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Re: [tor-talk] Facebook brute forcing hidden services
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On 10/31/2014 2:47 PM, Sam Pizzey wrote:
> So called 'vanity' addresses are essentially a brute force -
> generating tons of keys until you get one that starts with the
> prefix you want. The difference is that 'bob1d8rhdu2h.onion' is a
> lot less specific than facebookwwwi.onion - if Facebook can brute
> force arbitrary strings like that, they can instead brute force,
> say, <address of silk road>, or <address of David's hidden service>
> and then impersonate it.
It is not that simple. What makes you think they generated exactly the
URL facebookcorewwwi.onion completely? They need to show some more
information about how they did it... There is also a chance that they
took a very long time to generate facebook*.
As I said, only they can tell us exactly.
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