Microsoft against TorAdded: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2013, www.extratorrent.cc
Apparently, Microsoft can remove Tor from Windows PCs and has already started doing so. Last year, the Sefnit malware protected itself using Tor and Microsoft was fast to remotely remove programs from users’ machines, without them even knowing it.
Now it is clear that using Tor in this way was a mistake since it inflated the number of Tor users so much that the network seemed to be close to crash. Still, the very fact that Microsoft could kick Tor off computers became a cause of concern.
According to developer Jacob Appelbaum, users working on Windows machines shouldn’t even try to be anonymous. In response, Microsoft pointed out that leaving Tor apps installed represented a severe threat to infected computers, but the problems were only the older versions of the software, while the up-to-date versions were fine.
Actually, Microsoft had stumbled on a unique characteristic of the Sefnit malware that it had installed Tor into a location that almost no human user would. The software giant zeroed in on that location and managed to remotely kill off millions of Tor clients.
As for Tor creators, they admitted that they worried about the fact that Microsoft had the ability to reach into certain Windows installations and remove something they deem dangerous, but in this particular case there was little to worry about.
January 22nd,2014Posted by:
Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
|Eric Arthur Blair aka George Orwell must be laughing his arse off|
|posted by (2014-01-23 07:54:08)|
|Lets hope TOR can figure out how to bullet proof itself against MS .|
|I agree with Rockman hope TOR can figure out how to bullet proof itself against MS.|
|those who are true pirates will always stay several steps ahead of ms hands down! Its|
not like its a real challenge from ms anyway!
|I think that tor is the best thing in the world. I will support tor but if MS are spying into are main hd they can back off.|
|Tor is already FBI-infested. Too late for all that..|
|Not true!! @HitmanofHeaven...|
Well I think we have AdvOR too even if TOR goes off!!....
Forget about Hitmanofetc. He hasn't been on the d - net for ages.
|CowsRDeliciouus looks like INDIANS have FU*KED u in the A*S... instead of comment on the know about them u'll feel ashamed of ur own country whichever u belong to|
1: Use Linux (any distro will do)
2: Use a VPN
3: While connected to your VPN, use TOR.
It is your right!
|posted by (2014-01-26 09:45:40)|
|Invasion of privacy. What`s on my PC has nothing to do with Microsoft or anyone else.|
|you got it one rondos, well said|
|So called Anti-virus software is a kill switch. So everyone who knew their Windows PC was running Windows Security Essentials or any of the other Microsoft AV products knew.||
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