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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Underground Marketplace Agora Closes Its Doors (But Not 4 Ever)

Security concerns have prompted one of the Dark Web's largest marketplaces to close its doors -- at least for now.    




Worries relating to the security of the Tor network have prompted Agora to shut down temporarily.
Launched in 2013, Agora is a marketplace only accessible through the Tor network which can be used to anonymously purchase products through the virtual currency Bitcoin. The market is one of the largest currently online, and as a hidden service, is used to purchase all manner of items including weaponry, drugs, stolen credit card details and electronics.
However, recent security concerns have prompted Agora controllers to temporarily suspend operations.
According to a message sent to Agora users by administrators, posted on Reddit, taking the market offline is only a temporary consequence of the security issue. The message states:
"Recently research had come that shed some light on vulnerabilities in Tor Hidden Services protocol which could help to deanonymize server locations.

Most of the new and previously known methods do require substantial resources to be executed, but the new research shows that the amount of resources could be much lower than expected, and in our case we do believe we have interested parties who possess such resources."


While Agora has not specifically labelled the Tor network vulnerabilities administrators are concerned about, it appears that an MIT research paper documenting ways to de-anonymize Tor users may be the root cause. In July, MIT researchers said a technique called "circuit fingerprinting" could be used to unmask Tor users with a high degree of accuracy.
See also: Tor connection vulnerability uncloaks hidden web services

The Agora team says they have a solution ready to be rolled out which will plug the security hole, but this will take massive changes to their software stack as well as a fair amount of time to implement.
In addition, "suspicious activity" has been detected around Agora servers, prompting a move to a fresh location -- which is only a temporary solution to the overall problem of keeping users anonymous and safe.
"At this point, while we don't have a solution ready it would be unsafe to keep our users using the service, since they would be in jeopardy. Thus, and to our great sadness we have to take the market offline for a while, until we can develop a better solution. This is the best course of action for everyone involved," the team says.
Agora plans to clear as many outstanding orders as possible and has asked users to withdraw their funds, make sure they do not send any Bitcoin to Agora deposit addresses and to expect a delay due to the vast amount of payouts which will need to be processed in rapid time.
However, no definitive date has been issued regarding when Agora will go offline.
A market of similar size and reputation, Silk Road, was closed down by the FBI in 2013.


Agora to pause operations. Please finish your orders and withdraw money. Read more: signed message.(requires TOR)

Agora to pause operations

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Recently research had come that shed some light on vulnerabilities in Tor Hidden Services protocol which could help to deanonymize server locations. Most of the new and previously known methods do require substantial resources to be executed, but the new research shows that the amount of resources could be much lower than expected, and in our case we do believe we have interested parties who possess such resources.
We have a solution in the works which will require big changes into our software stack which we believe will mitigate such problems, but unfortunately it will take time to implement. Additionally, we have recently been discovering suspicious activity around our servers which led us to believe that some of the attacks described in the research could be going on and we decided to move servers once again, however this is only a temporary solution.
At this point, while we don't have a solution ready it would be unsafe to keep our users using the service, since they would be in jeopardy. Thus, and to our great sadness we have to take the market offline for a while, until we can develop a better solution. This is the best course of action for everyone involved.
In the mean time we shall do our best to clear all outstanding orders and we ask all of you users who have money on their accounts, withdraw them as soon as possible, because we don't want to be responsible for it during the time when the market will be offline.
During this time, there might be some delays in payouts, since many people are expected to withdraw money at the same time, but we intend to resolve any such issues in the end. But we advice you to use only destination bitcoin addresses that do not expire when you send money out from Agora, as the payments to them might get delayed.
While the market is offline, do not send any bitcoin to any of your deposit addresses on Agora. We do not gurantee the safety of any funds sent there.
Vendors, we strongly advice you to abort any orders that haven't been sent out or processed yet, as we cannot gurantee what will happen with the orders in resolution. We shall try to resolve it on a case-by-case basis, but there might not be time to wait for orders that require long shipping times.
We are going to handle the situation with the vendor bonds soon, we need some time to make sure that noone uses this as an opportunity to start scamming wildly.
All of the market data will be kept intact and be available upon return, including all of the user history and profile data.
Since our PGP key is nearing expiration date, here is a new PGP key which could be used to check authenticity of our messages in the future.
Once again, agora admins are doing the right things and proving that the users best interest is a top priority for them, and this should not be taken for granted, and we can be sure that IF (yes, if) they come back (Remember BMR V5?) they will reutrn to their position as the number 1 market.

