[REQ_ERR: COULDNT_RESOLVE_HOST] [KTrafficClient] Something is wrong. Enable debug mode to see the reason.[REQ_ERR: COULDNT_RESOLVE_HOST] [KTrafficClient] Something is wrong. Enable debug mode to see the reason.[REQ_ERR: COULDNT_RESOLVE_HOST] [KTrafficClient] Something is wrong. Enable debug mode to see the reason.[REQ_ERR: COULDNT_RESOLVE_HOST] [KTrafficClient] Something is wrong. Enable debug mode to see the reason.
Первым это увидел Владимир Палант — сделать Adblock Plus, но создатели этого расширения говорят, что они ни за кем не смотрят. Так вот, в основном конкретно из-за расширения NoScript некие веб-сайты могут отображаться некорректно, т. По данной причине, мы начнем с опции этого расширения. В связи с сиим, я рекомендую не отключать данное расширение, а заносить в белоснежный перечень нужные onion-сайты. Шаг 1. Введите в браузерной строке about:addons для того, чтоб открыть перечень установленных расширений по умолчанию в Tor Browser:.
Ежели для вас это посодействовало, то сможете прямо на данный момент закрыть данную страничку, а ежели нет — перебегаем к последующему способу. Думаю разумно, что для того чтоб включить JS — необходимо выбрать самый щадящий режим сохранности в браузере Тор.
Ну и ежели там стоит False, то тогда щелкните правую клавишу мыши и потом нажмите на «Переключить». If any malicious executable code can be run at will by JS, imagine what this could do in the hands of criminals. It could install a keylogger on your pc with ease and gain access to your bank accounts, or worse. Another enormous vector is svg and pngs -- it is absolute crazy-talk to just blindly accept images from websites and render them. No reasonable person would allow images to load in their browser.
The number of recent vulnerabilities in libpng alone should be enough to convince you. That said, I sound like a paranoid maniac in the above paragraph. But hopefully it will make you stop and think. How did we get to this point in browser security, and how do we recover from it? Problem is, you want a browser that the dumb masses can use in every dumb web site Re: How do we recover from it?
The best defense is a good offense. It is probably impossible to prevent all hostile surveillance - either by government or the private sector. But, you might consider making it worthless. Send me meaningless messages, and I will just ignore and delete them. Suppose you developed an application that waited for your computer to be dormant for a certain period, then composed totally junk email using random words from a dictionary, and sent those messages to random people who use the application by using the application, you would consent to randomly receiving a bunch of junk.
You would clog surveillance servers with nonsense. Again, the surveillance folks would be clogged with junk. Now, if you want to make things interesting, search "phony research papers" and you find a site at MIT where you can enter your name and it will crank out a phony technical research paper. Total nonsense. Use those for the email messages. Want to make it more interesting, encrypt all the email with PGP. For those - like me - who are truly malicious, generate the phony research paper, then use a word processor to change one of key words in the paper to "uranium deuteride," "virtual cathode oscillator," "high purity fluorine," "10 guage, high purity aluminum tubing, 3 inch ID," etc.
Having NoScript disabled by default does make a certain sense in that is more usable by the tech impaired, yet there is a disconnect here when you consider the current method of PGP checking not that I recall noticing much good instruction on your site to begin with. Sure it is easy enough for the technically inclined like myself, but what is the point of the average user getting into TOR while being so vulnerable to a compromised client?
Not all these people will understand how to know the difference and good luck to the non-English speaking activists trying to figure out how to use PGP. I am working on this myself - mentally at this point. I may slap something good together that will help the less tech adept.
It would be better though more trustworthy if you guys handed this. It would not really be that hard. Another thing you might consider is an installer which ASKS people if they prefer things more secure or more compatible with websites. Depending on the question, pre-configure TBB as they have chosen.
As for "it would not be that hard" for the PGP thing, consider that our current instructions for WIndows users start with "download gnupg. Windows users are screwed at a very deep level. If you have good answers, the world wants to know them. Waaait a minute.
