Opened 11 years ago

#972 closed defect (User disappeared)

Tor Button fails to mask IP in "Shields UP" check

Reported by: jek2bd Owned by:
Priority: High Milestone:
Component: Applications/Torbutton Version: 1.2.0
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Cc: jek2bd Actual Points:
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I installed tor button from the Mozilla website, enabled it leaving all settings to defaults and went to
Shields Up to check it out. 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 actually 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, I guess I naively expected it to work when it said it was
enabled and didn't complain otherwise.

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

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Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by mikeperry

flyspray2trac: bug closed.
Sounds like privoxy config error and also a dup.

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