Opened 6 years ago

Closed 20 months ago

#10458 closed defect (wontfix)

"New identity" button in Vidalia is misleading and should be renamed.

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by: chiiph
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Archived/Vidalia Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: archived-closed-2018-07-04
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Vidalia's "new identity" button creates a new circuit by issuing a NEWNYM request to Tor.

This is confusing for users because in Torbutton in the Tor Browser there is a "new identity" option which does something different (it also clears session data which could be used to link two identities).

Vidalia's "new identity" should be renamed to reflect the fact that merely issuing a NEWNYM isn't enough to prevent two identities/sessions from being linked.

I suggest calling it something like "new circuit" or "change exit IP address" etc.

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by cypherpunks

It was fixed by #5277. But never was backported to 0.2 tree of Vidalia. It's only matter if someone will continue to fix of standalone Vidalia for new TBB.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by arma

Or if anybody is going to be doing a new release of Vidalia vs hobbling together old stuff.

I vote for the "hobbling together old stuff" angle alas -- if we're going to fix something we should be making fixes in Tor launcher.

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by teor

Severity: Normal

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comment:4 Changed 20 months ago by teor

Keywords: archived-closed-2018-07-04 added
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

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