Cloud Security

The Tor Cloud project shuts down

The Tor Cloud project, plagued by vulnerabilities and short-staffed, ended on May 8.

“There is at least one major bug in the Tor Cloud image that makes it completely dysfunctional (meaning that users could not use this particular service to access the Internet), and there are over a dozen other bugs, at least one of them of highest priority,” according to a Friday blog post.

The Tor Project had been seeking to fill the role of “maintainer” of the Tor Cloud project, but was unsuccessful, the post indicates. Even though offers were made to send patches, no one is available to review and approve.

Tor Cloud bridges had been tapering off since the beginning of last year, likely due to the vulnerabilities, the post notes.

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