The 29C3 Chaos Communication Congress in Germany showed a spectacular insight on how they believe they can reveal up to 80 percent of the darknet users.
The analysis techniques are capable of revealing botnet owners, malware tool authors and prove insight on the size and scope of the underground markets. The techniques would make the work easier for law enforcement.
The scenario is one that information security experts dread: widespread dissemination of commercial technology that is secretly wired to function in unintended ways or even spy on its users. From this vantage point, mobile phones, network routers, computer work stations and any other device hooked up to a network can provide a point of entry for an adversary.
On Monday, Dutch experts will debate whether or not Dr Ron Fouchier should be allowed to publish the results of his research, which has created a potentially dangerous strain of the H5N1 bird flu virus.
The United States biosecurity watchdog has withdrawn its objections to publication. Dutch Deputy Minister for Innovation Henk Bleker, on the other hand, still fears the research could be used by terrorists. Fouchier rejects any ban on publication of his work. A row is in the making.
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