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Russia recently announced they would offer up to 3.9 million rubles, or $111,000, for research that can be used to identify Tor users. The relatively small reward has critics wondering if this announcement was just used political purposes.

Is Russia serious about breaking Tor?

Listen to our latest security slice podcast and hear Craig Young and Lane Thames discuss the likelihood of breaking Tor with limited resources, why vulnerabilities perceived are vulnerabilities achieved and how much university research Russia’s reward could buy.






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