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Chocolate_Chip
In the windows store, there is an app that claims to be the "Tor Browser Bundle" but in reality is a browser that is based on IE
GeKo
ugh
Chocolate_Chip
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/tor-browser-bundle/9nblggh1d8hm
Is this even legal?
kvm234
sadly anything goes most likely in Microsoft's world
Ueland
"I think its fine except for the ads at the bottom"
wow
special
Chocolate_Chip: please send a mail to tor-assistants@torproject.org about that
Chocolate_Chip
ok
Is there a PGP key? I'd rather send emails using PGP
special
there isn't - it's a list that goes to a lot of people
Chocolate_Chip
ok
         

special
but some of them are the right people to handle trademark problems
kernelcorn
yep, all the leaders of Tor are on that list
Chocolate_Chip
I sent the email
special
thanks!
kernelcorn
good catch by the way, Chocolate_Chip. Thanks for reporting it.
Chocolate_Chip
np
kernelcorn
it's also not a good idea because MS probably won't update it, thus all their customers will be running a vulnerable browser.
Chocolate_Chip
I only use Windows Phone because it was a gift and I don't have money for a new phone
I limit the things I do on it now-a-days, to avoid all the keyloggers and spyware
kernelcorn
let's take this to #nottor, I'd like to talk more about it
Chocolate_Chip
Ok
x96
why are computers so difficult?
kernelcorn
yano
because we made them so complex
x96
they are quiet hard to understand
Chocolate_Chip
x96
computers should be easy to use to anyone!
Chocolate_Chip
https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/airaware.png
Hay. I sent an email to the provided address and I got a could-not-deliver back
The email address was tor-assistants@torproject.org
Anyone?
I have an urgent fraud to report and was given this Email address.
special
oh! sorry, I misled you. it's tor-assistants@lists.torproject.org
Chocolate_Chip
Thank you
I sent the email
Onsilva
hello
         

dsc
Chocolate_Chip: if someone used TOR to do fraud then it will be hard to `backtrace` him
just FYI
Chocolate_Chip
No. SOmeone has released software claiming to be the "Tor Browser Bundle"
Which is the fraud
special, is there an autoreply to submit to that mailing list?
I'd feel better if there was an autoreply because then I'd know it actually sent succesfully
suelin
where did they release it
Chocolate_Chip
Microsoft store
Which just raises flags in of itself
suelin
did you check the hash
Chocolate_Chip
hash?
It's a fake app
I know that for a fact
The dev team is called "Fast browser"
It offers no connection to the tor proxy at all
mrphs
are we talking about tor in here?
suelin
why not read the back log and find out
mrphs
uh sorry i was missing half of the screen.
Chocolate_Chip: your email has not found its way to -assistants yet. not sure why
Chocolate_Chip
huh
special
give it 15 minutes at least, I think that server does graylisting
how annoying.
Chocolate_Chip
Maybe my server is a bit slow
it's weird. I didn't see tor-assistants on https://lists.torproject.org/
Or whatever the URL is
mrphs
is there a link to this software you're talking about?
Chocolate_Chip
It's in the email
dragonpuff
does it make sense to "whitelist" tor? Or is tor (seen from my firewall) a bunch of servers?
kvm234
wow, I thought maybe it would have been just modified ro something "Chocolate_Chip: It offers no connection to the tor proxy at all"
can you link the software here?
Chocolate_Chip
I gotta find it again
Maybe it's in my backlog
kvm234
Thanks
Chocolate_Chip
It is in my backlog
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/tor-browser-bundle/9nblggh1d8hm
Look at what you need to allow it to do too
For some reason it needs to know what song is playing
kvm234
Thanks for finding that
jesus
Chocolate_Chip
And it uses an ad service
special
Chocolate_Chip: okay, I still don't see your mail. can you forward it to special@dereferenced.net, and I'll make sure it gets onto the list?
Chocolate_Chip
Ok
I don't CC myself so I'll have to retype it all >.<
dragonpuff
does anyone know? Is just allowing 1 ip-adress through my firewall going to let me tor?
marcusw
if it's a bridge, then yes
dragonpuff
it's not, it's just tor :3
Chocolate_Chip
I sent the email, and CC'd it to the mailing list, myself, and my BF
marcusw
tor is not an IP address
Chocolate_Chip
special, did you get it?
special
Chocolate_Chip: yes, thanks
Chocolate_Chip: and that one seems to have reached the list too
Chocolate_Chip
K
dragonpuff
isn't there an underground IRC-network or something? called undernet or something?
dsc
I quote
The Tor software is free software. This means we give you the rights to redistribute the Tor software, either modified or unmodified, either for a fee or gratis. You don't have to ask us for specific permission.
its not fraud. its how free software works.
special
dsc: Tor is also a trademark, to prevent exactly this kind of confusion. see https://www.torproject.org/docs/trademark-faq.html.en
dsc
releasing it under the tor name is not permitted
indeed
well
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