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Tor Project Says It Can Quickly Catch Spying Code 34

itwbennett writes: The Tor Project, which provides more anonymous browsing across the Internet using a customized Firefox Web browser. is fortifying its software so that it can quickly detect if its network is tampered with. To address worries that Tor could either be technically subverted or subject to court orders, Tor developers are now designing the system in such a way that many people can verify if code has been changed and 'eliminate single points of failure,' wrote Mike Perry, lead developer of the Tor Browser, on Monday. 'Even if a government or a criminal obtains our cryptographic keys, our distributed network and its users would be able to detect this fact and report it to us as a security issue,' said Perry.
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Tor Project Says It Can Quickly Catch Spying Code

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  • Would be nice if... (Score:3, Interesting)

    by elixircode ( 4511511 ) on Tuesday March 22, 2016 @09:45AM (#51751959) Homepage
    Would be nice if they called out the malicious nodes when they're detected as a deterrent against future attacks. Yes, I'm thinking about CMU as I write this.
  • I have not searched many onion sites but it seems to me that tor would be a great place for a pirate radio station or a "Big Time Television Network esq" video network.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Headroom_(TV_series)
    But I have never seen or heard of one. Too bad since it would be a nice change of pace from all the drugs, porn, and weapons dealing on the TOR network.

  • Spoken together more and more in the same breath.

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