The coin above wasn’t enlarged to make the pincer-like device look extremely small — it’s really that tiny. That “pincer” is a two-millimeter-thin instrument designed and built by a group of researchers from Vanderbilt University for incredibly prec…
Microsoft’s controversial update policy has its first victims.
An anonymous reader writes: Researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and University College London published a paper this week describing a faster and more secure version of Tor called HORNET. On one hand, the new onion routing network can purportedly achieve speeds of up to 93 gigabits per second and “be scaled to support large numbers of users with minimal overhead”. On the other hand, researchers cannot claim to be immune to “confirmation attacks” known to be implemented on Tor, but they point out that, given how HORNET works, perpetrators of such attacks would have to control significantly more ISPs across multiple geopolitical boundaries and probably sacrifice the secrecy of their operations in order to successfully deploy such attacks on HORNET.
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