[tor-talk] newbie: tor browser bundle and privoxy

Ivan Ivanov grobokopatel at list.ru
Fri Dec 30 16:31:18 UTC 2011

Hello, list. I am newbie in Tor. By reading an information about tor i 
found article(   
     ), that says:

"The biggest problem with many applications is that they /leak DNS 
requests/. That is, although they use Tor to anonymize the traffic, they 
first send a DNS request /untorified/ in order to get the IP address of 
the target system. /Then/ they communicate "anonymously" with that 
target. The problem: any eavesdropper with more than three brain cells 
can conclude what website you visited, if they see that you send a DNS 
request for rsf.org <http://www.rsf.org>, followed by some "anonymous" 
Tor traffic. The solution: *use Tor together with Privoxy*, that 
prevents DNS leaks."

Next, on 
i found, that *Tor Browser Bundle* consist of:

    * Vidalia 0.2.15
    * Tor (with libevent-2.0.16-stable, zlib-1.2.5, openssl-1.0.0e)
    * Mozilla Aurora 9.0.1 and Torbutton
    * Pidgin 2.7.5 and OTR 3.2 (only in Tor IM Browser Bundle)

So, Tor Browser Bundle does not contain Privoxy.
Now question: does this mean, that Tor Browser Bundle is less secure 
than separately installed Tor + Privoxy?
P.S. sorry for my rough english.

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