Scroogle SSL option

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by pcvague, May 30, 2009.

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  1. pcvague

    pcvague Registered Member

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    HI everyone,
    I have been using Scroogles' SSL search option as they claim my address is encrypted between Scroogle and Google , and no one but Scroogle knows my IP address and web searches. Is this true, and really secure? Several times while surfing legitimate gun sites I have clicked on pictures or links to other gun sites, which ended up taking me to a site that might be considered subversive or illegal. I believe this is called framing, and seems like it could be considered entrapment. If you unintentionally get linked, or framed to a questionable site is your ISP, or anyone other than Scroogle SSL aware of it, or would they see only the site you were initially on? Any advice on protecting yourself?
    THANKS
     
  2. box750

    box750 Registered Member

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    The SSL option in Scroogle, and all SSL sites for that matter, only protect you against a third party spying on you, aka middle man attack.

    SSL will protect your privacy but it will not make you anonymous to the sites you visit. Privacy and anonymity totally different concepts.

    What you ask for is anonymity when visiting the sites, Scroogle SSL will not achieve this, your IP has been logged by the sites you have visited, your ISP will not have seen what search terms you have used because of the SSL, but they will have logged your visit to the sites.

    You should consider using a proxy server for anonymity.
     
  3. pcvague

    pcvague Registered Member

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    Box 750
    Thanks for the reply and advice.
     
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