Hacker strikes through student's Tor onion router


Earlier this week, a hacker infiltrated the website of a company in France, defacing the site and using it to send vulgar emails. The hacker was not a Rose-Hulman student. But through a router maintained by a Rose-Hulman student, the hacker was able to do this anonymously.

The student, senior computer science major David Yip, was maintaining a router on his computer called a Tor onion router. What Tor basically does is enable anonymous communications over the internet. Yip downloaded and installed Tor on his computer about two months ago. His machine became a Tor exit node on September 4, 2005. The Thorn - Hacker strikes through student's router

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 7th November 2005 9:38PM