[tbb-bugs] #18787 [Tor Browser]: Initialize the SOCKS password to random offset at start

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#18787: Initialize the SOCKS password to random offset at start
 Reporter:  cypherpunks  |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  enhancement  |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium       |      Milestone:
Component:  Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal       |     Resolution:
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Comment (by cypherpunks):

 Replying to [comment:4 yawning]:
 > The default behavior is "if Tor Browser restarts, so does tor", since
 Tor Browser is responsible for spawning and launching the tor instance.  I
 filed #18125 with the same sort of thinking a while ago for addressing
 some of the more exotic situations.

 Wouldn't that require ControlPort access? A lot of people have that
 disabled when TOR_SKIP_LAUNCH is set so NEWNYM will never be received. It
 seems like something like this where the password is randomized would be
 better (maybe it should only be randomized if TOR_SKIP_LAUNCH is set).

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18787#comment:5>
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