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Secure Data Wiping on GNU/Linux

In this article, I’m going to be outlining how to securely erase data on a device while running a GNU/Linux-based operating system. This process can be used to wipe a device, such as a USB drive, while running your normal GNU/Linux operating system; or it can be used to wipe your hard drive from a GNU/Linux live CD/USB. There are ... Read More »

Research & News in Tor, Privacy, & Security – Nov 24th, 2014

Tor Browser 4.5-alpha-1 has been released, which marks the first release of the 4.5 Tor Browser series. It includes a “security slider”, which is designed to allow a user to easily edit security preferences. The security slider has four security settings: low (default), medium-low, medium-high, and high. The new “status reporting UI” allows a user to quickly see the Tor ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 24Nov. 2014

Presenting the week’s biggest Bitcoin stories from around the web. Making Purchases Not only is Black Friday the biggest shopping day of the year, but will also become the biggest Bitcoin shopping day as well. Caleb Chen of CrytpoCoins News writes that merchants will be offering a variety of bitcoin discounts and bitcoin-only deals. Last year, BitPay proceeded $6 million ... Read More »

Warning: Agora Deposits & Withdrawals not working! (#3)

Update 6 – 30.11.14 – Multiple reports are claiming that the issues are fixed now! Update 5 – 29.11.14 – Agora is still experiencing significant delays in deposits, but withdrawals are now working fine. Update 4 – 26.11.14: Update from Agora posted as a reply to a PM: There has been a growing backlog of transactions as people rush to ... Read More »

Onymous: Durham Couple Indicted

As it was reported on Actionnewsnow –  a couple that were operating as cannabis vendors on silk road 2 got arrested during operation onymous: Two Durham residents have been indicted on federal drug charges, part of a crackdown on Silk Road 2.0, a series of black market websites used to facilitate drug trafficking. David Schell, 54, and Teri Schell, 59, ... Read More »

APT attacks via the Tor network, “OnionDuke”

The Leviathan security group discovered that malicious Tor exist nodes where wrapping executable windows files (.exe files) with malware. The malware was dubbed “OnionDuke” by F-Secure researchers. The MiniDuke Link MiniDuke was a highly sophisticated malware that previously infected government agencies and organisations spanning 23 countries. MiniDuke used multiple layers of encryption and clever coding tricks that made the malware ... Read More »

Swiss Man Arrested For Running a Known Scam Site

A bit late since it took time to get the proper translation – Lematin.ch reported a few days ago that the Swiss police executed an arrest warrant against a Swiss computer expert, at the request of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, thus taking the expert into custody. The Swiss computer expert is allegedly the administrator of a dark ... Read More »

Grams Grows with TorAds: First Advertising Network For Tor

We are proud to post a Press Release provided by Grams Admin, about another new innovation from Grams – The Dark Net markets search engine – This time – Torads: TorAds is an advertising network for both advertisers and publishers dedicated for use on hidden services behind Tor. Every TorAds user can be an advertiser and a publisher, allowing you ... Read More »

Another Marketplace Seizure Or a Scam? (Andromeda)

Update: Confirmed as scam – details at the end of the post. Today, almost 2 weeks after Operation Onymous , another dark net market suddenly shut down, displaying the “This hidden site has been seized” banner, This time, it was Andromeda market: It is not fully clear if the shut down is indeed another seizure, or if the administrators decided to do an “exit ... Read More »

OnymHoax Revealed: 153 Out of 276 Seized Domains Are Phishing/Clones

A new study was published today (November 18, 2014) by  Nik Cubrilovic , a security researcher, which found that  there are some significant differences between the data  published by the law enforcement agencies involved in Operation Onymous  and the actual numbers of the seized sites. More specifically, a large portion of the seized sites were nothing but cloned or phishing sites that resemble the actual ... Read More »

USS Marshals Auction: 50,000 BTC from Dread Pirate Roberts

The United States Marshal’s Service (USMS)  announced today  (November 17, 2014) that they will soon commence the second auction of the bitcoins seized from the original Silk Road dark net market in late 2013. This news comes few months after the first  auction , which took place in June. In the first auction, the USMS auctioned off 30,000 bitcoins that were ... Read More »

Is The Bitcoin Dev Team Serious About Anonymity?

When people think about innovation in the anonymity of crypto-currencies, very rarely do people think about Bitcoin, as a source for that. Many people are looking at various Altcoins (crypto-currency alternatives to Bitcoin) for crypto-currency anonymity, like Darkcoin, Anoncoin, and Monero. People have pushed Bitcoin aside, not even considering it a competitor but do the people behind Bitcoin’s development have ... Read More »

Bitcoin Price Update Nov-16, 2014

This is the DeepDotWeb weekly Bitcoin price report for the week of November 9-November 15, 2014. This week was characterized by a rather unexpected price rally, temporarily reaching heights in the $450s and eventually leveling out in the $380s. Overall, the Bitcoin price rose by 10.76% this week. Let’s take a look at the daily opening prices on the Bitstamp ... Read More »

Weekly Bitcoin Update – 16 Nov. 2014

One Year since Peak Price It has been one year since Bitcoin reached its highest value, leading Eoghan Macguire of CNN to wonder what the future holds for the cryptocurrency. He highlights the opinions of individuals like the Managing Editor of CoinDesk, Emily Spraven, who believes Bitcoin’s price “will begin stabilize over the coming year or so.”Meanwhile, David Yermack, a ... Read More »

Research & News in Tor, Privacy, & Security – Nov 16th, 2014

A research paper suggesting that over 81% of Tor users could be deanonymized through a traffic correlation attack was published by Sambuddho Chakravarty et al. The paper outlines how the “NetFlow” technology in Cisco routers, and similar technology included in most routers, can make users susceptible to traffic analysis. Cisco’s NetFlow technology is used to log certain information about the ... Read More »