[funsec] Governments hiding behind ToR?

Juha-Matti Laurio juha-matti.laurio at netti.fi
Wed Sep 12 02:57:55 CDT 2007


Vulnerability Report: Tor 0.1.2.x:
http://secunia.com/product/14349/?task=advisories

Vulnerability Report: Tor 0.1.1.x:
http://secunia.com/product/11789/?task=advisories

- Juha-Matti

rms at computerbytesman.com wrote: 
> Hmm, it looks like ToR is not so secure after all as a bunch of governmental
> users just found out.
> 
> 
> Richard
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> Time to reveal.
> 
> http://www.derangedsecurity.com/time-to-reveal%E2%80%A6/
> 
> 
> Did you get it? These governments told their users to use ToR, a software
> that sends all your traffic through not one but three other servers that you
> know absolutely nothing about. Yes, two are getting encrypted traffic but
> that last exit node is not. There are hundreds of thousands ToR-users but
> finding these kinds of accounts was. hmm. chocking! The person who wrote the
> security policy on these accounts should reconsider changing profession,
> start cleaning toilets! These administrators are responsible for giving away
> their own countries secrets to foreigners. I can't call it a mistake, this
> is pure stupidity and not forgivable!
> 
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> 
> http://tor.eff.org/
> 
> 
> Tor: anonymity online
> 
> Tor is a toolset for a wide range of organizations and people that want to
> improve their safety and security on the Internet. Using Tor can help you
> anonymize web browsing and publishing, instant messaging, IRC, SSH, and
> other applications that use the TCP protocol. Tor also provides a platform
> on which software developers can build new applications with built-in
> anonymity, safety, and privacy features. 
> 



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