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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 »

Research & News in Tor, Privacy, & Security – Nov 11th, 2014

Tor Research The Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI) is currently studying reachability of bridges in countries that impose censorship. They are also studying how effective these countries are at preventing the use of pluggable transports. They are performing several tests. First is a Bridge reachability measurement, which attempts to build a Tor circuit to the bridge being tested. Next ... Read More »

Research & News in Tor, Privacy & Security – Nov 1st, 2014

News – Tor On Friday, Facebook announced that they were going to begin offering a hidden service to Tor users, at facebookcorewwwi.onion.top. The company intends to use SSL along with Tor, so users can still verify that the website is legitimate. Alec Muffett, a software engineer with Facebook’s security infrastructure group, stated that “Facebook’s onion address provides a way to ... Read More »

Research and News in Tor, Privacy, and Security – October 26th, 2014

Tor Recent Research Alex Biryukov and Ivan Pustogarov at the University of Luxembourg published a research paper titled, “Bitcoin over Tor isn’t a good idea.” The paper discusses possible security risks when using Bitcoin through Tor, and how these risks could possibly be countered. Bitcoin’s reputation system, designed to heighten security, includes protection against DoS attacks. If an attacker were ... Read More »

Weekly Tor and Security News – October 21, 2014

Tor News Earlier this week, the Anonabox raised over $500,000 after launching a campaign on Kickstarter. The anonabox, created by August Germar, is a device designed to route all of a network’s traffic through the Tor network. It runs alongside an existing modem or router, and claims to be fully Open Source. However, after controversy surrounding the project generated quite ... Read More »

Comcast Declares War on Tor?

If you needed another reason to hate Comcast, the most hated company in America, they’ve just given it to you: they’ve declared war on Tor Browser. >>Hide Your Tor Usage From your ISP – Click here For Our Best VPN’s Chart!<<< Reports have surfaced (The first one was via /r/darknetmarkets and another one submitted to us) that Comcast agents have ... Read More »

Russia Offers 4 Million Rubles (~$100K) To De-Anonymize Tor

The Russian Interior Ministry has posted a tender (Any Russian speaking reader who can translate this for us?) seeking to find a solution for obtaining information about users of the TOR anonymous network and decrypting intercepted TOR data. As it was published by RT: Russia’s Interior Ministry is offering $111k for a technological solution that would allow police officers to ... Read More »

Tor’s Hidden Service Publishing Tool, Stormy: A Closer Look

After reading the Daily Dot story on Tor’s “point and click” hidden service publishing tool set for launch in September and easy enough for even your mom and dad to use, how could one not be filled with excited anticipation? Considering how difficult it currently is to publish hidden service sites, Stormy, Tor’s hidden service publishing tool, sounds like a Godsend. ... Read More »

VPN with Tor

All networks and especially public ones are vulnerable to having their traffic monitored and examined. If you want to retain some level of anonymity then this is something that is important to protect against. You don’t even need to be doing anything illegal – it is just as important to safeguard your personal information and your browsing habits in a ... Read More »

NSA’s XKeyscore Source Code Leaked: All Tor Users Classified As ‘Extremists’

As it was published by RT: The NSA has been revealed to mark and consider potential “extremists” all users of the internet anonymizer service Tor. Among those are hundreds of thousands of privacy concerned people like journalists, lawyers and rights activists. Searching for encryption software like the Linux-based operating system Tails also places you on the NSA grid, as Lena ... Read More »

Interview with Gopnik Tor botnet Programmer

Disclaimer: We do not support the use of such tools and the below info is for informational / technical purposes only, exactly as it was provided to us by our reporter “Chris Hansen” Tor is full of people who wish to sell things. Some things good and some things bad. Usually these things tend to be related to drugs, but ... Read More »

How to use Tor as a Socks5 proxy

Hey everyone! First off, thanks a lot to everyone at DeepDotWeb for allowing me to make this and many more posts to come! I really hope everyone on the website finds it useful! So, on to the tutorial. Tor, as we all know, Tor is a network that uses peer-to-peer connections. These connections from one person to another are very ... Read More »

RT: TOR is NOT PRISM Proof

An interesting article that was published on RT quoted Andy Malone, of Microsoft Enterprise Security and founder of the Cyber Crime Security Forum, who said at the Microsoft TechEd North America 2014: “There is no such thing as really being anonymous on the internet. If [hackers and government agencies] want you, they will get you,” Mentioning that even though TOR ... Read More »