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XPomJohn



Joined: Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:53 pm
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Location: Goulburn, NSW

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:13 pm    Post subject: Anonymous Serfing Reply with quote

About a year ago I read in LXF about a way of serfing the web anonymously using a couple of programmes. Can anyone remind me how it's done?
Thanks..
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lok1950
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Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 6:31 am
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try goggling "tor"

Enjoy the Choice Smile
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ajgreeny
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably was tor that you saw or read about.

Firefox also has a Start Private Browsing option in the Tools menu, but tor is better though much more difficult to set up, I think, though I have never used it.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you said anonymous serfing, I thought you were going to sneak into my house, iron my shirts and sneak out again!

I take it you meant surfing? Laughing
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el chapulín



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tor is not that difficult to set up. Most distros package it these days and if you install a GUI front end for tor, such as vidalia, it will pull in everything you need (tor and polipo) as dependencies.

It's then a matter of setting up your browser to point to the proxy - there are many tutorials and guides for this for various browsers/platforms online.

firefox's private browsing mode is private in the sense that your family or other users can't see what kind of pr0n you're into... it is not private in the sense of "anonymous browsing".
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leke
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is also an option...
https://tails.boum.org/
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Paradigm Shifter



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or Liberte Linux, for that matter...

http://dee.su/liberte

It was on the cover DVD of issue 164 this month.
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