Looks like Lizard Squad is compromising your anonymity /g/.
Remember back in the day when hackers did shit anonymously, either for profit or fun, and weren't giant faggoty attention whores? I wish we could have those days back. All this Anonymous, Lizard Squad, Lulzsec, etc. attention whoring is getting really old.
It wasnt mega who sponsorized it, Kim only offered a lifetime 500 gbyte account lol..
They wrote here who sponsorized the tor attack, though they might be trolling: https://mobile.twitter.com/LizardMafia/status/548577933678612480
Pretty sure the tor client can temporarily be updated to ignore all relays created after say November 2014 if they actually got 99.9% of the network being their nodes.
I remember this sort of attack being discussed last year and the the idea is that it's not enough to have a majority, you need to have so many that you will become every hop from the initial connection to the exit node. The issue there is that you can never tell what part of the chain you are with the exception of the exit node, so that should also make it hard to actually do anything useful here.
Anyone with more knowledge than me on the subject is free to correct me of course.
they said that, and then they announced what they had done, over 3000 relays had been added owned by them
read this, http://pastebin.com/eXZtifjd
they must have some kind of exploit/trick to get a fuck load of google app engine trials which they are using for this, and also to ddos whoever they are ddosing
yup they wrote on twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/LizardMafia/status/548525026027507712
but 0day for what? the next target should be a large one, if they need the whole tor network for it
Daily reminder that there is no such thing as "hackers" or "getting hacked". Only intentional acts and gross incompetence. Ever stop to ask "how is this being done?" There is no such thing as magical hackers that can read minds or psychically teleport into private LANs and intranets. Why do we never hear of one guy being fired or otherwise held accountable at the client end for these data breaches? It's a fraud and it's a fake... don't be brainwashed lemmings.
maybe the lizards are actually better than what people say? I've no idea what they use but, needs some decent skill to cripple networks like xbox live or psn and even tor, I guess
Every totalitarian regime has used 'think of the children' as their moto to introduce new laws to 'protect' innocents as a guise to oppress. Hitler knew this. All those idiots crying about CP from a few bad apples whilst destroying their own freedoms in the process are sheep. I'd rather a few hundred thousand peds (most who do not actually offend btw) than the loss of privacy for hundreds of millions and the ability to post from oppressive countries.
But go ahead and cry moar moralfags. Enjoy losing your rights to your big brother police state.
>XBL and PSN get overloaded due to the new consoles online
>IT'S LE LIZARD SQUAD OMG !!1!!1!!
This is what moot brought us, retards spoking out since the few fucks who could think left for other shitholes
>public outcry questioning the scope and methods of federal government agencies like the NSA
>government allow a few loud, high profile "hacker" groups to run wild
>these groups end up getting national media attention on a daily basis, no business or website seems safe anymore
>credit card numbers and other sensitive personal information being "hacked" from corporate databases becomes a regular occurance
>people begin to fear shopping online or sending any personal information electronically
>the people cry out for the government to do something about this
>NSA begins to systematically take down the high profile hacker groups one by one
>the people rejoice
>government says that they couldn't have done it without all of their new, advanced electronic surveillance methods
>everyone agrees that the government should have unfettered access to all electronic communications in order to protect us, it is the only way
What's ironic is that the ones who says "think of the children" or "we must censor the internet and track everyone to stop CP" are they very ones engaged in CP and harming children. Just take a look at the government officials, royals and rich elites caught raping children in the U.S., U.K., France, Australia, New Zealand and other places that push and pass censorship laws. The censorship laws and spying are not to protect the children, it's to protect the corrupt ruling class that harms the children.
>the United States federal government can't track me if I use a glorified proxy server designed by 4chan/CCC permavirgins living in their moms basement thinking they are technomancers
I laugh at every single one of you retards
>Just take a look at the government officials, royals and rich elites caught raping children in the U.S., U.K., France, Australia, New Zealand and other places that push and pass censorship laws
>NSA tracks all telecommunications
>somehow, they can't track the traffic coming in and out of the various nodes/proxies because muh 6 trillion layers of encryption
Regardless of how this incident developes, you are pretty much a retard if you think TOR gives you any real anonymity from government agencies
Hilarious how you try to paint things that have been exposed and proven real thousands of times over as a "UFO Bigfoot Conspiracy theory" but then again logical fallacies are the only weapon you freedom hating people have... so you gotta use what you got.
>The hacker group appears to be attempting to dominate Tor's relays to the point where it can comprise anonymity. Tor keeps you anonymous by bouncing your communications around a network of volunteer nodes. But if one group is controlling the majority of the nodes, it could be able to eavesdrop on a substantial number of vulnerable users. Which means Lizard Squad could gain the power to track Tor users if it infiltrates enough of the network.
