[tor-talk] Automatic vulnerability scanning of Tor Network?

John Case case at SDF.ORG
Fri Dec 30 04:50:57 UTC 2011

Hello Gozu,

On Wed, 28 Dec 2011, Gozu-san wrote:

> On 28/12/11 03:42, John Case wrote:
>> Don't run Tor from an IP with your name attached to it.
> Anonymous server rental is nontrivial.  What degree of non-attachment is
> sufficient, in your opinion?

I disagree.  Once you move past the big "cloud" players, you get into a 
morass of small, cutthroat VPS providers who are all barely surviving on 
thin margins.  Without question you can find one that will respond very 
nicely to an "official" RFQ and a money order.  If you buy the MO from an 
actual bank, it will look very much like a cashiers check, etc. 
Alternatively, a pre-paid visa from somewhere like Simon malls, etc., 
works well.  The real hook is a single, annual payment, which will be 
impossible for them to resist.

That's one end of the spectrum...

The other end of the spectrum is a corporate front with an appointed 
agent, etc. - you can do this for less than $500, and then you can run 
everything under that.

Either way your name is not attached to it, and your home address, etc., 
isn't either.

The list may not appreciate my criticism, but the reality is we get about 
one post every six months from someone who literally has their door kicked 
in and their property stolen by the state.

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