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Which web browser do you trust? [Poll]


We no longer choose our web browsers based on bells and whistles. These days its all about privacy and security and we'd like to know which browser (and which vendor) you trust to be your companion on the web.

Tor relay turned back on after unanimous library vote

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The motto of New Hampshire is, "Live Free or Die." Some of its librarians seem to be taking that seriously...

Public library shelves plans to become part of Tor

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Within a few weeks of setting up as a relay, DHS let it be known that the library's plans to eventually become a Tor exit node might not be a wise course of action.

3 ways to get busted on the Dark Web

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While it's true that it's hard to see in the dark, it's not impossible to find things and over the last few years plenty of people who thought that Tor was a cloak of invisibility have come a cropper.

Dark Web market Agora suspends operations due to Tor vulnerability


The temporary move is meant to forestall potential attacks that could expose server IP addresses.

Law enforcement is learning to navigate the Dark Web

INTERPOL trains law enforcement to navigate the Darknet

Police from 11 countries got to role-play as vendors, buyers and admins on a virtual Darknet, replete with illicit marketplaces and cryptocurrencies.

SSCC 210 - So many cool new Windows 10 features to opt out of! [PODCAST]

Enjoy the latest episode of our award-winning weekly security podcast - a quarter-hour of entertaining education.

Can you trust Tor's entry guards?


New research uses Tor entry guard computers to strip away the Dark Web’s anonymity features, exposing users and the hidden websites they visit.

Websites can track us by the way we type - here's how to stop it

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Researchers have come up with a new Chrome extension that muffles our key-press duration and typing lags.

Dark web drug dealer pleads guilty, gets 2 years to ponder "anonymity"

He was an online dealer who made use of the so-called Dark Web, shielded by the apparent anonymity of Tor, or The Onion Router.

He's not anonymous any more.

FBI again thwarts Tor to unmask visitors to a Dark Web child sex abuse site

FBI again thwarts Tor to unmask visitors to a Dark Web child sex abuse site

Did the FBI plant a drive-by installation of some kind of malware on hundreds of thousands of computers so it could track down paedophiles?

Who killed Proxyham?

Who killed Proxyham?

The new and cheap anonymizing device, Proxyham, has been axed and its DEF CON talk cancelled. Was the firm hit with a gag order, or was it just hype to begin with?

TV's newest hacker drama "Mr. Robot" is technically sound, morally ambiguous


"Mr. Robot," USA Network's new hacker drama series, is good entertainment. But is it also a good depiction of hackers, hacking and infosec?

Hundreds of Dark Web sites cloned and "booby trapped"


Juha Nurmi, founder of the Ahmia search project, first noticed a fake version of his own site before discovering that there are multiple clones of hundreds of other Dark Web sites. The sites could be used for surveillance or for conducting man-in-the-middle attacks and include a clone of the popular DuckDuckGo search engine.

Encrypt like everyone's watching! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

There's a Sophos T-shirt that warns you, "Dance like nobody's watching. Encrypt like everyone is."

We aren't kidding, folks, and this week's 60 Second Security tells you why!

Can you trust Tor's exit nodes?

Can you trust Tor's exit nodes?

Tor is the encrypted, anonymous way to browse the web that keeps you safe from prying eyes, right? Well, maybe not. Researcher Chloe created a honeypot website and dared Tor's exit node operators to steal the password. Sixteen of them did.

US government whistleblowers left vulnerable to eavesdropping

US government whistleblowers left vulnerable to eavesdropping

In response to the HTTPS-Only Standard proposal, the ACLU name 29 branches of the Federal government that don't secure whistleblowers' data.

Feds subpoena Reddit for personal info of dark web forum members


The subpoena demands information on five users of the Darknet Markets subreddit, all of whom discussed the recent fall of Evolution, a mega-mart for drugs.

Dark Web's 'Evolution' market vanishes along with $12 million

Dark Web's 'Evolution' market vanishes along with $12 million

The owners of the drugs/guns/malware market 'Evolution' have vanished with about $12 million in Bitcoin.

SSCC 187 - The cryptography edition [PODCAST]

Sophos expert John Shier sits in for regular presenter Chester Wisniewski in this episode.

John and Paul Ducklin dissect the latest security issues, which were dominated this week by some thorny matters of cryptography.