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Re: [tor-talk] Fwd: ANONdroid
On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 10:05, Karsten N. <kn@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Such a "backdoor" was built into the Greek Vodafone network for law
> enforcement wiretapping capabilities and was requested by FBI director
> Robert Mueller from US companies. If Mueller’s wish were granted, the
> FBI would gain undetected real-time access to suspects’ Skype calls,
> Facebook chats, and other online communications and in "clear text".
If the Greek wiretapping case, switches were backdoored, so Skype
calls wouldn't be intercepted, as they are encrypted end-to-end
(discounting special cases where Skype struck a wiretapping deal with
some government — was it Pakistan?).
> It is possible, to deanonymize a single user by some features (user IP
> address, website monitoring or user account). The idedentify feature for
> the malicious user has to be provided by the law enforcement agency and
> all operators have to get an official order in their country.
So there is no difference from Tor?
> An scientific paper about the "Revocable Anonymity" impleneted by
I see, so is that an optional feature that can be turned on by a MIX
router operator once served by a surveillance order? It seems to me
that it's an advantage over Tor, where relay operators can be served
with an order and some Tor patches that they wouldn't be able to turn
down to to the absence of a similar feature in Tor. Revocable
Anonymity seems to be designed to provide the minimum necessary
information to law enforcement.
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