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Thousands of Tor Exit Nodes Attacked Cryptocurrency Users Over the Past Year

For more than 16 months, a threat actor has been seen adding malicious servers to the Tor network in order to intercept traffic and perform SSL stripping attacks on users accessing cryptocurrency-related sites. From a report: The attacks, which began in January 2020, consisted of adding servers to the Tor network and marking them as "exit relays," which are the servers through which traffic leaves the Tor network to re-enter the public internet after being anonymized. But since January 2020, a t...
Tags: Tech, Tor

Child Sexual Abuse Site With 400,000 Users Shut Down by a Multinational Task Force

An international task force has shut down a large-scale dark web child sexual abuse platform, along with several similarly aligned dark web chat sites. According to an announcement from Germany’s Central Office for Combating Internet Crime (ZIT), “Boystown” had 400,000 registered users and was “one of Europe’s most…Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Government, Germany, Tor, Law Enforcement, Social Issues, Computing, Sex Crimes, Dark Web, Child Sexual Abuse, Europol, Child Pornography, Central Office, Criminal Investigation, Federal Criminal Police Office

A beginner’s guide to Tor: How to navigate the underground internet

Privacy is a rare commodity these days. If you need a basic intro into an underground route to the web, we've got the beginner's guide to understanding Tor.
Tags: Trends, Web, Tor, Computing, Dark Web, Tor Project, The Onion Router, Tier 4

A new audio anthology of free horror stories from Tor Nightfire

In October 2019, acclaimed sci-fi/fantasy publisher Tor released an audio anthology of 35 short stories to celebrate the launch of its new horror imprint, Nightfire. And now, they've done again — though unlike last year's anthology, this one is available through more services than just Google Play. — Read the rest
Tags: Google, Audiobooks, Post, News, Horror, Fiction, Tor, Short Stories, Scary Stories, Speculative Fiction

Is This the Best Way to Dice an Onion?

Working at Lifehacker means questioning everything, and being open to the fact that “the way we’ve always done it” isn’t always the best way to continue doing anything. But “best” is a relative term, particularly when we’re talking about food, as there are often multiple ways to arrive at the same end point; not to…Read more...
Tags: Tor, DICE, Computing, The Onion, Lifehacks, Free Software, Onion, Best Way, Lyndsey, Fusion Media Group, Hospitality Recreation, Dicing, Network Architecture

Illegal Content and the Blockchain

Security researchers have recently discovered a botnet with a novel defense against takedowns. Normally, authorities can disable a botnet by taking over its command-and-control server. With nowhere to go for instructions, the botnet is rendered useless. But over the years, botnet designers have come up with ways to make this counterattack harder. Now the content-delivery network Akamai has reported on a new method: a botnet that uses the Bitcoin blockchain ledger. Since the blockchain is globall...
Tags: UK, China, Singapore, Censorship, Uncategorized, Disney, US, Tor, Fbi, Bitcoin, Essays, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Satoshi Nakamoto, Bruce Schneier, Metcalfe

America’s small businesses face the brunt of China’s Exchange server hacks

As the U.S. reportedly readies for retaliation against Russia for hacking into some of the government’s most sensitive federal networks, the U.S. is facing another old adversary in cyberspace: China. Microsoft last week revealed a new hacking group it calls Hafnium, which operates in, and is backed by, China. Hafnium used four previously unreported vulnerabilities — or zero-days — to break into at least tens of thousands of organizations running vulnerable Microsoft Exchange email servers and st...
Tags: Security, Europe, Microsoft, Government, White House, China, Russia, US, America, Tech, Banking, Tor, Vulnerability, Cryptography, Cybercrime, United States

Share and Receive Files Anonymously with 'OnionShare'

Whether you’re a spy or a geek, there are plenty of ways to share and receive files with others without revealing anyone’s identity. Whatever your reasons for needing this secrecy, whether as the host or the submitter, it’s easy to set up a virtual dumping ground for your data—top-secret or otherwise mundane.
Tags: Tor, Software, Internet Security, Computing, File Sharing, Dark Web, Lifehacks, Free Software, Web Browser, Human Interest, Upload, Cross Platform Software, Computer Networking, Gnome Web, Technology Internet

