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Re: Browser dos/don'ts ( was Re: Incognito Live CD using Polipo)

On Sunday 14 October 2007 19:50:38 phobos@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 13, 2007 at 09:21:40AM +0100, robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote 0.9K 
bytes in 30 lines about:
> : Do:
> : Spoof user-agent (is this necessary even with javascript disabled?)
> : (browser)
> Arguably, unless you're using BobnJoe's browser, any of the popular ones
> should provide sufficient numbers (firefox, safari, opera, ie).
konqueror, a bobnjoe browser if ever there was one, can only turn off sending 
the user-agent and spoof it for selected websites. it doesn't even support 

> : Spoof http-headers as though a US english browser (browser/privacy
> : proxy?)
> Only if you want to appear as coming from the US, and if you read
> English.  If you're in UAE and spoofing US English, then you may stand
> out for being different.

But no-one should know you're in the UAE because you're using tor. Or have I 
missed your point?

> : Do not:
> : Use tabs (enforced/recommended by controller?)
> Why?
> : Keep the browser open when finished 'using tor' (enforced/recommended by
> : controller?)
> If your browser properly cleans up and you've disabled everything,
> chances are this isn't that big of a deal.

for both, javascript timers apparently. a separate browser or open-and-close 
browser session seems to be the thing.

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