Proxy question

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Monkey_Feces, Sep 1, 2007.

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  1. Monkey_Feces

    Monkey_Feces Registered Member

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    Is it safe to log into paypal and enter credit card numbers while connected through tor, or should I just directly connect when it comes to sensitive transactions? How exactly should I treat tor? Is it a set and forget function which I can have enabled at all times, or should I be cautious about logins?

    About the privoxy program bundled. Does the log autoclear itself before it becomes gigabytes library like peer guardian's history db file?
     
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  2. Monkey_Feces

    Monkey_Feces Registered Member

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    With god knows how many child pornographers out there, not one of them can tell me about web anonymization?
     
  3. firefox2008

    firefox2008 Registered Member

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    I am not a child pornographer so I might not have the expertise you are looking for. I think that the information you send through tor and other anonymization services is encrypted.
     
  4. acknsyn

    acknsyn Registered Member

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    Oh that is so old, child porn, how about warez, mafia, or even terroists, sure only these people would want to use such anonymization.
     
  5. Monkey_Feces

    Monkey_Feces Registered Member

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    It was a low way to get attention, but now that I got it, can anyone answer my question about the log file? Does the encryption make tor as save as a direct connections to sites?
     
  6. acknsyn

    acknsyn Registered Member

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    If the site your visiting is encrypted, then you can use Tor for login as long as the digital certificate is legitimate, in this sense it is as safe as a direct connection. But if someone can hack SSL certificate, then I wouldn't worry about it as I dont have anything of such value and all Internet commerce would be in jeopardy. Tor is more to keep your nosy neighbor or isp from snooping on you. I wouldnt call it strong anonymity as the program itself warns.
     
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