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by cryptostorm_team
Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:39 am
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostormusersguidev2 <-- feedback & guidance requested
Replies: 7
Views: 63115

cryptostormusersguidev2 <-- feedback & guidance requested

{direct link: cryptostorm.org/userguide } signal-2016-03-28-071657.jpg The attached cstorm "user's guide" (we abhor the term "users" internally, as it's got that seedy edge... but everyone else uses it so we're not going to be too churlish about it in current context) was recent...
by cryptostorm_team
Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: cryptostorm's hacking.technology #HackedTeam mirror
Replies: 1
Views: 12812

cryptostorm's hacking.technology #HackedTeam mirror

{direct link: cryptostorm.org/hackedteam } Back in the hot days of midsummer, someone did a little number on the assholes at Italian malware-munitions purveyors "Hacking Team." That someone, or someones, exfiltrated about 400 gigabytes of data from their internal systems: email spools, so...
by cryptostorm_team
Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: POLL: what payment options should cstorm add next?
Replies: 3
Views: 7153

POLL: what payment options should cstorm add next?

{direct link: cryptostorm.org/newpay } After quite a bit of behind the scenes upgrades to our automated token delivery functions and codebase, we're now confident in our ability to smoothly add in additional payment options beyond those we currently support. Rather than simply guessing which additi...
by cryptostorm_team
Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: Redundancy in website, email, & IRC infrastructure (etc.)
Replies: 11
Views: 15182

Redundancy in website, email, & IRC infrastructure

During the past several weeks, we've accelerated a longer-running project to add redundancy and resilience to our websites and other non-network resources (we call these "non-network" because these items are not part of deliving cryptostorm's secure network itself, which is entirely separa...
by cryptostorm_team
Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: 宮本 Tokyo (Japan) exitnode cluster | anchor node = miyamoto 宮本
Replies: 37
Views: 36879

宮本 Tokyo (Japan) exitnode cluster | anchor node = miyamoto 宮本

UPDATE: miyamoto is dead. Turns out Japan DCs are pretty bad when it comes to DMCA (which is an American law btw) {direct link: cryptostorm.org/miyamoto } config available here on-forum , and via github After more than the usual amount of concerted effort, we are pleased to put in full production st...
by cryptostorm_team
Sat May 23, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: .ru server problems
Replies: 7
Views: 5641

Laika is doing fine, she may in fact have taught us something wonderful

I'm not at liberty to share details yet, but given the frustrating delays you've had it seems fair to at least say something. The problem you're seeing isn't... conventional. Nor is it unique to our Leningrad offramp. I know the others are working some long hours to get a published explanation ready...
by cryptostorm_team
Sun May 17, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: cryptostorm reborn: voodoo networking, stormtokens, PostVPN exotic netsecurity
Topic: Live-Capture Forensics of Corruptor-Injector Network injecting fake Chrome install via https@google
Replies: 16
Views: 75304

Live-Capture Forensics of Corruptor-Injector Network injecting fake Chrome install via https@google

{direct link: cryptostorm.org/corruptors} There are times when we, as a team, find it challenging to articulate the scope and danger of Corruptor-Injector Networks , or CINs. The traces of their activity are transient, and even realtime captures result in a complex snarl of routing snapshots, inter...
by cryptostorm_team
Thu May 07, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: cryptostorm reborn: voodoo networking, stormtokens, PostVPN exotic netsecurity
Topic: #SauronsEye: researching & defending against modern Corruptor-Injector Network (CIN) attack systems
Replies: 3
Views: 14554

#SauronsEye: researching & defending against modern Corruptor-Injector Network (CIN) attack systems

{direct link: cryptostorm.org/sauronseye } saʊron's ëyë For the past several months, cryptostorm has been investigating and documenting a series of seemingly-disconnected, network-level anomalies reported to us by network members as well as members of our own team. By mid-March, one of our staf...
by cryptostorm_team
Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: cryptostorm reborn: voodoo networking, stormtokens, PostVPN exotic netsecurity
Topic: STUNnion - webrtc IP de-obfuscation of Tor .onion site visitors
Replies: 0
Views: 9236

