back to article Heartbleed mega-bug clean up shrinks Tor network by an eighth

Tor, the sometimes-controversial internet-traffic-anonymising service, is bleeding thanks to the Heartbleed flaw. Roger Dingledine – one of Tor's three original co-developers and now the project's leader – has posted to the Tor relays mailing lists with his assessment that “we'll lose about 12 per cent of the exit capacity and …

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Not Secure Tor

Was there not an article that stated that the US government and 3 letter agencies were able to track people through the Tor network a few months ago ?

Maybe this is how they did it, and that the compromise has been known about alot longer than we had hoped :/

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Re: Not Secure Tor

"Was there not an article that stated that the US government and 3 letter agencies were able to track people through the Tor network a few months ago ?

Maybe this is how they did it, and that the compromise has been known about alot longer than we had hoped :/"

Yes, it has been revealed that the NSA has known about it for at least two years and have been actively using this to check up on you.

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Can Tor be trusted anyway?

The Onion Router:

The term "onion routing" refers to layers of encryption - Layers, geddit? Somebodies been watching too much Shrek.

But who were the notorious anti-establishment anarchists who created this beast I hear you ask.

"Originally sponsored by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, which had been instrumental in the early development of onion routing under the aegis of DARPA"

Hmm, not exactly the freedom and openness promoting entity one might hope. Given Tors provenance I'm reluctant to trust it 100% and am amazed that anybody else does either.

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Re: Can Tor be trusted anyway?

Snowden trusted it enough to leak his info (he used the TAILS Linux distro)

http://www.wired.com/2014/04/tails/

And he knew what he was doing.

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