Identifying Tor Users Through Insecure Applications

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Identifying Tor Users Through Insecure Applications.

    -- Tom
     
  2. I no more

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    Very interesting attack. :thumb:

    I'll admit that when I torrent, I also access the tracker through Tor and download the content outside of Tor. This is the only application where I have access partially through Tor and partially outside of Tor.

    I'm not sure that I care all that much if someone can track my torrent downloads, but the "bad apple" attack also allows my browser usage to be tracked during this period. :thumbd:

    I wonder what the Tor developers have to say and if they have a fix in mind.
     
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    That was my first thought about the article! I subscribe to the Tor Blog blogs RSS feed, and recently they did post some reading links, so, when they have something to say about it, I suppose the blog rss feed will let me know.

    Reading to the end, the Tor Project lead, Roger Dingledine, is listed in the acknowledgments. Ergo, The Tor Project collaborated in the study.

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  4. markedmanner

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    Is this something that JanusVm would take care of?
     
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