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Tor Browser Security Under Scrutiny 80

Posted by Soulskill
from the shouldn't-we-be-funding-this-better dept.
msm1267 writes: The keepers of Tor commissioned a study testing the defenses and viability of their Firefox-based browser as a privacy tool. The results (PDF) were a bit eye-opening since the report's recommendations don't favor Firefox as a baseline for Tor, rather Google Chrome. But Tor's handlers concede that budget constraints and Chrome's limitations on proxy support make a switch or a fork impossible.
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Tor Browser Security Under Scrutiny

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 20, 2014 @04:01PM (#47715545)

    Firefox at least for now, is void of these issues and is much friendlier to the community as a whole.

    As somebody who's been involved in Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox development since the 1990's, I can't think of many statements that are more false than this one. Mozilla is hostile to users in general and continually ignores the most popular bugs in order to implement stupid imitation-Chrome features that are unpopular with the users. In fact, they wear it as a badge of honor like they're flipping us the bird and grinning about it.

  • by Applehu Akbar (2968043) on Wednesday August 20, 2014 @05:02PM (#47716057)

    I feel the same way about Tor as I do about DuckDuckGo: if I were paranoid enough to use it, I would be paranoid enough to wonder how it gets along without a business model.

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