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  • The Feds Found The Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht Thanks To A Leaky CAPTCHA

    The Feds Found The Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht Thanks To A Leaky CAPTCHA

    You may have heard that the infamous Dread Pirate Robets AKA Ross Ulbricht’s Silk Road was taken down thanks to a problem in his anonymous Tor server. Now, however, Brian Krebs has shown us just how the Feds found Ulbricht’s server and, additionally, the pirate himself. A hole in the Silk Road’s anonymity appeared because of a leaky CAPTCHA prompt. CAPTCHA, as we all well… Read More

  • Tor Exec Claims NSA Agents Supply It With Vulnerability Information

    Tor Exec Claims NSA Agents Supply It With Vulnerability Information

    The Tor Project, an effort to allow users to browse the Internet anonymously, thinks that it is receiving tips from spies focused on finding its flaws. Tor’s Andrew Lewman alleges that the folks tasked with finding ways to break Tor, are supplying the group with the information that they uncover. Not all, of course, but according to a quote published by the BBC, Lewman claims that… Read More

  • iCloak Stik Aims To Put Robust Online Privacy In The Hands Of The Many, Not The Few

    iCloak Stik Aims To Put Robust Online Privacy In The Hands Of The Many, Not The Few

    Meet iCloak Stik: a plug and play device that’s being designed to make robust online privacy accessible to the many not the few — by enabling an average computer user to route their browsing via the Tor or I2P anonymizing networks so it can’t be tracked. Read More

  • Encrypted To The Last Drop

    Encrypted To The Last Drop

    Everything is for sale in the dark web marketplaces. Anonymous buyers can procure everything from prescription painkillers to exotic designer drugs. You can hire sex workers and buy weapons in the same exchange. Danger lurks around every corner and Satoshis flow like water while whales make it rain on encrypted Tor gambling servers. Read More

  • The oRouter Is A Tor-Powered Linux Box That Secures Your Internet Connection

    The oRouter Is A Tor-Powered Linux Box That Secures Your Internet Connection

    Longtime TechCrunch Disrupt NY hackathon participants, Kay Anar and Gilad Shai showed off their hardware hack today called the “oRouter” – a Linux-powered, Raspberry Pi-like computer offering secure Wi-Fi access via the Tor network. The idea is to offer an affordable alternative to downloading the Tor software to your computer, as well as a way to more easily connect to Tor… Read More

  • After Silk Road

    After Silk Road

    The Internet routes around damage. With the fall of the Silk Road there comes the inevitable expectation that the underbelly of the Internet is somehow cut and something important has been removed like a dark organ of indeterminate worth and function. This is not true. As we well know the Silk Road was not the first nor the last online market – even as the Feds celebrate their victory… Read More

  • The NSA Can Read Some Encrypted Tor Traffic

    The NSA Can Read Some Encrypted Tor Traffic

    Security expert Robert Graham has done a bit of research and posts that the encryption standard used by earlier versions of the “secure” Tor protocol is most probably insecure and readable by the NSA. The vast majority of Tor servers run version 2.2 of the software which uses 1024 bit RSA/DH encryption. This is the same encryption standard that has been publicly cracked by the NSA… Read More

  • The Pirate Bay Celebrates Its 10th Birthday By Launching A Tor-Based Anti-Censorship Browser

    The Pirate Bay Celebrates Its 10th Birthday By Launching A Tor-Based Anti-Censorship Browser

    The Pirate Bay (TPB), the torrent site that really doesn’t need an introduction anymore, celebrates its 10th birthday today. To mark the day, TPB¬†launched PirateBrowser, “a bundle package of the Tor client (Vidalia), Firefox Portable browser (with foxyproxy addon).” Read More

  • Worried Who’s Watching Your Web Browsing? Adafruit’s Onion Pi Tor Proxy Project Creates A Private, Portable Wi-Fi Access Point

    Worried Who’s Watching Your Web Browsing? Adafruit’s Onion Pi Tor Proxy Project Creates A Private, Portable Wi-Fi Access Point

    Adafruit Industries has put together a weekend project for people worried the NSA is monitoring how many reruns of Seinfeld they watch on their tablet. The Onion Pi Tor Proxy is a weekend project that uses the Raspberry Pi microcomputer, along with a USB WiFi adapter and Ethernet cable to create “a small, low-power and portable privacy Pi”. Read More

  • Onion Browser: A Mobile Browser For The Truly Paranoid

    Onion Browser: A Mobile Browser For The Truly Paranoid

    If, for whatever reason, you need to cover your tracks while you are browsing the web on your desktop, you have plenty of options to keep anonymous. Thanks to Orbot, Android users, too, have the option to use the Tor network to anonymize their web browsing sessions and avoid being monitored. Now, thanks to Onion Browser ($0.99), iPhone and iPad users also finally get an easy option to encrypt… Read More

  • Palin e-mail hacker traced to University of Tennessee dorm

    The very fabric of our democracy came under attack last week when a hacker broke into Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s e-mail account. Federal investigators have since been involved, and are closing in on a possible culprit, a college student at the University of Tennessee. Investigators have tracked an IP address to student housing at The Commons in Knoxville, part of… Read More