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What to do if meek gets blocked. Doc/meek. Meek is a pluggable transport that uses HTTP for carrying bytes and TLS for obfuscation.


Traffic is relayed through a third-party server that is hard to block, for example a ​CDN. It uses a trick called "domain fronting" to talk to a Tor relay while appearing to talk to another domain. Evil 32: Tor's Map of the Internet. The FBI Used the Web's Favorite Hacking Tool to Unmask Tor Users. Cheryl Graham/Getty Images For more than a decade, a powerful app called Metasploit has been the most important tool in the hacking world: An open-source Swiss Army knife of hacks that puts the latest exploits in the hands of anyone who’s interested, from random criminals to the thousands of security professionals who rely on the app to scour client networks for holes.

The FBI Used the Web's Favorite Hacking Tool to Unmask Tor Users

Now Metasploit has a new and surprising fan: the FBI. WIRED has learned that FBI agents relied on Flash code from an abandoned Metasploit side project called the “Decloaking Engine” to stage its first known effort to successfully identify a multitude of suspects hiding behind the Tor anonymity network. That attack, “Operation Torpedo,” was a 2012 sting operation targeting users of three Dark Net child porn sites. Now an attorney for one of the defendants ensnared by the code is challenging the reliability of the hackerware, arguing it may not meet Supreme Court standards for the admission of scientific evidence.

Global Web Crackdown Arrests 17, Seizes Hundreds Of Dark Net Domains. Josh Valcarcel/WIRED When “Operation Onymous” first came to light yesterday, it looked like a targeted strike against a few high value targets in the Dark Web drug trade.

Global Web Crackdown Arrests 17, Seizes Hundreds Of Dark Net Domains

Now the full scope of that international law enforcement crackdown has been revealed, and it’s a scorched-earth purge of the Internet underground. On Friday, the European police agency Europol along with the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security announced that the operation has now arrested 17 people in as many countries and seized hundreds of Dark Web domains associated with well over a dozen black market websites. In addition to the takedowns of drug markets Silk Road 2, Cloud 9 and Hydra revealed Thursday, it’s also busted contraband markets like Pandora, Blue Sky, Topix, Flugsvamp, Cannabis Road, and Black Market. Other takedown targets included money laundering sites like Cash Machine, Cash Flow, Golden Nugget and Fast Cash. Just how many Dark Net sites did cops really shut down?

In the aftermath of one of the most high-profile cybercrime operations of the year, American and European police have been loudly and repeatedly bragging about how many Dark Net websites they shut down.

Just how many Dark Net sites did cops really shut down?

At first, they claimed over 400 seizures. Now the number is down to 50. Why the huge discrepancy, and which number is right? The 414 number made headlines across the world, forcing many observers to wonder if Tor itself was broken after such a massive police operation. However, upon further examination, no one could quite figure out where all supposedly seized hidden services were. A portable router that conceals your Internet traffic. The news over the past few years has been spattered with cases of Internet anonymity being stripped away, despite (or because) of the use of privacy tools.

A portable router that conceals your Internet traffic

Tor, the anonymizing “darknet” service, has especially been in the crosshairs—and even some of its most paranoid users have made a significant operational security (OPSEC) faux pas or two. Hector “Sabu” Monsegur, for example, forgot to turn Tor on just once before using IRC, and that was all it took to de-anonymize him. (It also didn’t help that he used a stolen credit card to buy car parts sent to his home address.) A TorPath to TorCoin: Proof-of-Bandwidth Altcoins for Compensating Relays. Mainak Ghosh, Miles Richardson, Bryan FordYale University Rob JansenU.S.

A TorPath to TorCoin: Proof-of-Bandwidth Altcoins for Compensating Relays

Naval Research Laboratory 7th Workshop on Hot Topics in Privacy Enhancing Technologies (HotPETs 2014) Abstract The Tor network relies on volunteer relay operators for relay bandwidth, which may limit its growth and scaling potential. 90 percent of Tor keys can be broken by NSA: what does it mean? Errata Security CEO Rob Graham has published a blog-post speculating that ninety percent of the traffic on the Tor anonymized network can be broken by the NSA.

