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Re: [tor-talk] flash and tor

but I used tcpdump to capture packets and noticed that the video packets
are sent through tor nodes, not directly to the web site
so for the website, it should regard the connection is from an IP of exit
what you meant is the adobe flash will also use the real IP to connect to
that website by bypassing tor?

2012/9/28 adrelanos <adrelanos@xxxxxxxxxx>

> esolve esolve:
> >     I notice that if you watch video using Tor, since flash is a
> > third-party tool, that will ruin your anonymity.
> >
> >     I think even if the plugin flash may use the real IP for
> communication,
> > it may not reveal what content you are accessing but it just shows that a
> > user on that IP is using flash. Or it just expose itself to adobe
> company,
> > other entities, like government, other companies can't know about you.
> Am I
> > wrong or not? are there any paper, articles about this?
> When using TBB and flash the problem is, that flash will not honor proxy
> settings, thus sending traffic in the clear.
> Website can see:
> - your real IP address
> - what you view
> Other companies:
> - will know what the website is sharing with them
> ISP can see:
> - you are connected to website ip
> - content: depends if the flash connection to the website is encrypted
> or not
> Government:
> - I don't like to go into that, but there are no differences. Your ISP
> can see it and government can see as much as always for non-Tor
> connections.
> I am not aware of any papers, but I wrote a Whonix specific chapter
> about Flash and other browser plugins.
> https://sourceforge.net/p/whonix/wiki/Applications/#browser-plugins
> (Summary: IP/location is safe when using Whonix, there are loads of
> flash alternatives; even if IP/location is safe, flash is not recommend
> anyway)
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