JonDo
JonDo 00.19.001
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JonDo (was Java Anonymous Proxy) is a free, open-source and highly portable (Java-based) client software for accessing the JonDonym services. Its primary use is the anonymisation of Web site requests against Web site operators, Internet providers and the anonymisation service Operators. All requests of the Web browser have to be processed by the JonDo program instead of accessing the Internet directly. JonDo encrypts the data and sends it to the first Mix of a Mix Cascade. The first Mix then mixes the data with that of other users and sends it to the second mix station which passes it
What's New
Version 00.19.001:

New features:

  • Added library option to completely disable http header processing
  • Added Farsi translation (many thanks to Mostafa!)
  • Added a function to set the block timeout, i.e. the timeout an interface of a cascade is blocked, if an error occured during connection. This is helpfull for allowing faster reconnects for debugging purposes.
  • Support for new bouncyCastle crypto library
  • Open portable browser only with empty tab
Bug fixes:
  • Fixed problem with http header processing
  • Some minor stability patches (closed some open streams)
Other:
  • Removed http header filtering completely, as it does not provide a significant security gain, but hinders JonDoFox development
  • Code reformatting
Version 00.19.001:

New features:

  • Added library option to completely disable http header processing
  • Added Farsi translation (many thanks to Mostafa!)
  • Added a function to set the block timeout, i.e. the timeout an interface of a cascade is blocked, if an error occured during connection. This is helpfull for allowing faster reconnects for debugging more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4 or later



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JonDo User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 00.x:
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Derekcurrie commented on 05 May 2012
Because Java has been bastardized into a security vulnerability abomination under the ownership of Oracle, I suggest AVOIDING this software.

Alternatives:
1) The Tor Project, via TorBrowser and Vidalia.
2) The use of a Torrent black list such as at:
http://list.iblocklist.com/
3) Encrypting everything. This includes:
• Only connecting to websites via SSL, aka HTTPS
• Install and use GPG, Gnu Privacy Guard
• Only upload encrypted files to the 'cloud' via SparseImage containers which anyone can create using Apple's Disk Utility app.
• Moving over to cloud services that encrypt your files on the CLIENT end, with no encryption key available to the cloud service itself, IOW no key to hand government criminals.

I'll be pulling together a suggested privacy app collection at:
http://Mac-Security.blogspot.com
[Version 00.17.001]

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DoctorFix replied on 29 May 2012
I hear you! I even asked one email provider, that liked to tout it's "secure" service, if they could guarantee my keys security. To which I got nothing in return. But of course that answered my question. If you're not in control then you can count on being abused. Still, I wouldn't even be so certain that the Tor project itself isn't compromised.
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DoctorFix replied on 29 May 2012
Oh, and lest we forget, Ellison and Oracles connections to the CIA. Enough said.
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Virtualruffy replied on 04 Sep 2012
Yes. Also avoid this software because it is a deceptive lure into paid services. Stick with TOR.
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Mrcoffeeluver commented on 15 Nov 2010
Dear all,

does this enable me to go over and under the certain big firewalls of certain East-Asian country? I just want to reconnect with World while I am time to time visiting that country.
[Version 00.13.001]

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FreddyAnderssen replied on 09 Dec 2010
That depends on if the Cascade Services being used by Jondo are being blocked by "the great firewall." Since the number of IP addresses being used by the Cascade Services is finite, it wouldn't be too hard to surmise that they are or will be blocked. If this is the case, use Anonym to easily select a proxy server that hasn't been blocked.

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/35589/anonym
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shk747 reviewed on 29 Jul 2009
forget it, safari & entourage crashed immediatly.
(both up to date)
[Version 00.11.012]


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Anonymous reviewed on 05 Jul 2009
Good service but limited use.

Installation and use are very easy.

I have tested JonDo's anonimity through their free proxies, with highly dedicated testers. I can say that the anonymity was perfect, provided that Java and JavaScript were disabled. This is a much beter result than NetShade's almost almost total lack of anonymity.

Deactivating Java and JavaScript is a must in any anonymous surf, but one should keep in mind that it prevents from accessing properly lots of sites and services.

Speed was not so slow on average (40Kb/s) but unstable and sometimes, indeed, the traffic was almost stopped.

I then considered using the paying access, which is probably reliable and fast if I consider how rapidly and kindly the support service answered my questions.
THE PROBLEM IS THE ENORMOUS PRICE OF THE PAYING SERVICE. The best price is more than 6 $ perGb downloaded. Therefore, if you intend to download, say 10 Gb per month, you will end paying 720 $ per year. This, I regret to say, is ridiculous (10 times more than the average internet access provider).
[Version 00.11.012]


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8oo8 reviewed on 17 Aug 2007
I've been looking for an easy to use program for anonymous surfing, and JAP is pretty easy to configure and use, which is a big plus, but I found its one "for free" proxy IP quite unreliable and sometimes quite slow.
The first time I used it, the proxy did hide my own IP, giving its own info instead. I tested it on a couple of websites that show your IP info.
The second and third times I used it, those two websites showed my own IP info and not the proxy's. And I made doubly sure that JAP was enabled and correctly configured.
And the last time I used it I couldn't make an internet connection at all using their proxy.
They offer proxies that should work better for a small fee, but the payment process options are rather a hassle.
On JAP's website, they offer a free small coupon(to test out their for pay proxies) for anyone that requests it; I emailed them two requests a while back but have gotten no response.
The JAP developers still need to get their act together; JAP is developed in Germany by German developers, but it definitely lacks the well renowned German efficiency.
[Version 0.08.086 ]

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JonDos (developer) replied on 18 Aug 2007
Hi,

there may be various reasons these sites showed your IP:

- You activated active content in your browser (Java, Flash). Never do this, as it renders anonymisation software useless.
- You deactivated JAP / JonDo as local proxy in your browser. Then you won't see any activity in the main window of the client while surfing.

