Vulnerabilities

I was wondering why it was so quiet over on the Tor blog and today it was taking me to a WordPress login page, now it just goes to their newsletter signup.

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I remain unhappy with DNS.

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They don’t even have full IP rights to their database, since they scraped most of it off of the Internet.

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Different cause from the Rogers Canada outage, but same results: They didn’t/couldn’t shutdown their wireless network, which would have freed phones to make emergency calls via any available provider. (It’s possible to do that with a dive into the phone configuration, or yank the SIM, but who wants to do that in an emergency?)

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I’m waiting with bated breath for the leak that lets us know what really happened at Rogers.


Edit: Not that reasonably well informed speculation doesn’t exist. cough BGP uk-fup cough

The un-redacted parts of Rogers’ explanation does point to BGP.

Rogers said coding from the update deleted a routing filter that “allowed for all possible routes to the Internet to pass through the routers,”

The :canada: House of Commons Industry Committee is meeting on the topic today (July 25), if you have the patience for the high level waffling and political posturing.

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Apple’s internet traffic took an unwelcome detour through Russian networking equipment for about twelve hours between July 26 and July 27.

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These people need many solid hits from a LART or Wouff-Hong.

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