Tor expect attempts to take down network




There are indications that attackers do in the next few days trying to shut down the Tor network. Who is involved is not clear, but the Tor administrators would have overtaken the attack will focus on the so-called directory Authorities.

Beetle According to the administrators want attackers off the Tor network by focusing on servers that manage the links in the network. These so-called Authorities directory containing information on all the relays in the network, such as location and the keys used. If attackers get these servers offline, they can disrupt the Tor traffic. If, however, they get into management servers, they can redirect traffic for example. For example, to guide users through a specific exit node that provides malware, as previously happened .

Who is not clearly behind the possible attack. The administrators of the Tor network here give no further information. Do several government attempts to identify anonymous Internet users browsing through Tor. For example, Russia recently did a tender for the cracking of the Tor security.

The administrators of the Tor network say they are taking steps to keep users safe, but there was further given no further information. On the Tor Blog promise administrators to keep their users informed.

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