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For this to work, operating systems and applications have to be upgraded to be able to use TCP Stealth. Linux has already been upgraded and there is a library application developers can use to add TCP Stealth to their software without having to recompile. Windows, Chrome OS and Mac OS haven't been ported to TCP Stealth.

The hope is now that the technology will be standardized by the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force). A first draft has already been filed with the organization. It was co-authored by Jacob Appelbaum with the Tor project and edited by Holger Kenn from Microsoft in Germany.

"I think there is a chance we can convince people this is necessary," Grothoff said.

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