Spyware tracks child sex abuse site users

Spyware tracks child sex abuse site users
 

Hidden code that tracked visitors to a child sex abuse image website has been discovered by its members.
The script targeted people using anonymising web browser Tor and sent information about their computers to a server in France.
The code may have been written by a law enforcement agency and there are fears it could have been used on other sites to track law-abiding people.
An update to the Tor browser has disabled the tracker.
Tor is designed to let people access pages from the so-called dark web and browse free from surveillance.
But the hidden code in the illicit website exploited a... read more

 
1 December 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 38
Source: BBC
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