidden services"—usually Web servers and other Internet services accessible by a ".onion" address on the Tor anonymizing network—has risen dramatically. After experiencing an earlier spike in February, the number of hidden services tracked by Tor spiked to 114,000 onion addresses on March 1. They then dropped just as quickly,
Publish At:2016-03-04 18:40 | Read:2306 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Assessment Technology Lab surveillance tor Tor Project

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