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by parityboy
Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:48 am
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: HOWTO: manual editing of widget exitnode preferences
Replies: 13
Views: 17809

Re: HOWTO: manual editing of widget exitnode preferences

@privangle

Download one of the raw config files from here and alter the connection address to the one for "onyx" (FQDN is raw-onyx-1.cryptostorm.net) in the link in my sig. Bear in mind that onyx uses the post-Heartbleed certificates from this zip file.
by parityboy
Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: optimising torrenting performance on cryptostorm: discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 95338

Re: optimising torrenting performance on cryptostorm: discus

@njaard Torrents that have few seeders may not allow me to download at all because they see that I'm not seeding. And these are the same torrents that need new seeders the most. Are you talking about private trackers, open trackers or using magnet links? I don't think people on open trackers will ca...
by parityboy
Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm & port forwarding - questions & info
Replies: 47
Views: 48293

Re: cryptostorm & port forwarding - questions & info

@njaard Technically you're quite correct. However, you can work around this. Think of a machine hidden within Cryptostorm as a hidden service. To connect to it from the outside world, you need a tunnel server of some kind, much like what The Pirate Bay do: their main servers are hidden among cloud p...
by parityboy
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:11 am
Forum: cryptostorm reborn: voodoo networking, stormtokens, PostVPN exotic netsecurity
Topic: [NDR] NSA targets the privacy-conscious
Replies: 0
Views: 12438

[NDR] NSA targets the privacy-conscious

It is a small server that looks like any of the other dozens in the same row. It is in a large room devoted to computers and computer storage, just like every other room in this industrial park building on Am Tower Street just outside the city of Nuremberg. That the grey building is surrounded by b...
by parityboy
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: crypto, VPN & security news
Topic: [InfoWars] UK Govt ‘Secret Deal’ To Allow Mass Surveillance
Replies: 0
Views: 11243

[InfoWars] UK Govt ‘Secret Deal’ To Allow Mass Surveillance

The practice under the so called Data Retention and Investigation Powers Bill would require internet and telephone companies cooperate with the authorities. Cameron said he “will not stand by” and watch foreign companies become less willing to share private information with the government. In respo...
by parityboy
Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: crypto, VPN & security news
Topic: [Emsisoft Blog] Lawful Interception Malware...
Replies: 1
Views: 4365

Re: [Emsisoft Blog] Lawful Interception Malware...

As far as I'm concerned, if I did not consent for a piece of software to be installed on my computer, it's malware and needs to go. Very simple.
by parityboy
Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: DeepDNS.net - cryptostorm's no-compromise DNS resolver framework
Topic: DNS Settings
Replies: 5
Views: 14823

Re: DNS Settings

@kelltech As long as the DNS address that show up are not your ISP's or Google's, you should be OK. :) Below are the addresses pushed by Cryptostorm when you connect (taken from my resolv.conf). # Cryptostorm DNS Servers # nameserver 198.100.146.51 # nameserver 76.74.205.228 # nameserver 213.73.91.3...
by parityboy
Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: independent cryptostorm token resellers, & tokens 101
Topic: vpnDarknet - tor hidden service
Replies: 6
Views: 21173

Re: vpnDarknet - tor hidden service

@vpnDarknet Speeds seem fine to me - I'm on an 8Mb/1Mb connection, with a torrent client going as well. :) I don't know how difficult this would be to do, but it would probably be nice to have a live Bitcoin/Litecoin/xCoin price in place of the USD price (this is the darknet after all :p). Actually ...
by parityboy
Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: New Montreal Server - "Maple" - In Beta
Replies: 7
Views: 10179

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

@exempt

Yeah, it probably uses the post-Heartbleed certificates.
by parityboy
Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: crypto, VPN & security news
Topic: [TF] CashU Payment Method Starts Banning VPN Services
Replies: 0
Views: 5892

[TF] CashU Payment Method Starts Banning VPN Services

In line with recent trends, the online payment method CashU has put a blanket ban on VPN services. The company states that it is prohibited from supporting anonymity services due to the potential for abuse.


