How would you know that it would take 5 minutes to fix? What if, to implement it properly, it took 3 hours to do. Have you looked at the source of Avant enough to decide if it is fixable in 5 minutes.Defenestration wrote:I knoiw for a fact that it would take all of 5 (yes five) minutes to fix!
This is a security vulnerability because it can expose your real IP address when you think you are using a proxy!
What needs to be done to get this MAJOR BUG fixed ???????
Anderson wrote:Avant Browser 10.1 beta 7
I will release a new official version once the translations are finished.
abfan123 wrote:Try to use some proxy server and go to http://whatismyip.com with any browser (Firefox/Mozilla/Opera/Internet Explorer/Avant Browser)
Even if I'm using the "anonymous proxy server" or even "highly anonymous" and programs like ProxyWay,whatismyip.com still show me 2 IPs
1 my real IP and another IP of the proxy server that I'm using
Where's the vulnerability exists?
robc wrote:I'd say that relying on a proxy as a "security" measure is like putting an opaque bag on one's head and pretending there's nothing out there since you cannot see anything Shocked Even being behind a NAT server is insecure...
robc wrote:That's not to say that bypassing the proxy for favicons if a proxy has been specified is good, but that's definitely NEITHER a security issue NOR a major bug (I, for one, don't use a proxy and probably many other users don't), at most it can be an annoyance for you; if this issue has not been dealt with yet, there probably are other problems to tackle before.
IMHO folks who are out to do harm forfeit their rights to privacy. When people start talking about plots, I immediately wonder what they are trying to hide...............
tmpusr wrote:Yes I would have to agree that this bug, while minor in many respects, is a deal breaker for anyone who surfs anonymously, including me. I used Avant Browser for a while and liked it very much but not having the ability to use it with the proxy made me switch to Firefox.
I actually just registered to find out about this and saw this thread so I figured I may as well include myself in the ones that see this as a deal breaker. Great browser otherwise though!IMHO folks who are out to do harm forfeit their rights to privacy. When people start talking about plots, I immediately wonder what they are trying to hide...............
Maybe so, but that would also mean that people doing no harm also lose their privacy, and why shouldn't law abiding people have privacy?
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