Anonymous browsing and anonymising Attacks
A brief overview of Anonymous Surfing
Anonymous web surfing allows us to browse internet without getting tracked.In simple words anonymous browsing protect our privacy on internet.
Anonymous web browsing refers to utilization of the World Wide Web that hides a user's personally identifiable information from websites visited. Anonymous web browsing can be achieved via proxy servers, virtual private networks and other anonymity programs such as Tor. These programs work by sending information through a series of routers in order to hide the source and destination of information. However, there is never a guarantee of anonymity with these servers. These programs are still susceptible to traffic analysis. Proxy servers, which have a central point of knowledge, are also susceptible to collection of data by authorities. Moreover, cookies, browser plugins, and other information can be used to uniquely identify a user even if they have hidden their IP address.
The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world. It prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit.
Tor with proxychains offers some extremely important features.Proxychains can be used with applications like iceweasel,nmap,owasp-zap and more. In this way we can anonymize our attacks.It keeps our real identity hidden when we audit attack or perform security related scans.