Tor users affected by security issue Firefox




Users of Tor, software that can be surfed anonymously may be the victim of a security issue which can be installed in Firefox. Malware via javascript This would make it possible to identify. Tor users

Beetle The vulnerability, which inter alia on Reddit discussion , came to light at the time of the alleged owner of Freedom Hosting, a hosting provider that so-called hidden host sites in Ireland, was arrested by order of the FBI. The hidden sites are only accessible through Tor, and are mainly used for anonymous communication, but also for the exchange of less fresh issues such as child pornography.

According to several Tor users, the vulnerability exploited by sites that were hosted by Freedom Hosting as the anonymous message service Tormail, but also forums where child pornography was exchanged. The theory of multiple users is that the FBI malicious code is injected on the websites to install on users’ PCs, including alleged pedophiles. Malware According to a researcher the malware sends the hostname and MAC address of the Tor-user to a remote server. Meanwhile, the sites at Freedom Hosting were placed offline.

The exploited vulnerability was present in the extended support release of Firefox 17, which is used by Tor and only seems to be misused as a user has selected. Javascript In the past, Tor javascript are always disabled by default, but recently decided to switch to the application. Convenient to use that option anyway Tor says the vulnerability studies .

The alleged owner is arrested by the Irish newspaper The Independent suspected of facilitating child pornography. widely For the four crimes of which he is suspected, all four related to child pornography, he could get. A prison sentence of 30 years The U.S. government wants Ireland the man who both Irish and American passport, extradite.


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