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Re: Another Method to Block Java Hijinks
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On 4/5/07, James Muir <jamuir@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I've heard that properly configuring a firewall can be tricky. In any
case, using a firewall still doesn't protect from Java applets reading
identifying information locally and sending it back through the
Actually, I believe that with the browser denied access to the
internet, the normal 2-way java applet communication is prevented.
Please try the test I mentioned.
In my opinion, I think its best just to disable Java, and all the other
plugins mentioned in the warning on the download page.
I agree. I am throwing my idea out here just for info purposes so
that those who know more than I might take it into consideration for
whatever it's worth (perhaps not much).
You may be interested to know that there is a Live CD which bundles Tor
and some ipchains rules. It is mentioned in the Tor FAQ -- see "Virtual
I am perfectly happy for my purposes with the way I have Tor
configured. I'd likely give that a try if and when I get a new
machine with a new OS.