Clubhouse Will Strengthen Security After Researchers Find That Data Could Be Accessed by the Chinese Government

A group of researchers at the Stanford Internet Observatory has determined that Clubhouse’s data protection practices allowed its users’ data, possibly including their raw audio, to potentially be accessed by the Chinese government.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Social Media, Tor, Software, Computing, Microsoft Office, Clubhouse, Secure Communication, Internet Privacy, Mobile Applications, Stanford Internet Observatory, Cross Platform Software, Cryptographic Software, Technology Internet

What Is IPFS and Why Does It Matter in Brave's Web Browser?

Brave is now the first web browser with integrated InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) support. IPFS is a peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol, and provides a different way of building and using the internet compared to the HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) and HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Over Secure Socket Layer)…Read more...
Tags: Tor, Computing, File Sharing, Https, Lifehacks, Peer To Peer, Dat, Internet Protocols, Interplanetary File System, Computer Networking, Distributed Data Storage, Distributed File Systems, Peer To Peer Computing

Study suggests most "dark web" users are not engaging in illicit activities

Despite its reputation as a tool for criminals, only a small percentage of Tor users were actually going to the dark web.The rate was higher in free countries and lower in countries with censored internet access. The findings are controversial, and may be limited by their methodology to be general assumptions. Various parts of the internet have earned stereotypes about how people use them. Some of these are warranted, and some are mere caricatures. Perhaps no section of the internet is less ple...
Tags: Google, Security, Facebook, Crime, Internet, China, Web, Tor, Tor network, United States, Innovation, Dark Web, Bing, Virginia Tech, Freedom House, Eric Jardine

The Best Browser for Most People

Reader, I have a confession to make: Despite being a reporter who writes about all the ways our privacy regularly gets exploited by the feds and major tech players alike, I don’t exactly practice what I preach. I’ll download any free app regardless of whether or not it’s sending my data to dubious data brokers…Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Firefox, Science, Tor, Safari, Brave, Opera, Edge, Battle Of The Browsers

The best browsers for privacy

There’s no shortage of browsers to consider, but when choosing one for yourself, it’s important that it fits your privacy needs. These are our favorites.
Tags: Firefox, Trends, Web, Tor, Browsers, Computing, Brave, Tier 4, Best Web Browsers For Privacy

Tor v2 #3 - Joe Kubert cover & reprint, mis-attributed Alex Toth reprint

Joe Kubert Tor v2 #3, 1975 - The masthead shrinks down in size from the previous issue, lessening the impact of Joe Kubert's cover. Tor attempts to save a child (looking too stunted and distorted) from an oncoming lava flow. The interiors reprint "Isle of Fire" from Tor #3 and and "Danny Dreams" from Tor #5. No Alex Toth reprint appears in this DC bronze age adventure comic, as specified in [Author: Unknown]
Tags: Comics, Tor, Unknown, Joe Kubert, Alex Toth, Joe Kubert Tor, Danny Dreams

Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #148: How to Send Files Securely, and Why You Shouldn’t Use Tor

Apple is planning on offering a bundle of services called Apple One, and we discuss how useful it might be. We mention new iOS and macOS updates, talk about the Have I Been Pwned website going open source, look into an Amazon Alexa abomination, and explain why Tor isn't as safe as you might have thought. We then take a look at the many ways you can send files securely to someone; and explain how sending files by email can be secure.
Tags: Apple, Security, Podcast, Tech, Blogging, Tor, Amazon Alexa, Intego Mac

