ultrasurf proxy

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by marcodemarco, Feb 18, 2009.

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  1. marcodemarco

    marcodemarco Registered Member

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    Has anyone tried ultra surf proxy. It hides ip but leave two ports open on the grc shields up test i.e not full stealth.? These are ports 80 http and 443 https

    Is this a risk?
     
  2. marcodemarco

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  3. jonw

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    A proxy is a very good idea, and yes grc is scanning there server not your pc.There seems to be some controversy over using ultra surf some say its a honey pot mining data others say differently.The program was made for people in China to get around censorship over there. A proxy can be a good and a very bad thing, the trick is finding a proxy you can trust I use xerobank but it may be a little steep in cost for most there are others you will just have to look around. Oh and about the ports being open it shouldn't be a big deal port 80 has to be open for web traffic and 443 appears to be for ssl encrypted web pages.
     
  4. marcodemarco

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    Thanks
    When you say ultrasurf may be mining data do you mean personal data? Or just stats?
     
  5. jonw

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    Honestly I am no sure, never really looked into it myself. Also this is just rumor so they may be wrong.
     
  6. marcodemarco

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    :) thanks
     
  7. caspian

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    It looks like ultrasurf is a US company. So I can only assume that all traffic is logged by default. So why not just use your ISP? Maybe it would be good if you are on a public connection or something like that though. Or on campus in a dorm.
     
  8. jonw

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    Yea caspian is right, these guys are not what you use to surf the web anonymously, there mostly used to get around internet censorship. If you are wanting to surf the web and be anonymous look into these guys.

    http://xerobank.com/

    http://shadowvpn.com/

    http://www.cotse.net/

    My personal recommendation is xerobank, but there are some other options for you that will also do a decent job.
     
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    I guess Cryptohippie is good too, but they have a 10G limit and adult material of any kind is against their terms of service. I don't want to have to think about anything other than if it is legal or not legal.

    But hands down Xerobank or Shadow are the best services.
     
  10. jonw

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    Yes that's true and thanks caspian pointing that out that's why I didn't recommend cryptohippie, the only reason I threw cotse.net in there is cause there not as safe as say xerobank but there okay and there really cheap, there good if you just want a little web browsing
     
  11. marcodemarco

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    but they do change the ip and location? they do for me anyway. thanks everyone for the responses
     
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    Where did you get the 10 g limit? I just checked their site and it said 15 in their TOS. The way I understood the pornography issue is that they do not allow illegal material. That being something involving children and bestiality. You can go over the 15 gigs, too. Its 1 euro per gig after that monthly quota. It will be substracted from your subscription.

    What kind of anonymous surfing service would forbid adult sites? One that would be broke in an hour ;)
     
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    If it says 15G instead of 10G now, then they have changed that. And when I looked a few weeks ago, it said pornography of any kind, including illegal pornography. But it did say pornography of any kind.
     
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    "Distribution and/or storage of any pornography including children, violence or bestiality, or any other type of illegal pornography".

    Okay. It says "distribution and storage of any kind of pornography". Which includes illegal. But it clearly says "any kind". Now maybe I am misunderstanding their intended meaning, but that is what it says. But maybe distribution and storage refers to sending out large amounts for sale or something as opposed to downloading for personal use. So I don't know.
     
  15. jonw

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    Hmm how about instead of using them guys lol everyone stick to xerobank, I mean yes child porn totally understandable for reason why you can't download that its just wrong, but normal porn that don't make sense.To mean the xerobank tos makes so much more sense.
     
  16. caspian

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    Haha! Trust me I am not considering any other service. I am very happy where I am.
     
  17. AnonG

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    You are not misunderstanding the meaning. It is a little confusing. The word any in the first part makes it seem like a big no. The last part or any other type of illegal... is what I based my view on. Who knows. They should definetely clarify that. Cryptohippie looks like a very good contender otherwise.
     
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