The researchers led by Aaron Johnson of the Naval Research Laboratory published the paper on Traffic Correlation Attacks against Anonymity on Tor.

Anonymity on Tor network is the primary reason for the use of the popular network, hacktivists, whistle blowers, hackers and cybercriminals are enticed by the possibility to be not traceable. Straying far from prying eyes is the primary attraction for the user of  Tor project.

In reality many researchers all over the world are working to get over Anonymity on Tor trying to find a flaw that allows the revelation of user’s identity, many experts have addressed the software components used to access the networks (e.g. Browsers, plugin) other searching for vulnerability in the routing protocol or in the encryption implemented.

A group of researchers from Georgetown University and the US Naval Research Laboratory (USNRL) published a study that dismantles the certainty of Anonymity on Tor network, the experts sustains that it is possible to identify Tor users. In reality the group of experts presented their POC on Anonymity on Tor network and capability to track Tor users in November 2012 during the November’s Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) in Berlin.

SOURCE: securityaffairs.co