Top-secret presentation Tor Stinks leaked by Snowden shows the techniques implemented by the NSA to overwhelm Tor Anonymity with manual analysis.
Tor anonymity has been debated many times, according majority security experts it was one of the most secure way to stay on line being far from prying eyes avoiding government surveillance.
Malware analysts are in a constant cat-and-mouse game with hackers when it comes to studying malicious code behaviors. Researchers handle malware samples gingerly, in a test network away from production machines and away from the Internet. Samples are opened in virtual machines and analysts observe not only malicious payloads, but communication with third-party servers.
A 'high volume of malicious activity across Tor exit nodes' is believed to have been the reason why Facebook temporarily blocked access through Tor - an issue that has since been resolved.
Tor is software that provides online anonymity by making Internet traffic pass through a number of nodes before reaching its final destination. Because the way the various connections are encrypted, none of the nodes can view both the source and the destination address at the same time.
By now, just about everybody has heard about the PRISM surveillance program, and many are beginning to speculate on its impact on Tor.
Unfortunately, there still are a lot of gaps to fill in terms of understanding what is really going on, especially in the face of conflicting information between the primary source material and Google, Facebook, and Apple's claims of non-
This apparent conflict means that it is still hard to pin down exactly how the program impacts Tor, and is leading many to assume worst-case scenarios.
An "underground" website famed for selling drugs and other illegal items has been targeted in a cyberattack.
It appears the site suffered from a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack over the course of Tuesday and Wednesday.
Silk Road is only accessible through Tor, a service which allows users to browse anonymously online.
Several US politicians have called for the marketplace to be shut down, without success.
DDoS attacks involve flooding a website with more traffic than it can handle, therefore knocking it offline.
Japanese Police released a report that recommended ISPs in Japan block IP addresses related to the Tor network.
The National Police Agency (NPA) is poised to urge Internet service providers to voluntarily block communications if an anonymous software system called "Tor" -- short for "The onion router" -- is found abused online.Read the Report.
Anonymous hackers groups have immediately responced.
A federal appeals court has ruled the government can continue to keep secret its efforts to pursue the private information of Internet users without a warrant as part of its probe into the WikiLeaks. The case involved three people connected to the whistleblowing website whose Twitter records were sought by the government, including computer security researcher Jacob Appelbaum and Icelandic parliamentarian Birgitta Jónsdóttir.
PORTAL is a project that aims to keep people out of jail. It is a dedicated hardware device (a router) which forces all internet traffic to be sent over the Tor network. This significantly increases the odds of using Tor effectively, and reduces the potential to make fatal mistakes.
This Book covers the main aspects of the exciting and dangerous world of -“The Deep Dark Web” . We are two cyber specialists Pierluigi (Italy) & Richard (US), with one passion we wanted to explain the inner working of the deep dark web. Cybercrime, hacktivism, intelligence, cyber warfare are all pieces of this complex puzzle. Governments, corporations and criminals all hide but we unveil it all.
Via Cryptome. TOR management seems deathly quiet about US Navy funding. Any further background? Cryptome:
We found several documents which describe the Navy's current funding for Tor-related research in order to boost Tor's use by the Navy for communications. More fully described at the web page of DARPA's SAFER program.