STUNnion - webrtc IP de-obfuscation of Tor .onion site visitors

{direct link: cryptostorm.org/stunnion | src: github.com/cryptostorm/STUNnion } As a supplement to the STUNnion webrtc-over-Tor testing tool ( native .onion URL | torstorm URL ), we've collected some prior work on this subject here, both to provide additional material for folks curious and to thank...
by cryptostorm_team
Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: #cleanVPN ∴ encouraging transparency & clean code in network privacy service
Topic: PINNED: research tools & techniques for cleanVPN forensic analyses
Replies: 0
Views: 6906

PINNED: research tools & techniques for cleanVPN forensic analyses

This is a placehoder thread for now. We will be posting into it the various forensic tools we've used in our research thus far, and encouraging others with specialised expertise to expand and deepen the collection from there. some contributions from pj: Static analytic techniques to identify komodia...
by cryptostorm_team
Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: #cleanVPN ∴ encouraging transparency & clean code in network privacy service
Topic: PINNED: cleanvpn forum admin notes
Replies: 0
Views: 6586

PINNED: cleanvpn forum admin notes

We've moved most of the posts in this subforum - previously known as our "review" subforum - over to the general-purpose netsec one , to provide a cleaner starting point for the cleanVPN work. If you remember something being here, and can't find it, check there. A few of the particularly o...
by cryptostorm_team
Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: #cleanVPN ∴ encouraging transparency & clean code in network privacy service
Topic: cleanvpn.org - working together to make things better
Replies: 4
Views: 15421

cleanvpn.org - working together to make things better

direct links: cleanvpn.org | cryptostorm.org/cleanvpn github repository: github.com/cryptostorm/cleanvpn.org It's time to do better, and the best way to do better is to make doing better the obvious choice. In the last month or so, we've been drawn into a series of overlapping projects involving de...
by cryptostorm_team
Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:29 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Synology NAS DSM Connection
Replies: 5
Views: 6940

Re: Synology NAS DSM Connection

We put this question to one of our dev team heavyweights, who has perhaps been spending a bit too much time lately working on deepDNS & webRTC to be presentable in civilised company just yet. His reply, verbatim: my advice with any NAS is to root the bitch and use OpenVPN like a normal hakkar :E...
by cryptostorm_team
Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:16 am
Forum: DeepDNS.net - cryptostorm's no-compromise DNS resolver framework
Topic: deepDNS: seamless Tor .onion site access, via cryptostorm
Replies: 21
Views: 54718

deepDNS: seamless Tor .onion site access, via cryptostorm

{direct links: deepdns.dk + deepdns.bit + deepdns.net + deepdns.cryptostorm.org + cryptostorm.org/deepdns}

{git repository}

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by cryptostorm_team
Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: independent cryptostorm token resellers, & tokens 101
Topic: stormcoins: cstorm facilitation of token resales, token hash excisions, & token refreshes
Replies: 6
Views: 11076

sample aleph transfer facilitation language

Here is the language used in the aleph transfer process: Greetings - We've been asked to act as transfer agent in the sale of a cryptostorm aleph token. The token being transferred to you has been marked as returned to minting pool, and your newly-issued aleph token is: {newly-minted aleph} Please d...
by cryptostorm_team
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: St. Petersburg (Russia) exitnode cluster | anchor node = laika.cryptostorm.net
Replies: 1
Views: 5775

St. Petersburg (Russia) exitnode cluster | anchor node = laika.cryptostorm.net

We are pleased to announce the general availability of our anchor node in cryptostorm's new Russia-West exitnode cluster: laika.cryptostorm.net Little need be said of the need for Russians and those living in Russia to protect themselves from the depredations of thuggish central hegemony. A proud pe...
by cryptostorm_team
Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: widget version 2.22 ('sexy narwhal') released in the wild | 4.2.2015
Replies: 56
Views: 254657

widget version 2.22 ('sexy narwhal') released in the wild | 4.2.2015

{direct links: cryptostorm.org/widget | cryptostorm.download } version update : this post now carries the installer for version 2.22 - full changelog in process sexypinkwhales.png Our latest release of the cryptostorm network access widget, version 2.2, picked up the nickname 'sexy narwhal' as part...
by cryptostorm_team
Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:59 am
Forum: independent cryptostorm token resellers, & tokens 101
Topic: 3 aleph tokens for sale {two sold & transferred | one remails}
Replies: 17
Views: 18120