Torbutton addressed many of them. NoScript is is enabled by default in both Tor Browser Bundle as well as Tails but set to allow scripts globally. Even in this configuration, NoScript still provides certain protections, such as blocking cross-site scripting XSS attacks. Obviously, allowing scripts globally cannot provide anywhere near the same level of protection as the selective whitelisting model that is the normal default behavior of NoScript.
Not sure if I am right about this, but over the past few months, I have been closely watching the following conversations -- all quite public in blog. Maybe there is a need for a public funding campaign, perhaps, to address certain ongoing security issues discussed in that post? Supposedly Tor is looking for a lead software engineer and would like to hire more people. People ask questions about Dingledine. I think one way to address this meaningfully is for the Tor project to lean more on crowdfunding mechanisms to and more frequent appeals to the user base through social fora to participate in financing efforts to support and fix Tor.
It seems that the US police state has learned the ip addresses of people all over the world who committed the non-crime of visiting a bunch of websites. The US police state has hacked into computers of people living all over the world. What is the US state planning to do with the information they stole? We do try to keep up with browser updates for TBB, yes.
People who updated were fine. Find the version you were using if you can, maybe its still hanging around somewhere - the compressed installer. Find those numbers attached to it and line them up with the content of this blog. On or around July 30, , while I was at a certain website, my Tor Browser displayed a yellow ribbon just below the menu bar. In order to implement a crucial fix, this update resets your HTTPS Everywhere rule preferences to their default values.
The version of the TBB that I was using at the time is the latest version. My OS is Microsoft Windows 8, bit. That message is completely harmless. Same here. Interested if anyone else saw this or knows what it is about. I got the same message! Why the need to "reset to default values"? What should one do if they cant remember whether or not they used TOR over the last couple of weeks? No there isnt any way. Tor is designed not to keep logs for your own safety. But seriously.
If you cant remember whether or not you have used tor in the last week you should see a doctor. That depends. If you are using Windows then Windows uses an NTFS file system. Assuming this is turned on, it will update with the last time you accessed a file. Right click on a file and choose properties.
If it is turned off - the date will be the same as the created date. If it is turned on, it will be the last time you accessed the file. In the case of TBB, the last time you ran it. That can tell you or anyone with access to your computer when it was last ran. This is turned on by default in XP and I cannot remember if this is true of later versions of Windows.
Mine is turned off though and I suggest everyone turn theirs off. It is better that someone getting a hold of your computer does not know when the last time you access files is. But disabling this "feature" also improves Hard Drive performance and longevity since you are cutting out a write operation from every file read operation!
I expect disabling this would also help laptop battery life to some extent. It is a terrible "feature. I will add one more thing. If you use Truecrypt to protect sensitive information and you also utilize keyfiles music files are good but random recorded radio noise is better then this "feature" makes it very, very easy to figure out your keyfiles. Disable it NOW. Great Tor I never even thought about jailbait before I found Tor but then I got curious and looked at freedom hosting site and now I go to jail and get ass raped.
Thanks for entrapment asshole. Tor promised me hot teenage action and all I got was raided by the feds! It depends on their age you dirty bastard! I have no sympathy for sick fuckers who get ass raped in prison for seeking child porn, not everyone who uses TOR is into this shit.
Have you not noticed that a lot of 13 year old girls look like hot 20 year old sluts? When will the pretending that they are not attractive end? When will it end putting people in prison just for looking at such hotties showing off? Those are your thoughts in your own head and not what the actual child of 13 is thinking! Girls that age throw tantrums, bitch a lot, cry a lot, they are mouthy and like boys around their own age.
Do us all a favour and use your brain when you look at youngsters. A photo of a teenage boy model in underwear can, and has been called child porn. Thing is that there is really a big line between CP and JB. There is a ton of sick CP of toddlers and babies being raped and very underage kids being generally exploited.
On the other hand there is also a ton of JB and it is considered CP only by legal technicality. In reality it consists almost entirely of teenagers taking pictures of themselves naked and uploading to the internet. Some small percent of them are blackmailed into doing so, some larger percent of them shared pictures with a boyfriend who shared it with the internet, but none of them are really raped and absued and a lot of them willingly and knowingly uploaded their own pictures.
