Comment 3SS Re: Metadata snooping


Metadata war escalates with Bittorrent Bleep for secure phone calls and texts


Metadata snooping (Score: 1)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-08-10 02:44 (#2SD)

How long, I wonder, before a law is passed to make hiding of metadata illegal.Meanwhile, TOR is a good start.Perhaps this network could use TOR for session initiation

Re: Metadata snooping (Score: 1)

by on 2014-08-10 20:56 (#2SH)

seems like the encryption might be a source of overhead or slowdown? maybe not.

Re: Metadata snooping (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-08-11 11:07 (#3SN)

Overhead aside, I though Tor was already cracked and useless.

Re: Metadata snooping (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-08-11 11:22 (#3SR)

[Citation required]

Re: Metadata snooping (Score: 2, Informative)

by on 2014-08-11 12:50 (#3SS)

Not the AC above, but it was a couple weeks ago, maybe last week. There was a story about the FBI using JavaScript enabled "malware" of sorts in a child pornography sting. My understanding is they "acquired" a server of a well known distributor and kept it running for a year. The server was setup to distribute code through TOR to people that had scripts enabled, which allowed the FBI to track people over the TOR network. Anyone competent would have been surfing with scripts disabled so TOR itself wasn't cracked, it was just how people were using it that made it appear that way.


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2014-08-19 20:56 Informative +1

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