Re: Anonymizer or similar products

Subject: Re: Anonymizer or similar products
From: Lech Rzedzicki <xchaotic -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 14:51:26 +0100

On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 6:17 PM, McLauchlan, Kevin
<Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:
>

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

JavaScript is entirely client-side and you can always turn it off and
also read the code before executing, solutions like Greasemonkey for
Firefox can selectively block parts of JavaScript that intend to track
your IP/identity.
>
> - 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?
Regardless of whether a script is run on a client or on a server (w/o
anonymizers or proxies), it can report a similar amount of
information: IP (which can be translated to a city), OS and Browser +
versions and often redirect info, i.e. which page did you come from.


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

I am curious too...
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References:
Anonymizer or similar products: From: Nancy Allison
RE: Anonymizer or similar products: From: Pinkham, Jim
RE: Anonymizer or similar products: From: McLauchlan, Kevin

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