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Interesting talk coming up at Blackhat: How to break Tor

Friday, July 4th, 2014
"You Don't Have to be the NSA to Break Tor: Deanonymizing Users on a Budget" is the title of something interesting scheduled for this years "Blackhat" event.
The Tor network has been providing a reasonable degree of anonymity to individuals and organizations worldwide. It has also been used for distribution of child pornography, illegal drugs, and malware. Anyone with minimal skills and resources can
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Are You Targeted By The NSA?

Friday, July 4th, 2014
Meet XKeyscore - "a computer network exploitation system", as described in an NSA presentation, devoted to gathering "nearly everything a user does on the internet." The German site Das Erste has exposed the shocking truth about the rules used by the NSA to decide who is a "target" for surveillance. While the NSA claims to only "target" a small fraction of internet users, ...
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The Black Markeds are Up And Alive

Saturday, December 14th, 2013
65YHZMiThe shutdown of Silk Road by law enforcement, the controlled shutdown of Black Market Reloaded and the Sheep Market Place scam has left many wondering what options are left for those who want to purchase products who are forbidden by fascist western government. There seems to be two safe and working options at the moment: ...
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Number of Tor clients explode

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
The number of Tor clients connected to the Tor network has exploded the past few weeks and the number of new clients is still increasing. This has causes the Tor network to become somewhat overloaded. This hockey-stick is already making the Tor network overloaded. What is going on, and what if it keeps increasing? Realtime data here: ...
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Freedom Hosting admin arrested, held without bail in Ireland, awaiting extradition to the USA

Sunday, August 4th, 2013
A huge amount of Tor onion websites were hosted at "Freedom Hosting". The founder/admin of this service has been arrested and all Freedom Hosting sites are now controlled by law enforcement. Story at independent.ie: FBI bids to extradite 'largest child-porn dealer on planet' There is also a debate over at reddit.
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Atlantis, the new Litecoin Tor .onion market

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
atlantisguest post from Bitcointalk. Hello fellow Litecoiners. We have made posts on the Litecoin forums, however we needed to wait for this account to be approved by a moderator before we officially launched here. So here it is. The official thread. We will update this thread as we go, and answer questions when we can find the time away from our busy development schedule. We have ...
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Amazon in bed with the CIA

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
The popular cloud hosting service Amazon has recently signed a huge cloud computing contract with the US government-owned CIA drug-cartel. The contract is, according to FCW, worth up to $600 million over 10 years. How many Tor exit nodes are hosted by Amazon, and what does this mean for the security for Tor-users exiting from Amazon ...
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Openssl 1.0.1d breaks Tor on aesni-supported CPUs

Friday, February 8th, 2013
onionOpenssl 1.0.1d if you have a CPU with aesni supportUsers with such CPUs should use the older 1.0.1c or wait for the 1.0.1e release. Official Tor project story is:
There's a bug in openssl 1.0.1d that breaks Tor (and lots of other programs) if you have a CPU with aesni support. If you have aesni support on your CPU, and you're using the openssl 1.0.1 series, and
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