Quick question on Tor browser bundle

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by gatsby01, Jan 21, 2012.

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  1. gatsby01

    gatsby01 Registered Member

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    Hello, just a quick question on the Tor browser bundle. Would having a separate, non-Tor browser open at the same time as the Aurora Tor browser compromise the security of the Tor connection in any way? Or do they remain completely distinct? Many thanks in advance.

    G.
     
  2. victorvonhase

    victorvonhase Registered Member

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    They remain completely distinct. The only possible connection between the browsers are the Flash-Cookies . They are on your harddrive and connect all browser using Flash Adobe (the one you need for the Videos in Youp... äh Youtube)..

    The TBB does not contain plugins, , no Flash or java, no Videos possible, therefore there are no Flash Cookies. I never watched a connection between it and other browsers.

    There may be a indirdect connection: If you are using the TBB and the Internet Explorer, and both are using Tor, they have the same IP every time. If this IP changes every 10 Minutes, someone who watches both browser could bring them together
     
  3. gatsby01

    gatsby01 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the reply :cool:
     
  4. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    If you really want activities to be distinct, use different physical machines that are never connected in any way (network, USB drives, etc). Using different virtual machines on the same host is very likely safe, unless you have malware that knows how to break out. While interprocess leakage may be uncommon, the safe bet is that it's happening.
     
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