aleph token resales

Cryptostorm supports fully resales of tokens - and aleph tokens, given their lifetime credentials - are particularly a focus of our work to ensure token transactions are smooth, low-friction, and drama-free. We had to think out the mechanics of this, because previously the assumption was that token ...
by cryptostorm_team
Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: DeepDNS.net - cryptostorm's no-compromise DNS resolver framework
Topic: Cryptostorm's DNS resolvers: DNSchain + DNScurve + Iceland-based
Replies: 9
Views: 16599

Cryptostorm's DNS resolvers: DNSchain + DNScurve + Iceland-based

{direct link: cryptostorm.org/mmmdns} For several years, we've discussed amoungst our team and with our community the pros and cons of bringing DNS resolver functionality for on-cstorm sessions in-house (separate threads found here and here and here , for a start). As that process unfolded, our tec...
by cryptostorm_team
Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: Barrett Brown allocution
Replies: 1
Views: 4889

Barrett Brown allocution

Good afternoon, Your Honor. The allocution I give today is going to be a bit different from the sort that usually concludes a sentencing hearing, because this is an unusual case touching upon unusual issues. It is also a very public case, not only in the sense that it has been followed closely by t...
by cryptostorm_team
Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: London (UK) exitnode cluster | anchor node = turing.cryptostorm.net
Replies: 7
Views: 13954

London (UK) exitnode cluster | anchor node = turing.cryptostorm.net

{ direct link: cryptostorm.org/turing } On this day , of all days, cryptostorm is proud to announce the public availability of our London (UK) exitnode cluster. For members connecting with our network access widget, the London cluster now appears as an option in the pull-down selection menu.For eve...
by cryptostorm_team
Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: Dorky "takedown" notices
Replies: 15
Views: 21108

"You are being contacted on behalf of NBC Universal..."

On 15-01-10 06:27 PM, some random cartel spambot wrote: > Reference ID No. 14-blahblahblah > > You are being contacted on behalf of NBC Universal and its affiliates ("NBC Universal") because your Internet account was identified as having been used recently to illegally copy and/or distrib...
by cryptostorm_team
Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm.is/goodies - handy cstorm tools & projects & goodies list
Replies: 10
Views: 75694

cryptostorm.is/goodies - handy cstorm tools & projects & goodies list

{direct link: cryptostorm.org/goodies } a considerably more elegant version of this list is found at @dfkt's beautiful https://cryptostorm.is/map page As cryptostorm has evolved from our scrappy early days to our still-scrappy not-as-early days recently, lots of side-projects, ancillary gadgets...
by cryptostorm_team
Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: DeepDNS.net - cryptostorm's no-compromise DNS resolver framework
Topic: beta testing of new, in-house DNS resolvers | DNSchain
Replies: 33
Views: 25669

beta testing of new, in-house DNS resolvers | DNSchain

{direct link: cryptostorm.org/dnschain} Ok, they're still undergoing load-testing and it's possible they'll be a bit crash-y meanwhile, but we've got two publicly-available DNS resolvers ready for some load testing: 74.121.182.147 (hostname-mapped to dnschain1.cryptostorm.net) 167.88.9.30 (hostname...
by cryptostorm_team
Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: CANADIAN ISPS AND VPNS NOW HAVE TO ALERT PIRATING CUSTOMERS
Replies: 5
Views: 6396

hmmm...

