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Anonymized ? Not yet.
From: "Alexander K. Yezhov" <admin () leader ru>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 21:09:10 +0400


Anyone  knows  the  Anonymizer service. It's a good tool that lets you
stay  anonymous surfing the web (http://www.anonymizer.com). Moreover,
it  blocks the JavaScript code placed on the web pages. The problem is
that  it just comments scripts instead of cutting them out. On the one
hand  it's  good since you can look at the original JavaScript code if
you want. On the other hand this commenting has some disadvantages.

The text below applies to the free/trial version of Anonymizer service
(commercial version wasn't tested).

The  problem:  Anonymized  web  pages can use the JavaScript code that
will  be  executed  even if commented by Anonymizer (site can silently
reload frame and get real visitor's IP for example).

The code: The code below won't give you any errors no matter if you're
loading  the  page  with Anonymizer or without it (visible part can be
hidden using <font color>).

<script language=javascript>
alert('Hi! Still anonymized?');

Working  example:  You  can  try  to load the "Privacy tools" pages at
Tools-On.Net   via   anonymizer,   click  on  the  "Go"  button  below
"Holmes/Who"  and  look at the report (compare results with JavaScript
enabled and disabled).


Note: if you get a "re-enter" message on the site it means the session
id was lost and you really need to re-enter (this can happen if you're
using a cluster of proxy-servers for example).

Best regards, Alexander

                           MCP+I, MCSE
      http://Tools-On.Net - Free tools for connected people.
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