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[tor-talk] Shewstring v1.0.1

Hi everyone,

I have released Shewstring v1.0.1.

Shewstring is a collection of Bourne Shell functions and scripts for building installers of secure and anonymous FreeBSD distros. It is primarily intended for developers of anonymity systems, administrators of anonymous services (such as Tor hidden services), security experts, etc., but ordinary users that have some skill in the art of security and anonymity may find it very useful too. One use of it might be to build an installer for easy to set up inproxies and outproxies for the darknets; another might be to host a service across all major darknets; or the user of the software might just want a secure desktop with cryptography tools and access to all major darknets. Shewstring abstracts away most of the complexities of building secure systems, so an installer can consist of simple function calls and script executions. Only customization or use of darknet features that dont have functions yet would need custom shellcode.

Here are the major changes:

    * Vidalia now works, thanks to the Tor community.
    * Fixed Tor hidden services.
    * Add anti-tracking entries in Adblock Plus.
    * Fixed a bug where calling some scripts with a relative path instead of an absolute one caused them to malfunction.
    * Added two scripts for users: scripts/backup.sh and scripts/restore.sh to create and restore encrypted 7z backups of your Shewstring files.
    * You can now install Shewstring using only one removable medium, instead of two.
    * Add ExcludeExitNodes entries generated by InspecTor.
    * Protect users of scripts/upload_ftp.sh from file modification time leaks.
    * audit.sh now securely wipes the trash folder in /usr/shew/data, if it exists.
    * Fixed XFBurn.
    * Many programs updated, and configurations tweaked.
    * Many small bugs fixed.

There are, unfortunately, some regressions. I will be working on these and I will try to release a fix soon:

    * Some window status changes are laggy.
    * I2P has stopped working.

You can find it here:


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