TOR Project: Stop using Windows, disable JavaScript

The anonymizing network gives some advice following a startling Firefox zero-day vulnerability. The TOR Project is advising that people stop using Windows after the discovery of a startling vulnerability in Firefox that undermined the main advantages of the privacy-centered network.

The zero-day vulnerability allowed as-yet-unknown interlopers to use a malicious piece of JavaScript to collect crucial identifying information on computers visiting some websites using The Onion Router (TOR) network. "Really, switching away from Windows is probably a good security move for many reasons," according to a security advisory posted Monday by The TOR Project.