US Govt spy program bundled with Firefox Tor browser

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  1. Chuck57

    Chuck57 Registered Member

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    An Exploit for Mozilla’s Firefox version 17 is making headlines, not simply because it is a zero-day but mainly because it appears to be part of a U.S. government program to uncover the identity of people using the Tor Browser to view child pornography.

    Last Saturday, it was reported that the FBI wanted to extradite who they called the ‘largest child-porn dealer on the planet’. The next day, several services offered by the Tor network ceased to exist, prompting many to look into the issue.

    It wasn’t too long before malicious code that had been injected in a large number of hidden websites was uncovered. The code was not just your run-of-the-mill exploit, but a Zero-Day that affected a specific version of Firefox, one that happened to be bundled in the Tor Browser.

    http://blog.malwarebytes.org/intell...al-identities-does-the-end-justify-the-means/
     
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    Let's post in the original thread. Thanks.
     
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