Haven't we known this for a while?
If one person/group controls more than 50% of the exit nodes, then Tor is basically fucked? Why are they calling this a zero day, and why not just use a node not ran by LizardSquad?
>Tor Project statement on today's attack.
>This looks like a regular attempt at a Sybil attack: the attackers have signed up many new relays in hopes of becoming a large fraction of the network.
>But even though they are running thousands of new relays, their relays
currently make up less than 1% of the Tor network by capacity. We are
working now to remove these relays from the network before they become a threat, and we don't expect any anonymity or performance effects based on what we've seen so far.
what the fuck are you talking about?
So they're "taking" down Tor because some moral highground bullshit? Ain't that ironic, using morally questionable things stop other morally questionable things. Like some other anon said, is the small amount of pedos and other degenerates really worth ruining one of the few things that actually respect your freedom? What about all those people in the Arab Spring that used tor when their countries shut off internet access? Where they degenerates too?
Eh fuck it, why do i care
> When it turns out Lizard Squad is the NSA
This actually makes sense.
> Disrupting PSN was a false flag operation to push through new spying legislation
> Disrupting Tor will allow them to completely ignore cryptolocker related faggets and focus their efforts on drug markets
I guess that's why it's not showing up on the graph.
Either way as others have said before this is fucking nothing. They'll just flag all the new nodes as bad nodes and no one will use them.
End of story.
That may be true, but they weren't spewing their faggotry on social media websites, pandering to millions of people. Back in the day they just wanted to brag about their 133t skillz to other hackers and circklejerk each other in their own obscure chatrooms and boards. Now they're attentionwhoring on a worldwide scale.
I used to think works like "1984" and Cory Doctrow's "Little Brother" were works of future dystopian fiction.
But it's like I'm watching it unfold right before my very eyes. Jeezus, what a disturbing and depressing thought.
Except its obvious the first person they out as "chf" isnt even him, the image they use belongs to someone who does physics tutorials on youtube
fail hackers 1337 h4x0ring fail ddosers
Is that why I'm getting this shit?
>people are still using Tor after the silk road was pwned by the FBI
jesus /g/ i thought you tinfoils would be smarter than this. Tor has been part of the botnet forever now. That's why facebook is even on board with Tor now.
Here's the cluster that powers 4chan
this faggot beat me to it
Free/Open BSD actually.
The pedo witch hunt really needs to come to an end. I'm not even pedi, but I feel so empathetic towards them. Many of them don't even want to hurt children, don't want to even be pedos, and just try to get their fix. There's no seeking help if you're a pedo, due to mandatory reporting laws that hold psychologists responsible for clients who are known pedophiles, even if they've never acted on it.
Just let them get their fix. Catch the ones that are harming children. On one hand you wanna spin piracy of movies to be harming the industry but no the other hand pirating CP is supporting the industry? Fuck off. You're not "cleaning the streets" by getting some otherwise normal person off the street for trying to satisfy their urges in privacy without harming anyone. You wanna protect children from pedophiles? Dump some of those funds into treatment and prevention opportunities.
The way the system is set up is like if you sent everyone with unrequited love or unhealthy urges to be with someone to jail simply because there is a POTENTIAL that they MAY rape just because those urges exist; even if they try to week help for suppressing those urges.
Offer free chemical castration to those who come out as pedophiles seeking help, it would be cheaper than locking them all up anyway.
There are really tons if ways to handle this, but this is the absolute worse way. I forsee this coming up as a hot topic for future generations to battle like homosexuality is in our generation.
I have to agree with this. American culture exploits and sexualizes children and ostracize those who act on it. Children are developing sexually younger and younger do to the amount of nutrition they receive from the rich food in our diets. I'm not ChoMo apologist but it's fucking bullshit that our culture props up this crap, then tells us it's bad to act on impulse.
>Meanwhile I've been pounding the pedophile safe harbor known as Tor's website for over an hour. What are you going to do about that?
> It's not just you! http://torproject.org looks down from here.
Where were you when the lizards went after Tor?
"1984" was a dystopian SF novel that used predictions about developments in technology as a plot device to talk about the present-day politics of 1948.
Doctorow's YA novels, specifically "Little Brother" and "Homeland," are not warnings, they're tutorials - about how to use present-day technology (only the names were changed) to deal with predicted future political developments.
Do you know what's better? Base 63, because there's no online converter available for it and people aren't going to recognize that 1 character is missing, thus making it impossible to be Base 64.
>yfw Lizard Squad starts getting in too deep and the FBI takes care of them just like they did with lulzsec
The reason base64 should not be used for online communication.http://pastebin.com/iUtWemFX
Also, I'm pretty sure 4chan runs on OSX.