The biggest problem with Tor is that sites that host JB mix it in with tons of very disturbing and disgusting other shit that very few people who care about JB even want to look at. There are tons of clearnet sites for JB and the feds totally ignore them, but the people looking at JB on Tor are all going to be fucked by this operation because the feds cannot tell them apart from the people looking at 6 month old getting brutally raped. Anybody with any fucking logic in their mind at all knows this, but these emotional thinking idiots control the world.
Jailbait is very addictive. It is best to never look at it even one time. Once you see fresh young teenagers you never want to go back to looking at old generally very rough looking adults in legal pornography. I have many friends who use Tor for various reasons not related to CP at all, and many of them have claimed to become addicted to jailbait after first finding it on Tor.
Beauty depends on the specific woman, as it does at any age, and also involves who she is as a person. As my wife ages I still find her very attractive. I have to agree with this. Not only are jailbait girls typically at the peak of their sexual attraction, but the feeling of doing something so illegal is very addictive as well.
It reminds me of being young looking at porn for the first part of my life, trying to hide it from my parents. Something forbidden and secret but so attractive and good feeling. I think the forbidden aspect is half the fun with jailbait, but most surely it is not all of it because I do find actual child pornography to be very disgusting and would not look at it even though it is also forbidden.
Peak sexual attraction, plus bringing the rush back to pornography Also censorship. Whenever you want to impose some restrictions on internet-users, just do it "for the children" and accuse your opponents of supporting pedophilia. Works like a charm. For the gay community to imply that boy-love is not homosexual love is ridiculous. Years earlier, the ILGA itself had resolved that "Young people have the right to sexual and social self-determination and that age of consent laws often operate to oppress and not to protect.
Note that the "love" being referred-to in the above quotes is little more than an Orwellian euphemism for the buggering and sodomizing of tender youth by adult males. I as young adult find that young adults like jailbait and old ass adults think it is horrible. Hardly any of my IRL male friends have not made comments about being attracted to under 18 year old teenagers, many of my internet friends who know about Tor have said they have looked at jailbait on it.
But for most old people they seem to think it is totally horrible. Total disconnection between age groups, the same as it is for drugs. If you are innocently looking at girls your own age, why do you have to do it on the TOR browser??? Most of us old ass people have children and idiots like you are a threat to them, when you grow up and have children of your own, only then will you understand.
Please stick to the normal web where you can happily watch naked 18yr olds and not young teens who are being exploited, used and abused for your own selfish needs. Nonetheless: 1. Considering that the vast, overwhelming majority of the population-at-large in just about any society finds such imagery nothing less than utterly repugnant, revolting, repulsive and deeply disturbing.
Or does it help people who might have those urges, relief them without acting upon them? Well he might be. Same as with somebody who watches gore-videos or even Dexter. Regardless of that what you are talking about here is thought crime. Just imagine US-government or any government for that matter being able to prosecute or even "flag" people for what they think. Imagine all sorts of power abuse that would then happen.
And it would be even worse once they actually had the technology to read your thoughts. It was always possible at least in theory for people living in dictatorships to keep at least their thoughts free and overthrow the tyrants when the time was right. Open the powers that be the way into your thoughts and there will be no escape.
It is scientifically proven that in all countries that legalize possession and viewing of child porn, there is a sharp drop in child molestation rates, in every single country ever studied. Results from the Czech Republic showed, as seen everywhere else studied Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Finland, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Sweden, USA , that rape and other sex crimes have not increased following the legalization and wide availability of pornography.
And most significantly, the incidence of child sex abuse has fallen considerably since , when child pornography became readily accessible — a phenomenon also seen in Denmark and Japan. Above commentator and some others here may wish to post there. No registration required, only valid email try disposable. Especially to respond to comments like this: "The reason we punish those that possess and traffic is because they are now more than in the past the consumers that drive the creation of the child porn.
For the stupid person 2 above saying that the rates of rape and molestation have gone down ,you know why that is?? I believe the feds are after the Darknet drug markets much more than CP. Would you deny them the little respite and relief they claim that marijuana provides them? Current drug policy in many places does just that, leaving such people-- in misery-- with no alternative but the very "black markets" that you refer-to. What about "taking down" some of the legal, sanctioned, privileged mega corporations that promote, glamorize and glorify this poison?
