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Re: [tor-talk] IBM says Block Tor

On 2015-08-30 11:24, Martijn Grooten wrote:
On Sun, Aug 30, 2015 at 05:01:53PM +0200, Andreas Krey wrote:
>On Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:01:42 +0000, Martijn Grooten wrote:
> >But a company that blocks Tor because, as IBM puts it, a lot of
> >malicious actors use Tor is making a sensible security decision.
>But that is not a reason to block torproject.org or even to
>forbid using the tor browser. It would be a reason to block
>exits on the corporate web servers. And these get pretty
>conflated in that article.
Ouch. I stand corrected. I had missed that bit - I had only skimmed
through the paper last week - and it does explicitly say that the Tor
Project website should be blocked. It even suggests "disciplinary
action" should be taken if people try to access the site. Wow.

Sure, but this is probably just a case of using too blunt an instrument; they likely just classified "Tor" (all of it, including websites) as an unacceptable product.

Expecting mid-level management to understand the finer points of what Tor is, how it works, or the difference between the "website" and "the service" and "the protocol" isn't realistic in a world where usually the concept of a site, service and protocol are all one and the same.

Dave Warren

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