RE: Anonymizer or similar products

Subject: RE: Anonymizer or similar products
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Pinkham, Jim" <Jim -dot- Pinkham -at- voith -dot- com>, "Nancy Allison" <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 13:17:33 -0400



> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> techwr-l-bounces+kevin -dot- mclauchlan=safenet-inc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr
-l.com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+kevin.mclauchlan=safenet->
inc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Pinkham, Jim
> Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 12:50 PM
> To: Nancy Allison; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Anonymizer or similar products
>
> Hi, Nancy,
>
> I don't, but if I did, I'd turn to Gizmo Richards' "best
> free" series first. In this case:
>
> http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-anonymous-surfing-se
rvice.htm
>
> Jim
>

Didja notice at the end, there, this little gem:

"...when you access pages that use Java, Javascript, Macromedia Flash
and Shockwave, QuickTime, RealAudio, ActiveX controls, and VBScript are
all known to be able to access local information about your operating
system and local network. These technologies will work over proxies and
can tunnel the information back to their source."

Two points immediately come to mind:

- When's the last time you saw a modern web page that _didn't_ use at
least Javascript?

- if you are surfing from a network that has (say) 192.168.x.x addresses
behind a NATing router, what can they report about your location whether
they tunnel or not?



Now, other than the interesting-technology aspect that appeals to any
techwriter, is there a business or other relevant aspect to this?

I'm not asking by way of trying to be mini-Eric. I'm asking because I'm
a bit of a geek and I _WANT_ there to be a case for using anonymizers as
a techwriter. :-)

Of course, at home I run pretty much exclusively Mac now, so that list
of free anonymizers was a little light for me.

Does anybody do the "Portable Aps" thing for Mac? I must invoke the
demons of Google...

- Kevin


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Anonymizer or similar products: From: Nancy Allison
RE: Anonymizer or similar products: From: Pinkham, Jim

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