[tor-talk] Pissed off about Blacklists, and what to do?
cb736 at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 9 02:13:05 UTC 2014
This is an astute observation. The correct way to deal with problematic visitors is at the backend, not at the front door. If you have a guestlist that you do not want them to spam, use a captcha or require only registered users to post. If you want to restrict readership, require readers to log in. But blocking a pipeline of Internet users who could be anyone or everyone makes no sense at all.
: If your goal is to make your information available to any potential orcurrent customer, blocking them is a bad business move.
From: Andrew Lewman <andrew at torproject.is>
To: tor-talk at lists.torproject.org
Sent: Saturday, March 8, 2014 5:52 PM
Subject: Re: [tor-talk] Pissed off about Blacklists, and what to do?
On Sat, Mar 08, 2014 at 08:06:11PM +0100, lists at infosecurity.ch wrote 1.4K bytes in 0 lines about:
: From a "Security-Wise" point of view, if i was the IT Security Manager
: of a company, i would definitively block Tor's access to my IT
As a former head of IT for a global company, we made blocking decisions
based on data. Blocking was enabled for targeted attacks for limited
amounts of time. Infected clients were far, far more problematic than
open proxies, vpns, etc. Mass-hosting facilities were far more problematic
than open proxies, vpns, etc. Tor barely came up on the list ever.
If your goal is to make your information available to any potential or
current customer, blocking them is a bad business move.
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