How Anonymous Are You While Surfing
A russian security site who calls themselves “Leader” has provided an online check on how anonymous you are. In other words, they will check for the information sent by the browser’s HEADER file. When I first came across it while surfing, I was surprised that even the information about my browser’s plugins was included in the HEADER! Good stuff for checking if there is anything private showing that you don’t want others to know. I’ve included a link to the site below.
Here’s a screenshot of a good anonymity program called “JAP”. It is fully written in Java and is therefore usable by most of the operating systems. According to their website, this is how it works.
“Instead of connecting directly to a webserver, users take a detour, connecting with encryption through several intermediaries, so-called Mixes. JAP uses a predetermined sequence for the mixes. Such a sequence of linked mixes is called a Mix Cascade. Users can choose between different mix cascades.”
Try it out and test it against the mentioned Russian security site above. See the difference!
Check your anonymity
JAP – Anonymity & Privacy
Download page of JAP