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Friday, June 23, 2006

Anonymous Web Browsing - Tor

Some of you would have heard of this before but is a new bit of software to me. Most of us have heard of anonymous web surfing, using anonymous proxies available on the internet, but Tor is something a bit different. It is designed to prevent sneaky buggers from monitoring your internet usage patterns, by sending TCP/IP traffic down alternate internet through a network of virtual tunnels. It also masks your location, so let’s say you are overseas and connect to a client’s web server; the snoops in that country will not be able to identify you as someone working overseas for a particular company.

I can see the attraction to the security conscious amongst us. If you fancy reading a bit more about this piece of software check the link below;

http://tor.eff.org/overview.html.en

Why not give it a try. You have nothing to loose except your ability to be snooped.