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Anonymous posts decompile of Stuxnet worm

Stuxnet is one of the more infamous worms we've read about in recent times, and it now appears that the rapscallions who are Anonymous have gotten hold of a copy of the Stuxnet code. Stuxnet, for those who aren't aware, drove attacks which crippled Iran's nuclear program. The code was pilfered from HBGary Federal after CEO Aaron Barr poked the beehive one time too many -- along with more than 70,...

Three Words: find out what your friends really think about you

Three Words is a quick and painless way to find out both a) how popular you are, and b) how much your friends secretly despise you. It's basically a cut-down version of Formspring: you sign up, and then people can describe you in three words... and that's it. By default your three words are submitted anonymously, which some people will like, but ultimately it will make the results mostly mea...

Orbot offers anonymous browsing on Android, via Tor

Android users have been able to browse anonymously using the Tor proxy network for some time, thanks to a University of Cambridge project called Shadow that we reported on late last year. Now The Tor Project itself has released an official Android client called Orbot, which should bring anonymous mobile browsing further into the mainstream. It's not available in the Android Market just yet, but...

BitBlinder helps torrent downloaders stay anonymous, avoid filters

BitBlinder first appeared last summer promising free, anonymous torrent downloading. While it's still in beta, my invite has finally come through and I've had a chance to play with the program a bit. The installer includes the BitBlinder client, relay server, SOCKS client, and Portable Firefox (with the TorButton add-on installed). The client itself is a modified version of BitTornado and...

Chatroulette Map exposes the locations of your "anonymous" chat partners

Chatroulette, the anonymous video chat service that has captured the Internet's imagination (and free time), is known for wanton nudity and crazy stunts. That's because of the "anonymous" part of Chatroulette. You can be anyone you want, and you can wear anything you want (or not)! However, Chatroulette isn't as anonymous as we previously supposed. A new site called Chatroulette Map has begu...

Anonymize your Google searches with the GoogleSharing add-on for Firefox

I find the thought of Google tracking my everyday searches rather disturbing; I'm sure I'm not the only one. GoogleSharing is an experimental Firefox add-on which selectively routes Google searches through an anonymizing proxy. Searches remain very snappy -- and Google is none the wiser. GoogleSharing is very selective, and anonymizes only your search traffic. GMail, Google Reader, and othe...

Bing now keeps IP records for 6 months, instead of a year and a half

In response to new European Union regulations, Microsoft has reduced the amount of time Bing will associate your IP address with your search history. Up until now, Bing saved your searches, along with your full IP address, for 18 months. That's now been cut down to 6 months. Under the new plan, Microsoft will also stop storing your cross-session search cookies at 18 months, meaning they won't kno...

Mobile Minute: anonymous browsing with TOR comes to Android

When it comes to anonymous browsing on a desktop PC, getting set up is pretty straightforward. The widely used Tor Network provides a software bundle to install on your machine which allows you to connect via a virtual proxy to their network, which reroutes your traffic between constantly varying nodes. This makes it impossible for you to be traced as you go about your business on the web and it...

Firefox, TOR, Privoxy, and Vidalia in a portable EXE to obfuscate your browsing

I wrote about OperaTOR a while back as a portable option for simple TOR-enabled browsing on the go. Maybe you'd prefer a single EXE that packages Firefox, TOR, Privoxy, and Vidalia? You're in luck - Paul O'Brien has combined those ingredients into a tasty privacy-enhancing stew. He's created the package using Xenocode (and yes, it's a licensed copy) to help users avoid bothersome Internet roadbl...

A trio of practical anonymous torrenting options have arrived

It was only a matter of time before the P2P community came up with some workable options for anonymizing our activities. Sure, Tor has been able to do it for quite some time, but torrenting is very taxing on the network and transfers can be painfully slow. Recently, however, three new services have appeared that could provide the privacy protection we've been waiting for. iPredator VPN - We've kn...

BitBlinder: free, anonymous torrenting may be a reality

There are a few widely-accepted ways to anonymize your browsing or torrent activity, but they all have their drawbacks. TOR is free, but it's poor etiquette to use it for torrents and put a strain on the bandwidth of the nice folks who run TOR servers. Not to mention that it's incredibly, stupefyingly slow. You could get a VPN, but that'll cost you. So, what's the solution to making your torrent...

Conceal your email address from bots with HideText

Sometimes you want humans to be able to read some information -- like your email address, for example -- while disguising it from bots that might be automatically collecting it. One way to do it is by displaying the info as an image, instead of as text, like Facebook does with email addresses. HideText gives you a quick way to do that. HideText has two modes for converting text to images. One is...

PortableTor is an easy way to anonymize to your browsing

There are plenty of ways to utilize the Tor network for a little added browsing privacy - like OperaTor, for example. If you'd prefer a single anonymity solution that can handle any browser, portable or not, give PortableTor a try. It's Tor, Vidalia (a GUI frontend for Tor), and Privoxy in a single, portable package. All you need to do is launch PortableTor and edit your browser's proxy settings ...

5 disposable email services with RSS support

If you're looking for a little anonymity and security when signing up for download links or invite codes, a disposable email service is a good option. Instead of providing one of your working email addresses, just grab a meaningless temporary one from any of these sites and keep your identity hidden. These five sites all provide RSS feeds for your address, which is handy. No need to return to the ...

Google siding with derivative video over the original?

Google is known for its quick reactions to copyright claims, taking down videos from YouTube and Google video at the request of original copyright holders -- especially big players like TV networks. Recently, Paulo Ordoveza found one of his videos was the victim of one of these claims, and it was taken down from Google Video. The strange thing is that he had recorded his piece -- a time-lapse of s...