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MIT researchers can break Tor anonymity without even touching encryption

Before the arrest of Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht made headlines a few years ago, most everyday web users had never heard of Tor. Originally developed by US Naval Research Laboratory employees, Tor (an acronym for “The Onion Router”) is a popular piece of software designed to enable truly anonymous communications online. 408 more words


Book Collecting: Update #11

So like my Readercon post, this one too is beyond late. Sorry about that, folks!

Two weeks ago, the weekend after Readercon, I went to… 754 more words

Book Collecting

MIT researchers figure out how to break Tor anonymity without...

MIT researchers figure out how to break Tor anonymity without cracking encryption

The Tor network has millions
of daily users who rely on it for anonymous access to resources on the… 503 more words

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Websites can track us by the way we type - here's how to stop it

Meet KeyboardPrivacy: a proof-of-concept Google Chrome extension that masks how long your fingers linger on each key you depress as you type and how much of a time lag there is between each of your key presses. 1,062 more words


Vulnerability could make Tor, the anonymous network, less anonymous

The Tor network—used by activists, journalists, law enforcement, and yes, criminals—is famous for cloaking web surfers’ identities and locations. And, apparently, it contains a vulnerability that poses a risk to all that protective anonymity, according to researchers at MIT and the… 620 more words


Hackers can Disable a Sniper Rifle-or Change it's Target

Welcome to the 5th Dimension of Warfare gents. We know about Sea, Air, Land and Space, now we get to truly be one of the first Generations to see how War plays out in the 5th Cyber Arena….Scary? 426 more words


Jo Walton on What Makes This Book So Great

Jo Walton  reads a lot–I mean, a lot!–and she likes to reread. She posts her enthusiastic impressions about what she reads over on Tor.com, and several of these were recently collected in book form as  95 more words

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