Sunday, January 08, 2012

What are you revealing about yourself?

Every time you open a connection to a web server, a conversation takes place between your browser and computer, and the server you have reached.

This reports some of the information that is revealed (check on your anonymity): .  Note to Chrome browser users:  think you are hiding anything by using an "incognito window" ?  See for yourself.   Go back and visit a second time - from the cookie left on your system, you are welcomed back with the count of how many visits.

Other tools on this site include a "geolocation" (where you are geographically) but might not work if you're on IPv6.   An alternate geolocation tool is (select English page unless you prefer German).

Other interesting aspects of what is revealed about you, and other tools, include:
* The AS (autonomous system number of which your IP address is a part) see the "/as" choices.
* IDN (internationalized domain names)
* IPv6 tools

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