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Re: [tor-talk] IBM says Block Tor
In some corporate environments this would be a reasonable thing to do. And the article that started this thread is about corporate networks.
If you work in a call center with a company computer, you have absolutely no reason to use Tor. If you did use Tor, it would most likely be a red flag that you or the computer have been compromised and need investigation. Keep in mind that while at work, your boss decides what you are and aren't allowed to do with your time.
For the same reason, routing all employee traffic through a proxy and filtering sites that host games also seems reasonable.
> On 27 Aug 2015, at 08:47, Virgil Griffith <i@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> "In general, networks should be configured to deny access to websites such
> as www.torproject.org"
> Blocking Tor exit nodes is one thing, but this is just bizarre. They could
> make a claim that privacy from your boss is something they wish to prevent,
> but I saw no such claim.
>> On Thu, 27 Aug 2015 at 14:19 CJ <tor@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> On 08/27/2015 12:51 AM, grarpamp wrote:
>>> IBM Advises Businesses To Block Tor
>>> With Tor-based attacks on the rise, IBM says it's time to stop Tor in
>>> the enterprise.
>>> New data from IBM's X-Force research team shows steady increase in SQL
>>> injection and distributed denial-of-service attacks as well as
>>> vulnerability reconnaissance activity via the Tor anonymizing service.
>> Well, that's why my exit nodes was, until recently, opened only to
>> HTTP/HTTPS… Now I've pushed a more opened policy but got abuse mails
>> from my hosting service the next hours… until I locked down SSH port.
>> People using Tor for "bad things" just don't realize how they fuck up
>> the whole thing. Not even mentioning "weird contents", just the script
>> kiddies running metasploit/other through Tor.
>> Hopefully I'll be able to keep my exit up with the current configuration…
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