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by parityboy
Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Cannot Authenticate On Frankfurt Node
Replies: 13
Views: 7529

Re: Cannot Authenticate On Frankfurt Node

OK -- This has now happened on the original Iceland node, as well as the new Frankfurt node with the new certificate, and the new French node with the new certificate. I'm getting AUTH_FAILED, even though the token apparently has 11 days left to run. I'm currently on the original Montreal node, and ...
by parityboy
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: independent cryptostorm token resellers, & tokens 101
Topic: vpnDarknet launch
Replies: 11
Views: 17489

Re: vpnDarknet launch

@Fermi

I agree! I've purchased from vpnDarknet and the transaction was as smooth as oiled ice. :D
by parityboy
Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: New Montreal Server - "Maple" - In Beta
Replies: 7
Views: 9737

Re: New Montreal Server - "Maple" - In Beta

Now, the bigger question, is, "why add another Canada node??" - well, we're just hedging our bets as we may be heading to irreconcilable differences with our other server provider . Not sure at this point, but we wanted to be proactive. Also, we're in the process of adding another US serv...
by parityboy
Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Tokens not dieing at end of month
Replies: 7
Views: 5829

Re: Tokens not dieing at end of month

@OP

This has happened in the past with me as well - the token lifecycle doesn't get updated correctly in the cluster databases.
by parityboy
Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: crypto, VPN & security news
Topic: [eWeek] OpenSSL Finds and Fixes 7 New Security Flaws
Replies: 3
Views: 8063

[eWeek] OpenSSL Finds and Fixes 7 New Security Flaws

I posted this in the news section, but seeing as two of the flaws are marked as critical, I thought I'd link it here as well.
by parityboy
Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: All nodes down?
Replies: 15
Views: 9480

Re: All nodes down?

@thread

It must be something to do with the balancer nodes used by the widget. I can connect to the individual clusters perfectly well (apart from Germany, which refuses my token).
by parityboy
Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: crypto, VPN & security news
Topic: [eWeek] OpenSSL Finds and Fixes 7 New Security Flaws
Replies: 0
Views: 4958

[eWeek] OpenSSL Finds and Fixes 7 New Security Flaws

The Internet Storm Center (ISC SANS) ranks two of the newly patched flaws as critical. One, identified as CVE-2014-0224, is an SSL man-in-the-middle (MITM) vulnerability that could have a widespread, critical impact. In an MITM attack, the attacker is able to intercept encrypted messages sent betwe...
by parityboy
Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:30 am
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: NSA-Mocking Easter Egg Found In Google’s New Email Encryptio
Replies: 1
Views: 5714

Re: NSA-Mocking Easter Egg Found In Google’s New Email Encry

But there is another way, using a simple trick that uses the property of an optical fiber that stressing it causes loss. Just put a bend in a fiber and aim a detector at the light that leaks out due to the stress. This is the same technology used for the test instrument called a fiber identifier. T...
by parityboy
Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: KTorrent: "UTP: lost packets on connection"
Replies: 1
Views: 2614

KTorrent: "UTP: lost packets on connection"

Currently running KTorrent 4.2.1 on Mint 14 KDE. The networking is set to use uTP if it can. Noticed the items below in the logs. It seems to be losing packets every second; is that natural with three torrents actively seeding? Thu Jun 5 10:31:49 2014: UTP: lost packets on connection 38481 Thu Jun 5...
by parityboy
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: crypto, VPN & security news
Topic: [eWeek] Security Researchers Discover New SSL Flaw
Replies: 0
Views: 4770

[eWeek] Security Researchers Discover New SSL Flaw

"A flaw was found in the way GnuTLS parsed session IDs from Server Hello packets of the TLS/SSL [Transport Layer Security/Secure Sockets Layer} handshake," Red Hat warns in a security advisory. "A malicious server could use this flaw to send an excessively long session ID value and t...
by parityboy
Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:23 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Connecting different devices at different times
Replies: 7
Views: 5226

