TOR compromised by the fucking feds

Security researchers tonight are poring over a piece of malicious software that takes advantage of a Firefox security vulnerability to identify some users of the privacy-protecting Tor anonymity network.

The malware showed up Sunday morning on multiple websites hosted by the anonymous hosting company Freedom Hosting. That would normally be considered a blatantly criminal “drive-by” hack attack, but nobody’s calling in the FBI this time. The FBI is the prime suspect.

“It just sends identifying information to some IP in Reston, Virginia,” says reverse-engineer Vlad Tsyrklevich. “It’s pretty clear that it’s FBI or it’s some other law enforcement agency that’s U.S.-based.”
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I would appreciate it if every Patriot blogger were to post this, no linkback necessary – we just need to get the word out to our friends.
-Kenny

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3 Responses to TOR compromised by the fucking feds

  1. I posted this last night.

    You need to swing by once in a while.

  2. Wirecutter says:

    Amen to that, Sam. The most secure way to deliver a message is to physically do it yourself.
    I downloaded it but haven’t used it but once or twice. I’m not interested in the content of the Onion, don’t even know how to access it, as a matter of fact.
    My big thing is that anything designed by man can be defeated by man.

  3. drjim says:

    Posted as requested……

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