Attack reveals 81 percent of Tor users but admins call for calm

Darren Pauli reports:

The Tor project has urged calm after new research found 81 percent of users could be identified using Cisco’s NetFlow tool.

A research effort led by professor Sambuddah Chakravarty from the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology in Delhi found that well-resourced attackers such as a nation-state could effectively reveal Tor users’ identity with a false-positive rate of six percent, while an autonomous system could reveal about 39 percent of users.

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