It looks like Tor users are having difficulty surfing and navigating the World Wide Web, as some websites have set up discriminating rules against...
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.
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.
A few months ago, a developer released a cool service for TOR users and we thought we would share the post for people who...
After recent revelations that the Tor browser was not as secure as users had previously thought, many cynics came out to say, “I told...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
In an age where we are getting more and more concerned (or at least should be getting more and more concerned) about Internet privacy,...
Tor has become something of a hot debate lately. A security expert has spotted an unprecedented surge in the number of Tor hidden addresses...
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.
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...
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.
The Tor network, the brainchild of the Tor Project, has grown to become the most popular and effective anonymity tool since its conception.
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.
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...
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.
We found an infographic that shows some interesting facts and figures about TOR and the deep web...Source: WhoIsHostingThis.com
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.
Tor was not always a private endeavor, but was initially designed and sponsored by US Government entities – possible affecting users’ privacy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Russian math instructor who administrates a Tor exit node was arrested and charged with inciting mass riots and terrorism via the internet.
UK-based Dogsbody Technology is offering to create Tor hidden services for its customers using Muffet’s EOTK.
Tor’s latest browser, Tor 0.2.9.5-alpha, comes with a lot of promise in terms of major and minor bug fixes alongside some few minor features aimed at optimizing user experience and upgrades on its hidden services, download scheduling and a few other tweaks here and there to make the browser more efficient in all respects.
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.
Last year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) hacked the hidden service Tor in order to track people who used child sex websites.
The Tor Project has yet again reaffirmed their commitment towards safeguarding online privacy, this time with the launch of a new mobile app called OONIProbe.
Tor Project developers are making several security improvements with news that Carnegie Mellon University researchers in Pittsburgh had unmasked both the servers and users...
New technologies have emerged that have acted as facilitators of online markets on the darknet.
The New York Times has just announced that the internationally renowned publication is now accessible on the dark web. The media outlet is set...