Via our main twitter feed, we commented on this topic yesterday . Screenshot here: canadianVPNtweet.png The attachments referenced in the tweet are as follows (cite: first & second ): noticeVPNs.png canadianVPN.png The only reference anyone has ever made to this legislation covering "VPN se...
by cryptostorm_team
Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: US-central exitnode cluster | anchor node = mishigami.cryptostorm.net | updates & "crazy shit"
Replies: 4
Views: 7010

US-central exitnode cluster | anchor node = mishigami.cryptostorm.net | updates & "crazy shit"

note : folks seeking the most current client configuration files need not wade through this entire discussion thread! The current versions are always posted in a separate, dedicated thread , and will be continuously updated there. Continue reading this thread if you're curious about the details of ...
by cryptostorm_team
Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:44 am
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm.org/trackers - info & updates on our tracker proxies
Replies: 3
Views: 11929

cryptostorm.org/trackers - info & updates on our tracker proxies

{direct link: cryptostorm.org/trackers } Last year, we set up a proxy to assist in providing access to the Pirate Bay for those facing various forms of censorship and blocking of the site in their local environment (anyone using cryptostorm faces no such issues, of course, so this is a service for ...
by cryptostorm_team
Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: Current client-side certificate materials ("ca.crt")
Replies: 2
Views: 8012

Current client-side certificate materials ("ca.crt")

{direct link: cert.cryptostorm.org} Since our issuance of new server-side certificate materials after the 'heartbleed' vuln was publicly disclosed, there's occasions when members with old configuration files (or folks who find old materials archived or cached on third-party sites and attempt unknow...
by cryptostorm_team
Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: cryptostorm reborn: voodoo networking, stormtokens, PostVPN exotic netsecurity
Topic: torstorm.org .onion hidden services gateway: what it is & how it works
Replies: 0
Views: 52726

torstorm.org .onion hidden services gateway: what it is & how it works

{direct link: cryptostorm.org/torstorm } full cryptographic overview: brainpool.cryptostorm.org admin note : discussion on this topic has been split off to a separate thread , and this announcement post will be updated with current data as it becomes available. It is locked, and follow-on questions...
by cryptostorm_team
Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: TeamSec: cryptostorm's approach to team & project security
Replies: 0
Views: 5320

TeamSec: cryptostorm's approach to team & project security

{direct link: cryptostorm.org/teamsec } Since early in cryptostorm's history, we've had a policy of neither confirming nor denying the identity of members of our core team. This policy, published on our main site , includes the following section: No comment will be offered with respect to the indiv...
by cryptostorm_team
Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: On Honeypotting
Replies: 5
Views: 21650

On Honeypotting

{direct link: honeypots.cryptostorm.org } This is an article about honeypot awareness. “ Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of the 'rat race' is not yet final .” ~ Hunter S. Thompson What is a honeypot? A honeypot is a security reso...
by cryptostorm_team
Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: cryptofree: no-cost cryptostorm network access
Topic: cryptofree howto Windows | cryptostorm.org/cfwindows
Replies: 2
Views: 21496

cryptofree howto Windows | cryptostorm.org/cfwindows

Here is the setup process for connecting to cryptofree with the cryptostorm widget for Windows: 1. download and install the widget on your Windows computer: Visit https://cryptostorm.is/#section6 for download links 2. launch the widget 3. choose 'cryptofree' from the node options menu 4. click 'conn...
by cryptostorm_team
Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: cryptofree: no-cost cryptostorm network access
Topic: cryptofree.me howto Android | cryptofree.me/cfandroid
Replies: 13
Views: 15514

cryptofree.me howto Android | cryptofree.me/cfandroid

{direct link: cfandroid.cryptofree .me} This is pretty easy... ⋅  Download this file and put it somewhere on yer android device: cryptofree_client_android1_4.conf ⋅  Download " OpenVPN for Android " from the Google store for free - This is the best, open-source client ...
by cryptostorm_team
Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm's Windows widget - version 2.0 'Narwhal' {DEPRECATED}
Replies: 13
Views: 16378

cryptostorm's Windows widget - version 2.0 'Narwhal' {DEPRECATED}

{new widget version 2.2 has inherited production-deployed build status; this thread retained for archival purposes, and locked ~admin} The latest build of our Perl network connection client application - the widget - us 2,0, nicknamed Narwhal. Technical changelog available at https://cryptostorm.or...
by cryptostorm_team
Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: independent cryptostorm token resellers, & tokens 101
Topic: wallet addresses: darkcoins, dogecoins, litecoins, namecoins, bitcoins
Replies: 5
Views: 19809

wallet addresses: darkcoins, dogecoins, litecoins, namecoins, bitcoins

{direct link: cryptostorm.org/coins} We're happy to support a wide range of cryptocurrencies, from bitcoins through quite a few newly-birthed, anonymity-focussed alternatives. Most folks who buy with coins use one of the auto-priced buttons we offer through bitpay on our join cryptostorm page. Howe...
by cryptostorm_team
Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:29 am
Forum: #cleanVPN ∴ encouraging transparency & clean code in network privacy service
Topic: Morally Repunant: "pay to play" in the VPN review underworld & our no-pay pledge
Replies: 1
Views: 6711

