Tor Cloud Shut Down Amid Lack of Support

LinuxSecurity.com: The Tor Project has shuttered its cloud proxy service citing security vulnerabilities, usability bugs and a lack of resources. Tor offers its users the capacity to surf the Web anonymously, bouncing traffic through a series of relay servers so that no observer at any point can tell where that user’s traffic is traveling to or coming from. The Tor Cloud Project essentially offered a platform for creating network bridges within Amazon’s Elastic Cloud Compute in order for users to evade censorship.

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Amateurs Produce Amateur Cryptography

LinuxSecurity.com: Anyone can design a cipher that he himself cannot break. This is why you should uniformly distrust amateur cryptography, and why you should only use published algorithms that have withstood broad cryptanalysis. All cryptographers know this, but non-cryptographers do not. And this is why we repeatedly see bad amateur cryptography in fielded systems.

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WordPress Sites Backdoored, Leaking Credentials

LinuxSecurity.com: WordPress site administrators just cannot come up for air. With a raft of WordPress vulnerabilities-most of them in plugins-to address, now comes word that a number of sites running the content management system have been compromised and are sending credentials via a backdoor to a criminal group.

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