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Misconfigured Tor sites leave public IP addresses exposed

The Tor network’s degree of anonymity has come under increased questioning over recent years, and new research found public IP addresses can be connected to misconfigured Tor sites.

Yonathan Klijnsma, lead threat researcher at RiskIQ, a cyber threat intelligence company based in San Francisco, said he found out about the misconfigured Tor sites when crawling the web to associate SSL certificates with the host IP address for the site.

Klijnsma found misconfigured Tor servers that were listening to requests on public IP addresses instead of on the localhost IP address, 127.0.0.1, which is the default address for traffic originating on the same system. Tor servers must listen only on localhost in order to preserve the anonymity users expect from the Tor network and to keep anonymized Tor network traffic off of the public internet.

If correctly configured, an SSL certificate for a Tor site would only be associated with the dark web onion address of that site. But if a misconfigured Tor site listens on a public IP address, the certificate will also become associated with that address. However, it is unclear whether the issue is widespread.

Klijnsma did not respond to requests for comment at the time of this post.

Klijnsma began tweeting about the issue in July in order to make Tor administrators and users aware that sites they expected to be anonymous may not be. And he has even gotten pushback on his research.

Klijnsma’s research isn’t the first to find ways to deanonymize Tor. Researchers previously found that domain-name-system monitoring could be used to identify Tor users. And the FBI notably chose not to disclose a Tor vulnerability it used to find a suspect in a child porn case, leading to the case being dismissed.

Inside Xbox One X Enhanced: Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Xbox Wire

Many of gaming’s most compelling stories come from those who’ve helped to create our favorite Xbox One games. In our Inside Xbox One X Enhanced series, these creators will share the behind-the-scenes accounts of the work involved in enhancing these epic games for Xbox One X, how they’ve helped chart the course of the world’s most powerful console, and what that means for the future of gaming. Today, we’ll be chatting with Eidos-Montreal Programming Director Frédéric Robichaud on the highly anticipated Shadow of the Tomb Raider which sees Lara Croft’s defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider.

What specifically is your development team doing to enhance Shadow of the Tomb Raider for Xbox One X?

To ensure that Shadow of the Tomb Raider looked crisp and amazingly polished on Xbox One X, we have worked incredibly hard to fully support HDR mode. We’ve revamped the entire pipeline to be HDR from the get go: realistic lights intensity calibration, HDR textures and global illumination energy conservation.

In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, we offer two modes for players: High Resolution and High Framerate mode. With the GPU power of the Xbox One X, we were able to get 4K at a constant 30 FPS and with the CPU boost, we are targeting 60 FPS with full HD (1080p) in High Framerate mode.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Screenshot

We’ve been able to improve the quality of certain algorithms on the Xbox One X like stochastic screen-space reflections and atmospheric effects. With the extra memory, we have increased the shadow maps and texture resolution to enhance the visual quality.

Audio wise, we are fully supporting Dolby Atmos to create real 3D audio immersion.

How do these enhancements impact the gaming experience, and why did your development team choose to focus on these enhancement areas?

The recent Tomb Raider games are known for their high quality graphics and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, as the final entry in the origin trilogy, pushes the visual boundaries more than ever before. Supporting 4K was mandatory for us. Players that do not own a 4K TV will still see the visual improvements, mostly with less aliasing and more details in the image.

If the player chooses the High Framerate mode, they will enjoy the fluidity and reactivity of the controls in a seamless gameplay experience.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Screenshot

The audio immersion is perfect with Dolby Atmos, especially in the jungle areas which are dense with wildlife like the locusts below and birds above. Spatial audio is best experienced with a home theater system; however, all players will still hear those effects and an overall increase in audio fidelity.

How do you expect fans of Shadow of the Tomb Raider will respond to playing it on Xbox One X with these enhancements?

Those playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider on the Xbox One X will be blown away by the visual quality in High Resolution mode or the fluidity if they choose the High Framerate mode. Players will not want to go back to the previous generation of consoles!

What enhancement were you most excited about to explore leveraging for Shadow of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One X?

Without a doubt, High Framerate mode. Maximizing the CPU power to target 60 FPS with a huge, living crowd like in the Cozumel café or Paititi was an interesting challenge. A lot of optimization to our engine was done to achieve these stunning results.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Screenshot

What does 4K and HDR mean for your game, games in the future and development at your studio?