The Value of Tor and Anonymous Contributions To Wikipedia

According to a recently published research paper [PDF] co-authored by researchers from Drexel, NYU, and the University of Washington, Tor users make high-quality contributions to Wikipedia. And, when they are blocked, as doctoral candidate Chau Tran, the lead author describes, "the collateral damage in the form of unrealized valuable contributions from anonymity seekers is invisible." From a blog post: The authors of the paper include Chau Tran (NYU), Kaylea Champion (UW & CDSC), Andrea Forte (D...
Tags: Wikipedia, Tech, Tor, Alexa, Nyu, Chau Tran, Rachel Greenstadt, Drexel NYU, University of Washington Tor

What You Need to Know About The Tor Browser Infographic

Source: dataprot.netThe TOR browser doesn’t need any introduction to those of you who are serious about protecting your privacy online. It allows you to browse the web anonymously and gain access to blocked and restricted content. This infographic from DataProt sheds more light on TOR and the technology behind it:
Tags: Technology, Infographic, Tor, Radio, Browser

Sharps Bros TOR (Thumb On Right) Vertical Precision Grip

Well, yes, technically it is another AR-15 pistol grip, however, its shape is so unique and interesting that I thought it deserves a separate article to be written about. This new Sharps Bros product is called TOR Vertical Precision Grip with TOR standing for Thumb On Right. Let’s take a closer look. The Sharps Bros TOR […] Read More … The post Sharps Bros TOR (Thumb On Right) Vertical Precision Grip appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Tor, Daily News, Ar-15, Other Gear & Gadgets, Sharps Bros, Vertical Precision Grip

The Tor Project Lays Off 37% of Its Staff (slashdot)

The Tor Project's executive director Isabela Bagueros writes: Tor, like much of the world, has been caught up in the COVID-19 crisis. Like many other nonprofits and small businesses, the crisis has hit us hard, and we have had to make some difficult decisions. We had to let go of 13 great people who helped make Tor available to millions of people around the world. We will move forward with a core team of 22 people, and remain dedicated to continuing our work on Tor Browser and the Tor software...
Tags: News, Tor, EditorDavid, Isabela Bagueros

The Tor Project Lays Off 37% of Its Staff

The Tor Project's executive director Isabela Bagueros writes: Tor, like much of the world, has been caught up in the COVID-19 crisis. Like many other nonprofits and small businesses, the crisis has hit us hard, and we have had to make some difficult decisions. We had to let go of 13 great people who helped make Tor available to millions of people around the world. We will move forward with a core team of 22 people, and remain dedicated to continuing our work on Tor Browser and the Tor software...
Tags: Tech, Tor, Isabela Bagueros

The dark web turns 20 this month. From black market hotspots to facilitating the Arab Spring, here's how it changed the world.

The dark web, a subset of online content that requires specific software to access and is unindexed by search engines, turns 20 years old this month. Because it's less easily monitored, the dark web is best known as a hotbed for cybercrime and black market trading. It's also helped enable whistleblowers and revolutionaries across the world escape the scrutiny of oppressive governments and organize revolutions. Here's a look back at how the dark web has changed the world in the past 2 decades. ...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Facebook, Silk Road, Isis, Yahoo, US, Trends, Linkedin, Tor, Fbi, Middle East, Darpa, Clarke, The New York Times, Gawker

Don't Use Tor Right Now If You're Working From Home

With more people staying at home and working remotely to avoid the COVID-19 outbreak, online security has become an even higher priority. Using a web browser that respects user privacy and keeps your data safe is a telecommuting necessity, but you should probably avoid using the Tor web browser for now, even though…Read more...
Tags: Security, Privacy, Safety, Web Browsers, Tor, Lifehacks

Want to browse the web privately? Here’s how to do it for real

You can stay anonymous on the Web. Here's how you're tracked, and a few tips on how to properly thwart it.
Tags: Trends, Web, Tor, Digital Privacy, How-to, Computing, Vpn, Anonymous Apps, Ghostery, Do Not Track, Tier 4

