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#31 jjjack01

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Posted December 29 2013 - 12:42 PM

Don't know which is best- haven't tried them all - - Mozilla/Firefox is fine ,,been using it since IE pissed me off (for reasons I dont remember)

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Posted January 30 2014 - 04:20 AM

I use mozilla most of the time but Tor is the shit, Its slower than normal internet but it makes everything you do anonymous and changes ip to like somewhere halfway around the world. i only use it when doing potentially illegal stuff though.

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Posted January 30 2014 - 06:36 AM

I use mozilla most of the time but Tor is the shit, Its slower than normal internet but it makes everything you do anonymous and changes ip to like somewhere halfway around the world. i only use it when doing potentially illegal stuff though.


Naw, it really doesn't make you "anonymous", it just bounces your packets around the world and makes it appear as if they originated from another IP.
Other identifiers are still traveling with you as you journey via Tor and the end to end traffic is still plainly identifiable. Then you have the issue that some sites are "broken" due to the info Tor blocks.

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Posted February 07 2014 - 08:01 AM

Tor can be anonymous if you know what ur doing. U won't be anonymous if u just browse like you normally do. I would say running tor from a virtual machine, and making sure ur machine doesn't leak any identifiers ur pretty anonymous. That on top of a bulletproof VPN and you can be a ghost.

Tails is pretty cool also..it's a flavor of Linux with tor built in its pretty cool. Doing this from a public hotspot with encryption and ur pretty much invisible. Of course the weakest link is you, and if you accidentally leak information the anonymity will be broken.

Also if you sometimes send out identical traffic, and send out traffic from a second connection with possibly a different MAC address it's gonna make statistical analysis pretty fuckin difficult. I mean it will be a major fuckin job to try and pin u down.

You sometimes sacrifice speed for safety, it's best to know exactly what the job is and the steps that need to be done. If you make any mistakes you can potentially break ur anonymity.
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Posted March 16 2014 - 01:42 AM

for me, its safari now. I m not using Mozilla and chrome from past 2 years.

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Posted April 27 2014 - 06:27 AM

"Tor can be anonymous if you know what ur doing. U won't be anonymous if u just browse like you normally do. I would say running tor from a virtual machine, and making sure ur machine doesn't leak any identifiers ur pretty anonymous. That on top of a bulletproof VPN and you can be a ghost.

Tails is pretty cool also..it's a flavor of Linux with tor built in its pretty cool. Doing this from a public hotspot with encryption and ur pretty much invisible. Of course the weakest link is you, and if you accidentally leak information the anonymity will be broken."


Yes, I'll second that!

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Posted April 27 2014 - 02:38 PM

http://acid3.acidtests.org/

most browsers fail miserably :/

For anonymity...seperation of identities is key
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Posted April 27 2014 - 02:45 PM

I say chrome. But I actually rather use internet explorer over firefox. I say this because with firefox, there is always some add on you have to download and I nothing that some interactive things don't work on firefox. I don't like it at all.
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Posted April 27 2014 - 04:40 PM

Telnet...;)
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Posted April 28 2014 - 12:06 PM

I was born a lynx man and I'll die a lynx man. :biggrin:

I use both firefox and chrome. Firefox for business and chrome for cruising around.

Lynx would be great for security, but it doesn't have tls enabled by default, so that's obviously unsafe. And it has no idea what to do with JavaScript. I'll just be glad when Flash is buried.

I can't fit the phrase 'Snoopys Penis Rules' into every post.


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Posted May 01 2014 - 06:15 PM

IceWeasel

or UnSafe Web Browser...if you wanna be "UnSafe" :p
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Posted May 03 2014 - 05:15 AM

There is no best browser.
Choose one you like.

Exactly..... Any browser can be good OR BAD.... I like IE6 myself :) (Using MyIE2 in front (IE wrapper))

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Posted June 01 2014 - 02:39 AM

I bet most people don't realize that Chrome saves a copy of all your passwords, form data, history and all your shit like that on Google's online servers, or "the cloud".

I still use chrome after discovering this because I just don't care too much. I guarantee Chrome does this without asking. I have my hard drive locked with Deep Freeze and absolutely no file changes can be saved on a reboot unless I save something manually. Sure enough, Google Chrome "remembers" new passwords after I reboot my computer, the only place that password "memory" could come from is their online servers.

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Posted June 01 2014 - 06:34 AM

I bet most people don't realize that Chrome saves a copy of all your passwords, form data, history and all your shit like that on Google's online servers, or "the cloud".

I still use chrome after discovering this because I just don't care too much. I guarantee Chrome does this without asking. I have my hard drive locked with Deep Freeze and absolutely no file changes can be saved on a reboot unless I save something manually. Sure enough, Google Chrome "remembers" new passwords after I reboot my computer, the only place that password "memory" could come from is their online servers.


I actually wasn't really aware of that, i'll have to look into it. but im smart enough that my instincts told me "do not trust google chrome, or google period". this is what happens when corporations get too big ... its no good.

Maybe try changing some settings in chrome.

