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Access "Tor networks: Stop employees from touring the deep Web"

Adam Rice Published: 29 Jan 2014

Interest in the deep Web exploded in 2013 as international headlines broadcast the unexpected reach of National Security Agency's mass surveillance programs, and the made-for-Hollywood story unfolded of the Silk Road website and arrest of its alleged proprietor, "Dread Pirate Roberts." A marketplace for computer hacking and illegal drugs, among other goods and contraband, Silk Road used a Bitcoin-based payment system and "tumbler," which made the identities of the people involved in transactions hard to trace. According to a U.S. criminal complaint, the FBI was not able to defeat the anonymity afforded Silk Road by the onion router (Tor) networks and its decentralized, peer-to-peer Bitcoin payment system, two technologies that underpin much of the deep Web. How can you see Tor traffic or Bitcoin mining over a network? Both applications use SSL connections over Web ports but can be adjusted to use any port. Silk Road's alleged proprietor Ross Ulbricht was publicly unmasked because of a simple mistake. In January 2011, a user who identified himself as "altoid"... Access >>>

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