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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1170 Use Tor? Riffle promises to protect your privacy even better
Privacy-minded people have long relied on Tor for anonymity online, but a new system from MIT promises better protection and faster performance.

Dubbed Riffle, the new system taps the same onion encryption technique after which Tor is named, but it adds two others as well. First is what's called a mixnet, a series of servers that each permute the order in which messages are received before passing them on to the next server.

If messages arrive at the first server in the order A, B, C, for example, that server would send them to the second server in a different order, such as C, B, A. The second server would them reshuffle things again when sending the messages on. The advantage there is that a would-be attacker who had tracked the messages’ points of origin would have no idea which was which by the time they exited the last server.
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#1174 Apple fixes vulnerabilities across OSX, iOS, Safari
#1173 REPORT: Organizations must respond to increasing threat of ransomware
#1172 Google Chrome malware leads to sketchy Facebook likes
#1171 Nominations for Pwnie Awards 2016
#1170 Use Tor? Riffle promises to protect your privacy even better
#1169 CGI script vulnerability ‘Httpoxy’ allows man-in-the-middle attacks
#1168 Criminals plant banking malware where victims least expect it
#1167 Carbanak gang tied to Russian security firm?
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