Anybody Use Anonymizer?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Gigabyte, Mar 28, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Gigabyte

    Gigabyte Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Posts:
    163
    Location:
    NC,USA
    Was thinking about getting a program to hide my ip address. anyone use this one or have another?
     
  2. Gigabyte

    Gigabyte Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Posts:
    163
    Location:
    NC,USA
    Never mind. I did a trial and it made my connection slooooow!!!:eek:
     
  3. Alphalutra1

    Alphalutra1 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2005
    Posts:
    1,160
    Location:
    127.0.0.0/255.0.0.0
    Pretty typical of all anonymizing proxies, since you have to route your connection through multiple computers, have connection errors, etc.

    Doesn't really matter if your IP is hidden or not as long as all your ports are closed or stealthed.

    Alphalutra1
     
  4. Gigabyte

    Gigabyte Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Posts:
    163
    Location:
    NC,USA
    Ran at test at GRC and all ports are Stealth.:D
     
  5. Alphalutra1

    Alphalutra1 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2005
    Posts:
    1,160
    Location:
    127.0.0.0/255.0.0.0
    Then you are good to go! :D

    Alphalutra1
     
  6. Carver

    Carver Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2006
    Posts:
    1,827
    Location:
    USA
    If you use a good firewall your ports are stealthed, it is not the same as being anonymus. If you use an anonymizing proxie or service one wants to hide his/her IP for privacy reasons (not being tracked by anybody including ISP) and it will always be slow. Its just a by product of being anonymous, and one anomymizing service will be faster than another anonymizing service but it will still be relatively slow when compared with your regular conection. I use Tor + privoxy (free) http://tor.eff.org/ , the IP that other people see is not my IP and my connection is judged to be anonymus by a proxie rating service. I use http://www.proxyjudge.com/, there are other services out there. Like http://www.whatismyip.com/ or http://www.2privacy.com/cgi-bin/Check_IP_Geographic_Location.pl . Here is another anonymizing service JAP (free) http://anon.inf.tu-dresden.de/index_en.html. I use Firefox browser with the switch proxy extension. I don't use the anonymizing proxie all the time, just when I am dealing with sensitive information.
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2006
  7. ellison64

    ellison64 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2003
    Posts:
    2,499
    admuncher ,as well as being one of the best ad/pop up blockers also has an ip scrambler (anonymous proxy )feature that can be turned on and off from the sys tray icon "on the fly"
    .
    ellison
     
  8. smith2006

    smith2006 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2006
    Posts:
    759
    I will recommend to use GhostSurf instead.

    I subscribled to Anonymizer before and found out that it couldn't truly stealth your IP (those test sites still could detect your real IP, HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the actual IP).

    I stopped using it after less than two weeks (although I paid for a year license). I did send query to anonymizer.com but could not get a satisfy answer. :(

    Anyway, I do not have this issue using GhostSurf.
     
  9. angus49

    angus49 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2006
    Posts:
    106
    Location:
    Hudson,Florida - USA
    Does your ISP take issue with you hiding your IP?
     
  10. Devinco

    Devinco Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2004
    Posts:
    2,524
    No. They only take issue if you break their terms of service.
    Hiding your IP is perfectly legal.
     
  11. Alphalutra1

    Alphalutra1 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2005
    Posts:
    1,160
    Location:
    127.0.0.0/255.0.0.0
    All the ISP will see is that you have established a tunnel to a server somewhere else. All of your traffic is forwarded through that server, so people think that you and your computer is that server, not your actual IP. You can never hide your IP. You need it to access the internet. You can however make people think that you are located at another IP, thus fooling them ;)

    Cheers,

    Alphalutra1
     
  12. AJohn

    AJohn Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Posts:
    935
    You can hide your IP, just not from your ISP. That what you were saying?
     
  13. Alphalutra1

    Alphalutra1 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2005
    Posts:
    1,160
    Location:
    127.0.0.0/255.0.0.0
    Yeah, it wasn't the most clear word choices now that I look back :ouch:, but what you said is pretty close to my point. However, you always have to have your IP assigned by your ISP. People who see you filesharing and surfing the internet through tor will see the tor server as your IP. However, anyone can do a port-scan still on your pc at home. So tor is more of a privacy protection utility than a security tool

    Cheers,

    Alphalutra1
     
  14. Seishin

    Seishin Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Posts:
    204
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.