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[liberationtech] Appelbaum's Ultrasurf report

Jillian C. York jilliancyork at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 13:45:07 PDT 2012


I would add to that that Ultrasurf is not just *used* in Syria, it's *
popular* in Syria.  When I was there, it was installed in most cybercafes.

On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 1:40 PM, Andrew Lewis <andrew at pdqvpn.com> wrote:

> I ran into Jacob at 28c3, and as he described the holes it terrified me to
> know that people in Syria(the country I am focused on at the moment) were
> using this software. I am just starting to read the actual papers, but as I
> understand it the holes were/are pretty serious, and that the monitoring
> software in Syria(Bluecoat) was picking up one of the major holes as part
> of it's routine logging of all internet traffic, with no special changes
> required.
>
> -Andrew
>
>
>
> On Apr 16, 2012, at 4:33 PM, Rebecca MacKinnon wrote:
>
> "Ultrasurf is software produced by the UltraReach company for censorship
> circumvention, privacy, security and anonymity. Unfortunately for them, I
> found their claims to be overstated and I found a number of serious
> problems with Ultrasurf."
>
> https://blog.torproject.org/blog/ultrasurf-definitive-review
>
> Would love to know people's comments and reactions.
>
> Best,
> Rebecca
>
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