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RE: Home proxy to webserver
From: Ray McClure <Ray.G.McClure () hofstra edu>
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2011 11:23:43 -0700

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-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com] On Behalf Of Miguel Regala
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2011 6:15 PM
To: krymson () gmail com
Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Home proxy to webserver

Running a browser in a USB flash drive is something I don't hear in a
long time. That's a great idea. Thanks!

2011/10/13  <krymson () gmail com>:
If you open a web browser at the public terminal and proxy your connection through, say, a server you have at home, 
your browser on the public terminal is still going to often use local cookies and history and optional storage of 
filled-in form fields. You'll not gain any protection. I'm assuming you mean a simple web proxy, and not some sort of 
other tunneling setup like a VPN.

The way around this problem is to avoid using the browser on that untrusted system.

You want to do one of two things:
1) Use a full VPN connection home along with screen forwarding so you're actually just consuming the remote browser.

2) Use a browser you control, i.e. via a USB stick with portable apps on it.

You're still open to other attacks, but that's a good start.


<- snip ->
Hi list,

i'm worried with the amount of people that log in into their accounts
(critical ones, like email, bank account) on public servers and
besides that doing the usual error of not logging out. Most of the
times, the way you know someone visited e.g gmail.com is, well,
accessing gmail.com. What would happen if everyone could connect via a
self-own proxy, via a redirection service?

Well, that's my question. Would that mitigate the common problems?

1) Cookie storage
2) History storage
3) Maintain connection speed, reliability and security

Regards,
Miguel

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In this guide we examine the importance of Apache-SSL and who needs an SSL certificate.  We look at how SSL works, how 
it benefits your company and how your customers can tell if a site is secure. You will find out how to test, purchase, 
install and use a thawte Digital Certificate on your Apache web server. Throughout, best practices for set-up are 
highlighted to help you ensure efficient ongoing management of your encryption keys and digital certificates.

http://www.dinclinx.com/Redirect.aspx?36;4175;25;1371;0;5;946;e13b6be442f727d1
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Securing Apache Web Server with thawte Digital Certificate
In this guide we examine the importance of Apache-SSL and who needs an SSL certificate.  We look at how SSL works, how 
it benefits your company and how your customers can tell if a site is secure. You will find out how to test, purchase, 
install and use a thawte Digital Certificate on your Apache web server. Throughout, best practices for set-up are 
highlighted to help you ensure efficient ongoing management of your encryption keys and digital certificates.

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