Re: Connecting different devices at different times

@kelltech

If I remember correctly it was something to do with traffic correlation attacks, which probably necessitate some kind of MitM setup.
by parityboy
Sat May 31, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: "WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure"
Replies: 3
Views: 8102

Re: "WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure"

Comment. :P Something about this is highly suspicious, and may be related to the effort to audit TrueCrypt. Going out on a limb here, but it may well be that TrueCrypt actually is secure and an impartial audit will actually prove it. This action basically shutters any reason to audit TrueCrypt; the ...
by parityboy
Thu May 29, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Connecting different devices at different times
Replies: 7
Views: 5226

Re: Connecting different devices at different times

@exempt

So the current (if not intended) model is "one token per connected device, per cluster". That's likely because of sync issues across the MongoDB shards sitting on each cluster, I'd guess.
by parityboy
Thu May 29, 2014 2:14 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Connecting different devices at different times
Replies: 7
Views: 5226

Re: Connecting different devices at different times

@wow The model is "one token per device connection", not "one token per person/account". The Cryptostorm team has adopted this model for security reasons, as it helps with anonymity. You can mitigate the number of tokens you need to purchase by a) Using your home router as a VPN ...
by parityboy
Thu May 29, 2014 2:06 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Cannot Authenticate On Frankfurt Node
Replies: 13
Views: 7529

Re: Cannot Authenticate On Frankfurt Node

@Guest You may be right about MongoDB, considering the fact that it works on all of the other "original" nodes. I'd noticed that the connection had dropped; when I tried reconnecting OpenVPN kept giving me AUTH_FAILED (and still does). I'm guessing that the MongoDB shards on that cluster t...
by parityboy
Wed May 28, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Cannot Authenticate On Frankfurt Node
Replies: 13
Views: 7529

Cannot Authenticate On Frankfurt Node

I've just noticed I cannot authenticate on the Frankfurt node (46.165.222.246). My token is valid (checked it with the validity checker) and it works on all of the other clusters.

Has the config changed on the German cluster?
by parityboy
Tue May 27, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: processor activity
Replies: 4
Views: 3475

Re: processor activity

@spotshot

It may well be that the OpenSSL library (or whichever library holds the algorithms) doesn't have supoort for hardware-assisted crypto in the CPU (AES-NI for Intel, and its AMD equivalent).
by parityboy
Mon May 26, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: processor activity
Replies: 4
Views: 3475

Re: processor activity

@OP My setup is likely different from yours (I'm running my CS connection from within a Linux virtual machine, upon a Linux host) but I'm seeing the same thing (the hardware is based around an Intel i3-530, 2.93GHz); with my download speed maxed while torrenting (1.1MiB/sec), I'm seeing ~30% CPU uti...
by parityboy
Sat May 24, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: what is a good encryption program to keep the nsa away
Replies: 6
Views: 6811

Re: what is a good encryption program to keep the nsa away

@hulltech Yes you can. How you do it is dependent on yout usage model. If you use GMail or Hotmail via a web browser, then you will have to encrypt your message separately and paste it into the message box. If you're using a traditional email client, then the client will do it for you once set up. B...
by parityboy
Fri May 23, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: what is a good encryption program to keep the nsa away
Replies: 6
Views: 6811

Re: what is a good encryption program to keep the nsa away

@hulltech

For FDE (Full Drive Encryption) you could look at TrueCrypt I suppose (although I don't know if its code has been audited yet). For email, which client do you use? I'm sure there are extensions for Thunderbird that support PGP or GPG encryption and signing of email.
by parityboy
Fri May 23, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: crypto, VPN & security news
Topic: [ARS] Photos of NSA "upgrading" a Cisco Router
Replies: 4
Views: 5350

Re: [ARS] Photos of NSA "upgrading" a Cisco Router

@marzametal

If the implant is haradware there's not much you can do. If it's firmware, you'd need a SHA hash of the original and then compare it to what you have in front of you.
by parityboy
Fri May 23, 2014 1:56 am
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: what is a good encryption program to keep the nsa away
Replies: 6
Views: 6811

Re: what is a good encryption program to keep the nsa away

@OP

Depends on what exactly you are asking for. Do you wish to encrypt an entire drive, or just a few individual files? Do you wish to encrypt your email prior to transit? Secure your voice traffic?