Morally Repunant: "pay to play" in the VPN review underworld & our no-pay pledge

{direct link: cryptostorm.org/integrity } The Moral Repugnance of Fraudulent "VPN Review" Extortions & Kickbacks When we started providing network security service to folks in 2007 that was intended not just as security theatre but rather to provide serious, no-compromise protection, ...
by cryptostorm_team
Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: cryptofree: no-cost cryptostorm network access
Topic: cryptofree conf's - alpha 1.4 for linux
Replies: 20
Views: 23455

cryptofree conf's - alpha 1.4 for linux

EDIT from df: The latest configs are now at https://github.com/cryptostorm/cryptostorm_client_configuration_files To make it easier for people, I've updated the attachments of this post to include the cryptofree configs from the GitHub repo above. note : folks using Tunnelblick for the Mac/OSX will ...
by cryptostorm_team
Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm's opensource license(s): Hessla & tldr license language
Replies: 5
Views: 15244

cryptostorm's opensource license(s): Hessla & tldr license language

{direct link: hessla.cryptostorm.org} It was recently pointed out to us (h/t twelph ) that we've never made clear the license terms of our commitment to opensource availability... because we haven't. Just never came up, to be honest. So now it has, and we've chosen the Hessla license for the widget...
by cryptostorm_team
Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:21 am
Forum: stormlink - cryptostorm's secure "entry node" gateway [cryptostorm.org/stormlink]
Topic: stormlink: the "cryptostorm router" thread...
Replies: 14
Views: 46865

stormlink: the "cryptostorm router" thread...

{direct link: stormlink.cryptostorm.is} This is a placeholder thread for discussion of what has colloquially come to be known as the "cryptostorm router" over the years - and which we're now officially referring to as " stormlink " (http://stormlink.is is the domain, although cu...
by cryptostorm_team
Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: Portuguese cluster - teething pains [RESOLVED]
Replies: 49
Views: 43148

candidate conf 1.3 for Portugal cluster

As we add additional node capacity to the new Portuguese cluster, we've added in some HAF-based balancer layers in order to allow for smooth scale-up of instances and nodes without any hassle on the part of members connecting to the cluster. To do that, we're circulating this proposed 1.3 conf for t...
by cryptostorm_team
Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:14 am
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: DesuStrike resigns from all froum duties
Replies: 10
Views: 9759

Re: DesuStrike resigns from all froum duties

I'm sure these words have been offered privately by numerous members of the cryptostorm team, but we did want to reiterate - publicly - our deepest gratitude for everything DS has contributed to this project since its earliest days. Loyalty begets loyalty, and he has earned our genuinely loyalty... ...
by cryptostorm_team
Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm's Hostname Assignment Framework (HAF) | rev. 1.1
Replies: 9
Views: 11115

cryptostorm's Hostname Assignment Framework (HAF) | rev. 1.1

{direct link: haf.cryptostorm.org } cryptostorm's Hostname Assignment Framework | Technical Architecture ~ revision 1.1 The purpose of this whitepaper is to provide a technical overview of cryptostorm's hostname assignment framework ("HAF"), which is used to mediate member sessions with t...
by cryptostorm_team
Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:22 am
Forum: independent cryptostorm token resellers, & tokens 101
Topic: Back to School specials on bundles 'o tokens :-)
Replies: 0
Views: 6703

Back to School specials on bundles 'o tokens :-)

{direct link: https://cryptostorm.is/back2school} It's not much of a secret that we kind of suck at marketing, here at cryptostorm. C'mon - if you know us, you've probably thought if it yourself: "man, those folks at cryptostorm pretty much fucking suck at marketing. Lol." Or something si...
by cryptostorm_team
Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:56 am
Forum: stormphone - the "cryptostorm phone" project [cryptostorm.org/stormphone]
Topic: NoPhone - The ULTIMATE in Secure Telephony
Replies: 3
Views: 8530

