The NSA has tried multiple strategies for defeating Tor, with its most successful method focused on attacking vulnerable software on users' computers, including the Firefox browser, according to

Nov 03, 2017 · A rumor in the well known tor community, is that NSA owns more nodes than we think. Traffic is encrypted, so they will not know exactly who you are, but if the traffic you sent, is going through all their nodes, they can figure out the puzzle. Mar 15, 2016 · Tor and The Dark Net by James Smith gives you an idea about the consequences of browsing irresponsibly. It reveals who these organizations are, and why they keep tabs on everything you do online. Hackers, FBI and even the NSA are privy to what you’re up to. Tor is a well-designed and robust anonymity tool, and successfully attacking it is difficult. The NSA attacks we found individually target Tor users by exploiting vulnerabilities in their Firefox browsers, and not the Tor application directly. This, too, is difficult. Tor access node tracking is not new and the Document says that both the NSA and GCHQ run Tor nodes themselves. In order to trace traffic back to a particular Tor user the NSA needs to know the 'entry, relay and exit' nodes in the anonymizer cloud between the user and the destination website.

The NSA's Been Trying to Hack into Tor's Anonymous

Aug 19, 2013 · But the NSA revelations have also prompted Tor's supporters to disclose the network's limits in fighting government surveillance. "By itself, Tor does not protect the actual communications content once it leaves the Tor network," the Tor Project said in a blog post last month . But in many cases, the NSA has been frustrated in its efforts to target Tor users, an irony because the open-source project is largely funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, the NSA's parent

Tor and Linux Users Are Extremists? The NSA Thinks

An anonymous reader sends this news from Ars Technica: "Using online anonymity services such as Tor or sending encrypted e-mail and instant messages are grounds for U.S.-based communications to be retained by the National Security Agency, even when they're collected inadvertently, according to a secret government document published Thursday.The memos outline procedures NSA analysts must The NSA, Tor, Vodafone and LIBE Committee Meet To Chat Nov 25, 2013 Best Linux distro for privacy and security in 2020 | TechRadar