Mar 162015
 March 16, 2015  Posted by  Misc

Richard Chirgwin reports:

Tor is regularly recommended as a vital privacy protection technology, and just as regularly, researchers discover ways to de-anonymise users, and the latest of these has just hit Arxiv.

The research, led by boffins from Princeton, demonstrates ways to de-anonymise Tor users with access to just one end of a communication path, at the Autonomous System (AS) level.

The attack suite, which the researchers call Raptor, differs from previous attacks against anonymity, most of which need to observe traffic flows at different points of the Tor network, and need to capture symmetric flows.

Read more on The Register.

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