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Name jondos
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Anonymouse.org

IP-Check makes anonymouse.org & Co look naked Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The new privacy test IP-Check uncovers that web proxy providers like Anonymouse.org
can indeed not provide any privacy protection keinerlei. Every arbitrary website is able to
circumvent web proxies and to uncover the user's IP address and browser data, which both should be
actually protected by the proxy.

The respective security leaks are supposed to be present since up to 10 years in the code of these
services. Obviously, nobody did seriously check them for attacks. You may find a demo of the numerous
possible attacks here:

http://anonymouse.org/cgi-bin/anon-www.cgi/http://ip-check.info/?lang=en

In the following, you moreover find a detailed description
http://ip-check.info/description.php#WebProxyDeanonymization

You find the main page of the IP Check itself here:
http://ip-check.info?lang=en

The question is: are web proxy providers intentionally fooling their users regarding the security
of their systems? Or do they simply lack the necessary competence in the area of IT security?
is it all about making money, or also about collecting data about the users? In any case, it
should be clear that the currently available web proxies are at the best suitable for the
circumvention of Internet censorship, but in neither case for anonymous surfing.

It is possible that the IP check wil be blocked by web proxy providers because of this demonstration
of serious security leacks. This would not be astonishing, as there is even in theory no protection
against some of the used leaks. Whoever wants to make himself convinced should therefore do it now,
before censorship will take place. You might otherwise realize any censorship as a confession that
the web proxy providers are helpless against the attacks that were shown.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0).