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Black Hat Presentation On Tor Cancelled, Developers Working on Bug Fix 52

Posted by Soulskill
from the you-can't-say-that-on-television dept.
alphadogg writes A presentation on a low-budget method to unmask users of a popular online privacy tool Tor will no longer go ahead at the Black Hat security conference early next month. The talk was nixed by the legal counsel with Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute after a finding that materials from researcher Alexander Volynkin were not approved for public release, according to a notice on the conference's website. Tor project leader Roger Dingledine said, "I think I have a handle on what they did, and how to fix it. ... Based on our current plans, we'll be putting out a fix that relays can apply that should close the particular bug they found. The bug is a nice bug, but it isn't the end of the world." Tor's developers were "informally" shown materials about the bug, but never saw any details about what would be presented in the talk.
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Black Hat Presentation On Tor Cancelled, Developers Working on Bug Fix

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  • by Taco Cowboy (5327) on Tuesday July 22, 2014 @07:17PM (#47511943) Journal

    Many of you thinks that TOR is a godsend, that TOR provides you with absolute privacy

    But you guys must understand that TOR itself is actually from a project sponsored by Uncle Sam - and its initial usage was to thaw the cyber iron-curtains (something like the Great Firewall of China)

    I do use TOR, but I do reckon that there might be a certain "permissible flaw" in it since it is, after all, an Uncle Sam project

    Call me a paranoid if you want, but I will never trust Uncle Sam 100%, neither will I trust TOR 100%

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