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CloudFlare aims to block fewer legitimate Tor users

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Apr 1, 2016.

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    CloudFlare is tweaking its systems to make it easier for legitimate Tor users to access websites that use its network to deliver content.

    Tor users have complained that CloudFlare-powered websites too frequently display CAPTCHAs, a security gate designed to stop automated web bots and abuse. CAPTCHAs are the squiggly text or puzzles you have to solve to prove you're a real human.

    The problem is that many computers employing Tor are engaged in abusive activity, resulting in CloudFlare displaying CAPTCHAs when it detects a computer using the Tor network.

    Legitimate Tor users thus have a poor browsing experience given the wide use of CloudFlare's CDN.

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