Is TOR still safe

Hacking, bugs and fixes. Is TOR still safe to use?!

Each month you will be able to read on new bugs and fixes that are related to the TOR project. A lot of people have been asking me, is TOR still safe? The answer depends on what you are searching for in TOR. The TOR browser allows you to stay anonymous when used right.

If you have ever attented or watched a talk from the TOR project founders or developers you will know that their main priority is to provide the TOR users a safe environment which they can use in distressed environments.

Top-secret NSA documents on TOR

Earlier it was revealed that the NSA and GCHQ have been trying to penetrate the TOR environments.

They did succeed in exploiting TOR users, but they did this by using vulnerable FireFox browsers. They did not hack the underlying TOR networks.

Top-secret NSA documents, disclosed by whistleblower Edward Snowden, reveal that the agency’s current successes against Tor rely on identifying users and then attacking vulnerable software on their computers. One technique developed by the agency targeted the Firefox web browser used with Tor, giving the agency full control over targets’ computers, including access to files, all keystrokes and all online activity.

The report also concludes the following:

Presentation titledĀ ‘Tor Stinks’