Tor: Exploiting the weakest link

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by lotuseclat79, Dec 31, 2013.

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    It always seems to come back to that. It's not unlike those who install a pile of security apps and call it layered security. Instead of treating Tor as a tool and learning to use it properly, users view it as a solution that does the job for them. When your potential adversaries are corrupt corporations, governments, and 3 letter agencies, there is no "set and forget" solution.

    The authors comments regarding Facebook point out the real problems. Besides not understanding Tor and its limitations/abilities, they don't understand the problem or even the concept of privacy. There's no point in logging onto Facebook via Tor unless you're in hiding or you created the account via Tor in the first place using false information. I have to wonder what percentage of the traffic on Tor is de-anonymized by the user (like logging into something under your real name) or didn't need to be anonymous in the first place.
     
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