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[or-cvs] r9763: a new section of warnings on the download page based on disc (website/trunk/en)

Author: arma
Date: 2007-03-08 04:59:48 -0500 (Thu, 08 Mar 2007)
New Revision: 9763

a new section of warnings on the download page
based on discussions with mikeperry

Modified: website/trunk/en/download.wml
--- website/trunk/en/download.wml	2007-03-08 03:54:36 UTC (rev 9762)
+++ website/trunk/en/download.wml	2007-03-08 09:59:48 UTC (rev 9763)
@@ -107,6 +107,60 @@
 <br />
+<a id="Warning"></a>
+<h2><a class="anchor" href="#Warning">Warning</a></h2>
+# Translators: you might not want to translate this section quite
+# yet, since it's likely to change a lot before we like it. -RD
+<p>Tor by itself is <b>NOT</b> all you need to maintain your anonymity.
+There are several major pitfalls to watch out for.
+<p>First, Tor only protects applications that are configured to
+send their traffic through Tor -- it doesn't magically anonymize
+all your traffic just because you install it.  We recommend you
+use <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/firefox";>Firefox</a> with the <a
+href="https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2275/";>Torbutton</a> extension,
+and follow <a href="comingsoon">other recommendations for other supported
+<p>Second, browser plugins such as Java, Flash, ActiveX, RealPlayer,
+Adobe's PDF plugin, and others can be manipulated
+into revealing your IP address. We recommend the <a
+href="https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1237/";>QuickJava</a> and <a
+href="https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/433/";>FlashBlock</a> extensions,
+and you should probably disable <a href="about:plugins">plugins</a>
+in general.
+<!-- You may also find
+<a href="https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/722/";>NoScript</a> and <a
+href="https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1865/";>AdBlock</a> helpful. -->
+<p>Third, beware of cookies: if you ever browse without Tor and Privoxy
+and a site gives you a cookie, that cookie can identify you even when
+you start using Tor again. You should clear your cookies frequently. <a
+href="https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/82/";>CookieCuller</a> can help
+protect any cookies you do not want to lose.
+<p>Fourth, Tor anonymizes the origin of your traffic,
+and it encrypts everything inside the Tor network, but <a
+can't encrypt your traffic between the Tor network and its final
+destination.</a> If you
+are communicating sensitive information, you should use the same level
+of care that you would on the normal scary Internet -- use SSL or other
+end-to-end encryption and authentication approaches.
+<p>Lastly, be smart and learn more. Understand what Tor offers and what
+it doesn't offer. This list of pitfalls isn't complete, and we need your
+help <a href="<page volunteer>#Documentation">identifying and documenting
+all the issues</a>.
 <h2>More Information</h2>