Agora, the Dark Web’s Biggest Drug Market, Is Going Offline

The Dark Web’s biggest marketplace for drugs seems to have learned a lesson from the downfall of the Silk Road: When cracks start to appear in your anonymity’s armor, it’s time to quit while you’re ahead—or, at least, retreat and regroup.
Agora, the reigning marketplace in the Dark Web’s bustling, bitcoin-based narcotics economy, announced Tuesday evening that it will go offline at least temporarily to shore up defenses against potential attacks that it believes might be used to identify the site’s servers and operators. In a message posted both to the market site and to the “darknetmarkets” Reddit forum, Agora’s anonymous admins say they’ve recently moved their servers after detecting “suspicious activity” they believe was intended to break the protections offered by the anonymity software Tor—activity that would reveal their servers’ IP addresses, possibly allowing law enforcement to track down the site’s owners, as well as its buyers and sellers.
The Agora admins say they plan to implement a software update to protect the site, but need to take a hiatus to make those changes. The admins don’t say when the market could be coming back online. “At this point, while we don’t have a solution ready it would be unsafe to keep our users using the service, since they would be in jeopardy,” reads the message. “Thus, and to our great sadness we have to take the market offline for a while, until we can develop a better solution. This is the best course of action for everyone involved.”
The Agora admins don’t spell out exactly what Tor vulnerability they’re referring to. But it’s likely they’re responding to a paper published last month ahead of the Usenix security conference by a group of researchers from Qatar University and MIT. The paper proposed a new method of “fingerprinting” that it said would allow Tor hidden services—the cloaked servers that run dark Web sites—to be identified with as much as 88-percent accuracy.
The Tor Project responded to that research by pointing out that it requires controlling large numbers of Tor nodes, the volunteer computers that bounce traffic around the Tor network. In a blog post, Tor director Roger Dingledine suggested methods that could be used to foil the attack, and pointed out that researchers have long over-estimated the ease of such fingerprinting methods.
In the meantime, Agora’s admins say they’re not entirely comforted by the attack’s high-resource limitations. “Most of the new and previously known methods do require substantial resources to be executed,” they write. “But the new research shows that the amount of resources could be much lower than expected, and in our case we do believe we have interested parties who possess such resources.”
Agora’s disappearance, even if it is temporary, represents a major blow to the Dark Web’s drug world. It had become the online underground drug trade’s largest site by far, with more than 17,000 listings of drugs for sale and well over 20,000 total listings, including counterfeits, drug paraphernalia and other contraband. (The site had only recently decided to no longer sell guns.) In a recent study, Carnegie Mellon researchers estimated that the site was doing $150,000 a day in sales last February. At that time, it was only the second largest market behind the competing marketplace Evolution. After Evolution went offline in March, stealing all buyers’ and sellers’ bitcoins, Agora took over much of that marketshare.
On Reddit’s darknetmarkets forum, most people applauded Agora’s decision to go offline rather than risk arrest, endanger customers or abscond with their funds as Evolution did. “Props to Agora and their iron testicles,” one redditor wrote. “Yes its a major inconvenience for vendors and users alike, but hey, who knows, maybe some people will even get clean during this period!”
During Agora’s downtime, competing market sites like Abraxas, Alphabay and Nucleus will no doubt absorb its customers, says Nicolas Christin, one of the authors of the Carnegie Mellon study. “I don’t know who will be the new crowned king, but people will pick up the pieces,” he says.
“The demand is here and people aren’t going anywhere. They want their drugs and people will find ways of selling to them.”
But Christin also says the Tor vulnerability, while it’s by no means the end of the Dark Web, should give the administrators of anonymous sites pause. “The world isn’t coming down. It’s not like there’s an attack that immediately de-anonymizes everything,” says Christin. “But it may be a reality check for some of these site operators. Tor is not a magic box that provides you a cloak of invisibility, Harry Potter style.”

If AGORA is offline create an account of one of the following three markets !!
AGORA will come back after they fixed their security problems (read article above

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Point For Safe Shipping

An interesting thread that was posted on reddit today:
Following a great AMA thread with a postal worker:
I would take these adivices with a grain of Salt but its a great sum up of the information thats been floating around this topic on the Forums:

This is based off extensive research of FBI, DEA and Customs manuals.
Safe shipping

What it is

Safe shipping means packaging and mailing products in ways that minimize risk for all involved. Safe shipping is more than packaging a product to reduce risk of interception, it is also using techniques to avoid liability for the shipper and recipient for any seized products.