NoPhone - The ULTIMATE in Secure Telephony

There are a lot of phones out there, but this is the only phone Cryptostorm will certify as 100% unhackable*. *19 times out of 20 with a 5% error rate. Anyway, here are the details: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nophone-usa/nophone-0 The NoPhone is a technology-free alternative to constant ha...
by cryptostorm_team
Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: cryptofree: no-cost cryptostorm network access
Topic: cryptofree.me: pre-launch brainstorming & roadmap | CLOSED
Replies: 33
Views: 43538

cryptofree.me: pre-launch brainstorming & roadmap | CLOSED

{ note : this is a pre-launch development & discussion thread in which we brainstormed features & technical architecture with the member community; it's been locked - no additional replies enabled - in order to encourage future discussions take place in standalone threads ~admin} For more t...
by cryptostorm_team
Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:37 am
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: #SHELLSHOCK (another heartbleed, sorta, but not really :P )
Replies: 5
Views: 8954

Re: #SHELLSHOCK (another heartbleed, sorta, but not really :

There seems a bit of hyperbole about this "worse than heartbleed" exploit - to be clear, it's a really bad one - but we have some fairly experienced people on staff who point out that the chances that people will widely do really stupid stuff with CGI/Bash, etc. are not super-likely. It's ...
by cryptostorm_team
Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: #SHELLSHOCK (another heartbleed, sorta, but not really :P )
Replies: 5
Views: 8954

#SHELLSHOCK (another heartbleed, sorta, but not really :P )

First off, we're patched on all servers . Second, here's the deets via http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/09/24/bash_shell_vuln/ SHELL SHOCK: Bash bug blows holes in Unix, Linux, OS X systems CGI scripts to DHCP clients affected – patch Heartbleed-grade injection vuln NOW By John Leyden, 24 Sep 2014 ...
by cryptostorm_team
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: CLOSED: aleph tokens ~ unlimited duration batch
Replies: 34
Views: 36144

Re: RE-OPENED: aleph tokens ~ unlimited duration batch

Note that the email credentials have been sent out. If you don't see a note about how to access your credentials, please contact support@cryptostorm.is - it's possible we've missed a couple people (our record keeping sucks, by definition as we're a privacy company and don't really have any records :...
by cryptostorm_team
Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: CLOSED: aleph tokens ~ unlimited duration batch
Replies: 34
Views: 36144

Re: RE-OPENED: aleph tokens ~ unlimited duration batch

Just a quick update on the emails. First off, note that we're not really an email company. These email accounts (and the lifetime tokens) are created as one-off's, so there's a bit of time involved. But the real issue is that we were arguing in the team about the best way to get the credentials to t...
by cryptostorm_team
Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: CLOSED: aleph tokens ~ unlimited duration batch
Replies: 34
Views: 36144

Re: RE-OPENED: aleph tokens ~ unlimited duration batch

Fantastic guys, great to hear more server locations are on the cards, but how am I meant to sell tokens if you're signing members up for life? ;) ... Just thought that this comment from one of our beloved resellers is quite fair and deserved an answer. We thought about this, and we will sell lifeti...
by cryptostorm_team
Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: Website Outage. A good thing? Really??!
Replies: 0
Views: 4400

Website Outage. A good thing? Really??!

So - we have had an outage for about 16 hours on Monday, Sept. 1/2014. This made us happy. You're probably assuming that's sarcasm, but it's not. Really. Well, okay, we were not really happy , especially at first, but if you were one of our customers, you probably noticed nothing during this period....
by cryptostorm_team
Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:02 am
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: CLOSED: aleph tokens ~ unlimited duration batch
Replies: 34
Views: 36144

ANOTHER BATCH OF 16 - OPENING TOMORROW

Direct link: cryptostorm.is/aleph.html Sorry for the lack of information directly on this thread - our original batch of "aleph" tokens (lifetime tokens - for unlimited access to our VPN servers into the future) were snapped up in the spring and we never got to send out too many details pu...
by cryptostorm_team
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: CLOSED: aleph tokens ~ unlimited duration batch
Replies: 34
Views: 36144

CLOSED: aleph tokens ~ unlimited duration batch

We've been asked often enough that it's time we made this happen. This week, cryptostorm is minting a micro-batch of unlimited duration network access tokens. We've decided to refer to them as aleph tokens (in honor of Georg Cantor ): א Pricing has not yet been set. However, those who wish to ensure...
by cryptostorm_team
Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: Dorky "takedown" notices
Replies: 15
Views: 21108

USA! USA! USA!

