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Anonymous, People's Liberation Front Build Anonymous Data-Sharing Site 137

Posted by timothy
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suraj.sun writes with these snippets from an article at Ars Technica: "Hacker group Anonymous and the People's Liberation Front have created a data-sharing site called AnonPaste.tk, meant to host pastes of code and other messages without any moderation or censorship of the information posted. The new site, which uses a free .tk web address, allows users to set a time for the paste to expire. It claims that data is encrypted and decrypted in the browser using 256 bit AES, so the server doesn't see any of the information included in the paste.The site says it's taking donations in the form of WePay or BitCoins. ... AnonPaste is built using open-source software called ZeroBin, created by French developer Sebastien Sauvage. According to Infoweek Sauvage has experience in creating online authentication systems for French banks, suggesting the creator knows a thing or two about encryption of data. Still, on the software's information page, Sauvage reminds potential users that ZeroBin software can not protect against potential Javascript attacks. 'Users still have to trust the server regarding the respect of their privacy,' he says. 'ZeroBin won't protect the users against malicious servers.'"
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Anonymous, People's Liberation Front Build Anonymous Data-Sharing Site

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  • .tk, seriously? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by jamesbrx (2622061) on Sunday April 22, 2012 @08:29AM (#39762039)
    This site will get it's domain removed faster than I can post this comment. The .tk admins have a long history of blatantly removing anything that might cause trouble, are porn and/or hijacking domains that are popular. Great choice there, indeed.
  • by Sun (104778) <shachar@shemesh.biz> on Sunday April 22, 2012 @08:45AM (#39762147) Homepage

    It claims that data is encrypted and decrypted in the browser using 256 bit AES, so the server doesn't see any of the information included in the paste.

    And where does the key come from? If from the server, then the data is not encrypted at all.

    Shacahr

  • Re:.tk, seriously? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by cloricus (691063) on Sunday April 22, 2012 @09:11AM (#39762299)
    Why would they want to take down what may become the most effective honey pot in history?
  • by elucido (870205) on Sunday April 22, 2012 @09:42AM (#39762535)

    Sorry, the whole story doesn't make much sense. If anyone can access the pastebin, then anyone can see its contents, including the server, no matter how encrypted the data is stored on it. If not anyone can access the server then it's not a public pastebin, but an encrypted fileserver and whoever accesses it would need to password first.

    The smart way is just to encrypt your data with PGP or AES and then upload it to piratepad.

    This Anonpaste wont be useful unless you connect to it anonymously. What they are promising is they wont censor your shit if you post something tragic.

The reason that every major university maintains a department of mathematics is that it's cheaper than institutionalizing all those people.

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