Use Tor network to protect privacy

Apr 22, 2008

On the Net, our actions can be tracked by tracking our IP address. For Firefox, the following extension let’s us view our current IP.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1731

One of the ways to protect our privacy is to download and install the Tor, Vidalia and Privoxy bundle from the links below:

Tor Project Overview

https://www.torproject.org/overview.html.en

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

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Speed up Web browsing with OpenDNS

Apr 13, 2008

According to ComputerWorld’s Preston Gralla:

http://www.computerworld.com/
action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9019951

Here’s the simplest way to hack DNS to speed up your Web browsing: Use free, superfast DNS servers run by the OpenDNS service instead of your ISP’s DNS servers. OpenDNS has a monstrously big DNS cache, with DNS servers around the world, so you’ll be able to retrieve IP addresses from it more quickly than from your ISP’s DNS servers. The addresses of the OpenDNS servers are 208.67.222.222 for a primary DNS server and 208.67.220.220 for a secondary server.

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ISP FAQs and Independent Support Forums

Apr 5, 2008

ISP FAQs

BSNL FAQs (All)

http://www.bsnl.co.in/faq/faq.php

BSNL Sancharnet FAQ (Dial-up)

http://www.bsnl.co.in/faq/faqans.php?paramCategory=Internet

BSNL DataOne FAQ (Broadband)

http://www.bsnl.co.in/faq/
faqans.php?paramCategory=BSNL%20Broadband

Airtel FAQ (Broadband)

http://www.airtel.in/wps/wcm/connect/Airtel.in/
airtel.in/home/foryou/broadband+internet/know+more/faqs/

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