What's the diference between: put by hand a proxy in my browser and to use TOR or JAP

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by zorro zorrito, Jun 7, 2007.

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  1. zorro zorrito

    zorro zorrito Registered Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    I want to know based on your experience:
    1.-Diference in using:
    a.-Proxy set by hand in your browser and
    b.-Use TOR, JAP.
    2.-Which system is more secure and why:
    a.-A proxy set by hand in the browser or
    b.-To use TOR,JAP.

    The last question is: is it posible to put a proxy cascade by hand in the browser?

    Thanks for the answers.
  2. Climenole

    Climenole Look 'n' Stop Expert

    Jun 3, 2005
    Re: What's the diference between: put by hand a proxy in my browser and to use TOR or

    Hi zorro zorrito :)

    Proxy's cascades? Keep things simple please!

    And don't be confused here:

    there is some software proxies: they are used as web filter like proxomitron, proximodo, privoxy, etc.

    - This is a good solution to filter the content of web sites and nothing else.

    there is some software allowing you to choose a server as proxy like multi-proxy...

    - this hide your IP addresse to the site you're visiting nothing else:
    your IP is not idden for the proxy server and all communications are in clear...

    How can you trust these proxy servers? o_O

    there is anonymity programs allowing you to connect to internet in an encrypted communication network like Tor, IP2, etc.

    - These system not only hide your IP to the sites your visiting but also encrypt the communication between your PC and the final exit node...

    This is the best protection possible of your anonymity .

    For Tor, read this:

  3. llista

    llista Registered Member

    Apr 23, 2007
    European Union
    I believe Tor and JAP to be safer than a hand inserted proxy, the reason is that Tor for example warns you about other privacy factors like Java, javascript,etc.

    The programmers of Tor and JAP, providing they know what they do, will have considered other risks and not just hidding your ip, which you could do easily by inserting a proxy by hand on your browser.

    You could still be safe with the latest approach, but you really need to know what you are doing and what other risks exist. With software, if it is good, it should be install and forget.
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