If you are using Tor Browser on MacOS or Linux, you should upgrade to 7.0.9 version. Firefox-based software can "accidentally" leak your real public IP address through malicious files: // URLs.
"The messages of our sandboxed-tor-browser users and users are not affected," says the Tor Project.
After the above news, let's move on to more enjoyable news:
The next time we see the biggest Tor Browser update released to date, which is said to add additional layers of security
Tor Browser developers currently have the alpha version that promises optimization in the anonymous network for the first time in the last 10 years!
The change log of Tor Browser provides a very good overview of the upcoming changes. Some of these are aimed at addressing newly identified security flaws in the protocol, such as the security gap we mentioned at the beginning.
With enough malicious nodes, an opponent could begin mapping paths and thereby reduce anonymity. The upcoming update will make this type of attack much harder, if not impossible.
"It's not a revolution, it's more an evolution," said Professor Alan Woodward, a computer scientist at the University of Surrey.
"It has some interesting new features, mainly related to client authenticity and scalability, which can help onion security."
In a blog post published on Thursday, Tor's developers promise additional innovations.
"As the current code is further stabilized, we plan to add features such as offline service keys, advanced client authorization, control port interface, enhanced security algorithms, secure naming systems, statistics, latency routing, blockchain support, V logic and AI. We plan to do it slowly, as there is a lot to do. ”