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Not even Tor can keep you safe from Heartbleed

17
Apr
2014

So here’s some sort-of good news: Cybercriminals might be just as freaked out about the Heartbleed bug as the rest of us. Trend Micro analyst J.D. Sherry writes that revelations about the gaping hole in the Open SSL, the security protocol used to encrypt web traffic, have caused “shell shock in the Deep Web as many of the hidden services within the TOR (The Onion Router) are impacted as well.” Why is Heartbleed so potentially thorny for people who use Tor? Well consider what makes Tor so popular for criminals in the first place: It keeps your online activity anonymous by routing your traffic through several different servers before sending it through to your computer. However, the anonymity of your communications can become compromised

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