Some Top Sites Are Blocking Tor Users

It looks like Tor users are having difficulty surfing and navigating the World Wide Web, as some websites have set up discriminating rules against...

Tor Strengthening Security With “Selfrando” Technique

According to reports, the Tor project researchers are beefing up the security of their browser so that it is kept safe from hacking attempts made by government investigating agencies such as the FBI. The security researchers are specifically testing a new technique called “Selfrando” to protect the browser from the exploits of the hackers.

Dark Web GitHub Accessible Via Tor And I2P

It’s very common for files that are hosted on sites for open source coding to draw the ire of authorities. Now though, there is a service on dark web which will allow novice developers to craft their controversial projects without being noticed. With this service, upstart developers can now concentrate on their work knowing that no government or service can thwart access to their code.

Tor Developers Being Used by FEDS to Catch Deep Web Users

Daily Dot reported that a person by name Matthew Edman, who was formerly apart-time at the Tor Project, helped the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) by developing the malware Torsploit. Edman created the malware after leaving the Tor project and the FBI used it to deanonymize the Tor network users.

Introducing OnionChat, The First Anonymous Web Chat Service For Tor

A few months ago, a developer released a cool service for TOR users and we thought we would share the post for people who...
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Darknet Email Service “SIGAINT” Adds Tor Relay for Monero

SIGAINTsigaint In August 2016, AlphaBay and Oasis announced that they would integrate Monero. Since then, the demand of Monero has drastically increased. Recently, a darknet email service provider “SIGAINT” added a Tor relay for Monero transactions.

Lead Tor Developer Claims FBI Is Harassing Her

Isis Agora Lovecruft, a lead developer who has been working with the Tor team for many years, has accused the FBI of harassment. The FBI has wanted to talk to her but would not tell why. She has worked with the Tor team on many encryption and security products.

Feds To Hand Over Tor Exploit Source Code

The stakes are hotting up in the digital law sphere regarding the FBI’s involvement in various hacks targeting criminals using Tor to access the deep web. The main issue is in determining whether the feds are acting within the law when they are catching criminals, or whether they are going beyond the scope of their powers.

Upcoming OpenBazaar 2.0 To Run on Tor

OpenBazaar CEO Brian Hoffman recently revealed that the upcoming version of the open source project would be able to connect through Tor network. This came after one of their back-end developers, Chris Pacia, successfully upgraded the OpenBazaar protocol on a pre-release update.
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94% of Tor Traffic is Malicious, According To CloudFlare

A recent report from CloudFlare says that over 94 percent of all the requests that come from across the Tor browsing network are of a malicious nature.That is, they use Tor to scam or phish or cause digital chaos.However, this does not seem to represent the whole story
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New Anonymity Network “Riffle” Claimed To Be More Secure Than Tor

Riffle is being seen as a solution for the problems that Tor has been having of late. Researchers at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT and the Polytechnic School of Lausanne in Switzerland have developed a new anonymity tool similar to Tor called Riffle.

Exodus Flaw Leaked and Used to Unmask a Tor-Based Child Exploitation Site

Exodus Intel is one of the very few companies that develops, buys, and sells software vulnerabilities. The Exodus firm has proven to be useful as the government can use its exploits to hack those websites it deems conducting illicit activities, mostly Tor hidden services.

Tor Users May Not Need To Solve Annoying CAPTCHA Puzzles Soon

People who want to browse the web with anonymity using the Tor network are having problems with too many CAPTCHAs that they encounter before gaining access to a site. CAPTCHAs are the simple security tests or puzzles that are set to prove that the user is indeed a human being and not a robot or software. CloudFlare is the content delivery company behind these restrictive CAPTCHAs.
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Tor Browser 6.0.5 Has Been Released

Tor Browser 6.0.5 is now available for download. The latest release of the Tor dark web browser comes with a number of improvements, one of which is a crucial security update.

