Ad Muncher binding options

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Kaupp, Dec 14, 2006.

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  1. Kaupp

    Kaupp Registered Member

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    hi

    I notice that Ad Muncher by default redirects connections to the loopback interface and I was just wondering if this is a serious security risk and should be disabled?

    kind regards

    Kaupp
     
  2. cprtech

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    There is no security risk at all with this connection method. All that happens is Ad Muncher relays data to your browser at the loopback address, 127.0.0.1. In other words, connections are routed through and filtered by Ad Muncher, with 127.0.0.1 as the communications point between itself and your browser. If you are using an application-based firewall, you should have a rule for your browser TCP, out, remote address: 127.0.0.1, and one for Ad muncher TCP, In, remote address: 127.0.0.1

    You could restrict both rules to ports 1024-4999 (or 5000), remote ports for browser and local ports for Ad Muncher.
     
  3. Kaupp

    Kaupp Registered Member

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    Hi cprtech, Thanks for your quick response to my query. :)

    kind regards,

    Kaupp
     
  4. cprtech

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    No problem kaupp.
     
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