Re: "money laundering": Can whatever Tor may facilitate in this regard even hold a candle to the likes of the Wall Street banksters or even or especially the Federal Reserve, the World Bank, etc. And the prison-industrial complex; the ways in which a number of entities directly benefit from a drug policy that results in mass incarceration is an absolutely critical aspect that cannot be overlooked in any discussion of these matters.
A typical post from a typical Tor user. You are guys are really experts in this stuff. I am sorry you were hacked ;. Or said another way, the larger and broader the Tor user base gets, the less relevant this little subset is. Why is that not mentioned in the article or in any articles for that matter? Why is this not investigated? There could have been another exploit, different from this one in that page, one that still works in the latest version. More data is needed.
All the ones in red are bad news. And most of the ones in red came out after Firefox 10 was abandoned. Not to be paranoid but how do we not know that old Tor versions are safe and the new versions are actually planted with back doors? Reproduce the build environment and build it on your own machine. Are you even sure that, should there be anything suspicious in the code, that you would recognize it? Browser versions less than 17 WERE exploited by this.
Does anybody know the contents of that file? Exactly, there is a lot of misinformation being spread on all official channels. But that is clearly not the case if you read the code. I wonder why it was never obtained?
Since malicious client side scripts have no direct access to the underlying filesystem or OS of the client, they can not be transmitted across browsers. However, if you have malicious bookmarks or addons installed and voluntarily transfer them, perhaps in ignorance, then the other browser is also vulnerable.
No, I saw the same message a couple of days ago and I was prodding around FH to see what was going on but noscript was always on. Thing is, I updated my TBB today to It says "to implement a crucial fix https has reset to default rules" or similar. This is 64bit linux. A few days ago I also had this bar showing up. IIRC it was displayed as soon as the browser started and visited the check. I also made screenshots of this event. Quoting the poster before me: all i want to know if this was sent from TOR or because of this exploit.
I read that the sub-bar was one of the indicators that the exploit had been run on your browser. Sorry, you might want to nuke your hard drives :. Probably it was part of the last update of the extension. I got that popup after getting the newest TOR bundle today. I disabled JS and all the other things and did not visit the infected sites on this new bundle.
For non-Tor browsing, I use Firefox Am I safe from this exploit? Anon: "Would running Tails with Iceweasel They do work with NSA but also many other government agencies source: I used to work for them!
The link in that article to the robtex. Can Torproject please fix the check. Also, the notion that half the hidden services were hosted by FH is likely bunk. This TOR exploit thingy. Will it grab the ip of your computer on that network, like It grabs your hostname e. There is no reason to let the Tor Browser process or indeed, any process run by that user speak to the Internet.
Is it another process vidalia? If so, yes a firewall blocking tor browser outbound would be a really good idea. I was assuming Tor Browser itself makes the connection. So to prevent future exploits of this type, could torproject maybe show downloaders how to set the Windows firewall properly to block all outgoing connections it allows all by default except allow tor. And mention if a window ever pops up to allow tbb-firefox.
Do we know Has somebody tested it against this particular exploit? I know as a programmer myself we like to indicate a bug is "fixed" but it really needs to be tested by others. Any law experts around? Assuming this illegal exploit worked, what could they do with the IP list? Is a couple random visits to FH sites like, exploring hidden wiki links enough to warrant raids? Just wondering what exactly was the purpose of this illegal exploit, because clearly not all affected are guilty, even if they did visit some of the illegal sites once or twice by mistake or due to curiosity.
A raid on them would destroy their lives nevertheless. Can this list be used against international citizens? Would international agencies accept tips obtained this way? The code did change multiple times, did it not? And parts of it are not yet obtained. I am positive that this exploit is a small part of an overarching federal project.
The NSA are doing the fishing in order to be able to connect the dots at a later date. They are looking for a couple hundreds of big fish, not thousands of small fish. Apparently nobody knows what was in it, because it was never obtained. Because the code did not exit but loaded this page, one has to assume another version of this, or another exploit was indeed executed on Firefox versions below Therefore all the news and security reports that specifically claim this attack targeted version 17 only, are wrong.
