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Re: [tor-talk] Hoax?

On Thu, Jan 5, 2012, at 12:14 AM, Gozu-san wrote:
> On 04/01/12 19:24, Geoff Down wrote:
> > Let's try that again...
> > http://pastebin.com/jBPFsUSg
> > "We did crack Tor's encryption to reveal 190 IP addresses of individuals
> > using Tor for Child Pornography"
> They didn't "crack Tor's encryption".  They posted a fake "Tor security
> update" on one of the Hidden Wiki pages.  It was actually malware that
> sent true IP addresses to their server(s) when Tor wasn't running.
> TAILS would have prevented that, because there's no history.  Using a
> Tor gateway VM would have prevented that, because there's never Internet
> connectivity except through Tor.  Connecting to Tor through a VPN
> service would have provided a safety net (to the extent that the VPN
> provider protects users' privacy).
> _______________________________________________
 Thanks - I thought this was probably old news, but it was a recent
 pasting. And anyone can use a real Symantec employee's name.

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