Since last Saturday, Best Gore has been target of a huge DDoS attack, which is based on the same tactics that crippled the website for 3 weeks last year in November. It is possible that current attack will last days if not weeks again.
This is the reason why the site sometimes returns a 404 error message, or why pages load slowly. To keep the site operational despite the attack, certain pages have been added to the firewall list and will perform a browser integrity check before granting the access to the website. This helps up greatly in filtering out automated bot queries.
While the attack is happening, I would like to remind everyone that Best Gore is a Tor friendly website. Tor (The Onion Relay), for those who don’t know, is a non-for-profit project dedicated to the development of tools individuals can use to protect their anonymity on line.
On TorProject.org, you can download the Tor bundle and install it on your computer. Once on your computer, it works just like any other browser for surfing the internet, but anonymizes what you do and where you go by encrypting your requests and passing them through a network of privacy servers, making you either impossible, or difficult to trace and identify.
While there have been instances of FBI developing a worm that deanonymized affected Tor users, and the police breaking into Tor servers by force in France, Tor is the easiest and fastest way for any internet user to do a great deal in protecting their privacy and anonymity on line. The FBI exploit was patched, and the physical break into servers would only reveal info about requests being passed through these specific servers, and not 3,000 of others, and would also only reveal the information between the incoming and outgoing hubs.
I strongly recommend that everyone gets Tor, installs it on their computer and uses it as sole browser for all internet browsing. If any website you visit using Tor refuses to load, or gives you a hard time accessing it, ditch that site and find an alternative. Any site that blocks Tor traffic should be treated with utmost suspicion and you should ask: “Why?”
Best Gore is not only Tor friendly, Best Gore is set up with Tor traffic whitelisted. That means that during a DDoS attack like the one we are facing right now, even if you access a page that is set to force a delay on you to check the integrity of your browser, if you access that same page using Tor browser, you will be let in without delay.
Users of Tor browser accessing Best Gore also don’t get bothered by the occasional captcha challenges.
I can’t stress that strongly enough – protect yourself and your loved ones. Tor is not a fix all solution, but the impact on your level of anonymity it makes in exchange for a simple, free of cost installation, is out of this world. You never know how the information that “they” collected about you can come and bite you in the ass a few years down the road.
On top of the above, Tor should be on every Best Gore user’s computer simply because the list of state parties blocking the website on the ISP level keeps rising. Russia and Germany are two of the most recent countries that informed me the site would be blocked if I don’t take down 90% of its posts.
Because Tor encrypts all incoming and outgoing traffic, nobody with a spying device on the cable coming out of your computer will know what website you are accessing. There will be just scrambled packets coming in and out, but no way to tell what it is. So even if you’re in a place where Best Gore is censored, just load up Tor and… ta da!
Don’t let any government dictate to you and decide for you what you can or cannot read. Get Tor!