Category: Anonymity

CyberGhostIf you get caught using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the broader of United Arab Emirates (UAE), you could face temporary imprisonment and fines of up to $545,000 (~Dhs2 Million). Yes, you heard that right.

Online Privacy is one of the biggest challenges in today’s interconnected world. The governments across the world have been found to be using the Internet to track people’s information and conduct mass surveillance. Here VPNs and proxy servers come into Play.

VPNs and proxy servers are being used by many digital activists and protesters, who are living under the most oppressive regimes, to protect their online activity from prying eyes.

However, using VPN or proxy in the UAE could land you into great difficulty

Read more at
http://thehackernews.com/2016/07/vpn-is-illegal-in-uae.html

 

Riffle-Online-Anonymous-Proxy-ToolOnline privacy is an Internet buzzword nowadays. If you are also concerned about the privacy of your web surfing, the most efficient way is to use TOR – a free software that lets users communicate anonymously by hiding their actual location from snoopers. Although TOR is a great anonymous network, it has some limitations that could still allow a motivated hacker to compromise the anonymity of legions of users, including dark web criminals as well as privacy-minded innocents. Moreover, TOR (The Onion Network) has likely been targeted by the FBI to arrest criminals, including the alleged Silk Road 2 lieutenant Brian Richard Farrell, who was arrested in January 2014. Even the TOR Project accused the FBI of paying the researchers of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) at least $1 Million to disclose a technique that could help the agency unmask TOR users and reveal their IP addresses as part of a criminal investigation. So, what’s next? Is there an alternative?
Well, most probably, YES.

Read more at
http://thehackernews.com/2016/07/riffle-anonymous-proxy.html

FBI-Unmask-TOR-UsersDo you know who created malware for the FBI that allowed Feds to unmask Tor users?
It’s an insider’s job… A former Tor Project developer. In an investigation conducted by Daily Dot journalists, it turns out that Matthew J. Edman, a former part-time employee of Tor Project, created malware for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that has been used by US law enforcement and intelligence agencies in several investigations, including Operation Torpedo. Matthew Edman is a computer scientist who specializes in cyber security and investigations and joined the Tor Project in 2008 to build and enhance Tor software’s interactions with Vidalia software, cross-platform GUI for controlling Tor. After 2009, Matthew was hired by a contractor working for defense and intelligence agencies, including the FBI, to develop an anti-Tor malware.

Read more at
http://thehackernews.com/2016/04/tor-unmask-malware.html

 

Anonymous-Web-Surfing-Surf-AnonymouslyFacebook has hit another Milestone: More than 1 MILLION people, or you can say privacy conscious, are accessing Facebook over TOR. Facebook proudly announced today that, this month, for the first time, the people connected to the anonymous version of Facebook that’s accessible only through the TOR anonymity network exceeded 1 Million – an increase of almost 100% in the past ten months.