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Core Tor Contributor Leaves Project; Shutting Down Important Tor Nodes

Core Tor Contributor Leaves Project; Shutting Down Important Tor Nodes
July 19, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Another blow to the Tor Project : One of the Tor Project's earliest contributors has decided to quit the project and shut down all of...

Tor Project to Start Bug Bounty Program — Get Paid for HACKING!

Tor Project to Start Bug Bounty Program — Get Paid for HACKING!
December 30, 2015Mohit Kumar
The non-profit organization behind TOR – the largest online anonymity network that allows people to hide their real identity online – wi...

FBI denies paying $1 MILLION to Unmask Tor Users

FBI denies paying $1 MILLION to Unmask Tor Users
November 14, 2015Mohit Kumar
Just day before yesterday, the Tor Project Director Roger Dingledine accused the FBI of paying the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) at...

FBI reportedly Paid $1 Million to University Researchers for UnMasking Tor Users

FBI reportedly Paid $1 Million to University Researchers for UnMasking Tor Users
November 12, 2015Swati Khandelwal
The non-profit Tor Project has accused the FBI of paying the security researchers of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) at least $1 Millio...

Tor Browser 4.0.4 Released

Tor Browser 4.0.4 Released
February 26, 2015Wang Wei
Tor — a privacy oriented encrypted anonymizing service, has announced the launch of its next version of Tor Browser Bundle, i.e. Tor ve...

81% of Tor Users Can be Easily Unmasked By Analysing Router Information

81% of Tor Users Can be Easily Unmasked By Analysing Router Information
November 18, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Tor has always been a tough target for law enforcement for years and FBI has spent millions of dollars to de-anonymize the identity of ...

More than 400 Underground Sites seized by FBI in 'Operation Onymous'

More than 400 Underground Sites seized by FBI in 'Operation Onymous'
November 10, 2014Wang Wei
The joint operation by authorities of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and European law enforcement seized Silk Road 2.0 ,...

Unmasking Google Users With a New Timing Attack

Unmasking Google Users With a New Timing Attack
September 09, 2014Wang Wei
Researcher has discovered a new Timing attack that could unmask Google users under some special conditions. Andrew Cantino, the vice...

Warrant Authorized FBI to Track and Infect Computers with Malware

Warrant Authorized FBI to Track and Infect Computers with Malware
August 05, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Tor has always been a tough target for law enforcement for years, but the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI ) has found a ...

Attackers Compromise TOR Network to De-Anonymize Users of Hidden Services

Attackers Compromise TOR Network to De-Anonymize Users of Hidden Services
July 30, 2014Mohit Kumar
A critical vulnerability in Tor — an encrypted anonymizing network considered to be one of the most privacy oriented service, which is ...

Russian Government Offers $111,000 For Cracking Tor Anonymity Network

Russian Government Offers $111,000 For Cracking Tor Anonymity Network
July 25, 2014Swati Khandelwal
The Russian government is offering almost 4 million ruble which is approximately equal to $111,000 to the one who can devise a reliable ...

Researchers Demonstrate Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in Tails Operating System

Researchers Demonstrate Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in Tails Operating System
July 23, 2014Swati Khandelwal
The critical zero-day security flaws, discovered in the privacy and security dedicated Linux-based Tails operating system by the resear...

Warning — Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Identified in Tails Operating System

Warning — Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Identified in Tails Operating System
July 22, 2014Mohit Kumar
The critical zero-day security flaws has been discovered in the privacy and security dedicated Linux-based operating system “ Tails ” th...

Infosec A-Team to Launch NSA-Proof Invisible Messenger for Whistleblowers

Infosec A-Team to Launch NSA-Proof Invisible Messenger for Whistleblowers
July 04, 2014Swati Khandelwal
If a whistleblower discloses an activity to the public, then there should be a trust-based mechanism that ensure the protection of truth...

Beware of the NSA, If You Are Privacy Conscious and Security Enthusiast

Beware of the NSA, If You Are Privacy Conscious and Security Enthusiast
July 04, 2014Swati Khandelwal
We all are aware of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) mass surveillance program to track non-Americans. Thanks to former NSA contractor E...

'Tails' Operating System Website Has Been Hacked

'Tails' Operating System Website Has Been Hacked
June 29, 2014Wang Wei
Just a few hours ago, the Official website of the  Tails Operating System  has been hacked and it appears that a self-proclaimed 17-year...

Silk Road Dealer Plead Guilty For Selling Illegal Drugs for Bitcoins

Silk Road Dealer Plead Guilty For Selling Illegal Drugs for Bitcoins
April 25, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Last October, the ‘ Silk Road ’ story broke when its owner Ross William Ulbricht , a 29-year-old who allegedly created and managed the ...

Grams - First Search Engine for Underground Black Markets

Grams - First Search Engine for Underground Black Markets
April 21, 2014Mohit Kumar
We often talk about Underground communities, illegal websites or black markets, but as they are ‘Underground’ in nature i.e. Hidden webs...

Several Tor Exit Nodes Vulnerable To Heartbleed Bug

Several Tor Exit Nodes Vulnerable To Heartbleed Bug
April 17, 2014Mohit Kumar
Half of the Internet fall victim to the biggest threat, Heartbleed bug and even the most popular online anonymity network Tor is also n...