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Meet The Dread Pirate Roberts, The Man Behind Booming Black Market Drug Website Silk Road. 

An entrepreneur as professionally careful as the Dread Pirate Roberts doesn’t trust instant messaging services. Forget phones or Skype. At one point during our eight-month preinterview courtship, I offer to meet him at an undisclosed location outside the United States. “Meeting in person is out of the question,” he says. “I don’t meet in person even with my closest advisors.” When I ask for his name and nationality, he’s so spooked that he refuses to answer any other questions and we lose contact for a month.

All my communications with Roberts are routed exclusively through the messaging system and forums of the website he owns and manages, the Silk Road. Accessing the site requires running the anonymity software Tor, which encrypts Web traffic and triple-bounces it among thousands of computers around the world. Like a long, blindfolded ride in the back of some guerrilla

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Added: Aug-16-2013 Occurred On: Aug-16-2013
By: KLM35AboveUK
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Tags: silk, road, TOR, black, market, drugs, online, website, bitcoin, FBI
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  • All drugs should be legal for over 18's , its not the police's job the protect you from yourself. But if all drugs were legal where would the CIA gets its extra budget and control

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  • ...disposed of properly... Hilarious!

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  • where's the fucking interview?

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  • Pirates rule!!!! Laws don't apply to Pirates.

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  • Omfg, i cried when she flushed down those buds :( what a waste!!

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    • @SkunkTh3Punk 

      Tell me about it man! What a bunch of tossers for that one. Could have chopped up some Oregeno or something and threw that in there. That's what I would have done lol

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  • NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    not the weed :((

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  • this sucks this is on here, stop talking about it ..lol

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  • The size of this guy's balls are only rivaled by his brains. I must say that with the FED destroying the dollar, an independent, market based currency seems like an interesting idea, but the challenges and jeopardy you put yourself in by challenging the US Gov't are seemingly impossible to overcome. I respect Roberts for his genius and his balls of steel, but I don't see this ending well for him. All it takes is one mistake and he's finished. I wouldn't be shocked if he just vanished one day. Th More..

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    • @Your Huckleberry 

      He got popped per this previous post you made

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    • @Blklight 

      One of those times when you kinda wish you were wrong. Even though I don't think the content of Silk Road was a good thing overall, I do like to know there are people out there with the balls and the brains to stand up to the increasingly huge, corrupt and tyrannical Federal gov't. Even though he was slightly misguided in his ends, his means were brilliant and it sure beats apathy.

      Thanks for reminding me of the previous post, it was cool to read it again for sure!

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  • Typical fan-boy journalism. No mention of the hit-man services that are available on Silk Road. The premise that Silk Road servers are undiscoverable or that bitcoin is secure have recently been crushed. The FBI has reportedly hacked the TOR browser bundle to find users of a child porn hidden service called Freedom Hosting, and there was recently an theft of bitcoins due to a zero-day vulnerability in the Android random number generator.

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    • @lastdance 
      Someone that is smart, knowledgeable and interested in conducting illegal activities will not use the browser bundle, nor will they do it of their personal IP address (or addresses that could be linked indirectly to them), nor will they hold their wallets on cell phones. They will use a liveOS (Tails or Liberte being the more common or something custom compiled), an unsecured or public wifi and USB sticks for wallets. This is not to say that there couldn't be other exploits, but th More..

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    • @XaYdEk

      I believe Tails uses the same TOR browser bundle so it would offer no additional security at all. 

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    • @lastdance
      That is where you are mistaken. It runs live so there is no identifiable information, MAC address is spoofed at start, hostname not even a worry, all connections forced through Tor.
      The exploit affected only Windows versions and an older unpatched firefox version and like I said someone security oriented would have had javascript stopped from the start (javascript is swiss cheese security wise). This is more or less relevant, but the using of a public or unsecured IP is the kicker. More..

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    • @XaYdEk Thanks for the link, I see from it that Tails blocks all outgoing traffic that isn't destined for the TOR network. You are correct, Torsploit would not work on it. However, that discussion also makes clear that it could have overcome the Tails system protections if they'd thought their users were using Tails.
      "...after all, the local machine can't forget it's physical IP or it won't be able to physically create its packets to send up the wire. Self-evident, but stil More..

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    • @lastdance 
      Very true. As I've said "the using of a public or unsecured IP is the kicker" (as in an unsecured wifi). There are some alternative solutions as to attempt to block your PC from leaking, but they are more complex and the simple solution is the one I presented earlier.

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  • I get all my shit on SR, God bless it. Excellent quality, never a single hiccup in an order. It is excellent for domestic, U.S. orders, as a warrant is needed to open any USPS package.

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  • RIP the road

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  • Cool post thanks KLM!

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  • i feel bad for anyone that cant get all the good stuff on their own.

    i know SR and nope i would never buy over the internet, just no need for

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  • They only flushed 1 bag, they ordered three they said!
    And smoked the other two ??? :)

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  • I wish I could shit out buds.

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  • "properly disposing of the drugs"

    flushes toilet...

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  • What a bunch of crap!

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  • 02:33 - I cried....

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  • good job posting this you fucking bitch, you got anything better to do you fucking homo? You are the worst homo snitch trying to post shit and blow up other people's business, hope you die soon piece of shit.

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  • Down the toilet? OMG what a waste:(

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  • weed got flushed after it had been through a proper vapouriser and there was just matter left

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