Nov 24 2014
Here is the promised Windows update which brings it in line feature and bug fix wise with the Linux Stable release.
See installed changelog for details of changes.
Nov 21 2014
Both releases have been updated, see package changelog for details.
Debugging has been turned off on the experimental release, If you need to see debug info then you can turn it on by launching from the CLI using
This will be the last blog post regarding SelekTOR updates it will now be up to ye all to check the package changelog for details of whats changed, I will post if their are essential updates for security issues though.
A new Windows release is forthcoming, the porting work is already done but it needs some extensive testing so it probably won’t see the light of day until Monday.
Nov 17 2014
Fixed a code regression which would cause test threads to eventually fail with the No Circuits Available message.
This regression is also in the experimental release but wont get around to fixing it until late tomorrow.
Nov 16 2014
This release has many changes/fixes please see the package changelog for details.
Also I have made my experimental branch of SelekTOR available so you might like to give that a try as it has some nice additional features.
An updated Windows release is in the works and should be ready end of next week.
Nov 10 2014
You may have already seen the latest news regarding the “Dark Web” their name for it not mine.
To me this is good news, I don’t have much love for that area of the web and actually wish it didn’t exist as it pretty much gives Tor a bad reputation or at least it provides others not enamoured of tor with a stick to beat it with, wrongly or rightly.
This significantly overwhelms the multitude of good uses for which Tor can be used.
So i’m glad that some folks FBI, NCA etc. are cracking down on the criminal side of things going on in there as to be honest I think the onion domains needs its own policing service to shutdown some of the most obvious of the criminal activities even though I realise that may be near impossible to do or at least a fairly gargantuan task due to the nature of hidden services.
What I don’t believe is that Tor itself has been compromised, I think it was either human error or the authorities followed the money trail but hopefully once the charges come out in court all will be made clear.
Regardless of how they did it, at least that’s a few more bad guys out of the picture just a shame that more will take their place pretty much within hours.
To me the logical extension of what is happening is if these criminal activities continue, expand and flourish then the folks in charge are just going to say stuff it were not wasting any more resources on this and ban Tor usage outright and anyone caught using it regardless of what they are using it for are just going to end up doing a lengthy spell in gaol.
In my view that time may be approaching rapidly, and I honestly hope it doesn’t come to pass.
Or I could be just plain wrong.
Nov 9 2014
This is a fairly important update, as it ensures that SelekTOR’s own internal network accesses that are essential to the running of the application are now also done via Tor, Net latency has been removed so their is no more pinging of google over the clearnet.
These changes are to ensure your IP will not be leaked due to DNS lookups which are now all done via Tor.
This also puts the Windows release at feature parity with the Linux release.
See changelog as usual for more details.
Nov 8 2014
I hope to have a new Windows release ready for late Monday or early Tuesday, my recent illness has knocked me back a few days but I appear to be on the mend.
This release will bring the Windows version into synch, feature/bug fix wise with the Linux version.
Nov 5 2014
Feeling a lot better now so I managed to do a bunch of fixes, the most important being a fix to prevent an intermittent hang at “Bootstrap 100% Done” which was caused by a timeout on app update version check as since it is now done over Tor I forgot to take into account the slower speeds involved, also added in some error detection to prevent it happening again as well as extending the timeout period.
For the other changes see the package changelog.
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