OpenBazaar To Enhance Users’ Anonymity with Tor Integration

OpenBazaar is an online marketplace that is introducing a new approach to its e-commerce platform. Unlike the typical centralized service marketplaces like eBay, OpenBazaar...
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US Tor Users Hacked By Australian Cops

According to reports, Australia’s law enforcement authorities hacked the computers of US Tor users when the Argos taskforce carried out an investigation into a child pornographic website. In one instance, Australian authorities hacked the computer of a Tor user in Michigan for the purpose of obtaining the IP address of the suspect.
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Malicious Tor Nodes Spying On Darknet Sites

The Tor Project, developed since 2006, has made the open network fully featured Tor browser available on virtually every platform for anyone wanting utmost privacy protection. However, the entire Tor network cannot be deemed safe just like the internet in general.
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Tor Project Creates a New Version of a Tor-Enabled Mobile Device

The Tor Project has been making great strides in enhancing user privacy and security online. Their latest release promises to enhance mobile security, specifically that of devices running on Android-based platforms.

Home Of Privacy Activists Operating Tor Exit Nodes Searched

March 30, Wednesday. 6:15am. Jan Bultmann and David Robinson, cofounders of the Seattle Privacy Coalition (SPC), were woken up at their condominium by a team of six detectives from the Seattle Police Department.

Tor Project Developer Stepped Down From His Position

Thirty-three-year-old Jacob Appelbaum, a prominent developer with Tor Project developer and privacy activist, has resigned from his position on the board on May 25, according to reports.Tor announced his departure through a blog post without giving any reasons.

“Autonomy Cube” Serves As A Tor Relay

It has been some years since Trevor Paglen became part of a fine artists’ movement that has been helping gallery-goers to deal with government spying and online privacy.

The Government Connection To Tor

Tor was not always a private endeavor, but was initially designed and sponsored by US Government entities – possible affecting users’ privacy.

Protesters Asks Users Not To Use Tor on September 1

A group has called for a full-day shutdown of the Tor network as a mark of protest against two issues: handling of sexual misconduct accusations against Jacob Appelbaum and rumor that project might employ former government agents.

ProtonMail Launches a Tor Hidden Service

Privacy-oriented email service ProtonMail has decided to take their security measures a step further by announcing the release of their new Tor hidden service.

Executive Director Wants To Make Tor Browser More User-Friendly

Freedom fighter that she is, one who cares about technology and people’s personal privacy and security, Shari Steele rightfully sits as executive director of the non-profit Tor Project.Tor’s new boss took on this job after 15 years of leading the EFF or Electronic Frontier Foundation as executive director, which she has built into an international powerhouse for online rights protection.

CMU Researchers Were Hired To Unmask Tor Users

A judge’s ruling last week in connection with the case of Brian Farrell who was allegedly a staff member of Silk Road 2.0, an...
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Tor Claimed “Snoopers’ Charter” Is A Threat To Citizens

On 4th November 2015, UK Home Secretary Theresa May released new rules that would give government intelligence agencies power to snoop on private data of UK citizens. The bill which was laid out in a 299-page document outlined the amendments the government wants to make regarding the interception as well as hacking of devices and computers so as to seamlessly access information when probing a case.

Facebook Supports Tor Project For .Onion Sites To Get Official Recognition

In an age where we are getting more and more concerned (or at least should be getting more and more concerned) about Internet privacy,...
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The New York Times Now Accessible Via Tor Onion Service

The New York Times has just announced that the internationally renowned publication is now accessible on the dark web. The media outlet is set...

Recent Spike In Tor Hidden Services

Tor has become something of a hot debate lately. A security expert has spotted an unprecedented surge in the number of Tor hidden addresses...

What is TorFlow?

The number of users on Tor has been growing substantially bigger over the last couple of years. It is not very difficult to understand why. Tor stands for anonymous web browsing - a method that largely enhances each user’s cyber security and privacy. This networking protocol will make any data relayed across several servers unidentifiable.

What are Some of the Different Ways of Using Tor?

The Tor network, the brainchild of the Tor Project, has grown to become the most popular and effective anonymity tool since its conception.

