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Researchers discover 110 snooping Tor nodes

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, Jul 25, 2016.

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    In a period spanning 72 days, two researchers from Northeastern University have discovered at least 110 “misbehaving” and potentially malicious hidden services directories (HSDirs) on the Tor anonymity network. What’s an HSDir? An HSDir is a Tor node that receives descriptors for hidden services – servers configured to receive inbound connections only through Tor, meaning their IP address and network location remains hidden – and, upon request, directs users to those hidden services it “knows” … More →

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