More detail please. :)
by parityboy
Fri May 23, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: can I get a sig made
Replies: 9
Views: 6770

Re: can I get a sig made

@OP

Personally, I don't see an issue with it. You'd probably have to check the policy of the other sites to see if they are OK with it.
by parityboy
Wed May 21, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: crypto, VPN & security news
Topic: [ARS] Photos of NSA "upgrading" a Cisco Router
Replies: 4
Views: 5350

[ARS] Photos of NSA "upgrading" a Cisco Router

Here’s how it works: shipments of computer network devices (servers, routers, etc,) being delivered to our targets throughout the world are intercepted. Next, they are redirected to a secret location where Tailored Access Operations/Access Operations (AO-S326) employees, with the support of the Rem...
by parityboy
Tue May 20, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Torrent tracker connection issues
Replies: 2
Views: 2411

Re: Torrent tracker connection issues

@OP When you say trackers, you mean the actual tracker server software? It'll be you trying to connect to them . I've had a few odd things happen recently (like in the last week) where KTorrent times out talking to a tracker ("Cannot connect to host localhost"), yet the tracker is respondi...
by parityboy
Mon May 19, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: crypto, VPN & security news
Topic: [TF]How Sweden Gained Access to a Canada-Hosted Torrent Site
Replies: 0
Views: 4585

[TF]How Sweden Gained Access to a Canada-Hosted Torrent Site

MLAT, or Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty agreements, enable countries to gather, share and exchange information in order to enforce the law. Since 2001, Canada has had an MLAT with Sweden and since there was a criminal investigation underway in Sweden against Sparvar, Canada and Netelligent were leg...
by parityboy
Thu May 15, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: crypto, VPN & security news
Topic: [TF] Encrypted Internet Traffic Surges in a Year
Replies: 0
Views: 4377

[TF] Encrypted Internet Traffic Surges in a Year

Encrypted Internet traffic is surging worldwide according to data published by Canadian broadband management company Sandvine. After the Snowden revelations the bandwidth consumed by encrypted traffic doubled in North America, and in Europe and Latin America the share of encrypted traffic quadruple...
by parityboy
Thu May 15, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: [Feature Request] Forum News Section
Replies: 5
Views: 5255

Re: [Feature Request] Forum News Section

@cryptostorm_support Many thanks for doing this, and no you're not over thinking things. "Eye level is buy level": Ideally, it should be in the top section under "Cryptostorm Darknet". Personally, I would organise the forum like this: Under "Cryptostorm Darknet", I woul...
by parityboy
Sun May 11, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: crypto, VPN & security news
Topic: [TF] How VPN Services Responded to Heartbleed
Replies: 0
Views: 4575

[TF] How VPN Services Responded to Heartbleed

TorrentFreak inquired among the companies listed in our VPN provider overview to see how they responded to Heartbleed, and how this was communicated to their users. They all agreed that Heartbleed posed a significant threat but the countermeasures, posted at the bottom of this article, vary from pr...
by parityboy
Sun May 11, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: [Feature Request] Forum News Section
Replies: 5
Views: 5255

Re: [Feature Request] Forum News Section

@cryptostorm_support

Cheers! :D
by parityboy
Sat May 10, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: crypto, VPN & security news
Topic: [TF] More Young File-Sharers Are Buying VPN Services
Replies: 0
Views: 4992

[TF] More Young File-Sharers Are Buying VPN Services

Young File-Sharers Respond To Tough Laws By Buying a VPN The study reveals that 700,000 Swedes now make themselves anonymous online with paid VPN services such as The Pirate Bay’s iPredator. A similar study carried out in 2009 revealed that 500,000 Swedes were taking steps to anonymize their connec...
by parityboy
Sat May 10, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: [Feature Request] Forum News Section
Replies: 5
Views: 5255

[Feature Request] Forum News Section

Could one of the moderators create a News section? It would be nice to post industry news in there, especially security or privacy related items, rather than posting it in the "open debate" section.

