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Re: [tor-talk] Self-deleting scripts in http connections
My apologies for lateness, had to life and determine the source of this
A) I don't know the exit node I used in Tor, nor does it appear to be
relevant, in this case, because
B) I apologize for being unclear before, I was using Firefox, not Tor
C) Found the source of the script in question, turns out, it's added by
an addon I had downloaded. Location Guard, available here:
And source : https://github.com/chatziko/location-guard
I posted this to the tor-talk after someone on ZeroNet recommended I do so.
D) I cannot get this script to reproduce in Tor Browser, using either
the Location Guard addon or any of the myriad JS injector addons
available from the Firefox repo. Attempting to do so resulted in zero JS
on the page.
This sequence of events got me thinking; the exit node queries servers
on the behalf of the Tor Browser. Some sites simply cannot be connected
to via HTTPS. Thus, the exit node must query the site requested in HTTP,
which can be modified in transit. If done, what form of protections
could a MitM do between the site and the exit node bypass by, say,
inserting a CSS document that references an external JS script to force
a query from the browser?
Again, apologies for being insufficiently clear, I was slightly
panicking and thought it should be made known, just in case.
On 12/02/2016 10:47 PM, Jonathan Marquardt wrote:
On Fri, Dec 02, 2016 at 08:47:11PM -0800, Rythyrix wrote:
Recently, as I was browsing over to coppersurfer dot tk , I on a whim opened
up Firefox's Element Inspector (right click -> Inspect Element (Q)) .
Imagine my surprise when I find a script before the title tag. (see pastebin
HNqsDsq2 for sourcedump).
Given that I have NoScript, I needed to test it. Restarting with addons
disabled made the script not appear by the time I managed to open the
Element Inspector again. Given that Tor is based on Firefox, the ability for
a site to remotely delete a script from a client browser is worrying. Is
anyone willing to double check that this happens to more than just myself?
A concerned netizen.
(I don't want to post hyperlinks, lack of accidental clicks that way.)
There wasn't really anything remotely deleted here. You just reloaded the page
and the script was not sent again, right?
What's far more worrying however, is that the code you put on Pastebin doesn't
look like it belongs on this webpage. To me it looks like some code to track
your geolocation. Either the website itself or the Tor exit node (or perhaps
even some other attacker in the middle) tried to inject some code here, I
guess. When you restarted Tor Browser, you probably got a new curcuit for the
site and thus a new exit node.
Perhaps it's a good idea, to not disable the add-ons which are supposed to
You don't just by a chance know, which exit node you used for that site when
you got the code, do you?
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