Please follow the instructions of the built-in assistant, and you are done.

= but the payment process options are rather a hassle. =

Please tell us why you think this, as we always strive to make this better. Maybe you would like to have credit card payments? We are working on that.

= I emailed them two requests a while back but have gotten no response.=

It may take some days for a response, as we get dozens of such requests. All of them are answered individually to also give answer to questions.

Best regards

Rolf Wendolsky
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Anonymous commented on 27 May 2009
Please do not underestimate German efficiency.
Germany may have lost two world wars but, in terms of anonymity, no other nation could ever anonymize so many millions of innocent people and recycle them (clothes, hair, teeth and even skin).
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Kosovar1 commented on 04 Aug 2007
Well, this is a glorious idea, but I am skeptical of any tool that promises an escape from the consumer-explotation juggernaut. To whit, I installed this program (which was a pleasantly straightforward process), and had apparent initial success in anonymopus surfing. But five minutes later, for reasons I can't identify, I was unable to connect to ANY websites, so I had to undo the settings that JAP had helped me configure. But guess what? One of the first sites that appeared (unbidden on my part) was a JonDonym, a Mix-Cascade service, that charges if you use them. So how did it happen that a site that purportedly offers to free you from prying and unsolicited advertising--for a fee, of course!--manages to slip through the veil of JAP only to try to sell you something.

Dammit, this is exactly why I wanted JAP in the first place, to stop this from happening. Does JAP enable these service providers to appear in your web browser unbidden to hawk their wares? I'd like to know. Now, since my web browsing is broken, I have to figure out how to re-connect and send this off. Bollocks!
[Version 0.08.086 ]

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JonDos (developer) replied on 18 Aug 2007
Hi,

= I was unable to connect to ANY websites, so I had to undo the settings that JAP had helped me configure.=

this may be due to your choice of the free CCC cascade. One of their operators has severe problems with an essential proxy software (squid) on his server. Please choose any other cascade.

The free cascades are run as "hobby". For a high quality of service, please choose the paid ones.

= One of the first sites that appeared (unbidden on my part) was a JonDonym, a Mix-Cascade service, that charges if you use them. =

Our software does not show any sites in the browser without user request. For sure, you clicked into the status line of the program, and opened it manually (this may take some seconds). Moreover, our home pages do not sell anything. You only get information about JAP / JonDo, its operators and technicians, and may download the software (that you already have). And, at the latest after clicking on the message in our software status line, you may delete this message so that even clicking on it unintentionally won't happen again.

Please also notice that our software is no ad-blocker. You have to install further software, e.g. a firefox plugin, to get rid of website ads. Moreover, you should switch off all active content interpreters (Java, Flash,...) that, besides protecting your anonymity, also gives you a big advantage in fighting ads.

= Now, since my web browsing is broken, I have to figure out how to re-connect and send this off. Bollocks! =

This should not be very difficult. JAP / JonDo does not make automatic changes in your computer configuration. You just have to undo the changes that you did yourself. Please refer to the internal help that explains this.

Best regards

Rolf Wendolsky
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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Dec 2004
Nevermind... I updated the java engine and it works fine now... When the service is up, which doesn't seem to happen to often...
[Version 1.037]


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Joy Wire reviewed on 06 Aug 2003
A cool tool that continues to be updated and more servers are now coming online.

New version is 00.02.001 available by going to the website above by clicking on "More Info"



joy wire
[Version 1.037]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Apr 2003
A great anonymous java proxy that runs well under OS X.
[Version 1.037]


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[Version 00.18.001]



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[Version 00.15.005]



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[Version 00.15.005]


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JonDo (was Java Anonymous Proxy) is a free, open-source and highly portable (Java-based) client software for accessing the JonDonym services. Its primary use is the anonymisation of Web site requests against Web site operators, Internet providers and the anonymisation service Operators. All requests of the Web browser have to be processed by the JonDo program instead of accessing the Internet directly. JonDo encrypts the data and sends it to the first Mix of a Mix Cascade. The first Mix then mixes the data with that of other users and sends it to the second mix station which passes it on to the third mix station which decrypts and sends the data through a cache proxy to the internet.

Each mix carries out cryptographic operations on the message so that the JonDo-encrypted data is only readable after having passed through the proper mixes in the proper order. This ensures that an eavesdropper either only receives unreadable (encrypted) data or can no longer determine the sender. In order for it to work correctly, only one mix in the cascade needs be trusted not to inform the eavesdropper about the method of message mixing. The more users that use the cascade, the harder it is for an observer to distinguish single users.

Data retention resistance - By the distribution on different, independent operator organisations and countries, the JonDonym service is secure against data retention. Even if single operators have to store data, this does not create an "overall picture" needed to uncover the identity of users. Thus, JonDonym provides maximum protection against operators and third parties.

Moreover, the system provides so-called forwarding functionality. Users can connect to the service even if it is blocked by their provider. This is often the case in countries that are known for heavy censorship. Unblocked users of the service (Forwarding servers) may voluntarily forward other JonDonauts (Forwarding clients) to the Mix Cascades.


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