With mere hours having elapsed since we brought our U.S. exitnode cluster live, the extortion-bot demand letters are already rolling in. God Bless Amerika! Hot off the virtual presses, one of our replies: Mr. Siegel - We are in receipt of your correspondence requesting that we "immediately and ...
by cryptostorm_team
Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: New exitnode cluster: United States of NSAmerica
Replies: 23
Views: 20096

New exitnode cluster: United States of NSAmerica

note : folks seeking the most current client configuration files need not wade through this entire discussion thread! The current versions are always posted in a separate, dedicated thread , and will be continuously updated there. Continue reading this thread if you're curious about the details of ...
by cryptostorm_team
Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: Automatic, recurring token delivery now available
Replies: 1
Views: 5360

Automatic, recurring token delivery now available

Since our beta launch of cryptostorm last year, we've been asked often by members whether we'll offer "subscriptions" to the network. The answer is simple: Nope. For a host of procedural and technical reasons, subscriptions are a terrible idea for a security-centric service. There's just n...
by cryptostorm_team
Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm exitnode clusters: listing+requests+roadmap
Replies: 93
Views: 66732

adding new exitnode clusters: discussion & suggestions

During the past two weeks, cryptostorm's network has seen new peaks in member connections and total traffic transiting across the darknet. This is excellent! It also means we're getting ready to add new cluster capacity. This will include more hardware in existing clusters - Montreal is due for new ...
by cryptostorm_team
Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm: zero tolerance policy implemented
Replies: 23
Views: 29684

cryptostorm: zero tolerance policy implemented

We're announcing a Zero Tolerance Policy... with regards to poor network performance. Which means we reject the standard assumption that using a network security service means slow, laggy, poor connectivity. There is no technological reason for that assumption to hold true, and we've made it a top p...
by cryptostorm_team
Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: final shutdown of Cryptocloud/Cryptocloud VPN
Replies: 1
Views: 7009

final shutdown of Cryptocloud/Cryptocloud VPN

After many months of work & some unexpectedly ugly behind-the-scenes issues involving a former team member, it is with weary gratitude that we are finally able to confirm the final shutdown of the former "Cryptocloud Secure Networking" service (which everyone called "Cryptocloud V...
by cryptostorm_team
Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:15 am
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: Dorky "takedown" notices
Replies: 15
Views: 21108

Re: Dorky "takedown" notices

Mr. Swales - We are in receipt of your correspondence requesting "expeditious action to remove or disable access to the material described [herein]," relating to an allegation of commission of civil tort under U.S. law. Thank you so much for taking the time to make us aware of this matter...
by cryptostorm_team
Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm's full public launch - press release
Replies: 2
Views: 5823

cryptostorm's full public launch - press release

Cryptostorm Darknet ~ Full Public Launch ~ Year of the Horse Reykjavik, Faxaflói Bay, Iceland (PRWEB) February 02, 2014 After more than five years in the making, and months of exhaustive public beta testing, the cryptostorm darknet has now opened to full public availability. Incorporating extensive...
by cryptostorm_team
Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: Final draft - launch release (3.0)
Replies: 2
Views: 5361

Final draft - launch release (3.0)

Here's the final draft language of our press release, that's been presented to the distribution services for review and approval. It's not hit the wires yet, so please do share feedback & critique in the meantime. Thanks ~ cryptostorm's public launch | Gong Xi Fa Cai | 恭禧發財 More than five years ...
by cryptostorm_team
Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: Google Analytics on cryptostorm sites: discussion (mostly closed...ish)
Replies: 14
Views: 8956

[RESOLVED]

.ga has been removed from the forum, during the recent server-side upgrades & style migration.

