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.
Following the onslaught of pervasive threats on the lives and well-being of a number of Wikipedia editors, they have now resorted to hiding their identities under the cloak of anonymity offered by Tor.
Over the past few years, there have been a lot of changes affecting the key technologies that power the internet.HTML is the dominant web...
Law enforcement agencies and malicious hackers may have a harder time getting access to the IP addresses of Tor users. Thanks to upcoming security upgrades that Tor Project and the creators of Mozilla Firefox have been discreetly working on.
Edward Snowden decided to seek asylum in Russia after the controversial leakage in the United States classified government surveillance information. Things had begun to cool down in the U.S. however, three years down the line, the revelations of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden still have a huge impact in the current world.
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.
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.
Google officially launched its widely anticipated messaging app, Allo, last September. The App is poised to become a major competitor of the popular WhatsApp and iMessage. However, former NSA contractor and whistleblower, Edward Snowden has informed smartphone users to avoid the app due to a number of privacy concerns.
The recently released biopic by Oliver Stone that is based on the actions of former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, Edward Snowden, has inspired the campaign for his pardon. This movement aims to call on President Barack Obama to pardon the man behind the biggest intelligence leak in the NSA’s history.
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.
A VPN provider by the name Perfect Privacy was targeted by the Dutch police on the 24th of August after two of their servers were seized for investigation. No notice whatsoever had been issued beforehand, and the VPN provider only came to know of the incident after they were informed by a Rotterdam hosting company by the name I3D.
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.
The fact that Google gathers personal data on its users using a variety of their services is in no way recent news. It has...
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.
Edward Snowden, the whistleblower, is of the belief that, in all probability, Russia is responsible for the alleged US National Security Agency (NSA) hack. Hackers allegedly got hold of digital arsenal or malware deployed by Equation Group, the cyber espionage unit that has links with the NSA.
Recently, an official of the Department of Justice, Ovie Carroll, director of the Cybercrime Lab, urged a roomful of federal judges, numbering about a hundred, to use Tor to protect their personal information on their computers against data breaches.
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.
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.
The executive director of Tor Project, Shari Steele, has announced that they would be implementing new rules to avoid future incidents such as the sexual assault allegations against Jacob Appelbaum, one of Tor’s leading developers.
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.
One of the earliest contributors to the Tor Project, Lucky Green, decided to quit and close down all the important nodes that are under his administrative purview. Green, the man who recently decided to leave the Project, was associated with it even before the network was named as Tor.
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.
Recently, in a landmark ruling that favored privacy, a panel of judges announced that any search warrant sent to Microsoft cannot be applied outside the country’s borders. In the particular case, the appeals court made it clear that Microsoft is not compelled to divulge the email communications that formed part of a drug investigation.
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.
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.
An amendment to the surveillance law is being sought by the Obama administration so that the FBI is vested with the authority to access internet browsing history of a person without a warrant in cases involving espionage and terrorism, according to reports.
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.
Computer viruses and malware are spreading faster than their biological counterparts it seems. Numbers from security firms point to the fact that close to 20 million malware threats have been neutralized in the first quarter of 2016. This equates to about 27,000 in one single day.
Sci-Hub has introduced a new feature, a Telegram Messenger app, which helps users to search for peer-reviewed academic papers. Users’ communication with the app is encrypted.
On May 2, 2016, a judge from the state of Sergipe ordered all mobile carriers across Brazil to block the popular messaging service Whatsapp for 72 hours.The ban was supposedly imposed because WhatsApp did not comply with the police and provide information during an ongoing investigation.
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.
Last year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) hacked the hidden service Tor in order to track people who used child sex websites.
A new strain of ransomware, nicknamed CryptMix, is promising hacking victims that part of the money they send to unlock their blocked files will be donated to a kids’ charity.
Last month, Opera announced that developers of this major browser maker have integrated a free and unlimited VPN (Virtual Private Network) to the existing desktop version of the browser.This will allow users to browse anonymously and retain their online privacy.It would also allow users to access websites that are blocked.
Anonymous Russian hacker going by the moniker “The Collector” is allegedly selling the 272 million credentials in the form of emails and passwords in the dark web for less than a dollar.
Users of anonymity services such as Tor and VPN could be hacked as well as spied by law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, under the new law changes approved by the US Supreme Court.
Bitcoin is the dominant player over cryptocurrencies, allowing consumers to make electronic transactions without any fees, nor have to use commercial banks, companies, or the government as intermediaries.
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.
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
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.
The iPhone 5C has been the heart of the contentious ongoing public spat between Apple and the FBI. This Apple product was used by gunman Syed Rizwan Farook in the terrorist attack that killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California last December. FBI has cracked its way into the iPhone 5C, but the Apple-FBI saga continues as the agency spills the beans of the hack to members of Congress.
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.
The US Department of Defense has started accepting applications for its “Hack the Pentagon” commercial bug bounty program. According to an announcement released by the Defense Department, the goal of the Hack the Pentagon program is to identify as well as resolve vulnerabilities in security within the department’s websites through crowdsourcing.
A look back in January of this year is the announcement that thrilled, if not shook the earth. The FSF revealed that National Security Agency whistleblower, Edward Snowden, is bound to be the opening keynote for the upcoming LibrePlanet 2016.
Tor, which was originally popular only among computer nerds, has gained a lot of public attention because it has been used to host online black marketplaces like the Silk Road and others hidden sites. As far as the latest news regarding Tor is concerned, the Tor Project is extending an-all out support to Apple, the tech giant, which is currently fighting an encryption battle with the FBI.
Truth be told, anyone who was alive in the infamous Julian Assange era also caught wind of famed former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Apparently, the whistleblower has been hiding in Russia, for almost three years after he did the unthinkable - divulged the highly classified intelligence records that featured “activities the US federal government would rather have remain under the radar.”
It looks like Tor users are having difficulty surfing and navigating the World Wide Web, as some websites have set up discriminating rules against...
FBI and DHS Data BreachesCops in East Midlands, England have arrested a 16 yr. old boy allegedly behind the FBI and DHS data breaches. The...
A few days ago, hackers have reportedly released more than 20,000 confidential FBI employee data to the internet. The exposure came only a day after...
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.