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Decentralized Darknet Markets Have Arrived: OpenBazaar 2.0 Beta Launches with Support for Tor

  OpenBazaar recently launched the beta version of OpenBazaar 2.0, finally allowing people to anonymously buy and sell products with cryptocurrency. In January of this year a Developer Release of version 2.0 of the OpenBazaar software was released, followed by the alpha version. The previous releases of OpenBazaar 2.0 used a testnet, but now with the beta version of the ... Read More »

Czechs Turning to Tor as Privacy Concerns Increase

According to the Czech News Agency (ČTK), citing Pravo, the number of Czechs using Tor for access to the darknet is steadily increasing. They are not using it for “drugs, arms, or child porn,” for the most part, Pravo published in a late August edition. Czechs are using Tor out of a growing concern for their privacy and internet footprints. ... Read More »

An Overview of Modern Tor Deanonymization Attacks

Tor was designed to provide a decentralized, censorship resistant network that can offer internet users, websites and various web services anonymity via easy-to-implement means. Nevertheless, since the advent of Tor, some users have failed to maintain their anonymity. Throughout this article, we will discuss Tor’s deanonymization techniques that are available today. We will go through traffic and timing correlation attacks, ... Read More »

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Tor Project Blocked A Brazilian University From Running A Relay

A Brazilian university was banned from using a Tor relay since the researchers harvested the .onion addresses of the visitors. A research project at the University of Campinas in São Paulo worked on a tool that could differentiate the malicious hidden service from the benign ones. The researchers ran a Tor relay for the project, however, the Tor Project discovered ... Read More »

Targeting Adversaries & Deanonymization Attacks Against Tor Users

  Tor is a P2P network for promoting traffic security of various forms of internet communications for millions of users worldwide. In most cases, Tor users are very unlikely to become the target of an adversary, as they are namely shielded via Tor against opportunistic local hackers, local censorship authorities and hostile destinations. Deanonymizing adversaries act through attempting to attack ... Read More »

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Russia Goes After Tor, VPNs, and Proxies in Latest Bill

In Russia, a bill further restricting internet freedom and privacy has come close to becoming law. The bill finally takes steps to prevent the public from using Tor, VPNs, and web proxies. All that remains before the bill becomes a law is the signature of President Vladimir Putin. Both the Russian Parliament and the Russian Federation Council approved the bill ... Read More »

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Tor Node Operator Freed from Custody

Dmitry Bogatov was arrested on April 6th, in Moscow, charged with “inciting terrorist activities”. The basis of these allegations was that Bogatov had posted a still image from rapper Jay-Z’s “No Church in the Wild” music video. Yes, that’s right. Bogatov was arrested for supposedly posting an American music video. Granted, the still image was one of a gang of ... Read More »

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ROUTING ALL TRAFFIC THROUGH TOR: PRO AND CONS

Every reader of DeepDotWeb knows the importance of surfing the web protected by the Tor network and therefore uses a Tor Browser Bundle. The TBB not only helps us connecting through the Tor network while surfing the internet allowing us to visit onion sites and hiding our ip, but it also uses many security built-in plugins to increase our anonymity ... Read More »

Terrorist Used Tor to Connect with ISIS, Source Said

The background and profiles of the terrorists connected to the London Bridge and Borough Market attack are still full of holes waiting to be filled. And as with any incident of this scale, the conspiracy between an organization’s affiliates can eventually spin off into something entirely unrelated. One such example is the recent demonization of encryption in the UK—a topic ... Read More »

Tor 7.0 Released with Content Sandbox and Multi-process Mode

Tor Browser 7.0 is the new version of the web browser specialized in private navigation and is a fundamental part of the Open Source communications network system Tor, which aims to achieve anonymity at the network level. With the advent of Tor Browser 7.0, we have new security measures and many changes to remain anonymous on the Internet. Here, you will find all the changes and ... Read More »

French Police Seized Tor Relays in WannaCry Investigation

On March 17, news outlets reported the sudden absence of several French Tor relays. Further data revealed that law enforcement agencies in France seized the the relays in connection with the investigation into WannaCrypt. WannaCrypt, the ransomware that struck “more than 200,000 devices worldwide,” used Tor to connect to a C2 server. The Central Office for Combating Crime Related to ... Read More »

Former Tor Director: Drug Markets Have Taken Over

A writer at CyberScoop, last month, spoke with the former director of The Onion Project, Andrew Lewman. Lewman left the Tor project two years ago and now works at OWL Cybersecurity. He advises military and intelligence agencies in the United States, including the NSA and DHS. As Patrick Howell O’Neill wrote, “his meetings with governments have gone from educating officials ... Read More »

Ukrainian Official Says Blocking Tor is Unrealistic

Andrew Kikhtenko, a Department Head for a drug combating unit of the Ukrainian National Police, explained that blocking Tor use was out of the picture. Mind you, Ukraine is currently in the process of implementing internet restrictions that prevent citizens from viewing specific Russian websites. The country is not alone in sanctions against Russia. The country’s law enforcement, though, is ... Read More »

Ukrainian Official Says Blocking Tor is Unrealistic

Andrew Kikhtenko, a Department Head for a drug combating unit of the Ukrainian National Police, explained that blocking Tor use was out of the picture. Mind you, Ukraine is currently in the process of implementing internet restrictions that prevent citizens from viewing specific Russian websites. The country is not alone in sanctions against Russia. The country’s law enforcement, though, is ... Read More »

Three More Reasons to Keep JavaScript off in Tor

Dr. Neal Krawetz, self-proclaimed security specialist and forensic researcher, took to his personal blog to publicize three low-level vulnerabilities in the Tor browser bundle. Upon first read of that sentence, one might wonder why Dr. Krawetz used his personal blog instead of the proper channels. That, it seemed, was a majorly frustrating element for the researcher: that “official” channels rarely ... Read More »