[Noisebridge-discuss] Anonymity on blogs

Seth David Schoen schoen at loyalty.org
Wed Sep 14 14:26:55 PDT 2011


Casey Callendrello writes:

> Tor is a good call, but insufficient against a determined adversary.
> There is also a lot of tracking information your browser can expose. If
> you want to be truly paranoid, you should post on a completely different
> computer. For example, you can be fairly accurately de-anonymized by
> tracking the your language + timezone + clock skew + installed plugins,
> all of which can be determined using Javascript.
> 
> A reasonable way to defeat this is to use TOR, create a completely fresh
> Firefox profile, and install NoScript to block all Javascript.

For better anonymity, the Tor Project now recommends using the Tor
Browser Bundle; apart from reducing remote sites' ability to query your
browser to learn things about you, it tries to make the browser
population of Tor users more homogeneous.

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