DoJ proposal wants legitimate FBI hacking ops against anonymity

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Minimalist, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. Minimalist

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    I better not find the cookie.
     
  3. mirimir

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    That's not accurate. The Firefox zero-day wasn't part of compromising Freedom Hosting, just users of sites that it hosted. As I understand it, Freedom Hosting itself was compromised through pwning the server from a guest site under FBI control. Also, the FBI didn't just use a "tracking cookie" against users. They dropped a Windows executable that phoned home.
     
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    All the more reason Tor users should implement a default-deny security policy, unless you trust your AVs to detect these.
     
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