This month, TOR the Internet Anonymizer service is in news as it was disclosed that NSA is tracking every TOR user and watching them as extremists.
After the NSA-TOR connection heated up, two hackers “Alexander Volynkin and Michael McCord” promise to break the Anonymity of TOR users in a $3,000 budget at Black Hat 2014, which is going to held next month on Las Vegas.
“In this talk, we demonstrate how the distributed nature, combined with newly discovered shortcomings in design and implementation of the Tor network, can be abused to break Tor anonymity,” the presenters, Alexander Volynkin and Michael McCord, explain.
Title is also effective, as the work they are going to do:
“You Don’t Have to be the NSA to Break Tor: Deanonymizing Users on a Budget.”
With “a handful of powerful servers and a couple gigabit links”—easily within the resources of the world’s major intelligence agencies, criminal collectives, hacktivist groups, private companies, and more—thousands of Tor clients and hidden services can be revealed “within a couple of months,” hackers say.
None of any internal exploits revealed by the team of two hackers, but many Tor community members are hoping that they have notified about any exploit to the Tor’s developers.
The TOR service always fighting with the Snooping wires of NSA, as documents revealed by Snowden in 2013 reflected that NSA tried to break the Anonymity of TOR, but FAILED!
NSA Slides titled called TOR as “the King of high secure, low latency Internet anonymity,” with “no contenders for the throne in waiting.”
The demonstration will cover “the nature, feasibility, and limitations of possible attacks, and then dive into dozens of successful real-world de-anonymization case studies, ranging from attribution of botnet command and control servers, to drug-trading sites, to users of kiddie porn places,” the two hackers said.
Black Hat USA 2014 is scheduled between Aug 2-7 in Las Vegas, so every one going to take what’s new revealed by TOP hackers in world in this extreme HOT Hacking event.