A few months back, a start-up released a new product that would, it claimed, provide an easy way to remain anonymous online without all the difficulty found in traditional online browsing. After facing a number of hurdles before going to market, including having its Kickstarter campaign frozen, the company is now informing customers of serious security flaws in the product and is offering to ship out a new replacement product, Wired reports. The first batch of the Anonaboxes did not have basic password protection to keep out unwanted users, and the devices could be completely hijacked by an adversary. The researcher who discovered the flaws said, “This is worse than not using any privacy device at all.”
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