Many thanks. :)
by parityboy
Sat May 10, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: crypto, VPN & security news
Topic: [TF] ‘Domains by Proxy’ Hands Over Personal Details
Replies: 0
Views: 4565

[TF] ‘Domains by Proxy’ Hands Over Personal Details

The domain privacy service, which is owned by GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons, handed over his personal details without a subpoena, or any form of due process. “We have received a possible legal complaint regarding your domain name xxx.com,” Domains By Proxy informed the site owner. “Since we were prov...
by parityboy
Wed May 07, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: Reliable Anonymous VPS/Dedi Sellers
Replies: 5
Views: 8677

Re: Reliable Anonymous VPS/Dedi Sellers

@vpnDarknet

The problem with Amazon EC2 servers is that even the medium sized VPS (1 CPU, 1.7GB RAM) runs to ~$90US per month. Not worth the money for something that needs to run 24x7.
by parityboy
Tue May 06, 2014 2:41 am
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: Reliable Anonymous VPS/Dedi Sellers
Replies: 5
Views: 8677

Re: Reliable Anonymous VPS/Dedi Sellers

@Tealc

No I haven't, not yet. :)
by parityboy
Mon May 05, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: independent cryptostorm token resellers, & tokens 101
Topic: Just another way to buy Tokens!
Replies: 11
Views: 15426

Re: Just another way to buy Tokens!

@Privat

So you're basically buying the tokens on demand, rather than being a full reseller? Either way, I may use you if/when I get my BTC situation setup. :D
by parityboy
Sun May 04, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Token validity
Replies: 6
Views: 14134

Re: Token validity

@pedro Can you test the old token against all of the exit nodes and see which ones it still works against? I have also had this issue, and the CS team recently took steps to resolve it. It may have reared its ugly head again. Also, could you report back in this thread with your findings? Thanks! :D
by parityboy
Fri May 02, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: DeepDNS.net - cryptostorm's no-compromise DNS resolver framework
Topic: cryptostorm running DNS resolvers in-house? Discussion...
Replies: 13
Views: 18719

Re: cryptostorm running DNS resolvers in-house? Discussion..

@cryptostorm_team But... if we're going to do it, is there a qualitative jump in DNS resolver service that we can implement in doing so? Yep, there is. 1) We (the community) would have an on-network high performance DNS resolver that is 100% trusted . 2) It would (or could) provide another leg of th...
by parityboy
Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm's Post-Heartbleed Certificate Upgrade Trajector
Replies: 85
Views: 122912

Re: cryptostorm's Post-Heartbleed Certificate Upgrade Trajec

@Desu,@marza

I cannot speak for Android, but on Linux (Mint 14 KDE) the Network Manager uses username/password and CA. You shouldn't need a separate .key file.
by parityboy
Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: independent cryptostorm token resellers, & tokens 101
Topic: How Many Resellers Are Out There?
Replies: 1
Views: 9385

How Many Resellers Are Out There?

Just out of interest, and after noting the disappearance of SoS, I'm wondering how many CS resellers are actually out there? Is there a list?

Many thanks. :)
by parityboy
Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm's Post-Heartbleed Certificate Upgrade Trajector
Replies: 85
Views: 122912

Re: cryptostorm's Post-Heartbleed Certificate Upgrade Trajec

@Desu

WrWr is a write/read sequence, so it must be the read/write of VPN packets. That new node responds to pings, so see if you can ping it. "Network unreachable" likely means traffic can't get past your firewall...
by parityboy
Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:01 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: How to Connect with Mageia 4 Network Manager
Replies: 7
Views: 12517

