Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#971 closed defect (User disappeared)

Tor Button fails to mask IP in "Shields UP"

Reported by: jek2bd Owned by:
Priority: High Milestone:
Component: Torbutton-Tor client Version:
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Cc: jek2bd Actual Points:
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I installed tor button from the Mozilla website, enebled it leaving all settings to defaults and went to
Shields Up to check it out and my IP address was the same as before I installed it. Talk about a false
sense of security.

Why doesn't tor button check to see if its working and warn if it isn't instead of
letting the user be rudely surprised when they check for themselves, or worse, if they don't check for

FWIW I'm a newbie so the prob may be between my ears

Tor Button 1.2.0
Privoxy 3.0.8
Firefox 3.0.8 "Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0"
Xubuntu 8.10, Linux Kernel 2.6.27-14 generic

Other active (not disabled) Firefox plugins:
Adblock Plus
BetterPrivacy 1.29
DownloadHelper 4.3
Sage 1.4.2
Ubuntu Firefox Modifications 0.6
United States English Dictionary 3.03

jek2bd = Just Enough Knowledge To Be Dangerous

[Automatically added by flyspray2trac: Operating System: Other Linux]

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by jek2bd

This is in the wrong place. Sorry, my bad. The URL for where it is supposed to be only appeared after I submitted it not when I clicked add a bug from the torbutton website which linked here. feel free to delete this post and I'll post it on the torbutton page.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by mikeperry

You most likely need to configure privoxy by adding:

forward-socks4a / localhost:9050 .

to the end of your privoxy config.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by mikeperry

flyspray2trac: bug closed.
This really sounds like a privoxy config mistake

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