Some legal trouble with TOR in France

Eugen Leitl eugen at
Mon May 15 14:38:23 UTC 2006

On Sat, May 13, 2006 at 09:09:06AM -0700, Ringo Kamens wrote:

> If it's the JAP I'm thinking of, you shouldn't trust it. The german
> government ordered JAP top put in a backdoor to the program to catch one
> solitary JAP user even though it was against german law. The backdoor was
> released as an urgent security update and the guy was nabbed.

Yes, you probably shouldn't use JAP if you plan to assassinate the president.
> As for the tor server, I suggest that you completely wipe those drives
> securely, reformat, and reinstall everything. The best thing to do would be
> to sell those drives and buy new ones because it could be that they put taps
> in them. Also, they could have installed a keylogger. If I were you, I
> wouldn't use any of that equipment again. At the very minimum, you need to
> reinstall windows/linux/etc. and tor with a reformat because they probably
> put in a trojaned version of tor.

Whoa, way too much paranoia in your morning coffee. You gotta
to titrate that to keep operational.

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