Re: How to Connect with Mageia 4 Network Manager

@OP

OK, what other selections are there in that "Type" dropdown box? Is there something like "password" or "username & password"? If so, could you select it and then post a screenie? Cheers. :) (ignore anything with X.509 in it)
by parityboy
Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm's Post-Heartbleed Certificate Upgrade Trajector
Replies: 85
Views: 122912

Re: cryptostorm's Post-Heartbleed Certificate Upgrade Trajec

@Operandi

It probably is. It's also what happens when the forum software limits the thread title to x number of characters where x is simply too short. :P
by parityboy
Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: How to Connect with Mageia 4 Network Manager
Replies: 7
Views: 12517

Re: How to Connect with Mageia 4 Network Manager

@Tealc

The OP might be seeing a screen which looks like one of these. I think the key in these screens is a private and persistent key.

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by parityboy
Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:28 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: How to Connect with Mageia 4 Network Manager
Replies: 7
Views: 12517

Re: How to Connect with Mageia 4 Network Manager

@OP I don't use Mageia 4 or GNOME, but I'll try to help. First and foremost, ensure that the version of OpenVPN you are using is 2.3.2 or higher. If possible, can you import one of the "raw" client configs from this page, and the certificate from [url-https://cryptostorm.org/download/file....
by parityboy
Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:11 am
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm's Post-Heartbleed Certificate Upgrade Trajector
Replies: 85
Views: 122912

Re: cryptostorm's Post-Heartbleed Certificate Upgrade Trajec

7. We are quite aware of the degree of hatred directed at this project, and at our project team members - this is not a new finding for us, after many years of providing no-compromise network security service. Indeed, we've had team members do prison time as a direct result of their work on this pr...
by parityboy
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm's Post-Heartbleed Certificate Upgrade Trajector
Replies: 85
Views: 122912

Re: cryptostorm's Post-Heartbleed Certificate Upgrade Trajec

@malor 9. Heartbleed is a real threat. However, because we do not and have never used persistent private keys in our cryptographic model, the vast majority of discussions regarding the "dangers" of heartbleed are irrelevant to our security model itself. ... Were we - like the vast majority...
by parityboy
Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: cryptostorm VPN speed/server choice vs. other VPNs/svr-locat
Replies: 8
Views: 9179

Re: cryptostorm VPN speed/server choice vs. other VPNs/svr-l

@4*p*tV2b

The locations are:

1. Reykjavík, Iceland
2. Frankfurt, Germany
3. Montreal, Canada
4. Eastern seaboard, USA.

Just out of interest, who is your current provider?
by parityboy
Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: cryptostorm VPN speed/server choice vs. other VPNs/svr-locat
Replies: 8
Views: 9179

Re: cryptostorm VPN speed/server choice vs. other VPNs/svr-l

@Tealc Well, Tor is a "dark network", even more so than Cryptostorm since you can have addressable hidden services within Tor, and (up until this point) we don't have that facility on-network yet with CS (you can use CS-external tunnel servers though :D). Other than that, you can use CS th...
by parityboy
Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: cryptostorm VPN speed/server choice vs. other VPNs/svr-locat
Replies: 8
Views: 9179

Re: cryptostorm VPN speed/server choice vs. other VPNs/svr-l

@Tealc I suspect the OP was talking about an externally-visible IP, as opposed to the internal 10.x.x.x. which is non-routable on the wider Internet anyway. Outfits like VyprVPN have loads of external IPs (as opposed to the four (so far) offered by Cryptostorm), but having an external IP that fewer ...
by parityboy
Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: CLOSED: aleph tokens ~ unlimited duration batch
Replies: 34
Views: 42652

Re: aleph tokens ~ unlimited duration tranche

@4*p*tV2b

The entrance and exit nodes are the same. You enter and exit though the same exit cluster. If you enter the Iceland cluster, you exit through the Iceland cluster. :)
by parityboy
Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: CLOSED: aleph tokens ~ unlimited duration batch
Replies: 34
Views: 42652

