building pages with tor in mind
jamuir at scs.carleton.ca
Tue Feb 27 18:25:34 UTC 2007
Bryan Fordham wrote:
> end-user's IP address. Any code I've seen returns either
> "localhost" or
> "127.0.0.1 <http://127.0.0.1>".
> That's kind of the conclusion I've reached, though I'm far from an expert.
The risk is that you become more trackable. The more information you
make available about your browser, plugins and OS, the easier it is for
web servers to create a profile on you (i.e. a record of your previous
actions). If you have cookies enabled and never delete them, then it is
really easy to profile you! Perhaps during one visit to a web server
you accidentally submit your name in a web form. In that case, your
identity can be linked to that profile (i.e. you can be held accountable
for all your previous actions).
I wrote a blog last year which explained some of this (although,
re-reading it now, I see that a few of the details I wrote about Tor
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