Welcome to AnonOps

AnonOps (Anonymous Operations) IRC is an international communication platform frequented by Anonymous and other activists. You can join our network using your own IRC client or our webchat.
Have questions or need connection help? Try FAQ or Tutorials for more information.

The Heartbleed Bug and Other Nasty Stuff

Unless you have been living under a rock or just recently emerged from the basement, you have heard about this bug. Make no mistake, it is very dangerous. Much is still unknown at this point but what info is available needs to be dealt with and fast. A lot of information has come out so start checking this info against your systems. Figure out what is vuln and fix it. For us, Cloudflare handled the public facing side of our web services. The backend had updated SSL installed immediately. Necessary changes were made to nginx, certs revoked and regenerated. The IRCd servers use GNUTLS. They were not vulnerable but we updated them anyhow. We did our part. Now you do yours. You need updated OpenVPN clients, IRC clients, etc. Update your own servers. Any application that uses the affected OpenSSL libraries needs to be updated or disabled until updates become available.

Hypocrisy At It's Finest

I don't think there is any way to describe this other than the few words in the title. For a while now we have watched our governments prosecute Anonymous individuals for conducting DDoS attacks, but it seems another group should be facing charges too. We are referring to the government. Full story here. We are appalled by this revelation that a government would prosecute their citizens for a crime but commit the same crime themselves only to go unpunished. Edward Snowden is a brave individual fighting for what he believes in and words cannot express how thankful we are for what he has done. We can only hope that this leak helps to aid those who have been so wrongly prosecuted in their legal battles.

Remembering Aaron

A year ago, the online community learned of a terrible tragedy. Aaron Swartz, hounded by the US goverment and threatened with decades behind bars, took his own life. Our sympathies go out to his family and friends during this emotional and difficult time. He contributed his time and intelligence to create a more open place, to connect more people together and further allow the free flow of information to those who seek to learn. Information should not be a commodity, packaged and sold only to those who can afford to do so by greedy corporations or hidden away from the people by governements who spend our money to spy on us. As the anniversary of his death passes, we ask that you join us in taking a stand.
February 11, 2014 is the day we fight back. We must all speak out against the obliteraton of our privacy by governments everywhere and to stop the persecution of activists by vindictive governments.
It is time we are heard.

Network Rules

You are free to discuss whatever you want on our network.
We do not control what our users discuss as long as they adhere to these simple network rules.

Network News

31st
Jan

Update

Server upgrades to the IRCd (now at version 2.0.15) and the backend infrastructure (ssl and ssh, nginx, etc) including new kernels have been completed. The layout of the alternate language sites is underway. Each will have their own subdomain which should improve navigation and allow more efficient content changes. These updates will be completed soon. Also, upgrades to the radio is well underway, allowing additional concurrent streams and archiving of past shows.

11th
Jan

Update

Updates to content on newblood and main site pages. Added a subdomain for french newbies https://newbloodfr.anonops.com Configured webchats to work better on mobile devices. Some other technical stuff, kind of boring but will improve performance

23th
Aug.

#OpNewBlood Website

Previously the website for #opnewblood (a popular channel on the network) was hosted on pastehtml. We have now moved it to our servers and updated the existing content
Many have been working hard to add new pages on important subjects. Check out the new site at https://newblood.anonops.com

23rd
Aug

High Availability

Over the past week or so we have been working on adding some resiliency into our web based systems. We now have automatic failover in place for both webchat, and our website content.
If one of our backend servers fail, our front end load balancers automatically fail over to any other available backend servers! This means much less downtime, and no intervention required on our part when systems go down.

24th
June.

IPv6

We have enabled IPv6 on most of our services now including this website and IRC.

26th
Apr.

Website Updates

Updates to the website have been completed with the addition of new client tutorials.

23th
Feb.

Full SSL

We're happy to announce that both our website and webchat are now fully SSL-enabled for your safety. SSL is enforced on both the website and webchat.

10th
Oct.

New Tor hostname

New Tor server has been set up with a more shiny hostname, the new hostname is anonops532vcpz6z.onion. Your old ident/hash details are transfered and are working.

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