Re: aleph tokens ~ unlimited duration tranche

@4*p*tV2b In reality, such questions should be posted here , however I will try to answer them for you. 1. I think the CryptoStorm widget for Windows allows you to select which territory you wish to exit from. Currently Canada, Germany, Iceland and United States are available for use. If you do not ...
by parityboy
Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: URGENT: The Heartbleed Bug
Replies: 37
Views: 46179

Re: URGENT: The Heartbleed Bug

@Malor I would really like a concrete explanation of why I can still trust your service, because right now, I don't think I can. While you have every right to be concerned (just like every CS customer) in reality, every commercial VPN provider is in the same boat since they all use OpenVPN and there...
by parityboy
Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: CLOSED: aleph tokens ~ unlimited duration batch
Replies: 34
Views: 42652

Re: aleph tokens ~ unlimited duration tranche

@4*p*tV2b

Why can you not ask questions here? The people on this forum (staff and users) are pretty knowledgeable bunch, we'd be more than happy to help you out. :)
by parityboy
Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:00 am
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: CLOSED: aleph tokens ~ unlimited duration batch
Replies: 34
Views: 42652

Re: aleph tokens ~ unlimited duration tranche

4*p*tV2b wrote:is this forum the only way to get tech support?

i'd like to change vpn companies, but need some basic answers , etc

as posted above, to begin with :)


If you mean "pre-sales technical info", then yes this is the place. :)
by parityboy
Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: URGENT: The Heartbleed Bug
Replies: 37
Views: 46179

Re: URGENT: The Heartbleed Bug

@vpnDarknet

Unless someone has a sniffer sitting between you and one of CS's VPN nodes, nothing. The bigger issue is SSL over the public Internet, which includes SSL traffic that exits to the public Internet via one of the CS VPN nodes.
by parityboy
Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: CLOSED: aleph tokens ~ unlimited duration batch
Replies: 34
Views: 42652

Re: aleph tokens ~ unlimited duration tranche

I'm not the marketing arm, but basically darknet is a cute way to say hidden. There is a reason we have chosen that particular term which has something to do with some cool tech we have coming down the pipes, but at this time it's fine to think of us as a VPN. "darknet" = "dark netwo...
by parityboy
Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: URGENT: The Heartbleed Bug
Replies: 37
Views: 46179

Re: URGENT: The Heartbleed Bug

... or IIS or ... Now, is it my imagination, or is this one time that Microsoft is sitting back laughing, as IIS is surely (?) not OpenSSL :P haha, well it might spur them to do a code audit... maybe . As for it being a server-only issue, why would that be? I would have thought that heartbeats woul...
by parityboy
Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: URGENT: The Heartbleed Bug
Replies: 37
Views: 46179

Re: URGENT: The Heartbleed Bug

@thread

Well done for catching this. :D How does this affect us client-side, now that the server side has been fixed? Do we users need to update out OpenSSL versions also?
by parityboy
Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:44 am
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: cryptostorm hardware | OPEN
Replies: 10
Views: 11278

Re: cryptostorm hardware | OPEN

Myself and a friend were talking about CS and trying to come up with an architecture diagram, based on what we've read on the forums. Below is what you might call an "artist's impression". :) RED is for exit traffic, GREEN is for client<->cluster VPN traffic and BLUE is for internal manage...
by parityboy
Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: does anybody stand up to CryptoStorm ?
Replies: 4
Views: 9782

Re: does anybody stand up to CryptoStorm ?

@leftnutt43 Like you say, it's likely to be frowned upon, and why risk having to deal with the hassle at all. I torrent regularly, and I'm sure my ISP has taken an educated guess that I'm doing so, but with a decent VPN running there's no decision for them to make and everyone can carry on with thei...
by parityboy
Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: unseen.is
Replies: 4
Views: 9826

unseen.is

Does anyone know anything about this project? Any backstory?
by parityboy
Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:54 am
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: does anybody stand up to CryptoStorm ?
Replies: 4
Views: 9782

Re: does anybody stand up to CryptoStorm ?

