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YOUR government is spying on YOU!

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by pyrdek, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. pyrdek

    pyrdek Well-Known Member

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    TOT Exploit used to spy on users.
    Here is an article showing how OUR government created, installed and used malware to spy on the citizens of our country! From ZDNet which widely distributes computer related information to computer users.
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    Tor Exploit

    Everyone agrees that child pornography is evil. Along the way to tracking down Eric Eoin Marques, whom the FBI has called "the largest facilitator of child porn on the planet,"  the government agency, with the possible assistance of the NSA, broke into the Tor anonymous network, injected JavaScript malware into the Tor specific version of Firefox, and obtained the Internet addresses of untold numbers of Tor users.

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    That's pretty much what happened, except it was malicious bit of JavaScript. 
    The FBI, possibly with the assistant of the NSA and the private security contractor SAIC, broke into hidden service servers and planted JavaScript malware on them. Among other hidden services sites it did this with was Marques' Freedom Hosting  server. Once there,  the sites infected any visitors using the TBB Firefox browser.


    This exploit used a known and patched Firefox security hole. Mozilla had fixed this hole in its latest browser, Firefox 21, and Firefox ESR 17.0.7.  Not all versiosn of Firefox shipping with the TBB, however, had been patched, according to Daniel Veditz, Mozilla's security lead.


    The malware seems to have been in place for several weeks. While the exploit could have been used to do anything up to and including taking over a system, all it did was "collect the hostname and MAC [media access control] address of the victim computer [and] send that to a remote Web-server over a non-Tor connection, and then crash or exit."


    Specifically, the attack targeted only Windows TBB users. Therefore, Roger Dingledine, Tor's creator and project leader, concluded it's "reasonable to conclude that the attacker now has a list of vulnerable [Windows] Tor users who visited those hidden services."


    The NSA and SAIC enters the picture claims Baneki Privacy Labs, a tech activist group, and Cryptocloud, a secure networking company, because the JavaScript exploit forwarded users' data to a Web server with an IP address that was managed by SAIC for the NSA. Since the NSA"s mission is to monitor foreign communications and Marques's Freedom Hosting site seems to have been located in Ireland, it makes perfect sense for the NSA to have been involved.


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  2. midalake

    midalake Well-Known Member

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    GOOD GOOD GOOD!!!! I have nothing to Hide!!!!


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