Web Security: A Survey
- Though the Internet
was desgined for the military, it was largely used by academics who did not have serious security concerns. A
few widely publicized attacks (most notably the Internet worm in 1988) brought about some awareness of the
vulnerability of the Internet to malicious pranks, but not many people did anything about it. The atmosphere
on the Internet continued to be that of a small, friendly village where people left their doors unlocked.
FilterProxy [freshmeat source]
- FilterProxy is a generic http proxy with the capability to modify proxied content on the fly. It has a modular
system of filters which can modify web pages. The modular system means that many filters can be applied in
succession to a web page, and configuration is easy and flexible. FilterProxy can proxy any data served by the
HTTP protocol (i.e. anything off the web), and filter any recognizable mime-type.
Muffin: WWW Filtering System [screenshots]
- Includes several filters which can remove cookies, kill GIF animations, remove advertisements,
user-agent spoofing, rewrite URLs, and much more.
Free web anonymizer, CGI proxy list [faq]
- list of web proxies
- Many mice surf the web under the illusion that their actions are private and anonymous.
Unfortunately, it isn't so. Every time you visit a site for a piece of cheese, you leave a
calling card that reveals where you're coming from, what kind of computer you have,
and other details. And many cats keep logs of all your visits, so that they can catch you!
Pure Privacy [faq]
- PurePrivacy is able to put a stop to all of this and help protect your privacy while you surf the
Internet. PurePrivacy provides you a proxy server which downloads the webpage you requested
and then displays the web page to you through an encrypted URL.
Web based proxy servers
- These services allow immediate web based browsing with out changing your own browser settings.
- This CGI script acts as an HTTP or FTP proxy. Through it, you can retrieve any resource that is accessible
from the server it runs on. This is useful when your own access is limited, but you can reach a server that in
turn can reach others that you can't.