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Re: [tor-talk] Many more Tor users in the past week?
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Sebastian G. <bastik.tor>:
> 03.09.2013 17:35, adrelanos:
>> New hypothesis: This is an attempt to shut down the Tor network
>> once and forever.
> Beside an existing botnet that now makes use of Tor (rising clients
> due to updates) or a new botnet (new infections increase the number
> of the clients) that includes Tor thoughtlessly, this is a valid
> What if that is an attempt to use (or create) a botnet to stress
> the network to a level that makes it useless?
> It may start slowly to see what the network can handle. I guessed
> that an adversary would have an interest in making bridges
> unusable, which could be accomplished by the new clients.
I was seeing these symptoms on my Raspberry Pi, much less frequently,
months ago - I shut it down for a couple months because I couldn't
figure out how to stop it killing my router. I'm still not convinced
this wasn't early testing, which I could "see" because I'm running a
relay with low resources.
- -Gordon M.
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