Source

Abuse. Yeah...riiiight.
by parityboy
Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:34 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: pre-1.21 widget feedback (mostly closed, now...)
Replies: 23
Views: 16272

Re: widget v1.10 official release

@Rider

Agreed. :D I will say though that while I'm not sure what the teams plans are, CS' potential as a darknet hasn't even been scratched at yet. :D I'm more than happy to support this project (which is why I do :D).
by parityboy
Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:12 am
Forum: DeepDNS.net - cryptostorm's no-compromise DNS resolver framework
Topic: [Feature Request] Cryptostorm Dynamic DNS Services
Replies: 13
Views: 18894

Re: [Feature Request] Cryptostorm Dynamic DNS Services

@~grystch Effectively yes; once you're connected to the CS network (via the specified IP address of an exit node, to avoid a DNS lookup), all traffic is then routed over the VPN link. If you then specify (for example) the IP address of Google, rather than "www.google.com", no DNS is involv...
by parityboy
Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:30 am
Forum: DeepDNS.net - cryptostorm's no-compromise DNS resolver framework
Topic: [Feature Request] Cryptostorm Dynamic DNS Services
Replies: 13
Views: 18894

Re: [Feature Request] Cryptostorm Dynamic DNS Services

@~grystch Technically it could be an issue if you did not want anyone (i.e. your ISP) knowing you were connecting to a VPN, or Cryptostorm's VPN. The CS team recommend hostnames because IP addresses can and do change. Howvever, it's up to you the user to evaluate your own threat landscape: it wouldn...
by parityboy
Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:20 am
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm: non-widget Windows config file beta testing
Replies: 42
Views: 36407

Re: cryptostorm: non-widget Windows config file beta testing

hahaha, indeed! The new provider (if that's the case) must be in the same datacentre or at least connected to the same carrier, in order to retain the same IP address. :)
by parityboy
Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: XKEYSCORE source code
Replies: 8
Views: 13456

Re: XKEYSCORE source code

Which is why I didn't recognise it. It looks like a mashup of Javascript and PHP... :p
by parityboy
Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: XKEYSCORE source code
Replies: 8
Views: 13456

Re: XKEYSCORE source code

@OP

What language is this?
by parityboy
Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: crypto, VPN & security news
Topic: [RT] XKeyscore exposed: How NSA tracks all German Tor users
Replies: 0
Views: 6029

[RT] XKeyscore exposed: How NSA tracks all German Tor users

The NSA has been revealed to mark and consider potential "extremists" all users of the internet anonymizer service Tor. Among those are hundreds of thousands of privacy concerned people like journalists, lawyers and rights activists. Searching for encryption software like the Linux-based ...
by parityboy
Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm: non-widget Windows config file beta testing
Replies: 42
Views: 36407

Re: cryptostorm: non-widget Windows config file beta testing

@Guest

Well, chilli is back up again, judging by that nodelist. :p
by parityboy
Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:56 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: pre-1.21 widget feedback (mostly closed, now...)
Replies: 23
Views: 16272

Re: widget v1.0 official release

@thread OK, so I decided to test out the widget on my Windows 7 x64 VM (VirtualBox, 1 CPU and using virtio drivers). First thing I noticed is in Options->Nodes->Find Node With Least Amount Of Memebers . Second thing is that it consistently comes back with "BRUNO (1)". Bruno may be a testin...
by parityboy
Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: crypto, VPN & security news
Topic: [CNET] How Air Force One's communications are 'hardened'
Replies: 0
Views: 5981

[CNET] How Air Force One's communications are 'hardened'

To demonstrate how all of this works, the 346th team has set up an insecure laptop on board the C-5 that has a big E on its screen made up of up bunch of other letters. They want to show me how, in the mobile assessment vehicle, parked 20 feet or so away from the raised nose of the giant plane, the...
by parityboy
Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: DeepDNS.net - cryptostorm's no-compromise DNS resolver framework
Topic: [Feature Request] Cryptostorm Dynamic DNS Services
Replies: 13
Views: 18894

Re: [Feature Request] Cryptostorm Dynamic DNS Services

@marzametal

The IPs on the nodes list are also balancers, I believe. The DNS names of the individual locations are prefixed with "cluster" as in cluster-iceland.cstorm.pw.
by parityboy
Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:19 am
Forum: cryptostorm reborn: voodoo networking, stormtokens, PostVPN exotic netsecurity
Topic: [DDW] Study: Estimating hidden service traffic from DNS leak
Replies: 0
Views: 12387

