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how to block https ? - anteelsayed - Mar. 04, 2012 04:49 PM

hey champs
i wonder if it's possible to block https sites through proximitron, and if any knows how to block / disable https in firefox in general ,that would be even more than awesome for me ,thanks in advance



RE: how to block https ? - ProxRocks - Mar. 04, 2012 07:29 PM

set your browser's HTTPS proxy to an unused port, that will block it Smile!

ie, set http to localhost:8080 but then set https to localhost:1234
that should do the trick...


RE: how to block https ? - anteelsayed - Mar. 05, 2012 08:23 AM

i cant believe i forgot to do that ,must have been drunk ,thanks mr.rocks Smile!


RE: how to block https ? - aahanifnoor - Jan. 29, 2015 10:00 AM

if any knows how to block / disable https in firefox in general ,that would be even more than awesome for me


RE: how to block https ? - GunGunGun - Jan. 29, 2015 12:05 PM

You can use ProxHTTPSProxy with your blocker or if you use Proxomitron, just enable SSL.


RE: how to block https ? - JJoe - Jan. 30, 2015 04:08 AM

I think aahanifnoor is a bot. Wink


RE: how to block https ? - ProxRocks - Jan. 30, 2015 11:12 AM

yes, agreed...

when i see posters with a post count of ONE, i move on, "nothing to see here"...

funny thing here is, i am on a half dozen or so forums and you would be very surprised just how many BOTS there are out there with one goal in mind - to spread FIREFOX... there are THOUSANDS, *literally*, of 'bot posts' that talk about FIREFOX...


RE: how to block https ? - herbalist - Jan. 30, 2015 06:18 PM

Quote:you would be very surprised just how many BOTS there are out there with one goal in mind - to spread FIREFOX...
It begs the questions:
Who would create bots for this?
Why?
How does this benefit whoever made them?


RE: how to block https ? - ProxRocks - Jan. 31, 2015 01:55 PM

the answer is fairly simple -

http://www.whoishostingthis.com/blog/2014/12/09/most-secure-browser/

people that use Firefox will swear up and down, left and right, until their face turns blue, that their beloved Firefox is the most SECURE browser on the market - IT ISN'T, it's actually the WORST

but they will take their beloved Firefox to the GRAVE with them, NOTHING and NOBODY will convince them that just because Firefox was the most secure over a DECADE ago that things aren't the same now as they were then

and Chrome isn't far behind !!!...

yet how many times do you see a "banner" at the top of a web page telling you that Firefox and Chrome are the most secure ???

people read those "banners" and BELIEVE THEM, without spending one solitary SECOND to confirm it or not

the hackers of the world LOVE this, how everybody and their sister is falling to the *HYPE* that Firefox and Chrome are the "most secure"

don't get me wrong, i'm no fan of IE either...

but above all, i'm no fan of PROPAGANDA and false HYPE "pushing" Firefox and Chrome like some hypnotic drug !!!...


RE: how to block https ? - herbalist - Jan. 31, 2015 05:02 PM

I wouldn't have put it past the Mozilla corporation to use bots. They're obsessed with market share, even though FireFox is free.

I don't fall for the security hype surrounding Chrome either. Its "security" seems to start and end with their so-called sandbox. Mozilla wants FireFox to be just like it. If the term "security" is expanded to include the privacy aspects, both are little more than spyware/trackware disguised as browsers. If I understand it correctly, Tor is partnering with FireFox. Given the course Mozilla and FireFox have chosen, this looks like a complete conflict of interest, or a means to sabotage Tor users.


RE: how to block https ? - ProxRocks - Feb. 01, 2015 10:23 AM

(Jan. 31, 2015 05:02 PM)herbalist Wrote:  They're obsessed with market share, even though FireFox is free.
it's BECAUSE of all of the "tracking" (same goes for Chrome!)
why people haven't SUED Mozilla and Google over "privacy rights" is beyond me
they "tried" to sue Google, but it went nowhere

just think for one second what would happen to Microsoft if IE had the same "built-in" tracking 'features' that both Firefox and Chrome have !!!...


Quote:...this looks like a complete conflict of interest, or a means to sabotage Tor users.
Tor users have a "blind" trust behind Tor that will never go away

I could very EASILY set up a Tor server right here in my own living room and have all of their stuff pass right through my "server" (in fact, i have an FBI friend that does just this!, not through the FBI but on her OWN, didn't have to pull any "strings" with the agency to get THOUSANDS of folks sending "stuff" through her server)...

"privacy-conscious" folks seem totally clueless that when they start using something like Tor, they become a needle in a haystack a foot deep...

but if they do *NOT* use Tor, they are a needle in a haystack a MILE deep...


RE: how to block https ? - herbalist - Feb. 01, 2015 03:35 PM

Quote:I could very EASILY set up a Tor server right here in my own living room and have all of their stuff pass right through my "server" (in fact, i have an FBI friend that does just this!, not through the FBI but on her OWN, didn't have to pull any "strings" with the agency to get THOUSANDS of folks sending "stuff" through her server)...
I've been running an exit from my home since 2013. While I've yet to have any problems because of it, I've been having second thoughts about continuing. It's interfering with too many other things I'd like to do. It would be easy to snoop through the traffic. Fortunately, an exit node isn't sufficient to deanonymize most users. By partnering with FireFox, I suspect it will compromise any anonymity Tor provides.


RE: how to block https ? - Greyhat Harry - Jan. 18, 2016 03:55 PM

. You know your browser is absolutely a 100% garbage when it gets installed by the dishonestly pre-configured installer of another "free" application.

. If your browser makes even one unauthorized (and specially encrypted) connection to any host (and they're normally very many all the time, even past the constitutional startup callhome frenzy), that browser is compromised. This may be corrected with enough tweaking or simply defused at DNS/Firewall level. I, however, have gone down a third road by hexing out every host that my browser of choice, Opera 12.14 portable, will attempt to connect to.

. Do you really want to sabotage legitimate TOR users? "protect" your website with CloudFlare and google captchas. I had to go through probably over a hundred public socks servers from banana republic socialist hellholes just to get an account over here.

. TOR's still safe as long as you stick to the "expert" bundle and handle the rest with trustworthy third party applications. Sometimes you hear stuff about the government pouring cash into it, which's true, but this is done solely for the purpose of scaring users away, because they know they can't do much else about it short of passing "law" to criminalize anything that is done outside the "government-authorized cloud". And that's coming, write it down.

My 2 mites Smile!