Not to anyone’s surprise, the Belarusian goverment performed a malicious attack on internets during the elections. According to reports on Twitter, they blocked SSL connections. This means that sites such as Gmail, Twitter and Facebook were forced into non-encrypted mode, if they even worked at all.
Such an attack is particularly evil. Internauts then run the risk of being wiretapped while they are left completely insecure in a harsh network environment. Let us all hope noone gets injured because of this abuse of power.
The video tutorial above is an instruction on how to install and use the Tor Software on Linux for using the advanced hidden services to connect to the Telecomix chat network. Ten minutes of hacking turns the Belarusian internet censorship and surveillance obsolete.
Now, it’s too late to secure up the networks this time. But for the future, if we all learn darknets and computer security, we will be able to avoid future dangers.
To make this tutorial, I used the screen capture software RecordMyDesktop for filming Hannah Montana Linux (Ubuntu based) running in a virtualbox machine. Then I edited the film in PiTiVi and exported to AVI for upload on Youtubes. All software, except the last video codecs, are free software.
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