[tor-talk] IBM says Block Tor

Virgil Griffith i at virgil.gr
Thu Aug 27 06:47:31 UTC 2015

"In general, networks should be configured to deny access to websites such
as www.torproject.org"

Blocking Tor exit nodes is one thing, but this is just bizarre. They could
make a claim that privacy from your boss is something they wish to prevent,
but I saw no such claim.

On Thu, 27 Aug 2015 at 14:19 CJ <tor at tengu.ch> wrote:

> On 08/27/2015 12:51 AM, grarpamp wrote:
> >
> http://public.dhe.ibm.com/common/ssi/ecm/wg/en/wgl03086usen/WGL03086USEN.PDF
> >
> > IBM Advises Businesses To Block Tor
> >
> > With Tor-based attacks on the rise, IBM says it's time to stop Tor in
> > the enterprise.
> >
> > New data from IBM's X-Force research team shows steady increase in SQL
> > injection and distributed denial-of-service attacks as well as
> > vulnerability reconnaissance activity via the Tor anonymizing service.
> >
> Well, that's why my exit nodes was, until recently, opened only to
> HTTP/HTTPS… Now I've pushed a more opened policy but got abuse mails
> from my hosting service the next hours… until I locked down SSH port.
> People using Tor for "bad things" just don't realize how they fuck up
> the whole thing. Not even mentioning "weird contents", just the script
> kiddies running metasploit/other through Tor.
> Hopefully I'll be able to keep my exit up with the current configuration…
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