90 percent of Tor keys can be broken by NSA: what does it mean?

NSA EgotisticalGiraffe Differ in The Guardian and Washington Post. The New Yorker. Our privacy promise The New Yorker's Strongbox is designed to let you communicate with our writers and editors with greater anonymity and security than afforded by conventional e-mail.

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When you visit or use our public Strongbox server, The New Yorker and our parent company, Condé Nast, will not record your I.P. address or information about your browser, computer, or operating system, nor will we embed third-party content or deliver cookies to your browser. How SOPA's 'circumvention' ban could put a target on Tor. A little-noticed section of the Stop Online Piracy Act could make it illegal to distribute Tor and other software that can "circumvent" attempts by the U.S. government to block pirate Web sites.

How SOPA's 'circumvention' ban could put a target on Tor

The controversial Hollywood-backed copyright bill allows injunctions to be filed against "any" person, nonprofit organization, or company that distributes a "product or service" that can be used to circumvent or bypass blockades erected against alleged pirate Web sites such as How to Become Anonymous on the Internet Using Tor. The internet is a scary place, and if you're like me, you don't want anyone tracking you or learning your search habits.

How to Become Anonymous on the Internet Using Tor

It's a blatant invasion of privacy for companies to do this, but at least we have methods of fighting back—one of which is Tor. Tor stands for The Onion Router. Better TBB about:config settings(?); re: browsing and loading speed, etc. Web Browser for Anonymous Communication - Peace and Conflict Monitor, Tor, Anonymity, and the Arab Spring: An Interview with Jacob Appelbaum. The recent revolution in Egypt that ended the autocratic presidency of Hosni Mubarak was a modern example of successful nonviolent resistance. Social Media technologies provided a useful tool for the young activist to orchestrate this revolution. However the repressive Mubarak regime prosecuted many activists and censored a number of websites. This made their activities precarious, making it necessary for activists to hide their identity on the Internet.

The anonymity software Tor was a tool used by some bloggers, journalists and online activists to protect their identity and to practice free speech. Jacob Appelbaum, Tor developer, independent computer security researcher, and co-founder of the the San Francisco hackerspace Noisebrige has conducted a number of Tor trainings in the Middle East.

Anonymity Online. The Tor Project. Tor and HTTPS. <p>Please enable Javascript in your browser if you want this to be interactive. </p><p><strong>No Tor and No HTTPS</strong><br /><img src="/files/tor-https-0.png" /></p><p><strong>No Tor and HTTPS</strong><br /><img src="/files/tor-https-1.png" /></p><p><strong>Tor and No HTTPS</strong><br /><img src="/files/tor-https-2.png" /></p><p><strong>Tor and HTTPS</strong><br /><img src="/files/tor-https-3.png" /></p> Click the "Tor" button to see what data is visible to eavesdroppers when you're using Tor.

Tor relays (2011-02-14) - Tor Exit Node & Bridge hosting. Tor: Documentation. First, read the overview page to get a basic idea of how Tor works, what it's for, and who uses it. Install Tor Browser and try it out. Be sure to read the list of warnings about ways you can screw up your anonymity. Look through the Tor Browser Design Document.

Our FAQ covers all sorts of topics, including questions about setting up a client or relay, concerns about anonymity attacks, why we didn't build Tor in other ways, etc. There's a separate Abuse FAQ to answer common questions from or for relay operators. Tor runs many mailing lists. Download Tor. Tor Browser Version 4.5.2 - Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP Everything you need to safely browse the Internet. Learn more » Expert Bundle Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, 2003 Server, ME, and Windows 98SE. Projects Overview. The Tor community of software and services aims to make your Internet experience safer and better. Tor Browser contains everything you need to safely browse the Internet. This package requires no installation. Just extract it and run. Arm is a terminal status monitor for Tor, intended for command-line aficionados and ssh connections.

This functions much like top does for system usage, providing real time information on Tor's resource utilization and state.