ArgentPyro wrote:Through this method, they collected government passwords and usernames for a variety of countries, then shared them on their site.
Uh...doesn't providing identifying information such as user names when using TOR COMPLETELY defeat the purpose of TOR as an anonymizer?
It's just funny that people who have NO IDEA how something like that works use it improperly and feel safe with it.
warnock wrote:Since this is a TOR related topic, I've decided to simply ask here as opposed to starting a new post.
I was studying up on the website w3schools.com today, when something sort of caught my attention.
The 1st page of the TCP/IP tutorial ( http://w3schools.com/tcpip/default.asp) seems to display your current IP address. I was shocked to discover that it was MY regular IP.
I was using TOR at the time (yes, it was enabled), so I assumed I'd have a different IP address being displayed on the internet.
Without closing anything, I opened up a new tab, and went to "whatismyipaddress.com" to confirm that it was my IP. but that website showed my IP address as the one I got through TOR. Some IP address from the Netherlands.
Without closing or altering TOR or my network connection in any way, I went back to my original tab, opened to the 1st page of the TCP/IP tutorial, which still had my actual IP address on it, and refreshed the page.
After it refreshed, my actual IP address was gone. And the same one that was being displayed on "whatismyipaddress.com from the Netherlands was now showing.
Can someone knowledgeable about such things please tell me why MY IP address was being displayed despite the fact that I'm using TOR?
sanddbox wrote:That was a huge necro, but anyway, most likely you had already loaded the page before you connected to TOR.
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