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JonDoFox – Browser Optimized for Anonymous and Secure Web Surfing

22 September 2011 No Comment

The JonDoFox research team has uncovered a new attack on web browsers: Affected are the web browsers Firefox, Chrome and Safari. By a hidden call over of a URL with HTTP authentication data, third party sites could track a user over several web sites, even if the user blocks all cookies and other tracking procedures. JonDoFox now contains an integrated protection against this attack. Third party sites may now no longer receive HTTP authentication data from the browser. Moreover, the protection against cache and referer tracking has been enhanced. Furthermore, some detail enhancements were added, and JonDoFox is now fully compatible with the new Firefox 6. Users may therefore easily update to the new browser version. JonDoFox is both a profile and an extension for the popular Mozilla Firefox web browser. It protects the user’s privacy while surfing the web by removing identifying information from the browser. As it is open source software and free to use, it is an ideal add-on for anonymization services like JonDonym and Tor, but may also be used without anonymization software, just for safer surfing.
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