For some stuff that couldn’t bare the daylight I needed some anonymity. Tor (The Union Router) is really suited for this purpose:

“Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis.

Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location. Tor works with many of your existing applications, including web browsers, instant messaging clients, remote login, and other applications based on the TCP protocol.”

Here’s some more information about Tor:

Installation of Tor (for Firefox) isn’t to hard:

  • First we have to add the repository:
    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:sevenmachines/tor
    Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options --no-default-keyring --secret-keyring /etc/apt/secring.gpg --trustdb-name /etc/apt/trustdb.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --primary-keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv 454FEDB228E1455D687C9CBE35DA01C261E46227
    gpg: opvragen sleutel 61E46227 van hkp sleutelserver keyserver.ubuntu.com
    gpg: sleutel 61E46227: publieke sleutel “Launchpad Default PPA” geimporteerd
    gpg: Totaal aantal verwerkt: 1
    gpg:               Geimporteerd: 1  (RSA: 1)
  • After that we have to update apt and install the needed packages:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install tor polipo
  • Next, we have to configure polipo:
    cd /etc/polipo/
    mv config config.ori
    wget https://svn.torproject.org/svn/torbrowser/trunk/build-scripts/config/polipo.conf
    mv polipo.conf config
    /etc/init.d/polipo restart
  • And finally we have to install the Torbutton Firefox plugin



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