Attackers wield Firefox exploit to uncloak anonymous Tor users

Posted by BernardSwiss on Aug 6, 2013 7:20 PM EDT
Ars Technica; By Dan Goodin
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Attackers exploited a recently patched vulnerability in the Firefox browser to uncloak users of the Tor anonymity service, and the attack code is now publicly circulating online. While the exploit was most likely designed to identify people alleged to have frequented a child porn forum recently targeted by the FBI, anonymity advocates say the code could be used against almost any Tor user.

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