Would Request Policy block this attack? Or maybe Request Policy handled iframes differently than the main page? Somebody would need to investigate. For those of us just hearing about Tor for the first time, help me understand this in non computer tech terms And if someone used Tor Bundle on windows during this time frame but had that little S in the top left corner clicked so a circle with a line was through it, are they still at risk?
Or did that turn off their script stuff? The presumable owner of Freedom Host was arrested July 29th and the malicious code was first noticed on August 4th. If you have the little "S" with a red slash through it, it is blocking scripts from executing and you are highly unlikely to have been affected.
When 2. Yes, but did the. Read the advisory for details. While the TBB may have made it easier for people to use Tor a good thing it has also made Tor into one big honeypot. The situation before TBB was that Tor users had basically no chance to secure themselves against a wide array of known attacks at the browser level.
At least in this case we learned about the issue, and put out a patch that users could upgrade to, more than a month before it was exploited. If we lived in a world where there existed a mainstream browser Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE, something that actually addressed these application-level privacy attacks, I think this would be a worthwhile discussion to have.
That sure would be nice to fix. In any any event, you and I agree on the fundamentals. Now they are real. I see them as all equally bad. I am, and have been, running it for some time now. Probably Unrelated, Huh. Whatever it was has also Killed my Relay setup entirely Perhaps worse than that, every time I attempt to access certain of the now defunct. TemplarKnight tormail. I guess you have some list that you think is the entirety of the Tor hidden service list, and not many of those are reachable for you?
But at the same time, it sounds like your computer is broken in all sorts of ways? Sounds like you might want a reinstall, and maybe with a safer operating system. B "why [ They just took our name to try to trick people into thinking they were legitimate. And then they did a good enough job at never being reachable when we tried to contact them about it. YES, I went through SIX lists and I do realize that they did not encompass the entirety of the Onion HS sites, but I have been doing this for several months on a weekly basis and my estimate is fairly accurate.
The fact of the matter is that TOR Mail did work well enough that it became the accepted standard for secure email communications in the world. TOR will never be compromised by the Intelligence Mega-plex, simply because they use it themselves That is correct.
Tor has not and will not be compromised as long as big corporations, businesses and government agencies use it. I feel safe enough using Tor Browser Bundle by itself with scripts disabled. I think I downloaded tor within the dates in the advisory, but not sure. Click here to go to the download page". Is there any way that the exploit could still have run, as the advisory states that "the attack appears to collect the hostname and MAC address of the victim computer, send that to a remote webserver over a non-Tor connection, and then crash or exit.
The exploit does attempt to run on I need to report that five customers and counting have similar issues with tor-browser: 1. They had tor-browser crashes and windows reboots reported in early July. Why assume it is unrelated to the attacks in late July. All of these systems had up-to-date browsers with the most secure setting script etc.
All show, after the window OS rebooted, MS was eager to send you a possible fix. Is MS involved in this matter? Why not? Remember, the FEDS have full access, and they are the good guys. All via MS. They know who might be using the tor browser, based on the Metadata gathered, and the OS used as well. None of them had this problem prior to using the tor-browser back one year or more.
All used the browser for the first time very recently, because of the Snowden leaks. Dear FBI, I hijacked your exploit and started loading CP sites through Tor, each time I had the exploit code delivered but firewall rules and other mitigation techniques prevented it from phoning home, simultaneously with this I injected your exploit in users traffic through their clearnet exit nodes, framing them for viewing the CP.
I did this a great many times, always taking care to clear cookies and use a new circuit to your compromised hidden services. I started doing this almost as soon as I recognized what was going on, and has added what I imagine must be significant noise to your database of suspected pedophiles. Fact, many FBI or alike agents that work with cp all day end up with problems, and many of them end up getting caught with possession of cp!
I would just like to clarify that I run multiple exit nodes, they are not part of a family and I will not name them. My exit nodes carry traffic for a great many Tor users every day, and I have randomly exposed them to your exploit during the duration of your operation. I am not going to reveal the exact way in which I did this, but suffice to say I have seriously contaminated your database of harvested IP addresses.
