A Critical Tor Browser Bug called “TorMoil” Allows to Leak your real IP Address that you’re using for Browsing especially this critical security vulnerability affecting Mac and Linux users.
Tor Browser is Providing good level of anonymity and security and you are able to gain access to .onion websites through your dark web browser.
It prevents some person viewing your Internet connection from realizing what websites you visit, it prevents the websites you visit from learning your physical location, and it gives you a chance to get to websites which are blocked.
According to Segment, a Firefox bug in handling file:// URLs it is possible on both systems that users leak their IP address. Once an affected user navigates to a specially crafted web page, the operating system may directly connect to the remote host, bypassing Tor Browser
Apart from This Tor Browser Bug , Torrent file-sharing applications have been observed to ignore proxy settings and make direct connections even when they are told to use Tor. so this is already warned by Tor Team that don’t use Torrent file-sharing.
Also Read : TOR and VPN Anonymous enough for Dark Web
Even if your torrent application connects only through Tor, you will often send out your real IP address in the tracker GET request, because that’s how torrents work
After Reporting This Bug to Tor team Started working with the help of Mozilla engineers This Critical Bug Successfully fixed by Tor Security Experts and Release Patch with Tor Browser 7.0.9 version update. Tor Browser 7.0.9 is now available for both macOS and Linux Users.
According to Tor Team, We are currently preparing updated macOS and Linux bundles for our alpha series which will be tentatively available on Monday, November 6. Meanwhile, macOS and Linux users on that series are strongly encouraged to use the stable bundles or one of the above-mentioned tools that are not affected by the underlying problem.
If you are one of those people that rely on Tor Browser to safely browse the Internet, the message is just one: keep your Tor Browser updated!
Tor Browser Bug Fix for OS X and Linux.
- OS X – Bug 24052: Streamline handling of file:// resources
- Linux – Bug 24052: Streamline handling of file:// resources
Source : GBHackers