[tbb-bugs] #6042 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Rate limit 'new identity' clicks?

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Fri Sep 30 23:35:15 UTC 2016

#6042: Rate limit 'new identity' clicks?
 Reporter:  arma                                 |          Owner:  tbb-
                                                 |  team
     Type:  defect                               |         Status:  closed
 Priority:  Medium                               |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser             |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                               |     Resolution:  fixed
 Keywords:  tbb-usability, tbb-newnym, tor-      |  Actual Points:
  client, tbb-torbutton                          |
Parent ID:                                       |         Points:
 Reviewer:                                       |        Sponsor:
Changes (by lunar):

 * status:  new => closed
 * resolution:   => fixed
 * severity:   => Normal


 The “New Identity” button in Tor Browser will give a popup asking if users
 want to actually close all their tabs and all, so in some ways this is
 already rate limiting, but more importantly, Tor Browser is not using
 `NEWNYM` anymore (instead its using SOCKS authentication) therefore its
 not limited anymore in how frequent an identity change can happen. So,

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/6042#comment:6>
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