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Project Fusion aims to bring Super Private mode to Firefox

The Tor Project announced that it’s working with Mozilla to integrate Tor into Firefox. Eventually, this should completely eliminate the need for the Tor Browser, as most of its features would be merged into Firefox’s new “super-private mode.” Tor Browser Development Largely Redundant The Tor Browser is based on the Extended Support Release (ESR) version of Firefox, because it’s a more stable development cycle...

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Mozilla will fix weakness in certificates that also affected Tor

Mozilla officials say they’ll release a Firefox update on Tuesday that fixes the same cross-platform, malicious code-execution vulnerability patched Friday in the Tor browser. The vulnerability allows an attacker who has a man-in-the-middle position and is able to obtain a forged certificate to impersonate Mozilla servers, Tor officials warned in an advisory. From there, the attacker could deliver a malicious update for NoScript or...

MIT’s anonymous protocol Riffle could beat Tor at its own game

MIT’s anonymous protocol Riffle could beat Tor at its own game

Tor has been the go-to for anonymous communication online for years now — and that has made it one of the juiciest targets possible to the likes of the NSA and FBI. A new anonymizing protocol from MIT may prove more resilient against such determined and deep-pocketed attackers. The potential problem with Tor is that if an adversary gets enough nodes on the network,...

Tor users should check their computers for malware

Tor users should check their computers for malware

Authorities are advising all users of the Tor network to check their computers for malware after it emerged that a Russian hacker has been using the network to spread a powerful virus. Tor, which began as a secret project from the US Naval Research Laboratory, works by piling up layers of encryption over data, nested like the layers of an onion, which gave the...