those of u who think proxys give more privacy are wrong!

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by fff, Jan 19, 2006.

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  1. fff

    fff Guest

    If you are using a proxy you are actually reducing your privacy.. take http://webwarper.net/ for example.. live and learn. if you can make my arguements prove false go right ahead.
     
  2. Close_Hauled

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    We really need a catagory for pointless threads.

    Anyone who knows anything about networking knows that proxy servers log information about the systems that they communicate with. By their very nature, that is what they are designed to do. Therfore, you do not use a proxy server unless you know and trust the owner of the server.
     
  3. Dansman

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    well duh!

    this thread should be purged of the face of the web. useless, and pointless post indeed.
     
  4. securityx

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    That's not true at all. Reduce your privacy? You use Webwarper as an example and they have always said they are NOT a "privacy provider" they are a speed optimization service. There are many holes in Webwarper that would give away your IP address.

    A proxy used with Javascript and Java is worthless.

    But outside of that, I cannot think of how a proxy actually reduces your privacy.
    That makes no sense at all. It's not up to me to tell you why it doesn't reduce privacy. It's up to you to explain how you think it reduces privacy. I'm all ears.
     
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  6. DreamCatcher

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    Hi,
    Hi i was wondering do you still need a proxy if you have a Router(Hardware firewall), or can you use them together if so what is the best?
     
  7. osexe1

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    DreamCatcher,

    To simply access www, you only need modem/router (as you must know as you posted here?). Yes, proxy can be used in conjunction with router. Better, depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Be more specific in your question if possible.
     
  8. duh

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    You think perhaps I have another privacy concern I might want to avoid? Like sites that bombard me with advertising cookies or log information about my IP themselves. There are times, when I surf then net, that I'd rather hide my IP.
     
  9. Carver

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    When I use a proxy (Tor + privoxy) I am concerned about other websites knowing what my IP is and I am also concerned my ISP knows at what site I am at. I use services like http://www.proxyjudge.com/ or http://www.whatismyip.com/ or http://www.leader.ru/secure/who.html to make sure the IP other sites see is not mine and can't be traced back to me. I also have java disabled. If the proxy service records your info, given the nature of their business I would hope it is eather not kept; deleted/wiped; kept out of the authorities hands.
     
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  11. securityx

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  12. duh

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    fff, live and learn.
     
  13. Doodlebud

    Doodlebud Guest

    Hi, Are proxies like Tor and Privoxy safe? is there more anonmonty with them?


    -Doodlebud
     
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