Tor Project called rewards program

Jan

3

2016

The Tor Project with the help of sponsors equivalents launched a program aimed at eliminating weaknesses in the network that could allow the existence of a threat to user privacy.

The program comes after receiving numerous reports about security flaws that could adversely affect the network, the program is scheduled to begin with the beginning of the new year, and will start at first in the form of an ad hoc invitations to be later fully open the program to the researchers.

The Tor Project is a non-profit organization, The Onion network management and tracking, which is the contract designed to make users follow online system is very difficult.

And it is used by the network of activists, researchers, journalists and users who are trying to circumvent the censorship which they are subject by governments.

And operating system combination and its settings to make track users is very difficult, but there is no complete system, which appeared in the July reports revealed researchers found a way to allow them to reveal the so-called circular footprint which were fixed later.

And shed light on those reports put the network in general and on the necessity to re-evaluate network performance and show the points where the illness in order to maintain a high level of security enjoyed by.

And it can be exploited security gaps that exist within the project by the attackers, also can be used and sold to be used by governments and intelligence agencies.

Many sites, including the site Zerodium mediator to provide up to $ 30 thousand for weaknesses zero-day that has not been disclosed and that affect the Tor network.

Rewards programs and constitute an additional means to help security professionals to learn about the phenomenon of others and try to solve problems, and many companies are offering such programs, including Google and Microsoft.

And offer different features of these programs as well as financial rewards to researchers who they reach hidden problems and they inform the company rather than selling them or posted publicly before enabling companies to fix these issues.

Torre is currently a lot of details about the program or bonuses offered to researchers who Abulgo for defects in the Tor Project project did not provide.

The Fund Foundation tech support Open Technology Fund that provides grants for projects and ideas that have contributed to a significant change in the online world to agree to support the private rewards program to Tor.

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