Black Hat Cancels Presentation on Cracking Tor

A presentation at the Black Hat conference about weaknesses within the Tor network has been canceled.

Alexander Volynkin, a researcher with CERT/Carnegie Mellon, was scheduled to give a talk titled "You Don't Have to be the NSA to Break Tor: Deanonymizing Users on a Budget" at the hacker conference, which kicks off Aug. 2.

But conference organizers this week announced that the presentation has been pulled form the lineup after the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and Carnegie Mellon University informed them that "the materials that [Volynkin] would be speaking about have not yet [been] approved by CMU/SEI for public release..."

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