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Widerstand_CZ
Monday, October 23rd, 2006, 11:51 AM
I would like hereby open discussion and ask administrators/webmasters, how are the IP adresses/logins of visitors/members secured from police for example. If you donīt use the proxy server or working anonymizer, your real IP is the same as your adress. If political police or secret service would be able to obtain real IP adressess of members, it is usually the same as their home adressess and names (if you donīt access net from public place, but there are often cameras). I recommand to all comrades to be very careful in this sense.

Ahnenerbe
Monday, October 23rd, 2006, 04:41 PM
Please read the Privacy Statement (http://forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?t=54660).

If you really want to secure your internet connection, you can become an active Skadi Funding Member (http://forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?t=28234) which will allow you to use an encrypted SSH Tunnel to encrypt all your online applications. The Tunnel is very convenient, secure and easy to use.

Widerstand_CZ
Tuesday, October 31st, 2006, 10:06 PM
Please read the Privacy Statement (http://forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?t=54660).

If you really want to secure your internet connection, you can become an active Skadi Funding Member (http://forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?t=28234) which will allow you to use an encrypted SSH Tunnel to encrypt all your online applications. The Tunnel is very convenient, secure and easy to use.

Thanks for reaction. Hovewer, I īm not sure if two proxies in USA and Asia, combined with "SSH tunnel" (Iīm not sure what do you mean by it) can guarantee safety and privacy. If you īre a known person to the police, it is not difficult to tap your data link from provider to your computer. Then any proxy or SSH tunnel canīt help you. Additionally, operating two certain proxy servers may bring attempts of police to copy all data traffic there, including real IP adressess of users. Such copying depends how this proxy server is secured. I personally prefer changing the proxy server on a regular basis. Additionally, there is a possibility to connect on net through notebook, data card and anonymous SIM card. Such connection is very safe (you are not paying bills and provider doesnīt know your ID). But I donīt know, if such possibility is open in other EU states. In CZ it is possible. NOte, I just want to open discussion, which may help to many comrades. Internet is a future and we must be always one step forward, if we want to prevail. Thus, sharing of experience and advices is very important. Thank you.

Zyklop
Wednesday, November 1st, 2006, 08:34 AM
Thanks for reaction. Hovewer, I īm not sure if two proxies in USA and Asia, combined with "SSH tunnel" (Iīm not sure what do you mean by it) can guarantee safety and privacy. If you īre a known person to the police, it is not difficult to tap your data link from provider to your computer.
Thatīs what the SSH tunnel is for.

Axiom
Wednesday, November 1st, 2006, 08:43 AM
Since my status as a funding member is only few weeks old and I am a newbie regarding this matter I have never tried out using the encrypted tunnel when accessing Skadi.

How about the speed, how fast is it compared to a non-encrypted connection?

Zyklop
Wednesday, November 1st, 2006, 09:48 AM
Since my status as a funding member is only few weeks old and I am a newbie regarding this matter I have never tried out using the encrypted tunnel when accessing Skadi.

How about the speed, how fast is it compared to a non-encrypted connection?
Relatively fast most of the time; about 35KB/sec when I last checked. Itīs also possible to restrict the tunnel to certain sites only. See these threads for more information:

http://forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?t=63321
http://forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?t=66635

Red Skull
Wednesday, November 1st, 2006, 12:09 PM
Just get a proxy of your own. It's as simple as that. :)

Thorburn
Thursday, November 2nd, 2006, 01:46 AM
Just get a proxy of your own. It's as simple as that. :)
A proxy is not a tunnel. A tunnel encrypts your Internet, while a proxy doesn't. So if anything you should state: Get a tunnel of your own. :fwink:

However, there are people who wish to support Skadi, and Skadi wishes to support its supporting members. Thus, we offer tunnels, proxies, and some other services to all active Skadi supporters in order to increase their security and that they don't have to pay extra for these services at other providers.

We also programmed additional software that facilitates the setup and management of proxified and tunneled connections, making them easy to use even for Internet lays.

I want to seize the occasion to express once more my sincere thanks to all funding members without whom our great board wouldn't exist, as well as to Patria who had invested many sleepless nights into the development of the software.

Widerstand_CZ
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006, 10:31 PM
A very good solution seems to be TOR proxy network. See http://tor.eff.org/
I can recommand this. It is better and safer than manual proxy. If youīre using only one proxyserver, always there is a (small) possibility to find your real IP (in header protocoll). But if you are changing proxies permanently, and between your provider and final proxy server there are 5 or 10 another proxies, probability that somebody will be able to find you is marginal.

Thorburn
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006, 11:31 PM
A very good solution seems to be TOR proxy network. See http://tor.eff.org/
I can recommand this. It is better and safer than manual proxy. If youīre using only one proxyserver, always there is a (small) possibility to find your real IP (in header protocoll). But if you are changing proxies permanently, and between your provider and final proxy server there are 5 or 10 another proxies, probability that somebody will be able to find you is marginal.
Yes, it can really be recommended. Everybody should make use of it. It's great for IMs and imap, pop, smtp mail -- usually too slow for decent surfing, though.

Spirit of Fire
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006, 11:43 PM
I strongly recommend torpark, a tor enhanced firefox clone.

Download Torpark and put it on a USB Flash keychain. Plug it into any internet terminal whether at home, school, or public. Run Torpark.exe and it will launch a Tor circuit connection, which creates an encrypted tunnel from your computer indirectly to a Tor exit computer, allowing you to surf the internet anonymously. How much does Torpark cost? IT'S FREE.

http://www.torrify.com/