Tor is a free software that provides browsing and anonymous communication on the Internet, redirecting traffic through various servers distributed around the planet, in a tunnel network. http (with security protocol tls) overlying internet.
The Tor project recently removed a considerable amount from its servers, with more than 800 running outdated and unsupported versions of Tor software. Today's network servers surpass more than 6,000, making up approximately 13.5% of disabled servers.
About 750 of these removed servers were responsible for brokering network traffic while 62 were outbound, which connected the Tor network to the world wide web, obviously after having its true location redirected numerous times within the Tor network.
Tor project administrators plan to no longer accept servers that are not up to date, especially those running an End Of Life (EOL) version. A software update, released in November 2018, will prevent obsolete connections, all without manual intervention.
At l, we will decline about 800 obsolete servers using your fingerprints, informs the project team.
This shutdown was not new, after all, the Tor team reported in September that they planned to remove any server that did not have the latest versions of their software. The initial number was 1,276 servers, however after the announcement the number dropped to 800.
Using updated software ensures greater security and prevents the use of breaches caused by already corrected vulnerabilities, thus valuing the maintenance and integrity of your network servers have been removed.
Maintaining consistency and safety is a priority for the project, so that servers that do not meet the quality standard are shut down.
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