Jan 282013

In the past I’ve posted an article about Anonymous browsing with Tor that can be useful when you use your favorite browser and you wish to stay anonymous thanks to the Tor software.

Tor (short for The Onion Router) is a system intended to enable online anonymity. Tor client software directs internet traffic through a worldwide volunteer network of servers to conceal a user’s location or usage from anyone conducting network surveillance or traffic analysis. Using Tor makes it more difficult to trace Internet activity, including “visits to Web sites, online posts, instant messages and other communication forms”, back to the user and is intended to protect users’ personal freedom, privacy, and ability to conduct confidential business by keeping their internet activities from being monitored.

Today I want to show some simple uses of the command torify that can be used from the Linux terminal.
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Oct 132011

squidIn former articles i’ve talked about Tor and SSH to browse the net in a more secure (or at leat anonymous) way.
But sometimes it’s easier to do the configuration just one time on a server and setup a proxy there, and than use it as proxy for all your computers, or perhaps all your office or friends computers.

And with VPS this is a cheap way to browse the net starting from another part of the world.

So in this article we’ll see how to do a basic setup of Squid.

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Sep 232011

Tails, version 0.8 has been released 2 days ago, with some updates on his main packages.
Tails stand for The Amnesic Incognito Live System, from the official site:

forgetfulness; loss of long-term memory.

incognitoadjective & adverb:
(of a person) having one’s true identity concealed.

Or i could say that this is a Debian tailored for anonymity and privacy, let’s see what this Live contains.
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Gnome 2. Anonymous browsing with Tor

Gnome 2. Anonymous browsing with Tor By Francesco Di Leo. I wanted to experience the thrill of browsing anonymously, or to a navigation system that does not easily reveal the information on the connection you use. The choice of which software to use is gone on Tor, but only because it is the most famous. [...]