Attacks prompt update of 'Tor' anonymity network

Wednesday, 8 August 2007, 8:51 PM EST

One of the best-known and free services for helping Internet users maintain their anonymity online - a network known simply as "Tor" - suffered an attack this past week that may have exposed the identities of thousands of users. The good news, however, is that the vulnerability in Tor that permitted the attack is now plugged with a software patch.

Tor president and co-founder Roger Dingledine received word of the attack as he was delivering a talk at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas this past week regarding security and privacy built into the Tor network.

At Security Fix.

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