NOVALUG presentation: Anonymity and Tor.

24 March 2010

Confirmation's just hit the NOVALUG website - I will be presenting at the next meeting on 10 April 2010 on the topic of anonymity technologies in general and Tor in particular. Tor is the name of a free/open source utility which protects the user from traffic analysis and some content monitoring by passive attackers. I will discuss the origins of Tor as well as the threat model it was designed for, its capabilities, and potential attacks against the network as a whole and individual users thereof. I will also talk about operational security for users and Tor nodes. I will demonstrate how to set up Tor for use as a client as well as a Tor node as well as talk a little about potential threats incurred for both. I'll also demonstrate how to set up a hidden service using Tor and a simple web server and cap the presentation off with a Q&A session.

The NOVALUG meeting will be held at the Herndon Library in northern Virginia starting around 1000 EST5EDT.

I hope to see everyone there.