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Re: [tor-talk] Exit node stats collection?
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> Perhaps these 1.8e+6 (standard stats) to 4.0e+6 (beta stats) new
> Tor clients members of a botnet designed, at least in part, to
> securely and redundantly host hidden services. The demise of
> Freedom Hosting may have stimulated some creative thinking.
As Asa mentioned earlier, there's no corresponding traffic on
social media. This is something people (like me) would get yelly
about on Twitter and such.
> Also, if this were a botnet, I would expect it to show up in
> honeypots. Wouldn't its bots be easily detected, through searching
> for Tor connections? Having the vector might be very informative.
Tor connections are easy to find without searching, no?
If the botnet's purpose is to damage Tor, it may be less likely to be
caught with honey, so to speak. If this is a feature rollout using
Tor for C&C to an existing or rapidly-growing botnet, I'd expect to
hear about it soon from security researchers.
I have a bad feeling that this is aimed at Tor itself, given other
recent developments e.g. in the NSA scandal, plus less recent
developments in nationalist "cyberwarfare." Just a hunch, though.
- -Gordon M.
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