Search Mailing List Archives


Limit search to: Subject & Body Subject Author
Sort by: Reverse Sort
Limit to: All This Week Last Week This Month Last Month
Select Date Range     through    

[liberationtech] An Arabic Linux distro that corrects "multiple Tor bugs"

Susanne Fischer susannef at iwpr.net
Thu Apr 19 01:51:35 PDT 2012


Dear all,

no further investigation needed who is behind Cyber Arabs, it is an IWPR
project as we state openly on the website, and yes, we have a Beta version
of Virtus on our website. It was developed by one of our team members on
his own initiative, I actually think most of you know him one way or
another, Dlshad Othman.

So I suggest that any questions regarding Virtus you direct to him.

dlshadco at hotmail.com


Best,
Susanne Fischer
IWPR Program Manager Middle East

On 19 April 2012 11:40, Frank Corrigan <email at franciscorrigan.com> wrote:

> Does it offer much the same as TAILS?
> https://tails.boum.org/contribute/how/translate/#index4h1
>
> It seems to imply a relationship to the Institute for War and Peace
> Reporting
> http://iwpr.net/
> http://www.cyber-arabs.com/?page_id=2
>
> With the domain cyber-arabs.com appearing to be registered by Susanne
> Fischer:
> http://www.networksolutions.com/whois-search/cyber-arabs.com
> http://iwpr.net/people/susanne-fischer
>
> Frank
>
> ----- Original message -----
> From: KheOps <kheops at ceops.eu>
> To: Liberation Technologies <liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu>
> Subject: [liberationtech] An Arabic Linux distro that corrects "multiple
> Tor    bugs"
> Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 09:36:36 +0200
>
> Hello everyone,
>
> A Syrian activist came a few hours ago on Telecomix's OpSyria and
> pointed us to what seems to be a new Linux live distro based on Ubuntu,
> apparently designed to provide tools to increase anonymity and privacy:
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/virtuslinux/
>
> Among others, its creators state that their distro, Virtus, "uses a
> modified version of TOR software. The modified version fixes multiple
> bugs found in the original software by Virtus developers when it was
> used in Syria."
>
> I don't think anybody has reviewed it yet, but it seems the distro is
> already spreading a bit, which is why I felt useful to post a warning
> here, espescially towards Jacob who might be interested in having a look
> at what can be these "bug fixes".
>
> Virtus has been designed by what looks like to be a new group called
> "Cyber Arabs" (http://www.cyber-arabs.com/). They have a Twitter account
> (@Cyber_Arabs), with which they already promoted the use of OTR, SSH
> proxies in YouTube videos and linked to several EFF articles regarding
> RAT malware used in Syria. I tend to think that their intentions are
> rather good, although their knowledge may appear - for now - a bit
> clumsy.
>
> I'd be glad to get any advice/feedback on this :)
>
> Cheers,
> KheOps
>
> _______________________________________________
> liberationtech mailing list
> liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu
>
> Should you need to change your subscription options, please go to:
>
> https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/liberationtech
>
> If you would like to receive a daily digest, click "yes" (once you click
> above) next to "would you like to receive list mail batched in a daily
> digest?"
>
> You will need the user name and password you receive from the list
> moderator in monthly reminders. You may ask for a reminder here:
> https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/liberationtech
>
> Should you need immediate assistance, please contact the list moderator.
>
> Please don't forget to follow us on http://twitter.com/#!/Liberationtech
> Email had 1 attachment:
> + signature.asc
>  1k (application/pgp-signature)
> _______________________________________________
> liberationtech mailing list
> liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu
>
> Should you need to change your subscription options, please go to:
>
> https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/liberationtech
>
> If you would like to receive a daily digest, click "yes" (once you click
> above) next to "would you like to receive list mail batched in a daily
> digest?"
>
> You will need the user name and password you receive from the list
> moderator in monthly reminders. You may ask for a reminder here:
> https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/liberationtech
>
> Should you need immediate assistance, please contact the list moderator.
>
> Please don't forget to follow us on http://twitter.com/#!/Liberationtech
>



-- 
Best regards,
Susanne Fischer

Susanne Fischer
Middle East Programme Manager
susannef at iwpr.net
mobile +961 70 211 219


This electronic mail message and any attached files are intended solely for the named recipients and may contain confidential and proprietary business information of the Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR) and its affiliates. If you are not the named addressee, you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail.

Institute for War & Peace Reporting. 48 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8LT, UK. Registered with charitable status in the United Kingdom (charity reg. no: 1027201, company reg. no: 2744185); the United States under IRS Section 501(c)(3); and The Netherlands as a charitable foundation.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mailman.stanford.edu/pipermail/liberationtech/attachments/20120419/3e8cc241/attachment.html>


More information about the liberationtech mailing list