NoTrace Firefox extension

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by MrBrian, Jun 18, 2014.

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  1. MrBrian

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    I tried NoTrace briefly. My initial impression is that I would like to keep it if it works ok with my other Firefox extensions :thumb:.

    Review.

    Installation.

    Homepage.

    Academic papers:
    "Supportive, Comprehensive and Improved Privacy Protection for Web Browsing"
    Code:
    Pdf download at http://www.di.unisa.it/~delmal/papers/PASSAT11.pdf
    "Privacy Awareness about Information Leakage: Who Knows What About Me?"
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    Pdf download at http://www.di.unisa.it/~delmal/papers/UNISA-ISIS-082913TR.pdf
    From the latter paper:
    Previous NoTrace thread: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/no-trace.334346/.
     
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    Very interesting...just an additional question to your thread:
    We know that adversaries can use browser plugins for fingerprinting. Can they use extensions as well?
     
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    Another academic paper on NoTrace is "Privacy leakage on the Web: Diffusion and countermeasures." I haven't found a free copy of it though.
     
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    Does this act as a form of proxy :confused:
    Just testing this and noted logged firewall traffic:
    193.205.161.4 TCP Port 8060
     
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    Not that I know of. However, there is an option to send info to the developers.
     
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    @MrBrian
    Thanks, maybe it is calling home as that IP corresponds to the developer.
    Whatever any unsolicited traffic gets blocked by me unless authorised especially to port 8060.
     
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