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12:55 AM
@BenoitEsnard They shouldnt let me have a phone...
 
 
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4:49 AM
@HamZa I envy your optimism.
@BenoitEsnard I've cracked hashes, but never as part of a challenge. The concept is the same, though, assuming the only rule is "get the input that creates this digest".
 
 
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6:04 AM
This is interesting. I actually proposed this concept in #tor on OFTC a few years ago.
The general idea is that website fingerprinting attacks cannot scale in the real internet, but when the classifiers are limited to analyzing a smaller set of samples (e.g. hidden services), the attack becomes more practical. It seems that the result of this paper is that it is practical to identify which connections are to hidden services, but not currently practical to identify them using WF attacks (at least with current classifiers).
Er, wrong link. I meant lorre.uni.lu/~andriy/papers/…
> Using our dataset, we show that detection of a connection
> establishment to a hidden service is feasible, whereas partic-
> ular content recognition does not scale using any existing
> methods when applied in realistic settings.
 
 
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7:38 AM
@forest hahaha
 
:P
 
7:51 AM
Oh god! Why I am so stupid who didn't even read the blog linked by @AviD and just throwed useless comments.
 
Don't worry, we all do that! :P
 
:)
 
not reading AviD's comments?
 
@TomK. Not reading every link.
 
:(
 
I dunno about you, but I've been given answers that provide a link to "more information" that actually answers my question, despite skimming it and not realizing its value (not necessarily here on SE, but online in general).
 
nah..
well
dunno if people posted links like this. I certainly posted links like this, but more in a "here's all what you need and I'm too lazy to write a proper answer"-way
 
:p
 
8:48 AM
@TomK. 😂
@TomK. oh yes, it pretty much was exactly that. If I was less lazy, I would have found one of the few other questions where it was already asked and answered years ago...
no worries @daya, my answer was not clear. We've all done that! Thanks @forest for clarifying.
 
@AviD if you are referring to the meta post, I think that is one of the rare case where it's actually totally okay to do this
I mean.. it's a help page on the very site you are asking about
on a totally unrelated note: if I'm pinging an IP and get an answer from another IP telling me that the host is unreachable, what does that tell me?
 
9:04 AM
routing is effed up
usually
or its your gateway responding, and cant create a route to the target IP (maybe its down, maybe no connectivity, etc)
 
yup it's exactly that
it's a router that says the host is not up
 
9:19 AM
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Q: Police forcing me to install Jingwang spyware app, how to minimize impact?

CitizenChinese police are forcing whole cities to install an Android spyware app Jingwang Weishi. They are stopping people in the street and detaining those who refuse to install it. Knowing that I may be forced to install it sooner or later, what are my options to prepare against it? Ideally: Make ...

I'm happy not to live in China right now. :(
 
@BenoitEsnard I think that's specific to various Muslim communities, but I totally understand. Many governments are horrible, and China's is certainly not exempt.
@TomK. Happens to me sometimes when the server for a small website I run (which is behind NAT) is down, but the gateway router is up.
 
yeah, I was confused because I didn't realize the answering IP was a router
at first I thought it was another host
 
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