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Re: The State of the DNS and Tor Union (also: a DNS UDP - >TCP shim)

On Sun, Jul 4, 2010 at 3:17 PM, coderman <coderman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> a better wording:
> "... ultimately, any application that uses DNS or UDP may compromise
> your anonymity."

i should mention that the Tor Browser Bundle when used as directed has
been and continues to be most resilient to these attacks. while this
is a very limited environment (no plug-ins, flash, java, etc.) these
limitations are a feature ensuring your protection.

when you start using arbitrary applications or plug-ins with Tor or
any other anonymity service you open yourself up to great risk as
described here for DNS, not to mention other side channels avenues
using TCP directly.

best regards,

(hi pedants!)
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