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UMass Lowell- CS Prof Finds Internet Communications Flaw

When you browse a website, share files or chat anonymously, you would think your computer's firewall or anti-spyware program will keep your user identity private and secure. But research done by an international team of experts, led by Computer Science Asst. Prof. Xinwen Fu, has revealed a flaw in the Internet's popular anonymous communications network called Tor. Unscrupulous individuals, agencies or organizations could exploit Tor's weakness to covertly gather personal information from unsuspecting users. More...

4/8/09