The community has spoken & we've followed that guidance.

    ~ cryptostorm_team
by cryptostorm_team
Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: forum & website upgrades during weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 3354

forum & website upgrades during weekend

This should have been posted beforehand , but here goes: We're doing some major upgrades to the server infrastructure behind our websites, including this forum & cryptostorm.is. Upgrades are intended to bring all backend packages current with project builds, and in general harden things against ...
by cryptostorm_team
Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: Request for feedback re Windows 8.1 widget sessions
Replies: 0
Views: 2442

Request for feedback re Windows 8.1 widget sessions

{direct link: win81.cryptostorm.org } We have been receiving intermittent reports to our support team of problems establishing successful connections via the cryptostorm widget on Windows 8.1 platforms. In several instances, extensive debugging and error log analysis has not resulted in any resolut...
by cryptostorm_team
Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: TCP-based cstorm sessions, & "port striping" techniques
Replies: 6
Views: 8342

Re: cryptostorm: TCP-based fallback for firewalled local net

Bad news: This is getting blocked now. I confirmed with a mobile connection that my TCP config is working at the moment. My connection is getting reset. I am certain there is nobody administrating it, but the DPI appliance is very agressive. I do know which hardware is being used if that could be o...
by cryptostorm_team
Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Linux/Tunnelblick connect snags | RESOLVED (via 1.3 conf's)
Replies: 31
Views: 14434

1.3 - Network Manager & Linux terminal config

As notice came to us that members were reporting problems with some OS/client combinations when connecting to the correct exitnode instances, we have worked continuously to identify the underlying issue, test solutions, and prepare successful results for the member community to use. Summary : we hav...
by cryptostorm_team
Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: HOWTO: manual editing of widget exitnode preferences
Replies: 13
Views: 12349

Re: cryptostorm: manual editing of widget exitnode preferenc

We now have the following Windows-specific remote options available and tested for use in the Widget (or other Windows clients): windows-montreal.{TLD option} windows-frankfurt.{TLD option} windows-iceland.{TLD option} Additionally, for dynamic selection of exitnode cluster that randomly selects bet...
by cryptostorm_team
Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: client config for cryptostorm: general discussion & bughunt
Replies: 57
Views: 52431

forked server configuration 1.2 now in production

After a somewhat astonishingly complex process, we've now deployed across all exitnodes the full 1.2 "forked" network session framework. This is a short post to let folks know what's going on - we'll be writing up a more detailed synopsis of the theory behind all this, and the substantial ...
by cryptostorm_team
Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm: Icelandic exitnode cluster now in production
Replies: 2
Views: 4392

cryptostorm: Icelandic exitnode cluster now in production

All remnants of configuration files in this thread are very old, and you should NOT try to use them to connect; They won't work anyway. Please refer to this thread instead for current, working configurations. We are pleased to formally announce the release into our production resource pool the new ...
by cryptostorm_team
Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm exitnode clusters: listing+requests+roadmap
Replies: 93
Views: 66732

exitnode-iceland.cryptostorm.net

Our Icelandic exitnode cluster is live and in production. We've capped simultaneous connections at 300, for the time being, as we performance-tune the loadbalancer logics within the cluster. Attached is the requisite client configuration file for connections. This is tested & structured for &quo...
by cryptostorm_team
Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:23 am
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: Jeremy Hammond's stunningly courageous rebuke of tyranny
Replies: 2
Views: 6704

Snowden's holiday message

Per recent tweet, here's a local archive copy of the Vimeo version of Snodwen's Christmas message - it seems it's being blocked in some places, so we want to be sure it's available whenever and wherever requested.
by cryptostorm_team
Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: current 'config' files for cryptostorm network connections (rev. 1.4)
Replies: 2
Views: 39597

current 'config' files for cryptostorm network connections (rev. 1.4)

THESE FILES ARE NO LONGER UPDATED HERE! FOR THE LATEST CONFIGS GOTO our github repository Members connecting via our Windows network access widget do not need to manually download or implement these configuration files, as they are pre-packaged with the widget installer. This thread exists to serve...

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