Because for some reason the system thinks this is spam, I'll just write a paragraph here about absolutely nothing. For one year the men looked upon the maw of the earth and said, "It will never come to pass." One frightful evening the dead rose and Richard Stallman fell from the sky, praising the people for installing GNU/Zombie, a completely free piece of software that allows you to resurrect the dead.
That reminds me. Did the FBI get the IP requests to the "you are an idiot" video from the GOP taunting message?
I wouldn't be surprised if google kept records of the IPs that led to searches video or accessed the video considering what else google records. Pic related.
Even if it were behind multiple proxies at least it would narrow the time scale from the time that the FBI started investigating to the time the message arrived unless GOP had the foresight to store this link for a long time before using it.
Filtering for known proxy and VPN IPs in those requests would narrow the list down much further and give a foothold to start tracking the connections back further.
Attacking TOR, that's going to sent other hacking group to war against hte Lizards. I'm pretty sure they have a contract on their lives. I need check it right now. Lizard squad is just acting like narcissistic retards, and I feel like doing something, but I'm going to fap.
If you use Tor, I would follow the suggestion by another member of the mailing list , simply add to your torrc file:ExcludeNodes US
That will disallow using any US nodes, which works since all of LizardNSA's nodes are currently in the US.
Its not hard, do not use your IP, do not show your face to your groupmates, change your voice over mic, and constantly change your proxies everyday. I'm pretty sure this is how AVunit did it. You don't have to be a master leet 1337 haxxor to be invisible from the government. The NSA has a lot of blindspots, the FBI is worse, too many blindspots. It gets worse in Australia and UK. But man that guy is a legend in the hacking world both visible and underground. He pretty much got rich and told the whole world to go fuck themselves. He's still posting on his twitter.
I find this argument funny. by this logic, you shouldn't be using any proxies/VPNs whatsoever. and that's right, you shouldn't. but then, why aren't all, and every single criminal being tracked and jailed?
Maybe they are attempting to bring attention to security threats in the system, so that they can be patched and prevented in the future. Lizard squad attacks so many video game servers just for lulz ? or maybe to force the network operators to upgrade their infrastructure.
>try to attack the tor network by making 3000 exit nodes on Google cloud
>fail, because they haven't a clue how it works
>talk shit on the tor mail lists and the IRC channels
>after they get kicked the try to do super scary CTCP requests to the channel to try and get attention
>what is this, 1998?
>the malicious nodes get completely dropped from the consensus
>to save face, they ddos torproject.org so media outlets still say that they scurry h4xad0rs
Ode to be young.
Well the U.S. Marshals does have that fleet of cell spoofing Cessnas or whatever the fuck.
But everything is pick and choose who to v&. look at those "flash mobs" that organize on open social media to run into fucking stores and steal beef jerky or whatever the fuck. Do you think any of those boneheads use any Identification evasion tactics?
Although average fucktards on social media are getting a lot more scrutiny after the scumbag shot the two cops in NYC.
then don't reply with something that has nothing to do with the topic being discussed.
he says you shouldn't use Tor because muh NSA, but then, it's all about (not) being a worthy target, because, you know, they don't have a magic crystall ball, or unlimited resources
Quite frankly my post did have something to do with the topic being discussed. Law enforcement makes choices on who to target, track and prosecute. Although I do agree that the "This is experimental software do not rely on it for blah blah" being discussed isn't completely compromised (Since darpa was involved the whole thing is a honeypits!!1) as many have suggested over the years.
>Looks like my Tor Directory Authority was hit by an ~85Mb/s packet flood in the middle of the night. No impact on the Tor network.
Funny, but he does write kind of like AVunit—at least from what I've read on his Twitter posts, Pastebin, etc. Very specific phrasing (especially with the comma splices), the conjunction "But" at the beginning of sentences, not capitalizing "Twitter"......
Well right now they still have a lot of nodes running on the Tor network, sure Tor's design was such that they throttle new nodes and automatically not trust it for 3 days atleast. But they still need o get the Lizard nodes removed and i dont think Tor has come up with a way to automatically detect and do that
This is a blessing in disguise they were able to point out a flaw (inability to kick out bad nodes) at least
They should have stuck to taking down corporate networks though
> The core principle behind Tor, "onion routing", was developed in the mid-1990s by U.S. Naval Research Laboratory employees, mathematician Paul Syverson and computer scientists Michael Reed and David Goldschlag, with the purpose of protecting U.S. intelligence communications online. Onion routing was further developed by DARPA in 1997.
So yes but no, Jews did it.
>They've said they'll never let this happen again.
