The Tor Project, Inc. at 2013-10-03T02:10:46Z

Tor and silk road takedown.

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"So far, nothing about this case makes us think that there are new ways to compromise Tor (the software or the network). The FBI says that their suspect made mistakes in operational security, and was found through actual detective work."

This is probably true, but what would the FBI have said if they had solved the case using some undisclosed way of compromising the network?

Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) at 2013-10-03T08:14:15Z

I don't think they did compromise Tor. The mistakes that were made seem pretty believable.
Besides, the NSA does not play with the FBI so even though the NSA knows vulnerabilities the FBI doesn't necessarily have access to them. at 2013-10-03T08:31:46Z

Good point. So the whole Patriot and Homeland Security business has not actually changed any of this?

Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) at 2013-10-03T17:57:51Z

Ok, this makes it pretty clear that TOR hackery was not necessary to bring down this Dread Pirate:

Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) at 2013-10-08T08:07:14Z