Sunday, October 12, 2003

Update on StealthSurf: Greg Tetrault wrote in to warn that the product probably can't provide the privacy its users like. He pointed out, "People who surf the web improperly from a corporate environment usually get caught because all the web surfing goes through the corporation's Internet server and firewall. All web surfing can be monitored via the server. The fact that cookies, surfing history, and favorite sites are stored on a removable USB device is totally irrelevant. The only exception is when employees have direct Internet access via a dedicated ISDN or modem line and do not go through a corporate server. The only way to surf securely from a corporate site is to use secure tunneling through the corporate server to an anonymous server. However, many companies block access to such sites..." Thanks for the information, Greg.