DNS over HTTPS (DoH) is not the Panacea the Marketers Are Leading you to Believe

DNS over HTTPS (DoH) is not the Panacea the Marketers Are Leading you to Believe Mozilla Firefox is promoting its new DNS over HTTPS (DoH) as a privacy-preserving method, but in reality, it is changing how DNS works. Its not the magical user privacy cure but marketing speak for “fake privacy.” In ...
Tags: Sem, Tor, Believe Mozilla Firefox

Coyotes Staying Alive in Tight Western Conference Playoff Race

The last few weeks haven’t been pretty, but the Arizona Coyotes are still hanging around in the Western Conference playoff race. At the conclusion of play on Wednesday night, the Coyotes found themselves occupying the eighth and final Western Conference playoff spot, with a perilous one-point lead over the ninth-place Winnipeg Jets, who have a game in hand on Arizona. Rick Tocchet has his team in playoff contention in February despite the loss of Vezina Trophy-contending goaltender Darc...
Tags: Column, New York, Colorado, Washington, La, Boston, Toronto, Los Angeles, Sport, Tor, Glendale, Arizona, Kings, Dallas, Dell, Vancouver

CIA Spied Using Sabotaged Encryption Equipment It Sold to Foreign Governments Since the 1970s

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and National Security Agency (NSA) spied on allies and enemies alike through a company they owned that made cryptography equipment, according to an explosive new report from the Washington Post and Germany’s ZDF news outlet. Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, Nsa, Germany, Cold War, Tor, Spying, Encryption, Cryptography, Crypto, Espionage, Cia, Signal, National Security Agency NSA, ZDF, Central Intelligence Agency CIA

Tor v2 #1 - Joe Kubert art & cover

Joe Kubert Tor v2 #1, 1975 - Part of a wave of adventure titles in 1975, DC revives Joe Kubert's caveman from the golden age. After a brief intro, the story begins with a stunning two-page spread of Tor bludgeoning his dinosaur prey. This in turn segues into a boyhood memory: his challenging transition into manhood. Kubert brings a more seasoned and contemporary approach, without losing the [Author: Unknown]
Tags: Comics, Tor, Unknown, Kubert, Joe Kubert, Joe Kubert Tor

"Best Books of 2019" Lists Update - November 18th

For the twelfth straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find in this post. As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating daily. Please feel free to e-mail me with a blog, magazine, newspaper, or other online list I have missed. Previous updates to the master list of online "best books of 2019" lists. See also: Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2019 music lists (to be started soon). Please consider making a donation or ...
Tags: Music, US, Tor, David, Vogue, Telegraph, Forbes, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Simon McDonald, Library Journal, Oprah Magazine, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Chicago Tribune John Warner, Clare Grist Taylor

Thanks to an article about why science fiction great John M Ford's books are out of print, they're coming back

John M Ford -- AKA Mike Ford -- (previously) was a spectacular and varied science fiction writer who performed brilliantly across a wide range of genres and formats, from RPGs (GURPS, Paranoia) to licensed Star Trek fiction (his "How Much for Just the Planet" effectively created Klingon fandom) to fantasy novels like The Dragon Waiting, which grip and delight the reader in ways to rival George RR Martin or Ursula K LeGuin. Mike died in 2006 and his work has largely disappeared from print si...
Tags: Post, Books, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, News, Fantasy, Neil Gaiman, America, Tor, Star Trek, Ford, John, George Rr Martin, Elise, St Martin, Mike

Get 35 free audio books from Tor's new horror imprint

Renowned sci-fi and fantasy publisher Tor just launched a new book imprint called Nightfire, focusing on new horror fiction. And to celebrate, they're giving away 35 free short horror stories as audiobooks. The list includes stories by Alyssa Wong, Chuck Wendig, China Miéville, Carmen Maria Machado, and more. The only catch is that the stories are only available through the GooglePlay Store, or through Google Assistant commands. This is only really a minor inconvenience if you (like me) are not ...
Tags: Google, Audiobooks, Post, News, Horror, Audio, Fiction, Tor, Short Stories, Scary Stories, Speculative Fiction, GooglePlay Store