How can I hide my OS type?

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Jack Browne, Jan 8, 2005.

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  1. Jack Browne

    Jack Browne Guest

    Hello
    Does anyone know how I can block my OS type from being seen by nosey websites? Know any good free programs that will do it effectively? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Jeremy2

    Jeremy2 Registered Member

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    Disable javascript and no info will be sent. If not, I know that sygate, has a stealth mode browsing, which prevent this info to be disclosed. I think proxomitron can do the job, by sending fake info about your system.
     
  3. Jimbob1989

    Jimbob1989 Registered Member

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    Why is your operating that much of an issue, doesn't make that much difference to hackers as long as you have a decent firewall.

    Jimbob
     
  4. titan1

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    I noticed if I go to this site http://www.whatismyipaddress.com then click the link that says "Click here for more details" then again click the link that says "more" it will reveal your OS and browser type even if java/javascript is disabled. I wonder how that could be stopped? Any ideas?
     
  5. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

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    It is not a good idea to attempt to hide your browser type/ OS type etc if you want to be able to surf the web without problems or use many important websites like M$ updates, online antivirus sites and secure bank sites

    All these sites NEED to know what settings in order to provide full functionality

    Could you imagine the chaos if a 95 computer tried to install a version meant for XP at updates or on an antivirus site you attempted to install the version of the software meant for a different OS
     
  6. no13

    no13 Retired Major Resident Nutcase

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    titan1...
    It uses JAVA proper embedded into its webpages... [very sneaky]
    If you would like to block it, I suggest using PROXOMITRON www.kye-u.com www.proxomitron.info
    Have fun.
     
  7. titan1

    titan1 Guest

    Thanks for your help No13.
     
  8. kareldjag1

    kareldjag1 Guest

    Hi,

    I sometimes surf with a proxy to protect my privacy.
    There's a possibility to hide the OS, the navigator, the referer...

    Protecting his privacy is a good idea.

    But thinking of a complete anonimity is a mirage.
    If there is a communication (voice, phone, morse...) there's also a signal.
    Consequently a "sign" could always be found and tracked.

    In the case of an hidden OS, a network administrator has the feasibility to detect which one is running.
    With NMAP or specialized scanners, he will take advantage of the weakness of TCP/IP protocol by sending specific packets and analysing the log.

    The more we learn about security, the more we loose our certitudes.

    Regards

    kareldjag
     
  9. no13

    no13 Retired Major Resident Nutcase

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    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    1. Jakx Pack config n Proxomitron CAN spoof your details to a large extent
    2. TOR network is a beautiful resource
    3. Sygate PF claims to hide browser/OS fingerprints
     
  10. firefoxguy

    firefoxguy Guest

    Firefox + extension "x"
     
  11. no13

    no13 Retired Major Resident Nutcase

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    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    how does X hide the OS typeo_O
    http://www.tekjocksrealm.com/firefox_ext.php
     
  12. firefoxguy

    firefoxguy Guest

    oops I mean useragent switcher. It wont stop java tricks of course.
     
  13. Sabrina

    Sabrina Guest

    You can hide your personal information (OS & browser type, IP, etc.) using privacy protection softwares like goliberty (http://www.themobiweb.com/en/Go-Liberty/Go-Liberty.html)

    Sam
     
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