List of things customs looks for

The following is a list of things customs uses to screen for suspicious parcels. A suspicious attribute of a parcel is called a flag. A single flag is often not much of a problem, but the more flags a package has the higher the chances it will be intercepted.
  1. No return address
  2. Restrictive markings (such as writing “Personal!” on the envelope)
  3. Misspelled words
  4. Poorly typed or written text
  5. Excessive postage
  6. Addressed to an incorrect title
  7. Sent from a foreign country
  8. Sealed with tape
  9. Emits a strange odor (Including masking agents such as coffee, perfume and fabric softener sheets)
  10. Lopsided, uneven, rigid, bulky or otherwise uneven weight distribution
  11. Oily stains, discolorations and crystallizations on packaging
  12. Packaging appears to be re-used
  13. Package looks generally poorly prepared for shipping
  14. addresses are hand written
  15. addresses contain mispelled information (such as names, streets or cities)
  16. Originate from a drug source state
  17. Are addressed as being sent from an individual to an individual
  18. Return address ZIP code does not match ZIP code of the post office the package is being sent from
  19. A fictitious return address is used
  20. List a sender or receiver name of a common type (Such as John Smith)
  21. Make use of names that are not connected to either address
  22. Package makes noise when shaken
  23. Redistribution of weight is felt when package is moved or tilted
List of Ways customs uses technology to detect packages
  1. Terahertz ray scanning
“illuminating a target envelope with tunable terahertz radiation and analyzing the absorption spectra of the resulting image. The results are cross referenced with a database of spectra to check for the chemicals of interest.”
Currently it takes ten minutes to fully scan and analyze a single letter, although increasing this speed to one minute per letter is in the grasp of current technology. Even with this potential decrease in the amount of time it takes to scan individual letters, this system could not be implemented en masse without slowing the mail system down to a screeching halt. It is much more likely that this technology will be used to scan mail that has already been flagged by customs personnel using other methods.
  1. infrared and X-ray scanning
Infrared scanners and Xrays work fundamentally in the same way. They are used to detect irregularities in envelopes or packages, which is possible cause for further investigation by other more precise means.
  1. Drug dogs
Drug dogs are trained to detect even trace amounts of controlled substances in the mail and are used by virtually all customs agencies world wide. Despite their excellent ability to detect certain substances, the overwhelming amount of mail in the system means that they will not be able to sniff all mail. In addition to this, drug dogs are not trained to smell the vast majority of existing psychoactive substances, and due to the staggering number of said substances it is virtually impossible that they ever will be.
  1. Drug residue detectors
“traces of controlled substances are collected on a small filter held in the end of a vacuum sweeper hose which has been previously tested to insure no contamination. The instrument uses an analytical technique in which the traces of controlled substances on the filter are heated to vapors and ionized. The time required for the ions to drift through an electric field is measured and the substances are identified by the “drift” time through the electric field. ”
list of ways customs trace intercepted mail and gather evidence
  1. Fingerprinting the outside and inside of a package
  2. Handwriting analysis
  3. Analyzing paper and ink
  4. Analyzing type impressions
  5. Forensic analysis of trace evidence (Adhesives, fibers, hair, paint, paper, plastic, rubber, tape and insulation from safes).
  6. Post office surveillance of individuals suspected of sending or receiving drug mail
  7. To bust recipients of intercepted drug mail, customs officials will often dress as postmen and make an arrest after the suspect accepts the package. Often times they will allow a few minutes to pass in hopes that the suspect will have opened the package.
  8. There are reports of tracking devices being hidden inside intercepted packages when they are being sent to a safe location such as fraudulently obtained PO boxes. The tracking devices then follow the receipient back to their base location where an arrest is later made.
Packaging tips for senders
  1. Use a real return address but make sure it has no connection to you. Ensure the ZIP code used is the same one of the drop box you plan to send the package from. A generally sound practice is to use the legitimate address of an apartment complex but do NOT specify an actual number.
  2. Change return addresses, especially the name sent from, on a semi frequent basis. The name used should be generic but not overly common.
  3. Keep the front of the package as clean as possible. It should have no markings other than a shipping and return address.
  4. Double check to make sure all information is correct. Also ensure that all words are spelled correctly.
  5. Both addresses should be typed and printed, not handwritten. Ensure the printer used has minimal connection to you (paid for in cash, from a friend, not used for other things)
  6. Exact postage should be applied neatly to the package.
  7. Do not seal the package with tape
  8. Use self adhesive envelopes and stamps.
  1. Do not attempt to use masking scents
  2. Double vacuum seal the substance, attempting to spread substance out as thinly and evenly as possible
  3. Using heavy duty tape, secure the vacuum sealed bag to a piece of construction paper. Make sure it is secured tightly and that product does not make noises when shaken.
  4. Fold the construction paper over on itself to make it take up as little area as possibly yet still be accommodating for the vacuum sealed bag.
  5. If the thicker cardboard priority envelopes are available, the first envelope should be inserted into one of these. Both envelopes should be addressed.
Security tips for senders
  1. At all stages of packaging gloves should be worn. Latex gloves should NOT be used by themselves. Tight fitting gloves made out of cloth or some other material should be utilized. During the stage of packaging where you come in contact with the substance, latex gloves should be worn over the regular gloves. After the substance is vacuum sealed, the latex over gloves should be removed and disposed of before coming into contact with the outer parts of the packaging, to avoid contaminating it with trace amounts of the substance.
  2. Hairnets and long sleeved clothing should be worn during all stages of packaging to prevent hairs from entering the package.
  3. Packages should not be sent from inside post offices but from random drop boxes away from cameras and buildings with cameras. Some care should none the less be taken to disguise facial features and identifying marks.
  4. keep in mind that the total weight of a package sent via one of the drop off boxes, at least in the United States, is 13 ounces or less.
Security tips for recipients
  1. The best option for recipients it to use PO boxes or PMBs obtained with fake identification. Mom and Pop box companies often have poor security compared to franchises, for example they are less likely to require photocopies of the ID and also are less likely to have a camera system, or if they do have a camera system it is probably very poor as compared to a big franchise company. Recipients using PO boxes should wait for a lengthy yet random period of time after the package arrives to attempt retrieval. This waiting period dramatically decreases the chances of being apprehended as prolonged surveillance is very expensive. Disguising efforts should be utilized when retrieving packages, and test runs should also be attempted.
  2. Another excellent option is to have packages sent to abandoned buildings or houses. The same security methods should be applied as when using a fraudulently obtained mail box.
  3. If a recipient must have a package delivered to a place connected with them, they should ensure said place is clean between shipments. Clean houses of friends can also be used. Upon receiving a package to a place with connections to the recipient, they should not open it and write return to sender on it. After several days, then the package is safe to be opened. Recipient should NEVER select to have shipping methods which require a package to be signed for.
  4. Regardless of the place the package is delivered, the recipient should opt the quickest shipping method possible so long as a signature is not required. This way if their are delays in shipping, it can alert the recipient, and it will require any interceptor to rush getting warrants prepared before a suspicious delay in package delivery is noticed. Tracked mail with out delivery confirmation is an excellent option, as the recipient can follow the status of the package online (using Tor!) and can be alerted if the package is held by customs for a prolonged period of time. Edit/Delete Message

