Benefits using JonDonym
It is possible to harm you in manifold ways using the data you left behind while using the Internet. The Benefits describe specific risks, which the IP-anonymization provided by JonDonym is protecting you against.
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All that your IP-address is revealing!
Every web site can find out the following about you using your Internet-connection:
- Your current whereabouts
- Your Internet-provider
Personal data can be retrieved using your provider.
- Your access technology
With the help of data bases one can find out whether you are using, for instance, DSL, a modem or a mobile in order to surf the Web.
- Your company / your authority
In case you are surfing from within the network of a company or an authority its name can be find out.
- How long your computer is running
This is possible due to the analysis of so-called TCP-timestamps which makes even your computer identifiable.
Data thieves see your plaintext
If you are using a wireless network in an Internet-cafe, on an airport or a railway station other users and the provider of this wireless network can observe you: they see which web sites you are visiting and which data you are putting into them. They are even able to manipulate and redirect your access to web sites.
- Password- and identity-theft
If your are using unsecured Internet-shops your password, account information and address can be read out. Now, a third party would be able to order things in the Internet-shop using your data, as well. Besides, your e-mail-passwords could be intercepted and then your conversation by e-mail could be read along, until you are changing your passwords again.
- Loss of confidential information
Your private messages can be intercepted and, later on, be used against you or your company. Are you writing a message to your wife and afterwards to your mistress? Are you sending business documents to a colleague which outsiders are not allowed to get?
- Anonymous proxies do not protect you but steal your data
In the Internet there are a myriad of proxy-services both for free and with costs which promise anonymity. But: In most cases these services do not even encrypt your data against other parties' access. Additionally, it is assumed that many of them are running on cracked computers and are controlled by criminals in order to spy on the users' data purposefully.
- Competitors identify the actions of your company
- Prohibiting free information
- Work of secret service is endangered
- No freedom of speech for blogger and activists
- Online-investigators are unmasked
- Search engines and statistic-services are recording your surfing-behaviour
- Where JonDonym is not protecting you...