New Tor Version Improves Security and Anonymity
Via heise Security News.
The developers of the Tor anonymity service have eliminated multiple security vulnerabilities in their new version 1.2.15.
Using the now fixed vulnerabilities listed in the release notes, attackers can potentially exploit previous versions of the software to take control of Tor computers remotely, manipulate transferred data and monitor user behaviour. One of the bug fixes provides for overall improved anonymity in the Tor network.