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FBI reveals how it discovered the geographic location of Silk Road web servers

  1. The mystery surrounding how the FBI managed to trace the geographic location of Silk Road web servers, which were supposed to be obscured behind the anonymity service Tor, has apparently been resolved.

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  2. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Guru Posts: 563   +178

    Why would they give this info up? I wouldn't.
     
  3. insect

    insect TS Evangelist Posts: 315   +114

    Right in the article:
    Also, nothing new - SR f'ed up and didn't put their server behind TOR properly which makes it an easy trace.
     
  4. They are giving up the info because they were being accused of NSA wiretapping and instead claim to have been using good ol' TCP/IP forensics.
     
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  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,560   +2,901

    They definitely had a long time to fabricate a story. I personally don't care how they did it. But a question certainly remains, who will be next and will the take down be as justifiable?
     
  6. insect

    insect TS Evangelist Posts: 315   +114

    If you're implying that SR was an unjustifiable take-down, then you're either ignorant of the what SR is/was or you're just trying to troll. Can you give an example of an unjustifiable take down to justify your paranoia?
     
  7. Phraun

    Phraun TS Rookie Posts: 35

    He's not questioning the validity of the takedown of SR in the slightest. Rather, he's speculating as to whether or not the "real" methodology used (if in fact it was not what they described) may wind up abused down the line, potentially against someone that doesn't deserve it.

    Maybe read the comment thoroughly at least once before you jump down someone's throat?
     
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  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,560   +2,901

    If that was my meaning the last word in my question would have been unjustifiable.
     
  9. mizkitty

    mizkitty TS Enthusiast Posts: 38   +7

  10. What concerns me, is I am finding little ways to interact with servers from other nations. I want to know whats going on around the world other then what my own government allows me to see.
     
  11. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,310   +57

    According to the bible, people wanted to have visions/hallucinations. Your freedom of religion in the constitution should give you the right to hallucinigens.
     
  12. It has been found out the FBI owns tor that is why they wish to say that the capsa did it so they dont release that they own it.. one of the biggest trogen horses around
     
  13. The FBI would never give out their tracking processes. I would bet the process used was illegal. And if it was illegal, they have no case. So they are going to pull an "IRS" here.
    I don't "buy" their explanation that captured captcha data packets contained the Real Silk "real" IP address. I would have to do some more research, but it seems the captcha packets would go from the captcha server to the public IP's of Tor. No need for the packets to go to the real Silk Road IP. From working in networks, I would have to assume that Silk Road had more than 1 "real" IP address, so thats another "red flag" I see.
    Nice try FBI.
    And then I have to type a captcha to post this LOL!!!
     
  14. Go pick some shrooms. No one is going to stop you.
     
  15. Who the hell wears a hoody while driving a PC? what you gonna hide your face from? *nerd*
     
  16. Philochemist

    Philochemist TS Rookie

    ]According to the bible, people wanted to have visions/hallucinations. Your freedom of religion in the constitution should give you the right to hallucinogens. People should be allowed to use any substance they want as long as they do not infringe upon other peoples inherit individual freedoms. Alcohol is one of the most dangerous drugs out there yet it is widely accepted by our society. Some people can consume it in moderation and responsibly but there is also a significant number of people who abuse it. Alcohol is one of the only drugs that can kill you from withdrawal symptoms. Alcohol can also be deadly in sufficient quantities. When compared to THC, the main active ingredient in marijuana, alcohol is far more dangerous with a significantly higher potential for abuse and permanent brain damage. I would rather deal with a society filled with a bunch of stoner's than a bunch of belligerent, aggressive drunks. Even in regards to situations as extreme as driving under the influence I would prefer a stoner over a drunk.
     
  17. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,560   +2,901

    I would rather deal with a society that does neither. I know they both impair judgement and totally screw up motor control. You can take your one is better than the other BS and feed it to someone that doesn't know better.
     

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