TOR Stinks
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Creator:
National Security Agency

Glossary: agencies

Date Created: ca.2012-06
Classification: Top Secret : COMINT
Distribution: 5VEY

Glossary: classification and distribution codes.

Genre: Presentation slides, .PDF , 23 p.

Journalist(s): James Ball : Bruce Schneier : Glenn Greenwald
Originating Media Outlet: The Guardian
Date Published: 2013-10-04
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Communications Target: Encrypted communications
Surveillance Program(s): EGOTISTICALGIRAFFE : NEWTONS CRADLE : QUICKANT : ONIONBREATH : REMATION II

Glossary: surveillance programs.


Description: This document contains a presentation prepared by the NSA analyzing the TOR router. TOR is a service designed to protect online anonymity partially funded by the US due to its use by dissents in repressive regimes such as Syria and China. The NSA's capabilities in de-anonymizing TOR users are described, along with analysis and hypotheses regarding similar GCHQ programs. Potential means of disrupting the TOR network are also discussed including the use of QUANTUM and QUANTUMCOOKIE attacks, forcing TOR clients to release stored cookies.