If you are thinking of using Tor or VPN (Virtual Private Networks) for a secure and anonymous web experience, then beware of “rule 41”, as the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure has logged a new rule to spy on the Tor and VPN users.

The new spying rule “rule 41” of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure will grant powers to the judges over the US (United States) to issue search warrants for law enforcement to remotely access devices using privacy tools. The users of those privacy tools like TOR and VPN may become the prime targets of the US government’s hacking team.

FBI Targets Tor And VPN Users

According to the sources, this “rule 41” from Federal Rule Criminal Procedure clearly explains the rules for the criminal accuser. Hence, this new rule, “rule 41” from the Federal Rule Criminal Procedure, should increase law enforcement’s ability, which will help the government engage in remote surveillance to collect evidence.

As the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) stated that “Once the change — proposed by an advisory committee on criminal rules for the Judicial Conference of the United States — to Rule 41 has been implemented, the US government will have the right to hack devices and spy on users when “the district where the media or information is located has been concealed through technological means” or the data is “damaged without authorization and are located in five or more districts.” It would need a court order to spy, hack, and copy user data”.

The EEF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) also reported that the new rule “rule 41” from the Federal Rule Criminal Procedure had been passed by the U.S. Supreme Court to Congress. The proposal supposedly needs to recant it by December 1st of this year. This could further end up aiming at people who have been a victim of the malware as it tries to find the source of conceivably malicious botnets.

As the EEF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) says that this new rule, “rule 41” will not only affect the peoples of the US (United States), as well as this change, will also affect the peoples outside the US (United States), so they should be equally concerned.