That said I would also like to warn all users of Tor that you are very possibly in the database of the FBI even if you never loaded a child porn hidden service. I did this in order to confound their operation and provide plausible deniability to all targeted Tor users. I apologize in advance if the FBI kicks your doors down, but perhaps after they realize a great many of their targets are in fact not involved with CP, they will realize that their operation was a failure. If someone was always using the then most current version of TBB, would they have been at risk on any day?
As a user of Tormail, is there any way to find out if my real IP information has leaked out? Freedom of information request to the FBI? Name address, bank account and any other info that they have. We have been royaly shafted. Right, true. Unfortunately I have missed the update and used But I have the script blocker activated an usually no script is carried out. Is there a risk that this attack can overcome this mechanism? But I think cookies can be received without having script enabled.
Because v I also saw one cookie, under Torbutton cookie Protections, but it was maybe 2 or 3 weeks ago. I was checking everything in settings and so I saw one cookie there and I moved it. I know that for sure by from the file modified date of when I extract it and checked the version. Is it normal there ever be a cookie under the Torbutton cookie protections? In fixed version does the exploit only make the cookie but not send it? I have two questions for arma: -If I downloaded my browser mid-late June, early July, would I still be vulnerable?
Probably months. First, your IP address by itself is not worth much as evidence - could have come from someone using your WiFi or a visitor to your house. Deleted files can be recovered. Truecrypt , unless your country can force you to give up the key e.
The raid will still happen, but if the computer with the compromised MAC is not found and there is no illegal material found, there is no case against you and you will eventually get all your stuff back with no action taken though it will probably take a year or so. Do not believe anyone who tells you that saying anything different will be better. Nobody is going to get busted because he attempted to visit the front page of some kinky website.
FBI is most likely going to distribute the collected list of IPs to local police departments for further surveillance. You will receive your knock years later and nobody is going to even mention this TorSploit then. Agree, this is the most likely couse of action here. You need to change your habits and be very careful what you say or do online and IRL from now till.. I disagree. It is sufficient to get a search warrant, same as happened with the Landslide bust.
The LEA then hope to find a good percentage who have illegal material on their PCs - which is what they prosecute over. Contrary to what you say, I cannot see that any LEA is going to spend the resources on setting up years of surveillance on the probably thousands of households who were caught by the sting. But in Landslide the feds had records of what the customers purchased and downloaded.
Here all they know is the person went to the website, but not what they downloaded or looked at. It would seem similar to "this person was observed leaving a house of a known drug dealer. Reasonable suspicion to stop and question them maybe, but enough probable cause to get a search warrant? I would suggest yes. If they know for instance that you accessed a cp site, that would be a strong suggestion that you would have cp on your computer after all, why would you be accessing the cp website if not to get cp?
According the Wikipedia, a Federal investigation into Texas based Landslide Productions yielded a user database with ,00 names of which 35, were U. S residents. Of the 35,, a portion were selected to receive invitations to purchase illegal material by mail. The results of this subsequent sting yielded search warrants and arrests.
It would seem that an IP and MAC address are slight evidence when compared with the credit card and business records found in the Landslide investigations. On the other hand, is this exploit something a U. I am a US lawyer at least by education and historical avocation.
The NSA can and does intercept all international traffic. We have a constitution in our country the US , but outside the US different countries are organized under different rules. And, international communications are essentially subject to no rules. It gets worse. If they give information lawfully collected in an international communication to the FBI, the FBI can use it against you. Why would they need a warrant? Earlier in this thread somebody mentioned WiFi.
Are you nuts? Anything you put out using WiFi or other frequencies of the electomagnetic spectrum - including use of your cell phone and its geolocation - is fair game. The long-standing principle is that "the airwaves belong to the people" codified in the Communications Act of And, you may remember a famous speech in US history about our government being "of the people, by the people, and for the people. Thus, the government "of the people" should be able to listen to anything on the airwaves they own.
Sounds strange, huh? This is very different from breaking into the house of a suspect to install a surveillance device. That does require a warrant because the Fourth Amendment protects "the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures" without a warrant. An off-shore server is not the "house, papers or effects" of a US citizen or a citizen then-subject to US law. Try moving to Russia and setting up a server hosting comments critical of Vladimir Putin.