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1.Download Tor Vidalia Bundle here:

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2.Install TOR

3. Open TOR and go to one of the links down below (Invite adresses):

      a. AGORA Market invite url:

      b. Mr. Nice Guy Market invite url (buyers only):

      c. Dream Market Marketplace invite url:

      d. ABRAXAS Marketplace invite url:

       e.AlphaBay Marketplace invite url:

4.Go to "Register" and create account

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Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Agorism: Revolutionary Market Anarchism

Agorism: Revolutionary market anarchism |

"Agora! Anarchy! Action!"


the black flag of anarchism Agorism is revolutionary market anarchism.
In a market anarchist society, law and security would be provided by market actors instead of political institutions. Agorists recognize that situation can not develop through political reform. Instead, it will arise as a result of market processes.
As the state is banditry, revolution culminates in the suppression of the criminal state by market providers of security and law. Market demand for such service providers is what will lead to their emergence. Development of that demand will come from economic growth in the sector of the economy that explicitly shuns state involvement (and thus can not turn to the state in its role as monopoly provider of security and law). That sector of the economy is the counter-economy -- black and grey markets.

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Terms defined

The ideology which asserts that the Libertarian philosophical position occurs in the real world in practice as Counter-Economics.
Advocate or conscious practitioner of Counter-Economics, older terms include left libertarian and New Libertarian.
The study and/or practice of all peaceful human action which is forbidden by the State.
One who opposes state intervention, i.e., a defender of Liberty.
Libertarian Left
Activist, organization, publication or tendency which opposes parliamentarianism (electoral politics), defends Counter-Economists, and prefers alliances with radical and revolutionary tendencies to those with conservative ones.

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