July 31, 2014

Tor releases updates to address traffic confirmation attacks

“It’s important to remember that Tor protects against traffic analysis, but does not protect against traffic confirmation attacks, or endpoint correlation; the folks at Tor have even stated that traffic confirmation remains an ‘open research problem.’ Tor first released a blog about traffic confirmation attacks in 2009, and it is has been a reoccurring problem since then,” commented Josh Cannell, a senior researcher at Malwarebytes Labs.

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