@OP Have to agree with Tealc on this one. I personally wouldn't use any other VPN than CS, but as usual it depends on what you're looking for. CryptoStorm's strong stand on privacy and security makes certain things awkward, but at the same time there are ways around those awkward bits which do not c...
by parityboy
Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: guides, HOWTOs & tutorials
Topic: HOWTO: Cryptostorm on Linux Mint 13 & 14 KDE
Replies: 13
Views: 23127

Re: HOWTO: Cryptostorm on Linux Mint 13 & 14 KDE

@jar Since you're using 14.04 LTS which as you say already has OpenVPN 2.3.2 in its repository, uninstall the Network Manager OpenVPN plugin you downloaded, and instead do "apt-get-install network-manager-openvpn", and let it take care of the dependencies itself, rather than forcing it to ...
by parityboy
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm & port forwarding - questions & info
Replies: 47
Views: 46202

Re: cryptostorm & port forwarding - questions & info

@Tealc If there is no IP assign to a specific connection in time, and it's shared by thousands of people, that will make it *almost* impossible to trace. I agree, which is why I support this architecture over any others. Sure, it means additional infrastructure/configuration/expense if you want to r...
by parityboy
Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: DesuStrike resigns from all froum duties
Replies: 10
Views: 12594

Re: DesuStrike resigns from all froum duties

Always sad to see a valued member go. Here's hoping you conquer your issues and return to us in some shape or form. Keep your account though even if it's just locked. :)
by parityboy
Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm & port forwarding - questions & info
Replies: 47
Views: 46202

Re: cryptostorm & port forwarding - questions & info

@lookatdat

You're probably right. Likely the remaining seed for such torrents is unconnectable themselves, so neither of you can initiate a connection to the other in order to exchange data.
by parityboy
Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:04 am
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm & port forwarding - questions & info
Replies: 47
Views: 46202

Re: cryptostorm & port forwarding - questions & info

@lookatdat

Curiously, half of my torrents now terminate at the dreaded 99% downloaded.


Is that you downloading, or others downloading from you?
by parityboy
Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Forum and website unreachable via German cluster
Replies: 3
Views: 3325

Re: Forum and website unreachable via German cluster

@Desu

So a CS customer is trying to penetrate CS using CS? Joys of the Internet, indeed. :P
by parityboy
Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Forum and website unreachable via German cluster
Replies: 3
Views: 3325

Re: Forum and website unreachable via German cluster

@Desu

Is it specifically this website? I had a similar issue with SOE, which was never resolved while accessing the 'net via the German CS cluster.
by parityboy
Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm & port forwarding - questions & info
Replies: 47
Views: 46202

Re: cryptostorm & port forwarding - questions & info

OK, I decided to sign up for a free trial of VyprVPN just to see how their network behaves from a P2P perspective. I set up their own client software on Windows 7, along with aMule and uTorrent 3.4. I also tested on Linux Mint 13 KDE with KTorrent. NOTE: I went into their Control Panel for my accoun...
by parityboy
Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:06 am
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm & port forwarding - questions & info
Replies: 47
Views: 46202

Re: cryptostorm & port forwarding - questions & info

@privangle Does that mean that every VPN service has basically the same problem? Essentially, yes. This is why with at least a couple of them that I know, if you want a port to be forwarded to you, you must explicitly ask for it. Reason being: if you pre-allocate a port to every user, it's reserved ...
by parityboy
Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm & port forwarding - questions & info
Replies: 47
Views: 46202

Re: cryptostorm & port forwarding - questions & info

@privangle Glad I could help, on both counts. :D I'm not sure this problem will or even can be solved; on Cryptocloud, stable "server" ports were pre-allocated to users but the same issue applies: there is a finite number of them, and each account effectively reserved that port across all ...
by parityboy
Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm & port forwarding - questions & info
Replies: 47
Views: 46202

Re: cryptostorm & port forwarding - questions & info

@privangle Look in this thread for more info, because BitTorrent has the same issue, as will any software which would like other peers to initiate a connection to it from outside of CryptoStorm. I'll explain the problem to you as simply as possible, using the colours used by P2P software such as aMu...

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