Can someone with JAP do these ip tests?

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by lonewolf3367, May 22, 2004.

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    The PortAuthority probe from GRC uses an https connection to establish a proxy-avoiding SSL secured connection. (The Port Authority system automatically verifies the connection's non-proxied status.)

    That's why that particular port probe bypasses JAP. HTH Pete
     
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    Thanks for your reply Spy1. So does that mean other sites could do this and render JAP useless for true privacy while online?
     
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    Yes, and quite a few do.

    Set your firewall to alert you when anything tries to connect to port 443, then you can click to allow or deny depending on the site. Having to click every time to allow can be tiresome if you actually need a secure connection for banking or shopping, so set up a rule that you can turn on and off as you need it.
     
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    I'd imagine that watching your address bar for the https would tip you off - of course, you'd already be there, then.

    Depending on your browser/browser settings, you might be able to hover your cursor on a link and have the address displayed before you click on it. Pete
     
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    Excellent work. Pete
     
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