Deanonymizing Tor Users With DNS Exploit

One of the famous anonymity network Tor is used widely to work anonymously. Tor or The Onion Router is a modern web browser which is operated by the non-profit, Tor Project. Almost 2 million users utilize this service regularly because it enables them to use the internet without revealing their identities.
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Latest Ruling: FBI Does Not Have To Reveal Tor Exploit Code

Last February, federal judge’s ruling was for the FBI to reveal the full source code they utilized in the Tor exploit to hack and...
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Tor and the Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

Cryptocurrency has grown to be a globally recognized system that facilitates free and borderless trade, has no central authority, and provides enhanced consumer privacy. Thanks to the Tor software and network, the cryptocurrency community has grown tremendously in recent years.
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Tor Project Wants To Create New Security System For IoT

According to reports, the Guardian Project, Tor Project, and Home Assistant have come together to create a new security system that can protect IoT (Internet of Things) devices.
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TorWorld – A New Site for Tor Enthusiasts

Ever since its launch back in September 2002, the Tor project (The Onion Routing Project) has seen unprecedented growth to be in the frontline in providing anonymity and privacy to millions of internet users.

Fake Tor Browser Used to Target Dark Web Users

A fake Tor browser is circulating the dark web, luring visitors into placing orders on a supposed darknet marketplace only to have their money stolen.

A Service that Will Create Your Onion Site on Tor Network

UK-based Dogsbody Technology is offering to create Tor hidden services for its customers using Muffet’s EOTK.
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Tor Pledges Not To Implement Any Backdoors into Their Project

The Tor Project published a blog on August 9, 2016, revealing their new social contract which includes the “no backdoors” pledge. In the blog, The Project has also said that the tools they make help to promote and protect human rights and that they make it possible through a set of guiding principles, which for a long time had remained unspoken.

Case Of Two Drug Dealers Has Mark Of CMU’s Attack On Tor

The arrest of two Irishmen for drug charges had led to suspicions that this may be another sign that the FBI is using knowledge from Carnegie Mellon University’s research project that aimed to hack the Tor network. Tor, which stands for “The Onion Router,” is a volunteer run service that is made up of a group of servers that allow an Internet user to improve their security.

TOR & The Deep Web Infographic

We found an infographic that shows some interesting facts and figures about TOR and the deep web...Source: WhoIsHostingThis.com

Russian Tor Exit Node Operator, Arrested

A Russian math instructor who administrates a Tor exit node was arrested and charged with inciting mass riots and terrorism via the internet.
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Tor Browser Apps for Android and iOS

The anonymity browser Tor is mainly used for accessing the dark web, assuring no trace of the sites users have visited.There are many unscrupulous...
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Tor Joins Fight Against the Proposed Amendments to Rule 41

Tor finally broke their silence on September 12th concerning the proposed amendments to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, as Tor fervently opposed the idea in its entirety.
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Tor Project Appoints New Board of Directors

After Jacob Appelbaum resigned following allegations of sexual abuse against him, the Tor Project recently announced its new board of directors. The non-profit digital privacy group formed a new board and before stepping down and handing over the baton, the existing board members said that it was their responsibility to ensure that a competent leadership was at the helm of affairs as the Project moved into its second decade of existence.
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Tor Indexing Tool

A new open-source web crawler has recently been unveiled to serve the Tor community. The crawler, called Fresh Onions, is designed for indexing hidden...
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Engineer Designed a Tor-Based System called “OnionDSL”

Lawmakers in the UK are currently closing in on their newest and most comprehensive legal regime for mass-surveillance since the Snowden revelations. UK’s Investigatory Powers bill seems very near towards being signed as a law, yet a determined network engineer will not easily surrender privacy in the surveillance fight and makes good use of Tor.

Mozilla Seeks Details On The FBI’s Pedophile Tor Hack

Last year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) hacked the hidden service Tor in order to track people who used child sex websites.
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Tor 0.3.2.9 Released with New Features and Improved Stability

Developers have officially unveiled the 0.3.2.9 version of Tor, making it more stable and adding some new features. Those who wish to use the...

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