We completely revamped our pipeline to integrate HDR from the beginning of production. Shadow of the Tomb Raider looks more real and better than ever before because of 4K and HDR. Better resolution, less aliasing, more intensity and more nuance.  We hope that players are blown away by the visual fidelity of the most recent edition to the Tomb Raider franchise.

It is only the beginning; 4k and HDR will become standard to all the games, especially when all developers begin to follow a common HDR standard.

Thanks to Frédéric for taking the time to chat with us about Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which releases on September 14. We’ll bring you more interviews with more developers in the future, as well as more on Shadow of the Tomb Raider, so stay tuned to Xbox Wire!

For Sale – M-Audio Audiophile 2496

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It does not come with and leads or installation disks, however the leads can be bought quite cheaply on eBay.

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The fast and the foldable – why the Surface Pro is the only device that can keep up with two motorbike makers – Microsoft News Centre UK The fast and the foldable – why Surface is the only device that can keep up with two motorbike makers

Combining that equipment with the knowledge and skills that come with years of working with aluminium means the brothers can create bikes that are likely to be in high demand for decades to come.

“Everything in here is aluminium, as it’s always considered to be the go-to material,” Bujar points out. “However, it’s a lot harder to work with, and welding is almost impossible, so you need a lot of skill. On the other hand, using aluminium rubber-stamps the quality. For example, Ferrari only made 99 versions of its 1964 275 coupe in aluminium and they now sell for four times the price of a regular model. In 10 years’ time a new bike made out of steel might start rusting, but you can leave our aluminium bikes for 30 years and they will stay exactly the same. It’s not going to look out of date.”

Bujar and his brother decided to manufacture the bikes themselves after failing to find anyone who could copy their designs in aluminium: “We were only approached by old guys who used to do this back in the day. They thought they might be able to do it but not the way we wanted. They couldn’t think in terms of surfaces, only in moulds.”

This was a line in the sand for them. The pair were adamant they needed specific designs to cope with the levels of downforce and lift their fast bikes would create – problems that manufacturers didn’t have to worry about several decades ago, when bikes were much heavier and slower.

Unable to find anyone who could bring their visions to life, the pair picked up their tools and got to work.

The fast and the foldable – why the Surface Pro is the only device that can keep up with two motorbike makers – Microsoft News Centre UK The fast and the foldable – why Surface is the only device that can keep up with two motorbike makers

Combining that equipment with the knowledge and skills that come with years of working with aluminium means the brothers can create bikes that are likely to be in high demand for decades to come.

“Everything in here is aluminium, as it’s always considered to be the go-to material,” Bujar points out. “However, it’s a lot harder to work with, and welding is almost impossible, so you need a lot of skill. On the other hand, using aluminium rubber-stamps the quality. For example, Ferrari only made 99 versions of its 1964 275 coupe in aluminium and they now sell for four times the price of a regular model. In 10 years’ time a new bike made out of steel might start rusting, but you can leave our aluminium bikes for 30 years and they will stay exactly the same. It’s not going to look out of date.”

Bujar and his brother decided to manufacture the bikes themselves after failing to find anyone who could copy their designs in aluminium: “We were only approached by old guys who used to do this back in the day. They thought they might be able to do it but not the way we wanted. They couldn’t think in terms of surfaces, only in moulds.”

This was a line in the sand for them. The pair were adamant they needed specific designs to cope with the levels of downforce and lift their fast bikes would create – problems that manufacturers didn’t have to worry about several decades ago, when bikes were much heavier and slower.

Unable to find anyone who could bring their visions to life, the pair picked up their tools and got to work.

For Sale – M-Audio Audiophile 2496

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It does not come with and leads or installation disks, however the leads can be bought quite cheaply on eBay.

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For Sale – Waterblock and Linksys WRT1900ACS

EK Waterblock – £24 posted reserved for – @mr_yogi

Linksys WRT1900ACS come with power lead and 4 antenas no box – £60 posted

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For Sale – M-Audio Audiophile 2496

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For Sale – Waterblock and Linksys WRT1900ACS

EK Waterblock – £24 posted reserved for – @mr_yogi

Linksys WRT1900ACS come with power lead and 4 antenas no box – £60 posted

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