Critics accuse makers of popular Tor router scam




The makers of the Anonabox, a network device that routes traffic through Tor and is promoted on Kickstarter would be crooks, so say various critics on Reddit. The makers would not have developed the hardware design itself and the box would be unsafe.

According to the developers of one of the critics Anonabox wrongly suggested that they had developed their own hardware design, the components ready-to-eat would be found. in Chinese shops He lists in his message to the extensive criticism of an earlier posting on Wednesday. In an interview with Wired August Germar, gives one of the initiators of the Anonabox, that the design comes from a Chinese OEM, while he held another story on Kickstarter.

Would Anonabox developers Besides disagreement about the hardware design also lie to the claim that the device is completely open source. It is precisely fear that loopholes have been made to the Chinese network chips, though no hard evidence for that.

Also in software is critical: Anonabox would be unsafe because there include an ssh daemon running on the firmware which can be customized by third parties in theory. An open Wi-Fi network also offered and the root password could also be a back door.

The criticism comes at a time when the Anonabox have much success on Kickstarter and in the media. The makers sought a yield of $ 7500, but is now more than $ 600,000, 470,000 euros converted retrieved.

The project is very similar to the Portal project that mid-August was at Def Con security exhibition revealed and that a software image for the small and inexpensive router GL.iNet includes standard via Tor to anonymize Internet traffic. The Anonabox would also use this Tor package.


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