Did you really believe Sony?
Sony during its recent hack leak clearly said they'd rather deal with hacking after the fact rather than spend to prevent it from happening in the first place
They've always been able to 'disable' malicious nodes. When a node gets tampered with or a few effeminate hooligans set up 3000 shitty nodes with a minuscule consensus to begin with, the directory authorities silently ignore them from the consensus vote.
No consensus = no client is going to pick you for any of its 3 hops.
Even if a client picks one of the niggered, slow exit nodes with low consensus, it still doesn't mean shit, because the first relay(the guard relay) isn't malicious. Not just any relay gets the Guard flag, it was to be a relay that's been around for a while, is stable, is fast, and had a nice juicy bandwidth rate. A shitty Google cloud trial server will never get the flag. The biggest source of wows in terms of possible deanonimization are the guard and exit relay, they haven't any chan to be the former, and very low chance of getting selected by a client in the latter. Not to mention there's also a middle relay that also has to be picked.
And finally, in days 0-3, no one really picks you; in this phase you just get test files sent through the relay to build consensus.
Anyway, it looks like they admitted defeat once the authorities dropped them from the consensus all together, shortly before leebinlizards took the site down for a bit (site being down doesn't mean shit to the network). Not to say that they won't try to pull another stunt like this.
Tor is not perfect, but all of this chatter about it being insecure/compromised fis coming from people who either don't know how it works and don't take the time to do their research, or shill "journalists" who spread disinformation (see Pando).
I think that's an okay policy to be honest.
Personally I'm a "one ball per crime" person.
you'd substantially reduce violent crime if you removed a testicle each time.
In case of falsely accused, they can still reproduce, so it's not the end of the world. And for those that were guilty, they'd be reminded every time they pee.
And if they offend again, they get a severe reduction in testosterone. Extremely useful for the violent and the sexual offenders.
>tfw anon missed the day in English class where we learned about testicles and fallopian tubes.
God shut the fuck up already there's always one of you guys. Try explaining the difference to anyone outside of 4chan you disgusting pervert
>n-no it's h-hebe not pedo
>it's not as bad I swear
>I still want to fuck underage little girls though
>Update: The Tor Project has released a statement about the attack. "This looks like a regular attempt at a Sybil attack: the attackers have signed up many new relays in hopes of becoming a large fraction of the network. But even though they are running thousands of new relays, their relays currently make up less than 1% of the Tor network by capacity. We are working now to remove these relays from the network before they become a threat, and we don't expect any anonymity or performance effects based on what we've seen so far." So hopefully this gets nipped in the trollish bud before anonymity is affected.
its simple. they (the nsa) is connected with each of the cables in.
the nsa got actually infected by kiddies that abuse its power
so they just cut connection from one of the cables
>autismal level over 9000
Why the hell should I let some total strangers know every fucking thing I do on my personal internet connection? chats, personal photos, personal emails, the games I play, my xhamster bookmarks, my sancom favourite tags, I don't even tell my relatives what the fuck I do on the internet, why should I trust your beloved surveillance? Who knows them? Who are their identities? Who ever talked to them? What's their face? Who can stop them from leaking my life to the black markets? Who can gaurantee they cannot be corrupted by third parties?
You probably don't live in North Korea, Russia or China, where you get sentenced to death for talking shit about politicians. Wake the fuck up, it's not about pedos and terrorism, you fucktard.
They do, because they are monitoring all the fucking internet cinnections in the US and EU, you moron. There're countless leaks of cases where the surveillance agencies destroyed the private life of innocent normal people. Who works for these agncies are humans like me and you, and every human being is driven by curiosity, do you honestly believe they don't laugh at chat logs, pictures and phone calls or don't fap to the personal porn videos of random people?
If you believe they don't you must be: naive, shill or autistic.
>you are pretty much a retard if you think TOR gives you any real anonymity from government agencies
People are looking anonymity in their online usage from Tor and not some method of staying out of the grid while connectd to the internet
Yeah the government can track you through your cellphones/webcams etc but people atleast want government not to be able to track their online usage.
Tor is just the first step and a prototype, maybe our generation may not get a fully secure browser but maybe the next gen will
You're a retard if you think it doesn't. Seriously.
Tor protects people in iran and china. While iran doesn't have the same resources as the NSA, the stakes are higher. In iran, if you're a political dissident, the police knock on your door and take you away, and you're never seen again.
And china have been working against tor for years without success. And they have comparable resources to the NSA.
I do. I'm pretty sure very few people on here remember (or probably never heard of) TESO, el8, h0n0, pr0j3kt m4yh3m, etc.
Here's some taste of it http://gonullyourself.org/ezines/