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Feds Are Suspects in New Malware That Attacks Tor Anonymity

Postby Orbmiser » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:14 pm

Feds Are Suspects in New Malware That Attacks Tor Anonymity
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/08/freedom-hosting/

" The malware showed up Sunday morning on multiple websites hosted by the anonymous hosting company Freedom Hosting. That would normally be considered a blatantly criminal “drive-by” hack attack, but nobody’s calling in the FBI this time. The FBI is the prime suspect."

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Re: Feds Are Suspects in New Malware That Attacks Tor Anonym

Postby js3915 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:28 pm

Orbmiser wrote:Feds Are Suspects in New Malware That Attacks Tor Anonymity
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/08/freedom-hosting/

" The malware showed up Sunday morning on multiple websites hosted by the anonymous hosting company Freedom Hosting. That would normally be considered a blatantly criminal “drive-by” hack attack, but nobody’s calling in the FBI this time. The FBI is the prime suspect."

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Seems only goes for windows machines due to a windows excutable file. :mrgreen:

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Re: Feds Are Suspects in New Malware That Attacks Tor Anonym

Postby DrHu » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:44 pm

Since it seems to check MAC addresses; anyone concerned should simply use a MAC changer before being online..
--possibly that's a good idea in any case to avoid network(especially) wireless sniffing!

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Re: Feds Are Suspects in New Malware That Attacks Tor Anonym

Postby trapperjohn » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:43 pm

If we're talking about the same exploit, part of the compromise is a java zero day hack on a Tor server using FF 17. This would impact non-Windows users. Using separate, non-coincident browser sessions for Tor/non-Tor browsing appears to be a work-around for this, but are certain to be other undiscovered hacks that compromise Tor anonymity.

http://yro.slashdot.org/story/13/08/04/2054208/half-of-tor-sites-compromised-including-tormail

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Re: Feds Are Suspects in New Malware That Attacks Tor Anonym

Postby excollier » Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:48 am

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