Introducing Torfox 3.0.10

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Thu Jun 11 23:37:05 UTC 2009

Kyle wrote:
> I'm not seeing the benefit of Tor Fox since Tor Browser Bundle[1] and XB
Browser[2] do the same thing your doing.  Why are you trying to recreate
work that's been done already?

It doesn't work exactly the same.

> First off, you didn't even have the browser's proxy set to use Tor on port
9060, I had to set that myself.

You don't need to set the proxy. I've made changes at the socket level to
Firefox so that it always uses Tor.

> I noted that the Tor Fox homepage is set to use the Tor Fox search engine,
which is uses Google results, and display's google ADs right on the top of
the page.  I was able to get a real IP address from my deanonymizer that
I've been working on. Further more, a few security issues exist with Tor

This is an initial release. I've been reading up on Torbutton and have
already added most of the features he's done. Also, there are a few things
he can't do because he has to wait for Firefox developers to fix some bugs.
I don't have that problem.

> This leads me to think that you're trying to make a quick buck off of
Google ADs while leaving Tor users exposed to security exploits of would-be
evil doers or some hackers that just enjoy making a ruckus.

The Google ads will never cover the hosting fees for the Tor relays I'm
running so I'm not making any profit. Also, this is not finished software by
far. It's the very first release so I think you're judging a little too
hasty. This is more of a proof of concept than anything else. If you read my
first post you will see that I'm not even sure there is enough interest in
this to keep developing it full time. I'm going to give it a few months and
see if it goes anywhere.

> So, if you are serious about securing Tor Fox then you need to install
TorButton.  Mike Perry and others have worked hard on making TorButton
secure from several different types of attacks and information leakage,
hence why it is used and trusted by many.  You should have a look at the
design document for Torbutton.

That defeats the purpose of building from the source code. I can do things
that an extension can't do and the things it can do, better. The design
document is very helpful though.
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