Changes between Version 7 and Version 8 of TorWeeklyNews/2013/11


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Sep 11, 2013, 5:02:37 PM (7 years ago)
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harmony
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first go at the QUICK ANT item

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     24Official response to QUICK ANT disclosure
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     27A certain amount of speculation [XXX] was provoked by a slide featured in
     28an edition of the Brazilian current-affairs show 'Fantástico' broadcast on
     29September 8th, 2013 [XXX], which appeared to show a tab in the NSA/GCHQ
     30FLYING PIG interface labelled 'Query QUICK ANT - Tor events QFD'. The slide
     31was leaked as part of the ongoing Snowden disclosures.
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     33Andrew Lewman posted an official response on the Tor Blog [XXX] in which
     34he reiterated that "it's not clear what the NSA or GCHQ can or cannot do",
     35and that well-known theoretical attacks against the Tor network are clearly
     36described on the project's FAQ page [XXX].
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     38He further added that the tool in question was more likely to involve
     39"some "Tor flow detector" scripts that let them pick Tor flows out of a
     40set of flows they're looking at" than "anything to do with deanonymizing
     41Tor users, except insofar as they might have traffic flows from both sides
     42of the circuit in their database."
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     44Finally, he remarked that rather than engaging in speculation based on
     45limited evidence, "we'd rather spend our time developing Tor and conducting
     46research to make a better Tor."
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     48 [XXX] http://www.reddit.com/r/TOR/comments/1m3jum/gchq_tor_events_capture/
     49 [XXX] http://g1.globo.com/fantastico/noticia/2013/09/nsa-documents-show-united-states-spied-brazilian-oil-giant.html
     50 [XXX] https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-nsa-gchq-and-quick-ant-speculation
     51 [XXX] https://www.torproject.org/docs/faq.html.en#AttacksOnOnionRouting
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