[DDW] Study: Estimating hidden service traffic from DNS leak

Although the Tor system was designed to prevent .onion requests from leaking into the global DNS resolution process, numerous requests are still observed in the global DNS. In this paper we will present the state of .onion requests received at the global public DNS A and J root nodes, potential exp...
by parityboy
Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: DeepDNS.net - cryptostorm's no-compromise DNS resolver framework
Topic: [Feature Request] Cryptostorm Dynamic DNS Services
Replies: 13
Views: 18894

Re: [Feature Request] Cryptostorm Dynamic DNS Services

I've just realised that I'd posted something similar earlier in this thread. If mods could lock it (or redirect it here, then any discussion can be posted here instead. Many thanks. :)
by parityboy
Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: DeepDNS.net - cryptostorm's no-compromise DNS resolver framework
Topic: [Feature Request] Cryptostorm Dynamic DNS Services
Replies: 13
Views: 18894

Re: [Feature Request] Cryptostorm Dynamic DNS Services

@~grytsch Partially. Once you're connected to a Cryptostorm cluster, the on-network DNS would handle all DNS queries, whether for clearnet hosts or darknet hosts. However, if you've configured your VPN client to use cluster hostnames , rather than cluster IP addresses , somebody's DNS somewhere will...
by parityboy
Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:13 am
Forum: DeepDNS.net - cryptostorm's no-compromise DNS resolver framework
Topic: [Feature Request] Cryptostorm Dynamic DNS Services
Replies: 13
Views: 18894

Re: [Feature Request] Cryptostorm Dynamic DNS Services

Some additional thoughts. Based on my observations, whenever I connect to Cryptostorm I am given an IP address of 10.55.0. x where x always seems to be less than 10. This leads me to believe that either ⋅ a) there's hardly anyone on the cluster at all ⋅ b) there are lots and lots...
by parityboy
Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: DeepDNS.net - cryptostorm's no-compromise DNS resolver framework
Topic: [Feature Request] Cryptostorm Dynamic DNS Services
Replies: 13
Views: 18894

[Feature Request] Cryptostorm Dynamic DNS Services

This is just me throwing out ideas, based on conversations in this thread. As part of building a true "dark network", it would be nice if CS offered an on-network DNS resolver. As noted in the linked thread, it would be a fully trusted DNS resolver and additionally (the most important part...
by parityboy
Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: Openssl = sh!t ??
Replies: 7
Views: 6357

Re: Openssl = sh!t ??

@OP

No, you're not. Don't forget though that OpenVPN relies on OpenSSL, so simply replacing OpenSSL with a) an API-compatible rewrite or b) porting OpenVPN to libnss or GnuTLS simply isn't trivial.
by parityboy
Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: cryptostorm reborn: voodoo networking, stormtokens, PostVPN exotic netsecurity
Topic: Q&A - VPN and Tor - together??
Replies: 3
Views: 14214

Re: Q&A - VPN and Tor - together??

Another use of Cryptostorm and Tor is to securely expose Tor Hidden Services. By initiating a Cryptostorm session, and then initiating a reverse tunnel to the external server from within the Cryptostorm network, the Hidden Service itself (u.e. the actual web server) can be hosted within the CryptoSt...
by parityboy
Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Cannot Authenticate On Frankfurt Node
Replies: 13
Views: 7980

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: 21789

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: 10179

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: 6153

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: 8340

[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: 10053

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: 5354

[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: 5914

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: 2789

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: 5172

[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: 5534

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: 8589

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: 5534

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: 5534

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: 7980

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: 7980

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: 3703

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: 3703

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: 7083

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: 7083

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: 5541

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: 7083

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: 7119

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: 5541

[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: 2519

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: 4980

[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: 4768

[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: 5501

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: 4960

[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: 5501

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: 5380

[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: 5501

[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: 4974

[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: 9259

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: 9259

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: 19702

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: 18258

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: 22756

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: 126613

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: 12907

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: 126613

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: 12897

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: 126613

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: 12897

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: 12897

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....

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