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Re: Problem with Tor & IceCat

From: Mike Gerwitz
Subject: Re: Problem with Tor & IceCat
Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2019 21:02:08 -0500
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On Sun, Jan 06, 2019 at 15:09:51 -0500, Joshua Branson wrote:
> Now, when you start icecat, you may have to click on the tor plugin to
> activate it, but it normally autostarts for me.
> Also, at least for me, that doesn't configure my browser to access tor
> hidden services.  But it does run all of your http traffic through the
> tor network, which is pretty cool.

That's concerning to me: it seems to imply that DNS requests are _not_
being proxied through Tor, which could leak very sensitive information
to your ISP and other parties.

I use FoxyProxy Standard[0] (just by habit over the many years I've used
Tor with Firefox), so I hadn't tried the Addon distributed with
Icecat.  FoxyProxy has an option to proxy DNS requests through Tor (and
does so by default IIRC).


Mike Gerwitz
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