Tor 0.3.0.6 Revamps Guard Selection Algorithm to Resist Guard-Capture Attacks

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The Tor Project announced that Tor 0.3.0 is now officially the new stable series of the free and open-source software project designed to prevent government agencies from learning your location or Internet browsing habits.

After being in development for the past several months, Tor 0.3.0.6 is now the latest stable version of the software, introducing a bunch of new features and improvements. The most prominent one being the revamp of the guard selection algorithm to better resist guard-capture attacks by hostile local networks.

The Tor 0.3.0 stable series also deprecates the use of old RSA1024 keys for both relays and clients, which now make use of Ed25519 keys to authenticate their link connections to relays. As such, the default for AuthDirPinKeys is now 1, and it looks like circuit crypto has been Curve25519-authenticated.

“By default, this is controlled by a consensus parameter, currently disabled. You can turn this feature on for testing by setting ExtendByEd… (read more)

From: Softpedia

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Vivaldi 1.10 Browser Now in Development, Will Introduce Docked Developer Tools

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Vivaldi’s Ruarí Ødegaard just informed us a few moments ago that Vivaldi 1.10 will be the next major version of the free and cross-platform web browser based on the latest Chromium technologies, not Vivaldi 2.0 as many of you have hoped.

Vivaldi 1.9 just hit the streets the other day as world’s first web browser to ship with the Ecosia search engine enabled by default to help reforest the plane, and it now looks like Vivaldi’s devs never sleep, and development of Vivaldi 1.10 starts today with the first snapshot, Vivaldi 1.10.829.3, which introduces a long-anticipated feature: Docked Developer Tools!

“We have had a long-standing request for the ability to dock Developer Tools. Well, wait no longer, we are introducing this handy feature in our very first 1.10 snapshot. All of you developers who desperately wanted… (read more)

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