TOR was initially funded, developed, and unleashed on the world by DARPA; just sayin

The initial funding, development, and implementation for the TOR project was provide by United States Naval Research Laboratory and DARPA. So you can blame them for letting the dark web out onto the internet with all the clandestine behaviour that that resulted in.

It has taken the CIA and FBI years to get to the point where they can detect traffic and end points; and they were complaining, along with the governments of this world about the use of TOR and the little known I2P.

Advertisements

Securing unknown machines by BIOS content

UEFI is broken, by a leak from MicroPoodle, sorry Microsoft, sorry that’s a heart bleed. Anyway by examining a machine BIOS and knowing the size of the machine BIOS storage device¬†(usually some form of EEPROM) device we can check the SHA512 sum and we can check content. With no other permanent storage devices or open communication devices (which if exist on board then employment of a Faraday cage can close this communication vector) then we can establish by exhaustion of both the individual BIOS’es contents and the configuration space of all existing BIOS’es and BIOS updates; this space will probably never be able to be completed so only true positive can be established.