[tor-talk] Silk Road taken down by FBI

mirimir mirimir at riseup.net
Fri Oct 4 22:29:31 UTC 2013

On 10/04/2013 06:41 PM, Tempest wrote:

> Juan Garofalo:
>>     So that the company can be blacklisted as clowns who cooperate with
>> the US government, unlike a few principled individuals out there?
> if you trust a vpn, what does that say about you? outting vpns for being
> put into the situation of either complying with the law or facing
> criminal sanctions themselves is counter productive. if one is truly
> concerned about their anonymity, they shouldn't use a vpn. this is just
> another example of why.

With proper design and planning, VPN services can operate with no
logging, using diskless machines as openvpn servers, with user account
details coming from Tor hidden services. If the openvpn servers are
impounded, there is no information on them, except for a few bits in
memory. After the dust settles, operators can open again somewhere else.


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