Pierluigi Paganini August 01, 2015
MIT researchers identify Tor hidden services with 88 percent accuracy

Researchers have successfully carried out a traffic correlation attack against the Tor Network identifying hidden services with 88 percent accuracy. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have discovered a vulnerability in Tor which lead the identification of hidden services with up to 88 percent accuracy. The team of experts composed of researchers from […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 09, 2015
Vawtrak Uses Tor2Web making hard to track down its servers

Security experts at Fortinet uncovered a new strain of the Vawtrak banking Trojan is implementing an obscuring mechanism based on the Tor2Web service. The authors of the banking Trojan Vawtrak are adopting a new tactic to hide the traffic to its servers,  they are exploiting  the Tor2Web service to masquerade malicious connections. In the past, criminal crews behind […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 07, 2015
PunkSPIDER, the crawler that scanned the Dark Web

Security experts developed their PunkSPIDER, a Tor crawler, that already scanned more than 7000 domains and discovered numerous vulnerabilities. We have discussed several times about the Tor anonymizer network and the way it is exploited  by criminal crews to sell any kind of illegal product and service. Last week, an automated scanner dubbed PunkSPIDER was launched in the […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 01, 2014
Facebook Tor hidden service is online

The popular social network has launched the Facebook Tor hidden service to provide a method to use its site securely. Write down the onion address! We discussed many times about the right to online anonymity and how anonymizing networks like Tor could protect it. The Tor Project is an Internet-traffic anonymization service that is able to anonymize the Internet […]