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Report: anticounterfeiting on the dark web


The overwhelming majority of Dark Web sites use the anonymity software Tor. The name Tor is an acronym derived from the original software project name The Onion Router. Tor software encrypts web traffic in layers and redirects this traffic around the world through randomly-chosen computers, each of which removes a single layer of encryption before passing the data on to the next computer in the network. The goal of this process is to prevent anyone – even one who controls one of those computers in the encrypted chain – from matching the traffic’s origin with its destination...

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