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Firefox exploit (Previously used by FBI to deanonymize Tor users)

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posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 05:52 PM
Beware fellow ATS members. If you are using Firefox please make sure you update to the recent patched version to avoid potential privacy breach.

Early on Tuesday, November 29th, Mozilla was provided with code for an exploit using a previously unknown vulnerability in Firefox. The exploit took advantage of a bug in Firefox to allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the targeted system by having the victim load a web page containing malicious JavaScript and SVG code. It used this capability to collect the IP and MAC address of the targeted system and report them back to a central server.

The exploit in this case works in essentially the same way as the “network investigative technique” used by FBI to deanonymize Tor users (as FBI described it in an affidavit). This similarity has led to speculation that this exploit was created by FBI or another law enforcement agency.


Hmm, similarities...looks suspicious enough. All seeing eye would make sense as the next step in the NWO ideology.

posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 06:46 PM
I heard there are some programmers who have written some programs that do fake searches from your machine based on your actual searches. The fake searches are done in such a way that no signal can be found in your search data. It all becomes meaningless noise.

posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 07:32 PM
a reply to: dfnj2015

I can only see this being used as protection. But it doesn`t matter because search engine queries being made and actually visiting the website are two different things. Your every move is being monitored so it`s easy to discern your real interests from the false ones.

It would be better had they programed it in such a way that the fake searches replaced true searches in the collected history data. Not only that but you would have to program a bot that makes a query and then visits some of the sites and stay there for a period of time, you know, to replicate human behaviour. Only then you could remain hidden on the surface.

Edit to add: The hack mentioned in the article was used to identify anyone who uses Firefox. So it does not relate directly to the alleged program discussed above.
edit on 1-12-2016 by Op3nM1nd3d because: (no reason given)


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