Ominous Bug found in TOR/Privoxy default setup

Michael Torrie torriem at
Sun Aug 14 12:51:04 MDT 2005

On Sun, 2005-08-14 at 10:44 -0600, Steve Dibb wrote:
> It's in default.filter in /etc/privoxy
> s/microsoft(?!.com)/MicroSuck/ig
> Just comment it out and restart it

Yeah this is in here just as an example of privoxy settings.  This
setting isn't turned on by default on any RH distro I've ever used with
privoxy.  There is no back door or trojan at work here.  

This is a bug in the gentoo package, though.  You should contact whoever
manages the ebuild and recommend that they turn off these types of
privoxy features by default.

If you have it configure to allow this, manipulate privoxy's filters by
going to http://p.p


> Steve
Michael Torrie <torriem at>

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