Bitcoin-Over-Tor Anonymity ‘Can Be Busted for $2,500 a Month’

By October 30, 2014Bitcoin Politics

Bitcoin-Over-Tor Anonymity 'Can Be Busted for $2,500 a Month'

Online anonymity Using bitcoin over the anonymity network Tor leaves users at greater risk of having their identities revealed, according to academics at the University of Luxembourg.

If that seemingly paradoxical finding isn’t enough to scare privacy-loving bitcoiners, the researchers also determined that an attack could be mounted on an "economy" budget of just $2,500 a month.

Such an attack could expose the identity of a bitcoin and Tor user, and allow the attacker to meddle with the victim’s transactions, they said.Ivan Pustogarov, one of the […]

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