Freedom Hosting, a Dark Net hosting site hidden behind the walls of the Tor anonymizer, was recently hacked and Eric Eoin Marques, dubbed the “largest facilitator of child porn on the planet” by the FBI, was arrested in Ireland.
“To be clear,” wrote Tor’s Roger Dingledine, “while the Firefox vulnerability is cross-platform, the attack code is Windows-specific.”
If you’re legit and don’t want your info exposed, use a different operating system.
Tor is used in part by political dissidents, human rights activities, and NGOs to fly under the radar of overzealous surveillance states and the exposure of their identities could get them, or the people they work with and for, killed.
The advisory also encouraged people to upload the latest version of Tor, which uses a version of Firefox not carrying the vulnerability.