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Web users worried about privacy can now use a modified version of Firefox that lets them browse the net anonymously.
The Torpark browser has been created by a hacking group and uses technology backed by digital rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Hacktivisimo said that anyone using Torpark might see a slight reduction in their browsing speed as the package of programs connect to the Tor network and scramble traffic.
From my (very limited) experience of using the Tor network, this is the understatement of the year - the slowdown was considerable.
The concept is good enough, but it was slow as molasses.
Also, I'm finding that the IT guys at more and more offices are setting up the machines to reject unauthorised USB devices, so just having this on a mem stick and plugging it in is effectively useless. You need to do other workarounds to get past the security of a half competently set up security environment.
Says that it is based off the IE browser but i do not see how. Makes no use of anything that could be compromised like the "traditional" browser.
I would rather use this than a modified version of firefox that needs to access another network...
I have been using a browser by the name of "Browzar" for some time...
From Wired [wired.com]:
...The blogosphere gave Browzar a glowing review, even though it was a little clunky and only worked in Windows. Then, a few days later, reports started showing up about Browzar's inability to completely delete page caches or browsing history. It was a lemon. And just in case that wasn't enough, it pushed users to its own branded search page full of contextual ads. No cookie for you, Browzar.
Torpark isn't exactly new. I've been using it for months. If you thought Tor was slow, Torpark is molasses...especially if run off a USB key. Copying the files to HDD speeds things up considerably.