Circumventing Yet Strengthening Tor

by Nitesh Dhanjani

While the idea of circumventing the privacy offered by Tor via DNS, Flash, and Java (applets) is nothing new, HD Moore's "Torment" Tor server hack has made news at Securityfocus and ZDNet. Although I'm not quite sure why this big news now all of a sudden, it does have positive side effects for the Tor project (see my opinions below).