See how far your protest for a US warrant gets you. Even a visit to tormail front page could lead you to a raid or a surveillance? Hi Arma, Thanks for your replies. You are amazing for replying so quickly in these trying times for privacy and anonymity. Has TOR thought of adopting more advanced header analysis and inbuilt firewall system, that will actively parse and analyze for hack attempts. Have you thought of upgrading the TOR Browser bundle so that it will act also as a comprehensive firewall like Comodo firewall?
You need to block this in your firewall! Does this mean that if we have a tormail email account are emails can now be read. Will tor email ever be back? You have to assume that all emails on Tormail are now in the hands of LEA. It could have been the primary target and all the sloppy CP bust exploit could be just a coverup.
Nobody talks about Tormail - the real issue here, but everyone talks about a few busted pedos. What they really bust is Tormail, used by whistle blowers and activists. They want to get to those who are anti government and pro people, like wiki-leaks supporters. Taking down a few CP sites that only had links and have already been partially restored on safe servers, is just a media attention catcher. Yes the primary target of the NSA was tormail.
This cannot be repeated enough! Of course there is the chance to find out lots of other potentially useful info that could come from nation actors of every nation who might happen to use tormail. The secondary target was fear. They have aimed for some time though using various stories of busts where TOR was not actually the determining factor to scare people away from TOR and any other anonymous network.
Projects like TOR are quite useful to their own people and probably even more useful to the CIA yet to them it is extremely dangerous in the hands of the average citizen or a whistle-blower. With this operation - they have achieved both major goals. The U. It is a venture capital company that funds start-up technology companies developing technology of value to intelligence gathering. Two things to keep in mind:.
In-Q-Tel is NOT the only company in the venture capital world that invests in the information technology surveillance space. There are plenty of others. I know this is hard to believe, but start-up enterprises desperate for sales are not terribly discerning about whom their customers are.
If you have a Facebook account, why would you ever use Tor? Tor mail was the target. ROK censors the Internet, and censors the news. Except for information she received from me some of which was classified and identified as such with instructions not to distribute it further , she knew very little. The international student organization that sponsored her study there was also kept apprised with the classified intel left out. There were a few hairy days.
But, fortunately, they passed uneventfully. It would be nice to be able to confirm that she is safe. KCIA will want to get me, again. I expect them any time. You should worry about everything that you should normally worry about on the Internet.
Am I correct? Wrong, see post above. That is not how it works. If you have a dedicated tor proxy which only allows traffic to go over the tor network then there is no way that the script could have circumvented that. Same situation if you setup a vpn the api called respects the routing table and therefore would have used the vpn connection.
Can you please explain in detail how the exploit gets your actual ip address regardless of using a VPN rather then just saying it does? It reads it from Windows network stack, then sends it over browser-independent connection. If you use VPN, transparent Tor, etc it is just a communication channel for delivery. Like a raindrop, no matter how many clouds are in way, it reaches the ground. Since Tor Mail was extremely popular with drug dealers and financial fraudsters I would say yes LEA are looking through the emails.
CP, drug deals and financial fraud are only covers. Like catching whistleblowers who reveal their secret plans and illegal schemes. What else can we use now to communicate without being spied upon? Tormail was the place to go.. Soon they will call you a pedophile or terrorist, if you use PGP or any sort of encryption at all. TorMail is an interesting issue here. The almost certain fact is that existing accounts are in the hands of FBI. So technically, TorMail could resume as soon as they find a new service provider.
They could continue under the name of TorMail, or they could use any other name, in order to not be associated with the compromised old accounts. Or FBI could start their own anonymous mail service under a different name.
I understand that to a certain extent you must trust the project developers not to backdoor your software, but I see no reason why every time I load the software I am asked to trust their website. Basically, the address No, NSA gathers electronic intel -- mostly tracking terrorists. IP-to-whatever databases are notorious for being inaccurate.
There is no doubt about that now. If it were hackers, they would announce it on day 1. They would also inject a virus with the payload. They can keep the collected data for years to come, watch the suspects, and strike at any time they see fit. Especially if Tormail was the primary target, they will not issue any official announcements and everyone will forget about it.
How about instead of treating everyone as a suspect, stop invading other countries and kill their children?