Readers may remember the ProxyHam device described last week, which was to be presented at DefCon on Friday. The device would enable a user to be a great distance away from a WiFi access point, and then utilize Tor and other masking services, to make it incredibly difficult to actually locate someone connecting to the Internet through the device.
However, at the last minute, Rhino Security Labs, the company of Ben Caudill, who is the creator of the ProxyHam, canceled the talk at DefCon and made clear that both the prototype and its code would never be made available to the public. Caudill was not forthcoming as to what had caused this sudden decision, although the FCC getting [...]
Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, goes the rule, and so there is a new tool on the market for those that don’t want to be identified by their IP address.
There is now an antenna-like tool that lets them broadcast their signal up to a mile away from where they actually are, such that if they were tracked down from their IP address, despite using Tor, they’d still not be exactly where the tracker was trying to find them. They’d be possibly miles away. The device is called the ProxyHam, and it’s not a joke.
The way it works is pretty simple. On the one end, a small computer device that will [...]