New anonymity service like Tor network is available

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by duk, Jul 9, 2009.

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  1. duk

    duk Registered Member

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    BitBlinder works by having a peer in our network act as a proxy for you. Instead of requesting a page from the website itself, BitBlinder asks the peer to get the page and send it back to you. Since the connection to the peer is encrypted, eavesdroppers don't know what information you sent--they don't even know that you visited the website! Of course, the website itself doesn't know you exist since it received the request from your peer, not you.

    BitBlinder Overview

    I'm doing the download now to test. If anyone has some experience on the software please post here. Apparently the network works the same way that the Tor.
     
  2. axle00

    axle00 Registered Member

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    I'd love to get Steve's take on this, and compare/contrast it to Tor.
     
  3. SteveTX

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    There are a lot of questions to be answered.

    1. Is it a participation based network?
    2. Who controls the exit nodes?
    3. Is it using onion routing?
    4. What is the threat model?
    5. Is it low latency?
    6. Who controls the directory nodes?
    7. Can we see the source code?
    8. Is it just onion routing for bit torrents?
    9. Who is upkeeping the code and doing development?
     
  4. snowdrift

    snowdrift Registered Member

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    Damn, Steve... You are good.

     
  5. bryanjoe

    bryanjoe Registered Member

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    what so good? i thought he is in this field of work. at Xerobank, right?
     
  6. ploder

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    Has anyone got any more info on this service?
     
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