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Re: [tor-talk] Freedom Hosting admin revealed by Anonymous - Tor finally cracked?

On 11/02/2011 05:54 PM, Gozu-san wrote:

Is it really possible that over 100 fools would have downloaded a
purported Tor security update from Hard Candy in one day?  In the middle
of an attack by OpDarknet?  Seriously?

Mozilla stats https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/statistics/addon/2275 seem to suggest that there were 3000 Torbutton downloads and 171000 active Torbutton users on a typical day (earlier in the year before it was removed).

190 users falling for some professional social engineering and downloading a signed code update hosted on a compromised web server seems realistic to me. I'd guess at an estimate of the overall site popularity, probably fewer than 2000 regular visitors.

- Marsh
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