Author: Lars Bøgild Thomsen
I am Lars from Bright Things UN Ltd.. I am responsible for maintaining the Cloak firmware. My profile on .

Can They See My D*ck? Not if you use Cloak!

I really enjoy John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight show on HBO.  In last Sunday’s show, John Oliver managed to take Government surveillance to a level everybody can relate to.  Not only is the show itself quite informative and interesting, but

Posted in Anonymity, Lars, Privacy

Overwhelming Interest

When I wrote my Anonabox Analysis yesterday evening, I expected perhaps a few comments from a few nerds.  I mostly wrote the analysis because I was curious.  I have spent a huge amount of time on the Cloak firmware, and I

Posted in Cloak, Competitors, Development, Technical, Tor

Government Surveillance

Posted in Anonymity, Encryption, Privacy, Tor

Anonymity Issue Fixed

Yesterday, Steve Lord (@stevelord on twitter) did a screen cast, where he was essentially dissecting the Cloak firmware.  I was fully aware of his intentions and had in fact provided him with a firmware copy myself.  I thoroughly enjoy being

Posted in Development, Security, Technical

Cloak on the Radio

Cloak was discussion on BFM 89.9 in Malaysia today. For those that missed the original broadcast, BFM have made a Podcast available.

Posted in Cloak, News, Tor

Getting the Right Cloak

It will never be possible to make a device such as Cloak that will please everybody.  Some people want the device as secure as possible and some people prefer it to be more user friendly.  Some people want sensible default,

Posted in Cloak, Software, Technical, Tor

Privacy vs. Anonymity

There is often some confusion (to be honest I am fairly certain you can find examples on this very site) about Privacy versus Anonymity. Wikipedia has got the following two descriptions: Anonymity: Anonymity, adjective “anonymous”, is derived from the Greek word

Posted in Anonymity, Cloak, Privacy

Tor Updates in Cloak

Runa A Sandvik asked me a question on Twitter: @LarsCloaked @thorsheim @SikkSymp Will you maintain the Tor package in OpenWRT and ensure users can easily update? — Runa A. Sandvik (@runasand) October 30, 2014 The answer to that question is

Posted in Cloak, Development, Security, Software, Technical, Tor

Why Design our own Hardware?

Some people have asked, and more will probably ask, why on earth we bother designing our own hardware for the Cloak.  I will try to answer that question in this post.  Be warned, this will get rather technical. First of all,

Posted in Cloak, Hardware, Technical

Fake Tor Website

There is a website called “” (no, I will not link it here) and it appears that it is a fake.  Do not download the Tor software from this site but use the official: It might be worth mentioning that

Posted in Security, Tor