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Re: [tor-talk] detecting harmful relays

On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 1:46 PM,  <andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 01, 2011 at 05:31:41AM +0000, kraktus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote 1.9K bytes in 45 lines about:
> : A few weeks ago, there was one that tried to give me a .bin file
> : whenever I tried to visit a non-SSL website, but I haven't had a
> : problem like that since. I always rejected the .bin file.
> I don't think this is a malicious relay, as I get these from time to
> time as well. ÂIt only happens with firefox and only when going through
> really busy exit relays. ÂI think it's firefox misinterpreting a partial
> stream of data as a binary file.

Not to mention there are thousands of better and easier ways to run a
malicious relay than to replace everyones data with unnamed binary
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