If you're really paranoid, use a non-persistent USB stick OS. It won't save ANYTHING. "Tails" is a good one that comes to mind, its basically linux pre-configged for max privacy. The IceWeasel browser in Tails is configured to direct all traffic thru Tor, but you can browse with the "unsafe" web browser if you need to use a normal connection. Its really easy to use, even has Windows XP camoflauge if you want to make the desktop look like Windows to anyone that might glance at your screen in a public . even wipes the memory contents on shutdown. Computer memory is volatile and is not persistent, the information quickly dissappears when power is turned off but can't be too careful. It has most of the network tools you would expect in linux and you can set the root password when you boot up but you don't need that unless you run commands that require root privilages.

Any linux distro can be run non persistent from a USB stick tho

Most of the time, the weakest link in privacy is the user, and the information that they enter into forms. Even with Tor and all the precautions in the world configuration wise, if you enter the wrong info, or certain info into forms on the web then your still gonna be screwed.

Oh yea, and use a new session and different IP address for each "identity" on the web .. that way those people that are up to no good can't correlate and cross reference that shit :p .. hehe
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Posted July 06 2014 - 10:54 AM

Yeah internet explorer has "Gotta Go Fast" mode, so I use that.

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Posted July 21 2014 - 04:31 AM

Davidbarten, ur a fuckin asshole!
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Posted July 22 2014 - 02:17 PM

Chrome! Mainly for all the plugins you can have on it

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Posted July 23 2014 - 02:21 AM

Davidbarten, ur a fuckin asshole!

Who are you directing this uncalled for/mean comment to??

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Posted July 23 2014 - 05:55 AM

Who are you directing this uncalled for/mean comment to??


Some asshole who posted an ad in this thread, his posts have since been removed.
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#50 IamnotaMan I AM THOR

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Posted July 24 2014 - 02:16 AM

Deps on your computer:-

Firefox = most secure, best addons, a little unstable
Int Exp = VG in Win8. Glitchy and slow/unusable in other systems and certain computers (esp Dell).
Chrome = fastest unless you have low ram. spys on you a lot. Glitchy in some comps(unusable infact)
I've never used Safari.

Basically Chrome and Int Exp are terrible in Dell computers due to bloatware, IMO but good in others.

Firefox is my favourite currently.

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Posted July 26 2014 - 08:42 AM

Some asshole who posted an ad in this thread, his posts have since been removed.

Oh,sorry buddy,I didnt see the spam!!

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Posted August 18 2014 - 09:15 AM

links (not lynx) ;) .. gotta appreciate the oldskool internet experience
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Posted March 25 2015 - 10:51 PM

Tor

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Posted March 29 2015 - 09:49 PM

I prefer firefox, but I use Chromium because it doesn't have all the Google-ware


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Posted May 30 2015 - 11:01 PM

I use Chrome for banking / and financial stuff.

Firefox for surfing.. watching movies online and everything else.

Firefox has adons I like Adblock plus it stops the ads in my fav movie channel.. and popups on the naughty sites I sometimes enjoy... A number of sites wont let me use  adblock, thats fine, I go elsewhere.

Prob with 2 browsers, is which one to use as default.  When I am fiddling in online shares, i switch it to Chrome (financial) when I'm reading my emails, I switch it to Firefox... Friends send these links, and they are not particularly security savvy, So when I click, I don't know where I'm going....This switching is a pain for things like face book, as it can't see beyond my last switch... and thinks Im logging in from a new computer.

 

 

Not sure if my 2 browser approach does anything... when I see what browsers are capable of, I get a little paranoid they may be giving passwords to the bad guys... so only reputable sites are visited with Chrome, who knows the passwords. Microsoft is bringing in a new browser (possibly with windows 10 release)  Could be someones answer..



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Posted May 30 2015 - 11:49 PM

Chrome IMO. Simple, fast, and I highly doubt they spy anything you look for like "illegal" information, such as where to buy drugs, would ever come back to you. Too many fish to fry for that one.


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Posted June 07 2015 - 06:11 PM

Chrome IMO. Simple, fast, and I highly doubt they spy anything you look for like "illegal" information, such as where to buy drugs, would ever come back to you. Too many fish to fry for that one.

I use Torch (seems like the little brother to Chrome) but a simple VPN can somewhat protect you from spying eyes. A subscription to a VPN not a free VPN because no one does anything properly for free.



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Posted June 07 2015 - 09:47 PM

Personally, I think Mozilla Firefox is the best.



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Posted August 09 2015 - 06:57 AM

To avoid cpu conflicts... the browser your cpu comes w/.


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Posted August 09 2015 - 07:15 AM

Basically Chrome and Int Exp are terrible in Dell computers due to bloatware, IMO but good in others.
 

?????

I have set-up and configured 100's of Dell workstations, laptops and servers over the last 15 years and have never found that to be the case.

You can uninstall all that bloatware like I have to do, although admittedly there is less garbage on enterprise class machines than what they dump onto consumer class machines, but still, it can all be removed or wipe the machine and do a clean install.

 

That is one of the first things we do when configuring new workstations, go down the list we have and rip out all the garbage bloatware, toolbars and "trial versions", then correct the settings and configs for the particular client network.

We do all that crap at his house so when we get to the job site, it's often just plug and play.


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