Few websites to check how anonymous you are on the Internet

A friend of mine has recommended, few websites which are quite useful in checking what kind of information a remote website could possibly retrieve about your system. I’ve found quite useful as they expose the high level of browser security there is nowdays even on a Linux based systems.
I’ve been stunned that so many information about my Linux desktop could be mined even when I use my browser through a tor network.

Here are the websites you might also like to check and possibly afterwards improve your Browser security:

http://anon.inf.tu-dresden.de/help/jap_help/en/help/security_test.html
http://www.proxy-list.org/en/show-my-ip.php
http://leader.ru/secure/who.html

I was rather shocked that some information that could be retrieved on my Linux host could even reveal fundamental details about my Linux Desktop like a version of my currently running Linux kernel!

In the past I’ve blogged an article which is quite related to the topic of Internet Anonimity and Browser security

You might consider checking my old article How to improve your web browser security and better secure your personal identity privacy on the internet here
I will take some steps further to look on how to further decrease the amount of OS sensitive data revealed by my browser and will further blog when I find ways for better ways to anonimize my surging.

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2 Responses to “Few websites to check how anonymous you are on the Internet”

  1. hip0 says:
    Epiphany 2.30.6 Epiphany 2.30.6 Debian GNU/Linux x64 Debian GNU/Linux x64
    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.2+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0 Safari/531.2+ Debian/squeeze (2.30.6-1) Epiphany/2.30.6

    Something which is related to this article is a website I just found, a website which aims at finding security threats in your browser.
    http://bcheck.scanit.be/bcheck/index.php

    Check it out

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  2. Anthony says:
    Firefox 10.0.2 Firefox 10.0.2 Windows 7 Windows 7
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:10.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/10.0.2

    Fruit loops!

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